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Achieving highly esthetic monolithic restorations has become easier with the introduction of new materials, such as 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia. And, with more labs utilizing this material, it is vital to ensure it is easy to design and mill using today’s most popular CAD software. With this convenience in mind, 3M is announcing the availability of design/mill parameters, via software configuration files, for 3M Lava zirconia digital materials, now easily available for download from the 3M website. Initially, the files will be available for users of 3Shape, Dental Wings and Exocad software platforms; additionally, the 3M Digital Materials settings may be included by default in upcoming releases of these software packages.

Visit www.3M.com/LavaEsthetic for more information about Lava Esthetic zirconia and click on the Resources tab to obtain the software configuration files.


Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, announced hat the Company will present at two conferences in November:

  • November 13 – Credit Suisse 2018 Healthcare Conference at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, at 11:30 a.m. MT/1:30 p.m. ET
  • November 28 – Piper Jaffray 2018 Healthcare Conference at the Lotte New York Palace in New York, at 9:00 a.m. ET

Henry Schein's presentations can be heard via live webcast by visiting www.henryschein.com, clicking on "Investor Relations" and following the link for "Webcasts." Replays of the webcasts will be available on the website following each presentation.


At the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration, held in Vienna, Austria, October 11–13, Nobel Biocare announced the next step in its digital workflow with a new option for same-day guided surgery made possible by DTX Studio Implant and the X-Guide dental navigation system. In addition, the company introduced creos mucogain, a resorbable collagen matrix for soft-tissue regeneration, as well as NobelPro Line which highlights the possibilities of Nobel Biocare’s comprehensive range of edentulous treatment solutions.

DTX Studio Implant empowers X-Guide™

With X-Guide, clinicians have a new treatment option for same-day surgery available now that DTX Studio Implant empowers this innovative system for dynamic 3D navigation. With the official launch for European markets at EAO in Vienna, treatment plans from DTX Studio Implant (formerly NobelClinician) can be instantly delivered to the patient, providing a workflow for diagnostics, implant planning and dynamically navigated implant surgeries, even during emergency interventions where computer-assisted surgeries until now could not be fully applied.

With DTX Studio Implant and X-Guide, clinicians can achieve high precision shorter time-to-teeth treatments including screw-retained provisionalization with full three-dimensional control of their implant site preparation and dynamically monitored implant insertion. The procedure only takes minutes from the CBCT scanning to the start of the surgery. Similar to a GPS in a car, X-Guide provides stable, lag-free real-time 3D intraoral guidance of the drill and implant position in relation to patient anatomy.

X-Guide is manufactured by X-Nav, a North America-based innovator in dental 3D navigation who has exclusively partnered with Nobel Biocare.

creos™ mucogain: The natural alternative to autologous soft-tissue grafts

Extending Nobel Biocare’s range of solutions for guided bone regeneration and guided tissue regeneration, the new creos mucogain resorbable collagen matrix is intended be used as an alternative for autologous soft-tissue grafts in various soft-tissue indications such as soft-tissue volume augmentation and root coverage in submerged healing.* Composed of highly purified porcine collagen and elastin fibers, it features an open interconnecting porous structure designed to promote soft-tissue regeneration through the migration of cells and blood vessels into the matrix.1,2

The matrix offers high stress resistance and suture retention2 that is sufficient for the tunneling technique.3 Thanks to a “memory effect”, it retains its initial volume when hydrated.2 Available in different sizes (15x20 mm and 25x30 mm) as well as thicknesses (3 and 5 mm) creos mucogain also offers excellent handling as it can be used directly out of the packaging and trimmed to precisely fit the surgical site.3

Mastering the extreme with NobelPro Line™

Highlighting its comprehensive range of edentulous treatment solutions, Nobel Biocare is further positioning its leading implants dedicated to extreme and complex cases under the brand NobelPro Line. The portfolio showcases the benefits of Immediate Function along with the latest advancements in minimally-invasive care. With an assortment of clinically successful and proven treatment options, ranging from NobelSpeedy to NobelZygoma, clinicians can take the All-on-4® treatment concept to new heights and treat even the most challenging maxillary cases with moderate up to severe resorption.¨

For advanced clinicians who want to take the next step with NobelPro Line, Nobel Biocare will be offering tailored training in addition to existing courses dedicated to enhancing their skills in edentulous treatment. More details will become available in 2019.

More information on DTX Studio Implant, X-Guide, creos mucogain and NobelPro Line is available at www.nobelbiocare.com/eao.


At the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration in Vienna, Straumann announced the launch of several new products, including a new two-piece ceramic implant and a mini-implant system. The company also presented initial results from the pre-clinical and clinical program that is underway with its innovative fully-tapered implant, BLX. Straumann is initiating a limited market release of this exciting addition to its portfolio of immediate implant solutions, and the full market release is expected to follow in the course of next year.

Straumann PURE ceramic implant portfolio expanded

The Straumann PURE CI range is designed for highly esthetic tooth replacement, especially in the esthetic zone. Made from a high-performance ceramic with the color and translucence of natural tooth roots, the implants have a ZLA® surface to provide highly predictable osseointegration.

To complement the existing PURE Monotype design, Straumann is launching a two-piece solution, which adds prosthetic flexibility and considerably facilitates handling. It is also suitable for guided implant placement.

Straumann has included the PURE range in its Lifetime Plus Guarantee program, giving additional confidence and peace of mind to customers and patients. It is the first manufacturer to offer this level of guarantee for a ceramic implant system.

A new standard in mini implants

Straumann estimates that as many as one in ten implant procedures globally are for full-arch reconstructions. Very small diameter monotype dental implants offer a cost-effective, immediate and minimally invasive solution for edentulous patients with reduced horizontal bone. More than a million mini implants were placed in 2017 and their popularity is growing rapidly – not least because they can avoid bone grafting procedures that would otherwise be necessary to support wider implants.

Using its expertise in high-performance small-diameter implants and denture retention systems, Straumann has developed a premium quality mini implant that is just 2.4mm in diameter. Like the company’s BLT implant, it has an apically tapered design to achieve the high primary stability needed for immediate replacement protocols. In addition, the implant has a specially designed thread, which reduces the drilling protocol.

Unlike other mini implants, the Straumann Mini Implant is made of high-strength Roxolid® and has an SLA® surface to enhance reliable osseointegration. It also features a built-in Optiloc® connection, which uses a combination of ADLC coating and PEEK inserts to achieve low friction between the implant and the matrix, resulting in excellent wear resistance, exceptional long-term performance and low maintenance. With all of these features, together with the reliability of the Straumann brand, this sets a new standard in mini implants.

The spotlight turns to BLX

Straumann has been addressing the topic of immediacy in tooth replacement for many years as the company seeks to meet demand for even shorter treatment times coupled with predictable and personalized treatment options.

The company has made significant inroads into the field of immediate implant treatment with its apically tapered BLT (Bone Level Tapered) implant, which was launched in 2015 and is now its best-selling implant. While BLT continues to grow strongly, it does not address the highly attractive fully-tapered implant segment, which is growing the fastest and now accounts for one in every four implants placed. To fill this gap in its portfolio, Straumann began working with the world’s leading experts in the field with the goal of developing the most advanced fully-tapered implant system. BLX is the result. Its innovative design, combined with Straumann’s proven Roxolid and SLActive®technologies, creates a unique next-generation implant system that brings a new level of confidence – not just for immediacy, but for all indications. BLX is designed to optimize primary stability in all bone classes, to simplify restorative workflows and to achieve predictable outcomes – even in complex cases.

For information please visit the company’s website (www.straumann.com) and the Straumann Group stand (D04) at the EAO.



Whip Mix is pleased to announce that ResinVest phosphate investment, made specifically for burning out printed resins is ideal for investing C&B and Removable Partial Denture patterns for casting and pressing ceramics. This new investment is fiber-reinforced to strengthen the resistance of the investment to cracking and finning during the volatilization of the resin pattern.

High performance ResinVest offers a wide expansion range for optimal fit. It also features a rapid burnout technique in order to reduce processing time and increase productivity. Its fluid consistency promotes ease of investing, smooth casting surfaces and it divests easily.

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For information regarding products, services or educational opportunities, visit www.whipmix.com.


Amann Girrbach is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Virgilio as the new President of the North America business. Joe joined Amann Girrbach on 1 October 2018 and will be based in the offices of the AG affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina. Joe has spent many years in the medical device industry in the US and has pursued a successful career at companies such as Aptus Endosystems, Medtronic and Boston Scientific.

Joe succeeds Georg Eickhoff after 3 ½ years in this role. Georg will be returning to his native Austria to lead the global business development group at the AG headquarters in Koblach. Under Georg’s leadership, the business has more than doubled in size by working closely with distribution partners to establish Amann Girrbach as the leading Lab CAD/CAM supplier to customers in the region.

The North American market has increasingly become a key area of focus for Amann Girrbach and will continue to attract investment in building business relationships with customers here. Georg, Joe and the rest of the Amann Girrbach Team will work closely together over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.


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