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Inside Dental Technology
July 2018
Volume 9, Issue 7

TECHBITES

• In early June, 3D Systems launched its DMP Dental 100 3D printer as an entry-level metal 3D printer for dental applications.

• Argen Corp. partnered with FullContour and 3Shape to add clear aligner manufacturing to its line of services. Scheduled to launch this fall, the service is ideal for laboratories looking to enter the clear aligner market.

• National Dentex Labs (NDX) announced a multi-year agreement to utilize Carbon's complete dental solution. This begins with Carbon M2 printers placed in NDX laboratories in 2018 and continuing to scale through 2019.

• Dentcore milling center and dental laboratory supplier announced it is now an authorized distributor for 3M's Lava Esthetic fluorescent full-contour zirconia.

• In May, Dentsply Sirona Inc. opened a new, state-of-the-art training facility, Dentsply Sirona Academy (DSAC), in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DSAC showcases advanced and proven dental product solutions in a clinical setting.

• Dentsply Sirona announced a definitive agreement to buy Orametrix, provider of proprietary 3D technology solutions for orthodontic care through its Suresmile system.

• Nobilium now offers its DentureID digital microchip that laboratories can embed in dentures that will help denture wearers in cases where repair or tooth replacement is needed as well as caregivers if dentures are lost or misplaced.

• Prodways partnered with W2P to launch a new professional performance compact ProMaker LD-3, a moving DLP® 3D printer. This printer has a small footprint for professionals in the dental space.

• Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a method to 3D print dentures containing a slow-release antifungal drug to preventively combat fungal infections.

• Stratasys unveiled the J700 Dental, a high-speed 3D printer engineered to address the large capacity loads of orthodontic and dental laboratories. The printer is capable of producing 400 clear aligner molds a day.

• vhf camfacture and Dental Wings announced the integration of the Z4 milling machine with Dental Wings' DWOS dental design suite.

• The National Board for Certification in Dental Technology announced it is launching computer-based testing for written examinations beginning July 1.

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