Nexa3D and Keystone Industries Join Forces to Deliver Higher Productivity and Performance 3D Printing Solutions for the Dental Industry

Posted on January 19, 2021

Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast polymer production 3D printers, and Keystone Industries, a trusted dental manufacturer of biocompatible, cutting-edge, patented photopolymer resins, has announced a collaboration to make all Keystone KeyPrint® 3D printing dental resins available worldwide on Nexa3D’s ultrafast NXE 400 3D printers. Under this agreement, both companies will combine their extensive dental, photopolymer, and 3D printing capabilities to deliver the highest productivity, precision, and performance 3D printing solutions to the dental market.

This powerful new combination comes with Keystone’s best-in-class, FDA-cleared night guard resin, KeySplint Soft® and KeyModel Ultra®, the go-to material for next-gen dental and orthodontic models, along with the rest of Keystone’s laboratory and medical device printing materials, including KeyTray and KeyGuide. By responding to market needs, focusing on product quality, and rigorously ensuring that all KeyPrint products are safe, effective, and compliant with international standards, Keystone is fast becoming the leading choice for dental laboratories and clinics everywhere. All Keystone precision dental resins are manufactured in the USA, and available immediately through Nexa3D’s expanding global channels.

“We are thrilled to tailor our entire portfolio of KeyPrint resins for Nexa3D, a company that is fast emerging as an additive polymer market leader,” said Keystone Dental President Ira Rosenau. “During our extensive internal optimization and validation testing, we confirmed that the NXE 400 produces outstanding quality prints at high volumes, making it an ideal additive manufacturing partner for the dental industry. We expect Nexa3D users to have an outstanding experience with our growing line of KeyPrint resins.”

Nexa3D’s ultrafast and high-resolution NXE 400 3D printer features revolutionary patented LSPc technology that combines superior build volume, extreme print uniformity, advanced process algorithms, modular design for onsite automation, and intelligent optimization. Offering an unprecedented 16-liter build volume and up to 20X productivity gains, the NXE 400 is transforming the 3D printing industry in the same way broadband internet opened new possibilities compared to dial-up access. The printer yields orders of magnitude part-throughput gains while offering the lowest cost of ownership in its class on the market. Nexa3D enters the lucrative dental market armed with all of Keystone’s game-changing KeyPrint resins, including KeySplint Soft, a material that delivers a unique combination of the strength needed to protect teeth with the added flexibility for improved patient comfort, all with a transparent and esthetic appearance. To learn more about all KeyPrint materials, check out the Nexa3D materials page or the KeyPrint materials page.

“We are excited to partner with a company of the caliber and reputation of Keystone to jointly advance the range of available functional and affordable dental solutions for labs and practitioners,” said Avi Reichental, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, Nexa3D. “At Nexa3D, we are committed to advancing 3D printing performance and productivity through internal innovations and external collaborations. We are particularly pleased to partner with Keystone to bring our combined portfolio of 3D printing dental solutions to market, delivering new levels of speed, productivity, and efficiency to the dental industry.”

Every NXE400 3D printer comes with accelerated part-to-print capabilities, including fully integrated build setup and print management software that can prepare part files for printing in half the time of other solutions. The printer is also fully interoperable with all leading digital dental workflows and providers.

Both the NXE400 3D printer and KeyPrint resins are available for purchase now. To find a Nexa3D reseller near you or schedule a live demo via Zoom, you can click here.

Keystone Industries and Nexa3D are working together to apply circular economy principles into every phase of their material formulation and printing process. Through the implementation of end-to-end validated workflows, both companies are rigorously measuring and improving on what matters: minimizing process waste, reducing energy consumption per part, and working with customers around the world to reduce their overall carbon footprint.

Desktop Metal to Acquire EnvisionTEC, Entering Market for Volume Production Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Posted on January 18, 2021

Desktop Metal, Inc, a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire EnvisionTEC, a leading global provider of volume production photopolymer 3D printing solutions for end-use parts, for total consideration of $300 million, consisting of a combination of cash and newly issued Desktop Metal stock. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. Following completion of the acquisition, EnvisionTEC will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal. EnvisionTEC founder Al Siblani will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the EnvisionTEC business.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Al and the EnvisionTEC team to bring significant growth to the additive market,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Desktop Metal. “EnvisionTEC is a true pioneer and responsible for many of the leading technologies widely used today to produce end-use photopolymer parts through additive manufacturing. Together, Desktop Metal and EnvisionTEC have an opportunity to shape the future of Additive Manufacturing 2.0 and transform how parts are made around the world. I look forward to welcoming EnvisionTEC to the Desktop Metal team to deliver world-class additive manufacturing solutions that help make our customers successful.”

“I am excited and honored to partner with Ric and the Desktop Metal team to deliver end-use parts in both metal and polymers as we implement Ric’s vision on the future of Additive Manufacturing 2.0,” said Siblani. “Bringing the two companies together will deliver a global footprint of customers that can cross-benefit from our combined technology platforms. I believe we have many opportunities to scale the business, disrupt traditional manufacturing, expand our customer base, and create value for our shareholders.”

Acquiring a Category Leader with a History of Innovation

As the original inventor of digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing technology, EnvisionTEC has one of the strongest intellectual property portfolios in the area-wide photopolymer 3D printing market, counting over 140 issued and pending patents, which Desktop Metal believes includes blocking intellectual property.

Today, EnvisionTEC has over 5,000 customers across a broad range of industries, including medical devices, jewelry, automotive, aerospace, and biofabrication. In addition, the company is a leader in the dental market, more than tripling the number of Envision One dental shipments from 2019 to 2020 and with over 1,000 dental customers now using its printers for end-use parts. Key customers include Cartier, Celgene, Ford, Hasbro, Oral Arts, Stuller, and Smile Direct Club. In addition to extensive customer adoption, EnvisionTEC has a broad library of over 190 materials, featuring photopolymer resins with material properties in-line with or exceeding those of thermoplastics and multiple FDA-listed and 510(K)-cleared resins for the manufacturing of medical devices. The company augments its robust proprietary material development efforts with a selectively open business model, leveraging relationships with major chemical companies such as Henkel Loctite, DSM Somos, Detax, Keystone, and Arkema to sell third-party, industry-validated resins for use with its additive manufacturing platforms.

Expanding a Unified Product Portfolio Across Metals, Composites, and Polymers

EnvisionTEC brings a compelling product portfolio for producing photopolymers under Desktop Metal’s umbrella, including the new Envision One and Xtreme 8K printing platforms designed for cost-effective volume production. The Xtreme 8K platform, which is expected to begin commercial shipments in the first quarter of 2021, features the largest build area among production-grade DLP printers. The Xtreme 8K leverages patented projection array technology and is capable of delivering build speeds up to 100 times those of legacy thermoplastic 3D printers1 and at a fraction of the hardware price of comparable solutions. The Envision One platform, which includes models for dental, medical, and industrial segments and for high temperature resins, leverages patented continuous digital light manufacturing (cDLM) and domeless basement technologies to deliver high-speed, end-use parts production with exceptional accuracy.

EnvisionTEC is also a pioneer in digital biofabrication additive manufacturing with its Bioplotter platform, which supports the production of biocompatible parts for medical applications such as bone regeneration, cartilage regeneration, soft tissue fabrication, drug release, and organ printing.

Scaling Distribution and Access to New Verticals Through Complementary Channels

The acquisition more than doubles Desktop Metal’s global distribution network and increases its geographic sales capabilities to 68 countries around the world. EnvisionTEC adds a robust set of vertically-focused partners in the dental and jewelry markets, which Desktop Metal plans to leverage to sell its metal additive manufacturing solutions. In addition, Desktop Metal’s horizontally-focused channel partners will provide an outlet for distributing EnvisionTEC products and scaling its sales, particularly in industrial, education, and R&D segments.

Leveraging Desktop Metal Technology to Advance Digital Casting Solutions

Through this acquisition, Desktop Metal will gain digital casting capabilities via EnvisionTEC’s industrial-scale robotic additive manufacturing (RAM) product platform. EnvisionTEC’s RAM systems, which are available for as little as one-fourth of the price of slower legacy alternatives, use patented technology to produce mold cores and investment casting patterns for foundry applications using either Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) or silica sand. Desktop Metal plans to significantly advance the performance of this platform with the proprietary and patent-pending Single Pass Jetting™ technology originally developed for its Production System™ to drive productivity enhancements and improve part economics across builds as large as 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.9 meters.

Conference Call Information

Desktop Metal will host a conference call on January 15, 2021, at 8:15 AM ET to discuss the transaction. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously to the public through a link on the Investor Relations section of Desktop Metal’s website, www.ir.desktopmetal.com.

1. Based on print time estimates for professional and industrial extrusion-based 3D printers and using comparable layer thickness and materials.

New report from FDI World Dental Federation tackles oral health inequalities and outlines strategies to improve oral healthcare over the next ten years

Posted on January 18, 2021

Coinciding with the 148th session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, where an oral health resolution is on the agenda for adoption by governments, FDI releases Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All, a timely report that offers a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary roadmap on how to impact health policies and tackle challenges to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities over the next decade.

Vision 2030 recommends strategies to address the oral disease burden that communities can adapt to their own needs and circumstances, enabling them to implement relevant solutions. The report also considers how broad societal shifts, such as ageing populations, will require the oral health workforce to adapt and remain equipped to deliver consistent care.

"Vision 2030 outlines the ways in which we can integrate our profession within global development agendas, including the UN Sustainable Development goals and the implementation of universal health coverage, that determine important health priorities," says Prof. David Williams, FDI Vision 2030 Working Group co-chair.

Prof. Michael Glick, FDI Vision 2030 Working Group co-chair, adds: "How can we, as members of the oral health community, anticipate transformational changes and trends in the global healthcare environment? How do we seize opportunities to become productive members of healthcare teams delivering person-centered care? These are some of the broad questions we strive to answer through Vision 2030."

Achieving optimal oral health for all requires strong advocates who are ready to tackle this major public health challenge. Through the steps laid out in Vision 2030, the oral health profession will be well-equipped to argue for the better integration of oral health within overall health, united behind a set of shared aims.

The authors of the Vision 2030 report, an expert team of professionals hailing from diverse sectors within the healthcare community, have emphasized the need to engage with the public, as well as a range of other stakeholders. Vision 2030 calls for patients themselves to be well-informed advocates for their own oral health and be able to take an active role in their treatment decisions. From the patient to the profession, Vision 2030 drives the message home that there is no health without oral health.

About FDI World Dental Federation

Founded in 1900, FDI World Dental Federation is an international, membership-based organization that serves as the main representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, active in some 200 national dental associations and specialist groups in close to 130 countries. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, FDI's mission is to lead the world to optimal oral health.

Vision 2030 Working Group: Michael Glick (Co-Chair), David M. Williams (Co-Chair), Ihsane Ben Yahya, William W. M. Cheung, Enzo Bondioni, Pam Clark, Stefan Listl, Manu Raj Mathur, Peter Mossey, Hiroshi Ogawa, Gerhard K. Seeberger, Michael Sereny.

CareCredit Partners with Dental Marketing and Communication Platform RevenueWell

Posted on January 14, 2021

CareCredit, a leading provider of health, wellness and personal care credit products and RevenueWell, a leader in patient engagement solutions for dental practices, today announced a partnership to help practices aid more of their patients get the care they need. By integrating CareCredit within the RevenueWell platform, front office dental teams will have access to fast and easy tools to make it easier to educate patients about financial options.

When patients have an out-of-pocket expense for their dental care needs, cost can be a concern and barrier to treatment — especially during a financially challenging time. To help overcome this challenge, RevenueWell has integrated the CareCredit Quickscreen™ product so practices can easily communicate the availability of special financing options without leaving the RevenueWell platform. With this integration, practices can automatically identify patients on the schedule who are pre-approved with no impact to their credit bureau report or those patients who already have an existing CareCredit credit card. Giving patients the ability to pay for their dental care with CareCredit helps patients to spread out their investment over time, while practices are able to get paid within two business days.

“Often times, patients may delay or decline recommended treatment because of unspoken cost concerns,” said Doug Hammond, senior vice president and general manager at CareCredit. “By partnering with RevenueWell and integrating Quickscreen™, we hope to provide doctors and their teams with a simple, easy way to see who is pre-approved for special financing options so that they can comfortably communicate the benefits of CareCredit and encourage patients to move forward with needed care.”

“We are excited to join forces with CareCredit to provide our practices an additional resource to increase case acceptance, while giving patients an additional financing option for their oral healthcare needs,” said Alex Nozdrin, chief marketing officer at RevenueWell.”

About Revenue Well

Founded in 2010, RevenueWell enables dental practices to manage patient engagement, patient relationships, online practice reputation and appointment reminders. The company also offers desktop two-way texting, VoIP phones, electronic patient intake forms and an enterprise management dashboard that allows group practices and dental service organizations to manage their portfolios. RevenueWell’s product suite and integration with the leading practice management software providers help reduce manual labor by automating and facilitating patient contact and patient interactions, which lead to strong ROI for its dental office customers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.RevenueWell.com.

About CareCredit

CareCredit, a Synchrony solution, is a leading provider of promotional financing to consumers for health, veterinary and personal care procedures, services and products. For more than 30 years, CareCredit has helped millions of people by offering special financing options with convenient monthly payments. CareCredit is accepted at more than 240,000 locations for a wide variety of health and wellness procedures, treatments, products and services. More information can be found at www.carecredit.com/hfma.

About Synchrony

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company. We deliver a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, across key industries including digital, retail, home, auto, travel, health and pet. Synchrony enables our partners to grow sales and loyalty with consumers. We are one of the largest issuers of private label credit cards in the United States; we also offer co-branded products, installment loans and consumer financing products for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers. Synchrony is changing what’s possible through our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, frictionless customer experience and customized financing solutions.

For more information, visit www.synchrony.com and Twitter: @Synchrony.


P&G Commits to Enable 2 Billion People to Adopt Healthy Oral Care Habits by 2030

Posted on January 14, 2021

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care seeks to advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet through its new sustainability commitments. The platform, “Healthy Smiles. Healthy Lives. Healthy Planet.”, guides its oral care brands, including Oral-B and Crest, to help unlock the lifechanging power of healthy oral care habits for all.

The World Health Organization estimates oral diseases affect 3.58 billion people, with cavities being the most prevalent issue. Both Oral-B and Crest are working to educate and enable 2 billion people to adopt healthy oral care habits by 2030, reducing their environmental footprint and enabling responsible consumption along the way.

“We are on a mission to help more people around the world understand the connection of their oral care routine to their overall health and how small changes can make a big impact,” said Alexandra Vegas, Senior Vice President Global Oral Care, P&G. “As we encourage everyone to brush twice daily for two minutes, we’ll continue to introduce products that make people want to build those healthy habits.”

Oral-B and Crest will focus their efforts on education and advocacy; enabling access to dental products and services; and innovation that makes the adoption of healthy habits enjoyable. Oral-B’s free Disney Magic Timer app, for example, is making 90% of kids brush for longer, establishing healthy brushing habits early on in childhood.

Healthy Habits for People

To drive healthy habits for people, Oral-B and Crest will improve access to oral care solutions and education to establish better oral health habits and continue to provide safe products with transparency.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when people couldn’t visit their dentist, the brands helped protect oral health through educational articles, videos and livestreaming sessions. In the U.S., they have donated millions in product and dental care through their partnerships with Feeding America, Dental Lifeline Network and America’s Tooth Fairy. Oral-B and Crest will continue to partner with dental professionals, retailers and consumers to make progress.

Healthy Habits for the Planet

To drive healthy habits for the planet, Oral-B and Crest will encourage and enable responsible consumption by making their packaging 100% recyclable, starting with the transition to recyclable toothpaste tubes in Europe, the U.S. and Canada by 2025.

P&G Oral Care will also reduce its environmental footprint and strive for circular solutions while working with suppliers to secure transparent and responsible sourcing. Specific goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions in operations and improving water efficiency by 35% in P&G sites by 2030.

Today P&G Oral Care factories send zero manufacturing waste to landfill globally, and all U.S. and European sites purchase 100% renewable electricity. The company has improved energy efficiency across its global Oral Care production sites by nearly 20% since 2010.

These goals are rooted in P&G's Ambition 2030 Sustainability Program, as well as three United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health and Wellbeing, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Reduced Inequality.

“We take a holistic approach in the way we design our oral health innovation, considering both the health of people and our planet,” said Lisa Ernst, Senior Vice President Oral Care R&D, P&G. “For example, our Oral-B electric toothbrushes help people brush better for longer and reduce oral care issues such as gum inflammation. For people who prefer to use manual toothbrushes, Oral-B Clic features replaceable toothbrush heads that reduce plastic waste by 60%.”

Visit the Oral-B website for more details on “Healthy Smiles. Healthy Lives. Healthy Planet.”

About P&G:

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Pennsylvania Third-Grade Students Invited to Enter Dental Health Contest

Posted on January 14, 2021

The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) invites third-graders across Pennsylvania to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM).

The theme for 2021 is: "Water, Nature's Drink!" The American Dental Association (ADA) emphasizes that the attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. By participating in the annual celebration of NCDHM, members of the dental team, parents, teachers and others can help keep children's smiles beautiful now and for years to come.

Those who participate in PDA's poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes. Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries. The first-place winner will be awarded $500. In addition, the first-place winner's school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The second-place winner will receive $250, while the third-place winner will receive $100.

PDA offers classroom resources, including a lesson plan featuring information on dental health, classroom activities and fun worksheets for the students. These lesson plan kits are distributed electronically. Please contact Michelle Berrones at mmb@padental.org to receive these materials along with the contest rules. Complimentary NCDHM posters are also available by request.

All entries for the poster contest must be submitted by Friday, March 5. Please mail the entry to: Pennsylvania Dental Association, Attn: NCDHM Poster Contest, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. PDA will announce the top three winners in early April.

About the Pennsylvania Dental Association

Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 5,100 member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA's mission is to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. For more information on PDA, visit our website at www.padental.org.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association

For Teledentistry and Digital Imaging Leader MouthWatch, 2020 Was a Banner Year of Awards and Accolades

Posted on January 14, 2021

Despite the many challenges of 2020, MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions and intraoral imaging devices, marked a banner year of awards and accolades.

For starters, the 8-year-old privately held company was ranked by Inc. Magazine, as #1303 on its annual Inc. 5000 List, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

This distinction was based on three years of revenue growth driven by the company’s two core products: the TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform and the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera. Both of these products are highly rated by dental clinicians and educators alike for value and functionality.

For example, TeleDent™ was awarded a Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. “The Cellerant BOC Awards are decided in an unbiased manner by a panel of the dental industry’s most respected technology thought leaders,” explained Brant Herman, Founder and CEO of MouthWatch, LLC. “We are honored to be recognized by these well-respected influencers.”

During 2020, TeleDent™ also earned a Dentistry Today “Top Innovative Products Award” as well as the magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Award”. This recognition is based on the amount of product inquiries received by the publication. “Now more than ever, there is a growing interest in TeleDent™ as a highly effective for delivering safe, more efficient and more convenient dental care, “ said Herman.

The MouthWatch Intraoral Camera earned its share of industry accolades as well, including the 2020 “Dental Townie Choice Award®. “What makes this award especially significant was that it marked the first time a product won via 100% write-in ballot. “We are blessed with the dental industry’s most passionate and loyal customers,” said Herman.

In addition, the extremely popular dental imaging product was also named one of Dentistry Today’s “Top 100 Products”. According to Herman, “We are proud and thankful to the dental industry thought leaders and everyday clinicians who strongly support our product offerings and inspire us to provide the dental industry with an unparalleled combination of performance and value.”

For more information about MouthWatch and its innovative teledentistry solutions and intraoral imaging devices, visit www.MouthWatch.com.

About MouthWatch LLC:

Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices. The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patient and provider.

In 2020, MouthWatch received the following awards and accolades: The 2020 Dental Townie Choice Award® for the affordable / high quality MouthWatch Intraoral Camera, the 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Award for TeleDent™, the provider-focused, patient-friendly teledentistry platform; TeleDent also won Dentistry Today’s 2020 Top Innovative Products Award and the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera was awarded the Dentistry Today Top 100 Products Award. The company was also ranked #1303 in the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. For more information, visit www.MouthWatch.com.


DenMat Launches ZEN CP+ Desensitizing Gel

Posted on January 14, 2021

Today DenMat Holdings, LLC (“DenMat”) announced that it has launched another new product in the Oral Hygiene category, ZEN CP+. This unique desensitizing gel alleviates tooth sensitivity and discomfort by delivering nano-sized calcium phosphate minerals to the tooth surface, occluding and penetrating deep inside the dentinal tubules. The patent-pending microsphere technology reacts with saliva to deliver mineral-forming calcium phosphate ions.

“This innovative new product helps dental professionals treat tooth sensitivity by using what is already present in the tooth – calcium phosphate” says David Casper, CEO of DenMat. “Our team recognized a need for a new product in this space, one that treats patients in a safer, more effective manner. University research data shows ZEN CP+ to be a superior alternative to other desensitizing products in its ability to occlude dentinal tubules.”

ZEN CP+ is formulated with CAPOSAL® microsphere technology, featuring small particles consisting of calcium phosphate that penetrate the dentin tubules and rapidly release calcium and phosphate ions for rapid mineralization. Minerals are formed deep into the dentin tubules and are unaffected by wear and acid. ZEN CP+ does not contain any milk-derived proteins so it is safe for all patients including those with milk-based allergies. Designed for daily use, ZEN CP+ is available in 45 gram tubes and is simply brushed on to the teeth as part of one’s daily oral care regimen.

ZEN CP+ will be available to dental professionals via dental dealers and will be available to consumers through dental offices in the United States and Canada. For more information visit https://www.denmat.com/zencp

About DenMat:

Since 1974, DenMat is a leader in high-quality dental products for dental professionals around the world. DenMat makes and assembles most of its products at its world headquarters on the Central Coast of California. DenMat offers three main product categories: Consumables, Small Equipment, and a Dental Laboratory. DenMat's consumables include brands that are known and trusted, including Fluoridex®, Geristore®, Core Paste®, Tenure®, Ultra-Bond®, Infinity®, SplashMax®, Precision®, Perfectemp®, Atridox® and LumiSmile White®. DenMat's small equipment offering includes a broad range of products, including NV®PRO3 and SOL® soft-tissue diode lasers, the Rotadent® power toothbrush, PeriOptix® magnification loupes and lights, and Flashlite® curing lights. DenMat is also home to Lumineers®, the world's #1 patient-requested thin veneer, Snap-On Smile®, the life-changing removable appliance and OrthoClear® the affordable clear aligner solution.

Seattle Study Club Announces 2021 Symposium

Posted on January 13, 2021

Seattle Study Club’s 2021 Symposium, Revisualizing Reality, offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn from over 70 of the finest minds in dentistry and dental laboratory technology. With presenters hand-selected for the breadth and depth of their knowledge as well as their teaching ability, the program offers a dental technician track, clinical track, surgical track, and a team program. 10 CE credits are available for laboratory technicians. The virtual program will be live streamed January 29-31, 2021, plus 28 days of on-demand available after the program. To learn more, visit https://seattlestudyclub.com/symposium/.

DMG Launches Complete 3D Digital Printing Solution to Simplify and Validate Workflow

Posted on January 12, 2021

DMG announced that its complete 3D digital printing solution featuring advanced 3D technology and industry-leading resins is now available.

The Company’s complete 3D digital printing solution includes:

• 3D integrated technology: the 3Demax, a DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D printer; the 3Dewash cleaning unit; and the 3Decure curing unit

• 3D resins: LuxaPrint Cast, LuxaPrint Model, LuxaPrint Ortho, LuxaPrint Tray, and LuxaPrint Gingiva

This launch marks the culmination of years of dedicated effort by DMG to develop a complete solution offering an integrated, more simplified, and validated approach to dental 3D printing for both new and experienced users. As leaders in innovative restorative dental materials, prosthetics, and technology, DMG’s digital portfolio offers all the components needed for an efficient digital workflow from a single source.

There are three integrated components to DMG’s 3D printing technology:

• The 3Demax is a powerful 3D printer that delivers ultra-fine (+/- 34 micron) resolution and utilizes RFID technology to minimize the risk of misprints. Its patented Force Feedback technology accelerates printing speed by up to 50%, and its ultra-compact footprint measures just over one square foot. The 3Demax is ideal for surgical guides, burn-out casting molds, mouth guards, occlusal splints, crowns and bridges, physical models and more.

• The 3Dewash is a fully integrated unit that washes the remaining non-polymerized resin from 3D printed devices.

• The 3Decure is a fully integrated unit that conveniently cures 3D resins with 360° illumination.

Learn more about the 3Demax, 3Dewash and 3Decure.

A fourth component – DentaMile connect software – will be available later in the year and will integrate with these three pieces of hardware. The intuitive, cloud-based software solution connects and aligns all components and documents, while securing and validating the fabrication workflow for the printed devices created using DMG’s complete 3D digital printing solution.

Complementing the Company’s integrated technology line is LuxaPrint, the line-up of high-quality, light-cured dental materials for additive digital prosthetics:

• LuxaPrint Model, designed for the fabrication of highly precise and esthetically demanding 3D printed models, including thermoformed splints.

• LuxaPrint Ortho, an autoclavable resin with 99% transparency, used for the fabrication of highly precise surgical guides and splints.

• LuxaPrint Tray, suitable for all types of 3D printed custom impression trays.

• LuxaPrint Gingiva, ideal for the precise replication of natural-looking gingival masks to help simulate the periodontal status for dental laboratory or master models.

• LuxaPrint Cast, designed for the fabrication of residue-free burn-out molds (e.g., model and denture framework castings, crowns, and bridges).

Additional resin materials will be available later in the year.

Learn more about LuxaPrint resins.

DMG’s extensive line-up of LuxaPrint resins, combined with the Company’s three pieces of hardware and soon with its DentaMile connect software, offers dental professionals a complete and integrated 3D digital printing solution to simplify and validate their workflow.

For more information, dental professionals may:

• Request a 3D digital printed sample at https://dmg-connect.com/digital-sample-request/.

• Schedule a demo using DMG’s online appointment page at https://dmg-connect.com/schedule-yourdigital-3d-printing-appointment-with-us/.

• Contact their DMG rep.

About DMG

DMG manufactures and distributes market-leading restorative materials and preventive products that are internationally recognized for their quality and innovation. Known for breakthrough dental technology, including flagship products Luxatemp® and LuxaCore® Z Dual, the revolutionary Icon® resin infiltrant, LuxaCrown®, and the new 3Demax printing solution and LuxaPrint resins, DMG is committed to helping dental and lab professionals meet their needs through innovation, collaboration, and dedication. For more information about DMG products, or to find a sales representative, please visit online at www.dmg-america.com, or call (800) 662-6383


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