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Argen Digital is proud to announce the launch of ArgenLink. ArgenLink is a revolutionary new cloud-based, drag-and-drop file transfer system. This game changing technology allows dental laboratories to export cases directly from 3Shape’s Dental Manager into ArgenLink in seconds, without any data entry. All order information dynamically populates from customer information to manufacturing preferences and material selections, drastically reducing the time it takes to submit your cases for manufacturing. Laboratories also have the ability to batch upload files of various material types and restorations sizes concurrently, including split files.
ArgenLink also offers real time status updates throughout the manufacturing process, including:
Track your package
Reorder a case
Cancel a case
Argen Digital believes this improvement to the file upload experience will streamline the ordering process and offer their laboratory partners significant time savings of up to 80%. ArgenLink...
Whip Mix’s popular Life-Like Presentation Wax is now in milling disc form.
G&H Dental Arts announced the acquisition of Cushman & Associates Dental Lab and Buttress-Wilshire Dental Laboratory, augmenting its ability to provide doctors with world-class restorations with additional removables technicians.
Founded in 1934, Cushman & Associates brings more than 80 years of removables expertise to G&H Dental Arts’ laboratories, and operated Buttress-Wilshire Dental Laboratory as a sister removables lab for more than a decade. Conversely, G&H’s full-service capabilities give Cushman & Associates’ existing clientele the ability to rely on a single laboratory for all their restorative needs. Cushman technicians and support staff integrated into the G&H Dental Arts facility June 1, effectively combining both laboratories’ workflows.
“With Cushman’s impressive track record and long history of providing the Los Angeles area with premium dentures and partials, we couldn’t have asked for a lab more readymade...
MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the acquisition of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics, Ltd. laboratory in O’Fallon, IL. Effective immediately, Rock Creek will merge with the company’s Donnell Dental Laboratory to form one of the leading laboratories in the greater St. Louis metropolitan region.
“The acquisition and merger of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics and Donnell creates an excellent platform for future growth,” noted Bill Johnson, CEO of MicroDental Laboratories. “This partnership immediately provides customers of Donnell and Rock Creek labs with access to new restorative products and services such as our MicrO2™ Sleep Apnea Device, ZEUS™ Zirconia Restorations, digitally fabricated dentures, and e.max®P crowns.”
“We welcome the addition of Rock Creek Dental Ceramics to our team,” commented Bart Donnell, Certified Dental Technician and Lab Manager of Donnell,...
Ivoclar Vivadent congratulates Robert A. Ganley, CEO, on his 35-year anniversary with the company. As a leader throughout the dental industry, Ganley’s unique vision has propelled Ivoclar Vivadent‘s growth and expansion. With a passion for providing quality esthetic dentistry, Ganley’s leadership has led to the development of premier all-ceramic restorative materials, including IPS e.max, as well as comprehensive digital solutions for dental laboratories and dental practices. This and other Ivoclar Vivadent products continue to change esthetic restorative dentistry, enabling greater predictability, enhanced esthetics, and longer-lasting restorations.
“I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great people,” said Ganley. “That’s what makes this company so special.” Under Ganley’s direction, Ivoclar Vivadent has grown significantly, with 3,200 employees now working worldwide in 120 countries. His leadership has enabled Ivoclar Vivadent...
In celebration of its 25th year in business, Master Ceramist, Inc. is offering a 25% discount on current retail prices for its line of ceramic products, including firing pegs, liquids, mediums and accessories until September 25, 2015. The company has also launched a new website, mc-direct.com, making it easy to purchase products directly; for instance, the Express Page features the company’s most popular products with a brief description and pricing so you can order them quickly.
“An advantage to ordering direct is that we have all of our products in stock and we offer technical support and service on our entire line,” says Rick Tobey, Master Ceramist Founder. “You can also order our products from your favorite dealer, some of which may also offer the discounted pricing.” The Inventive Technician In the 1980s, Tobey had his own laboratory, Tobey Ceramics, in Asheville, NC. At that time, silver palladium alloys were becoming increasingly popular but also posed...
In its 13 years of clinical use, the pioneering Lava™ Zirconia brand from 3M ESPE Dental has become trusted by dentists and labs around the world. Now, 3M ESPE Dental is giving more labs access to the quality, esthetics and clinical performance the Lava™ brand is known for, making 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Plus High Translucency Zirconia available in a disc format for open-source milling.
The new Lava Plus portfolio, which is available to labs milling 98-mm discs, includes both Lava Plus zirconia as well as its unique shading system. The 98mm-diameter zirconia discs are available in thicknesses of 14mm, 18mm and 25mm, and in formats with and without a step. Based on the same material technology as the Mill Blank formats for Lava Milling Systems, Lava Plus Discs and Lava Plus Mill Blanks offer the reliability and high performance that the Lava brand is known for.
“This introduction gives labs access to one of the most trusted zirconia materials on the market, as...
3M Digital Oral Care Announces Improved Compatibility Between 3M™ Margin Marking Software and 3Shape Dental System™, exocad® DentalCAD and Dental Wings Software
Digital workflows and new systems are rapidly changing the way today’s dentists and dental labs operate, but closed systems can limit choices – preventing doctors and lab technicians from working the way they want. In another transformative step towards broadening design options, 3M™ Margin Marking Software is now fully integrated with CAD/CAM design platforms 3Shape Dental System™, exocad® DentalCAD and Dental Wings. The improved workflow provides dental labs a seamless integration with the industry’s leading CAD/CAM systems, and dentists can now work with more labs, ultimately increasing access to a broader range of treatment options.
Using the new Trusted Connections, 3M™ True Definition Scanner digital impression files are easily converted and imported into the 3Shape Dental System, exocad DentalCAD, or Dental Wings software, which have been updated with the latest design information for Lava™ materials. Designed to work exclusively with...
Dental Wings and Heraeus Kulzer Announce Collaboration on Dental Wings Laser Milling Technology and Advanced Heraeus Kulzer Materials
Dental Wings is very pleased to announce that it has entered into a long-term collaboration with Heraeus Kulzer for the worldwide distribution of the new Dental Wings Laser Milling (DWLM) technology, and the development of Heraeus Kulzer materials that take advantage of this unique process. Together Dental Wings and Heraeus Kulzer will offer groundbreaking solutions to the dental industry that bring meaningful benefits to patients and dental professionals alike.
Integrating a process called laser ablation with closed loop 3D process and quality control, the DWLM system removes material from polymer, ceramic, or glass ceramic blocks to produce dental restorations directly from open .STL data. Among the benefits are greatly reduced operating costs, high resolution features, and simple to use and maintain equipment. The first joint products will be introduced in the first half of 2016.
“I am truly honored that our colleagues at Heraeus Kulzer share our vision for this exciting technology...
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MicroDental Laboratories, a network of dental laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, announced the acquisition of Tetra Dynamics Dental Laboratory. With both laboratories sharing a reputation for world-class service and exceptional quality, this partnership strengthens Tetra’s position as one of the leading full-service laboratories in the greater New York Metropolitan area.
“Tetra fits MicroDental’s vision of helping dentists create exceptional treatment experiences for every patient,” noted Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental Laboratories. “From advanced Cosmetic cases to single unit posterior crowns, from Implant-retained restorations and partials to sleep apnea devices, Tetra is well-positioned to collaborate with dentists and find the solution that best matches their treatment goals.”
Based in West Babylon, NY, Tetra Laboratory has serviced dentists for over 25 years. Each month, hundreds of dentists trust Tetra Laboratory...
Andy Jakson received the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics Fellowship, nominated by prominent Dr. Joe Massad, Regent of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics.
Fellowship in the ADFE is by invitation to those members of the dental industry who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions.
Andy serves as The President of Evolution Dental Science. Evolution Dental Science, one of the largest and fastest growing laboratories in Western New York. Andy was among the honorees receiving this year’s 2014 Buffalo (NY) 612’award in health care.
Presented by Buffalo (NY) Business First. Although he attributes his success to the loving support and guidance of his wife, Darlene, he also believes that without a strong team who believes in the philosophy and direction of EDS, he would never have been able to accomplish his goals.
For over 20 years Andy has been a Scientist, Inventor and leader in the dental community. His creation of the first-ever...
- December 2014
Knight Dental Group, Inc. today announced that after having entered a definitive agreement last month has sold its dental laboratory solutions business to Leixir Holdings, Inc.
“Although our business has seen above average growth in the past few years within the regions that we do business, the integration of Knight Dental Group with the Leixir Lab Group of North America will give us great opportunity to expand our brands throughout the United States and Canada,” said Warren Rogers, Knight CEO.
“We are excited to add the Knight Dental Group brand to our current North American network of dental laboratories,” said Harmeet Bindra, Leixir CEO. “This will give Leixir the opportunity to expand our market share and provide a broader range of dental laboratory solutions and products to our dentist clients.”
“I am personally excited about the resources and growth opportunity for Knight that the Leixir Lab Group will provide," said Barbara Wojdan, Knight...
- November 2014
As of October, laboratories that own Wieland Zenotec milling machines—Zenotec mini, Zenotec select dry machines, and Zenotec select hybrid machines—under warranty are eligible for free backup milling.
In the event of an equipment breakdown that can’t be resolved remotely by Wieland technicians, customers can send the digital design file to Wieland Precision Technology and receive the case as soon as the next day. Restorations are milled using Wieland brand materials at no charge; a limited selection of other brands of materials is available for a fee.
For details, call Wieland customer service at 800-533-6825; in Canada, 800-263-8182.
- October 2014
Ivoclar Vivadent Announces a New Partnership with BEGO USA
With Selective Laser melting, BEGO USA produces high quality metal copings and bridges
Amherst, NY…Ivoclar Vivadent announces its new partnership with BEGO USA through its association with Wieland Precision Technology to provide digital alloy options with Selective Laser Melting and CAD/Casting. This new partnership solidifies Wieland Precision Technology as a comprehensive outsourcing production center and solution for laboratories to help increase their efficiency for producing quality metal-based restorations.
The Selective Laser Melting offered by BEGO USA and Wieland is a form of rapid prototyping or sterolithography completed using laser technology to melt alloy powder into thin layers. These thin layers are then melted together to create homogenous copings and bridges. Compared to restorations cast in the same alloy, restorations featuring alloys processed with Selective Laser Melting offer higher tensile strength,...
Ivoclar Vivadent introduces IPS e.max Press Multi, a new lithium disilicate material that will revolutionize laboratory pressing techniques. With lifelike shade progression from the dentin region to the incisal areas, IPS e.max Press Multi the solution for fabricating esthetic and multi-dimensional restorations in a monolithic form.
- September 2014
Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to introduce its “IPS e.max Lab Finder,” a new resource available at www.ivoclarvivadent.com to help dentists locate one of the more than 6,000 laboratories in North America currently using the clinically proven IPS e.max all-ceramic system. Created in response to the overwhelming demand from dentists to easily identify laboratories that can fabricate IPS e.max crowns, inlays, onlays, thin veneers, abutments, and bridges, the “IPS e.max Lab Finder” enables dentists to work with laboratories already skilled in utilizing IPS e.max materials to ensure the best possible results for the patients.
From the www.ivoclarvivadent.com homepage, simply clicking on the “IPS e.max Lab Finder” icon brings dentists to a search page, where they can identify laboratories either by name or by location. Selecting “Search By Location” takes the dentist to a map of their geographic area, underneath which is a list of the closest...
- August 2014
On May 5, 2014, Straumann® released CARES® Visual 8.8 software with new prosthetic options. Included in the launch are the Straumann® CARES® Milled Bar and the Straumann® CARES® Basic Fixed Bar. These bars offer ideal restorations for fully edentulous patients and provide treatment flexibility on implant level and abutment level restorations and individual customization.The Straumann CARES Milled Bar offers a direct connection to implants and delivers a one-piece solution milled to your specifications. The Straumann CARES Basic Fixed Bar has a sandblasted surface to save time with no visible metal and is wrapped in acrylic, allowing for reline if desired. CARES Basic Fixed Bar is a cost efficient alternative to a ceramic veneered bridge and an ideal fixed solution for ongoing tissue management. These new offerings will allow dental laboratories to stay competitive in today’s market by providing innovative implant...
Whip Mix is pleased to announce it will be holding the 3rd annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum on October 2nd and 3rd in Louisville, KY.
- June 2014
Vericore® Gradient Temp is a multi-layered PMMA material. Natural looking with ideal physical properties and high fluorescence, Vericore® Gradient Temp provides the milling laboratory with the perfect solution for long or short-term provisionals.
- May 2014
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
The Smile Story Contest launched April 30 at AACD 2014 in Orlando, the Academy’s 30th anniversary scientific session. Entrants will submit their smile story telling why they deserve a new smile, plus a photo, at www.yoursmilebecomesyou.com. A public voting period, June 11-June 30, will allow entrants to ask their friends, family, and social networks to vote for them. The top 20 will meet with a participating AACD dentist for a treatment consultation, and then a panel of dental professionals will select up to five winners, who will be announced in September through AACD’s Facebook page. The winners will have a chance to show off their smile makeovers onstage at AACD 2015 in San Francisco, the Academy’s 31st annual scientific session,...
- November 2013
Whip Mix is proud to offer milling services for dental laboratories. Whether laboratories are in need of back-up milling or are building their digital workflow, Whip Mix Milling Services guarantees support when they need it, providing a 3-day turnaround time on all restorations.
Offering full contour crowns, substructures, wax patterns and custom hybrid abutments, all restorations are milled using Vericore Milling Discs and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine. Whip Mix has a highly trained team of expert professionals that will work with laboratories to guarantee they receive consistent and predictable quality with every restoration.
For more information on Whip Mix Milling Services, visit www.whipmix.com or call Margaret Overmeer at 800-626-5651 x1228.
- October 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent announces it will conduct an online broadcast addressing the future of CAD/CAM in the dental laboratory on October 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST. Interested laboratory professionals can register at www.FutureofCADCAM.com
The Future of CAD/CAM online broadcast will provide viewers with the information they need to create sustainable business growth while taking advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead in the dental laboratory industry. Because different laboratories have different needs, the broadcast will address several processing solutions to support a variety of laboratory goals.
Matt Roberts, CDT, AAACD, will demonstrate world-class esthetics and ways to satisfy all of a laboratory's restorative needs by blending both traditional techniques with new digital solutions. Nelson Rego, CDT, AAACD, will describe "real life" CAD/CAM integration and new bottom-line results that will change viewers' outlooks toward the future of the dental laboratory industry. Lee...
Marketing Material Portal Makes Customizing IPS e.max Literature Easy and Effective
Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to introduce the "Smile to the Max Resource Center," an online portal of customizable marketing materials for laboratories that provide IPS e.max restorations. Created in response to the overwhelming demand for customized marketing and education literature about IPS e.max, the "Smile to the Max Resource Center" makes it easy for laboratories to select and create the specific marketing materials they need.
From IPS e.max logos to website copy, and from patient photos and testimonials to statement stuffers, brochures, and postcards, the "Smile to the Max Resource Center" features different marketing materials, all of which can be customized in a few simple steps. More materials will be added as the site progresses, including literature from other product categories.
The "Smile to the Max Resource Center" is accessed by registering a username and password at www.theworldspeaksemax.com....