Edited by Dentaltown staff
Townie News Wire: January 14, 2019
1. Carestream Dental (Atlanta, GA) and 3M (St. Paul, MN) announced a partnership that allows Carestream's CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners to digitally integrate with 3M's Oral Care portal. The new integration allows practitioners who are planning treatment with 3M's Clarity aligners to send their files directly to 3M using the CS Connect portal in CS Imaging software version 8. Additionally, Carestream announced that its CS 3600 scanner can now stream music during the scanning procedure.
2. Ivory Digital Denture releases Clinic in a Box digital workflow Ivory Digital Denture (Canada) announced that its digital workflow system is now available in the US, Canada, and globally. The workflow, Clinic in a Box, is a system for 3D scanning, modeling, and printing dentures. According to the company, the system allows a practice to offer a full range of denture design and prostheses to patients in as little as three hours.
3. Ivoclar Vivadent introduced its Efficient Esthetics Product Portfolio for direct restorative procedures. Designed to help dentists achieve high-quality esthetic restorations with greater efficiency and predictability, the product combination reduces working steps by up to 58%, without compromising restoration durability, according to the company.
The coordinated products include the Tetric Evo-Line family of composites, Adhese Universal, Bluephase Style LED curing light, and OptraGate lip and cheek retractor.
The Tetric Evo-Line composites include four well-coordinated resins for direct restorative needs and feature refractive index technology to create esthetic restorations in true A-D shades. Adhese Universal, a single-component, light-cured adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures and all etching protocols allows high bond strengths (>25 MPa) to be achieved. The Bluephase Style high powered Polywave LED curing light features a 10-mm probe that covers the surface of most preparations in one cycle and allows for complete, reliable curing in just 10 seconds. OptraGate is a single-use, latex-free lip, and cheek retractor. It is available in junior, small, and regular sizes and indicated for a variety of applications—including intraoral scanning and restorative treatments.
4. Sterngold (Attleboro, MA) announced that its new Overdenture Implant Abutment selection guides for the SNAP, SNAP Angled, ORA, and ERA Implant Abutment lines are now live on www.sterngold.com. Visitors to the website will now have “the convenience to select the perfect overdenture abutment to fit any type of implant being restored in just a few clicks!