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Impression Gremlins

November 3, 2015

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from Dec. 2012. An impression can distort or in some other way betray us at numerous stages along the path from the moment it is taken until the restoration is ready to deliver. Each of these items: the impression material, the stone, the wax, the investment, the metal, […]

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Connected Inside Dental Technology

October 20, 2015

I was interviewed by Pam Johnson for the linked article in IDT Magazine. We discuss online lab communication and interoperability, or more accurately the absence of interoperability in dentistry. In our personal and business lives, we have come to expect fast, reliable connectivity that seamlessly allows us to bank online; remotely control our smart homes […]

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Augmedix raises $16 million to make Google Glass a must-have for doctors

January 22, 2015

Augmedix has announced a $16 million Series A funding round as the company looks to build out its Google Glass-powered medical tools for doctors. via Augmedix raises $16 million to make Google Glass a must-have for doctors. Google Glass isn’t dead yet. The potential for dentists and physicians to use hands free wearable computers is […]

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At the ADA

October 11, 2014

I heard at the ADA meeting that Planmeca was showing a new impression scanner built into the dental unit. The Planmeca system now called PlanScan was the old E4D system. I went looking for it eager to find out more and predisposed to really like it. What a disappointment. The PlanScan instrument uses a USB […]

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Proprietary vs. Interoperability

May 17, 2014

Definitions from Webopedia Interoperability:  The ability of software and hardware on different machines from different vendors to share data. Proprietary:  Privately owned and controlled. A proprietary design or technique is one that is owned by a company. It also implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the […]

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Print your own makeup (or tooth?)

May 8, 2014

The Mink 3D printer uses the same ingredients you would find in a store and lets you print out both eye and lip colors. But what makes it even better is that you can print a color from any palette, whether it’s from a photo you saw online a color you’ve picked out of Photoshop or […]

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Implants Made to Fit a Beating Heart Perfectly

March 10, 2014

From MIT: Researchers recently demonstrated a new kind of personalized heart sensor as part of an effort to change that. The researchers used images of animals’ hearts to create models of the organ using a 3-D printer. Then they built stretchy electronics on top of those models. The stretchy material can be peeled off the […]

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The Future of Lab Communications

December 9, 2013

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from August. If you have ever bought an airline ticket online or purchased a book from Amazon you have a good idea of what dental lab communications of the future will be like. It won’t be printed forms, scribbled notes and plastic baggies; it will be an Internet […]

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Hybrid Machine Combines Milling and Additive Manufacturing

November 18, 2013

The future of dental CAD CAM …parts produced through additive manufacturing almost invariably need machining as a follow-up step. Only the subtractive process can achieve the most narrow tolerances and smoothest finishes. Far from being opposite or competitive processes, additive manufacturing and CNC machining actually go together. They belong in the same machine. via Hybrid […]

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Eliminate Pesky Impression Gremlins

September 2, 2013

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from last Dec on Digital Impressions. Each of these items: the impression material, the stone, the wax, the investment, the metal, various acrylics and finally the oven fired porcelain has some sort of setting and shape change with time, temperature and humidity. There’s also mechanical distortion if the […]

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CEREC 4.2 Virtual Articulator

June 25, 2013

Another very well done video by Todd Ehrlich. Check out Todd’s online CAD CAM magzine DigitalEnamel.

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3D Printing and Plastic Guns

May 16, 2013

This relates to the concept I wrote about in Dentalcompare, A Car is not Merely a Faster Horse. We (all of us) need to understand how different the actual world is from the world most of us think we’re living in.  Most people believe that tomorrow is going to be substantially identical to today.  The […]

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CAD CAM and Marginal Fit

January 6, 2013

From a D4D press Release: Richardson, TX, January 2, 2013 – A recent study by faculty and students at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine found clinically acceptable marginal fits — regardless of the quality of the preparation  — with restorations fabricated with the E4D System. There was a statistically significant […]

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Cerec Doctors – Blog

December 26, 2012

Cerec Doctors, a great online resource for CEREC and CAD CAM users. With buccal bite we are able to reproduce the patients existing occlusion with incredible accuracy. But when should you take the buccal bite? You will get varying opinions. I prefer to take the buccal bite before I start preparing the teeth. There are […]

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Eliminate Pesky Impression Gremlins

December 6, 2012

Dentalcompare Article: Consider the lowly impression and the many ways an impression can go wrong via Emmott On Technology: Go Digital to Eliminate Pesky Impression Gremlins | Dentalcompare.com.

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What’s the Big Deal?

November 12, 2012

I wrote what follows as part of an article for Dental Economics back in 2009. Three years later it is still quite valid and even more important for dentists to understand. We are seeing numerous new digital impression systems come to market like the CEREC Omnicam and the new 3M True Definition as well as […]

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E4D Sky

November 7, 2012

I have been harping on dental vendors to provide interoperable machines and data for years.  The following from E4D release seems to indicate they have taken a big step in that direction. Interoperable systems would mean that I could use a Dexis sensor with Schick software and exchange the image with another dentist using Carestream […]

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3M True Definition Scanner

October 22, 2012

3M ESPE introduced a new digital scanner at the ADA meeting in San Francisco. It is called the 3M True Definition Scanner and takes the place of the Lava COS system. 3M claims it is more accurate and consistent than other systems. Two great features: It is priced much lower than the other impression scanners […]

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CEREC Omnicam Video

September 8, 2012

A nice video by Dr. Greg Campbell with the new Cerec Omnicam in action.

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Cerec 27 and a half

August 7, 2012

I will be presenting at the Cerec 27 and a half meeting in Las Vegas August 16-18. I was at the 25 year event and it was amazing. Cerec must have thought so too, instead of waiting to celebrate 30 years they decided to cut it in half and do a 27 and a half event. […]

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