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STL (file format)

March 22, 2018

From Wikipedia: STL (an abbreviation of “stereolithography”) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems.[1][2][3] STL has several after-the-fact backronyms such as “Standard Triangle Language” and “Standard Tessellation Language”.[4] This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided […]

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Buy Now Save Taxes

December 14, 2017

Good news, if you have or are considering purchasing equipment this year!  Section 179 allows you to deduct up to $500,000 of the purchase price.  Important, this is only for items purchased and installed in the 2017 Calendar Year. In other words before December 31, 2017. Go to www.section179.org  to find out more information. I suggest you […]

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EvoDent

December 7, 2017

EvoDent was one of the more impressive 3D printers I saw at GNYDM. It has wide distribution in Asia but is new to the US. The primary use of 3D printers in dentistry remains with dental labs, However there are many uses for it in a dental office, including temps and splints or any device […]

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Nexa3D, BEGO and XYZprinting Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Transformation of Digital Dentistry

November 30, 2017

Nexa3D, the maker of ultra-fast Stereolithography professional-grade 3D printers, BEGO, the leading provider of digital and traditional dental materials, 3D printers and services together with XYZprinting, the world’s leading desktop 3D printer brand, today announced the groundbreaking three-way partnership designed to transform digital dentistry… …”This comprehensive three-way strategic alliance is designed to accelerate dental market access […]

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Remember Alginate?

November 16, 2017

Remember Typewriters? Remember film cameras? Soon we will be saying remember alginate and PVS? Digital impressions are to traditional impressions as typing is to word processing. I am using a Trios exclusively for impressions including full mouth impressions and bites for sleep apnea devices and it is marvelous. One of the best features is that […]

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Carestream Dental Helps Doctors Make ‘Smart Choices

October 26, 2017

Intelligent scanning features, such as real-time feedback, are just a few of the updates to the CS 3600’s acquisition software algorithms. Rather than attempting multiple rescans or rendering an image only to find holes in the dataset, useful guides and feedback increase efficiency and enhance scan quality. If a scan lacks detail and requires additional […]

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Global 3D Dental Scanners Market 2017-2021 – Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.24%

August 28, 2017

The global 3D dental scanners market to grow at a CAGR of 10.24% during the period 2017-2021… According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing affordability among people. The rapidly dropping prices of dental scanners as well as increasing availability of low-cost quality dental scanners is enabling dentists to […]

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3 shape Trios

July 25, 2017

I spent the morning training on the Trios intra-oral scanner from 3 Shape. it was very easy to use, comparable to the Carestream CS 3500. Both the software and the ease of capture was simple, much better than some older models and no powder. So far I have just been trained but will start using […]

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Juell™ 3D-2 Printer

July 17, 2017

From Voxel Dental Solutions: JUELL 3D Flash OC allows you to produce models for orthodontic aligners, guides and castable parts for a fraction of what it would cost to outsource. Source: Juell™ 3D-2 Printer – Voxel Dental Solutions A 3D printer for dental applications for about $15,000

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Registration is Now Open for Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit

May 9, 2017

Oral health professionals of all specialties are invited to take their practice to the next level at the 2017 Global Oral Health Summit. This is a two-day immersive learning experience designed for professionals looking to enhance their workflow by either learning more about the software and equipment they already have or by introducing new technology […]

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How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

April 13, 2017

From Longitudes: …additive manufacturing could bend the cost curve in a number of industries, especially healthcare. Source: How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare | Longitudes The primary issue in all healthcare including dentistry is cost. Insurance would not be an issue if people felt they could pay for quality care at a […]

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Shop Open

February 28, 2017

When shopping for a digital product let vendors know that open non-proprietary systems are an important buying factor. Ask the sales person if you can transfer the digital impression to any lab of your choice or if you can load the impression into design software of your choice. In many cases the answer will be […]

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Dental Model Digitization

January 2, 2017

Is it possible in practice to digitize plaster models using DVT instead of 3D scanners? What are the differences between the images produced by various 3D scanners and DVTs? Are 3D scanners more accurate than DVT devices? PDF of Report The linked report indicates alternative methods to digitize a dental model. Interesting but in my […]

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Comparison of marginal fit of digital impression with conventional impression

December 29, 2016

No significant difference of the marginal parameters between the digital and the conventional group was found. Source: Comparison of marginal fit of cemented zirconia copings manufactured after digital impression with lava™ C.O.S and conventional impression technique | BMC Oral Health | Full Text Click and read the whole article if you want the details. However […]

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Which intraoral scanner produces the best fit?

December 20, 2016

From ADA News: To find these results, the ADA Science Institute, in collaboration with the United States Air Force, evaluated the effect of three different finish line designs on the marginal adaptation of CAD/CAM crowns… …”The results show that the newer systems allow more flexibility in restoration margin design and still produce acceptable marginal fit,” […]

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The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | The Digital Image Stream

December 6, 2016

From Carestream: We could make bold outlandish predictions that are exciting but unlikely to come true next year. Any dentist looking to plan ahead would be disappointed. The best alternative is to point out trends and predict how those trends will impact dentistry in the coming years. Source: The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | […]

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Digital impressions and S-Ray

July 14, 2016

From IDT  dentalaegis.com: Digital Trays For dentists who are skeptical of scanning with a wand versus using tried-and-true impression trays, S-Ray (s-rayinc.com) and Medentic (medentic.de) are developing scanners that fit the full arch as traditional impression trays do. “A handheld wand must be moved in very specific positions throughout the patient’s mouth to scan the full […]

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This is what your patients are reading in the popular press

July 11, 2016

However, thanks to a breakthrough in crown technology, the thought of going to the dentist now makes VanDemark smile.“I can get a crown done in a couple of hours,” he said. “It’s a fabulous experience. There is no pain. I have had three crowns done using the new way. If you’ve ever had a psychologically […]

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Scanner Flexibillity

May 31, 2016

Most intraoral digital impression scanners are capable of creating a clinically acceptable image. If the  image is good, or at least good enough, how do you choose the best option for your office? One feature that varies greatly from one system to another and influences usability and productivity is flexibility. Many older scanners require the use […]

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CEREC SIROWORLD

April 14, 2016

Interesting meeting with some great presenters. SIROWORLD is a place filled with engaging conversations about the equipment, skills, and practices you already implement and those you’d like to explore.  It’s a place to share and learn from your collective experiences as well as to hear from top expert clinicians.  It’s a place to collaborate on […]

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