Digitalization is impacting the world of dentistry immensely as it becomes one of the most innovative and fastest growing areas in the field. Completely new concepts are changing the way dental business is operated. This dynamic shift allows lab owners and dental practitioners to adapt their business model to better match patients’ ever increasing expectations.
The lectures by Drs. German Gallucci, Tim Joda, Vincent Fehmer and Gary Finelle (chair: Prof. German Gallucci) were held at the Straumann Corporate Forum on May 4th 2017 during the ITI World Symposium 2017 in Basel, Switzerland.
Opening by German O. Gallucci: Digital Approach to Implant Prosthodontics
Dr. Tim Joda: Complete Digital Implant Workflow
Vincent Fehmer: Complete Digital Implant Workflow
Dr. Gary Finelle: Digital Workflow in the Esthetic Zone
Closure by German O. Gallucci: Capabilities of Digital Technology
Expanding your treatment options while increasing profitability and productivity
New software and hardware advances are substantially changing the way dental restorations are carried out these days, and a digital workflow provides a competitive edge by expanding your treatment options while increasing profitability and productivity. Our mission, therefore, is to provide dental professionals with the most efficient and comprehensive solutions. Through its digital competence centers, as well as strategic collaborations based on the open standard philosophy and partnerships (i.e. Dental Wings®, Amann Girrbach®, 3 Shape, etkon® and Createch®), Straumann® has become the leading provider of dental digital technology worldwide, always offering its customers state-of-the-art solutions and comprehensive support.
State-of-the-art dental equipment with digital technology and premium materials
Nowadays, a trend can be observed in the dental field whereby standard implant prosthetics are substituted with individualized, digitally designed and manufactured components. Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CADCAM) for tooth- and implant-borne prosthetics seems to be more efficient than conventional methods. The Straumann® CARES® Digital Solutions represent a unique and valid offer for dental labs and dentists who wish to have easy access to dedicated dental digital excellence, comprehensive support for their individual workflow, followed by fast amortization, safe investments and a fairly free choice of vendors and equipment.The Straumann® CARES® Digital Solutions combine state-of-the-art dental equipment with digital technology and premium materials to provide a seamless, open and fully validated workflow for dental professionals. It represents a complete dental solution, from digital impression-taking by means of intra-oral scanning to the computerized production of prosthetics using state-of-the-art CAM processing.
Offering for dental labs
For dental labs, Straumann provides an all-round solution complemented by our high-volume, high-precision centralized milling service. This include scanning, milling and 3D printing devices, accompanied by software for their efficient operation, as well as consumables and comprehensive service. Straumann offers different series of laboratory milling and grinding machines for in-house operation. They are designed to provide reliable and predictable precision when milling glass ceramic and hybrid materials for a wide variety of indications. Prosthetics can be milled or ground in wet or dry modes from different materials, including glass ceramic, zirconia, PMMA, cobalt chromium, sinter metal, wax, lithium disilicate, ceramics and resin nano ceramic. In addition to this, Straumann successfully manufactures the glass ceramic, n!ce™. Its key advantages are high translucency and flexural strength, short milling times and easy finishing.
Offering for dental practices
On the other hand, for dental practices Straumann provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions, including leading chairside scanning, milling and 3D printing technologies. Our offer combines interconnected software platforms, open and fully validated workflows together with a wide variety of materials – truly a benchmark in digital dentistry.Every product features state-of-the-art solutions for its efficient and successful use. For example, intraoral scanning, an emerging technology that will have a substantial impact on the future of dentistry, enables the dental practitioner to create a 3D image of the patient’s teeth, resulting in a highly efficient, precise process that is also more comfortable for the patients. Using our devices, customers can successfully design a wide range of restorations: from simple copings to complex full arch implant restorations.