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November/December 2022
Volume 43, Issue 10

Versamill 5X450 Expands In-House Opportunities for Dental Practice

During his 5 years at TLC Dentistry in Lexington, Kentucky, William Cartee Jr., DMD, says there's one piece of technology that has transformed everything about the practice workflow. "The Axsys Versamill has changed my practice and allowed me to provide faster turnaround times for my patients on complex cases," he says. "It has totally changed the way I practice dentistry."

Cartee's practice, which specializes in general dentistry, same-day crowns, and dental implants, employs the Versamill 5X450, an open-source, compact dental machining center designed to provide maximum flexibility and versatility. It is especially well suited for production of custom abutments and dentures. Constructed utilizing the technology found in "full-frame" CNC industrial machines, the Versamill 5X450 is built to perform reliably with high precision for the long term, according to the manufacturer. And Cartee can attest to this.

"The Versamill has allowed us to keep more complex lab procedures in-house," he says. "The benefits are endless. We can now create high esthetic and high precision ‘all-on-4' restorations for our patients."

The mill can accept input from any dental design program and work with virtually all existing dental milling materials, including wax, zirconia, acrylic, composite, stainless steel, titanium, ceramics, and more. The strength and rigidity of the 5X450 along with the undercut machining capability of full five-axis control provides superior surface finishes, fast cycle times, and long tool life with minimum post-machining bench processing, according to Axsys.

"By keeping more work in-house with the Versamill, it lowers our lab expenses and allows us to provide faster completion of cases," Cartee explains. Indications for the Versamill 5X450 include inlays and onlays, veneers, copings, crowns, bridges, and custom metal and hybrid abutments.

Cartee's patients have expressed their appreciation for the benefits of the practice's use of this cutting-edge technology, too. "Our patients feel confident that their entire procedure and restorations are completed in one place," he exclaims.

All members of the dental team at TLC Dentistry easily adapted to the integration of the Versamill into the office's digital workflow, Cartee is happy to report. "We were provided in-office training and have the best support available at all times," he says.

Axsys Dental Solutions is a leading supplier of digital dental equipment and solutions for every stage of workflow, whose business is solely focused in this area, with no other manufacturing, laboratory, or milling center business. As Cartee has seen firsthand, the company provides the right technology and support to its dental industry clients. "The advice I would give to other dentists would be to dive headfirst into the capabilities of the Versamill," he says. "It can and will change the way you practice dentistry."

William Cartee Jr., DMD
Private Practice,
Lexington, Kentucky

Axsys Dental

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