JDT Industry News

At its Midwinter press conference, 3Shape has launched an open clear aligner workflow and updated digital denture software. The clear aligner workflow enables laboratories, no matter what size, to enter the profitable clear aligner market, as well as take advantage of digital workflows for creating dentures.

To drive patient engagement and excitement, 3Shape also launched new hardware setup for its award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner: 3Shape TRIOS MOVE. Plus, updated patient-engagement apps and new 3Shape online community for dental professionals launched.



Ivoclar Digital was officially launched at the annual Midwinter Meeting and LMT Lab Day in Chicago when Ivoclar Vivadent hosted two capacity-filled days of events at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Ivoclar Digital is a new brand from Ivoclar Vivadent that includes milling machines, CAD/CAM materials, patient communication tools and world-class training for dental laboratory technicians and dentists. The centerpiece of Ivoclar Digital includes four new PrograMill CAD/CAM milling machines, especially designed for fabricating the world's leading restorative material IPS e.max. During the meetings, the organization unveiled two of these units - the PrograMill One and PrograMill PM7. Ivoclar Vivadent also showcased its new "Digital Denture" strategy and augmented reality patient education software by Kapanu. Ivoclar Vivadent is currently taking pre-orders for the PrograMIll One and PrograMill PM7. The company plans on shipping these mills starting in June.


At the Chicago Dental Society’s (CDS) Midwinter Meeting, February 22–24, and LMT Lab Day, February 23–24, Nobel Biocare introduces a newly expanded CAD/CAM offering, designed to enhance flexibility and connectivity between treatment partners. Introducing the launch of the new KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner, the events also feature the DTX Studio design software, an exciting expansion of workflow flexibility, treatment collaboration and increased business possibilities for dental laboratories. The new offering is made possible through the close partnership with KaVo, first announced at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017 featuring new KaVo imaging equipment and the DTX Studio software. These two leading dental innovators will continue to develop new equipment and software solutions in pursuit of digitally enabled treatment workflows that are seamless from beginning to the end for clinics and laboratories.


During the 2018 LMT Lab Day Meeting in Chicago, IL, Shofu Dental Corporation announced the introduction of Ceramage UP, a new light-cure indirect flowable composite with an ergonomic handling. 73 wt.% filled with zirconium silicate, this revolutionary micro-hybrid ceramic restorative is designed for veneering of a broad range of substrates, in anterior and posterior indications, including CAD/CAM-fabricated metal and hybrid-ceramic frameworks, screw-retained implant suprastructures, metal-reinforced restorations, occlusal restorations, telescopic and implant suprastructures, denture teeth, and long-term provisional restorations.

Shofu Dental Corporation announced the introduction of a universal, light-cured stain kit for CAD/CAM and hybrid ceramic materials, the Lite Art. This new color system will help clinicians improve the aesthetics of CAD/CAM restorations fabricated chairside. The assortment of stains and a universal resin glaze featured in this set are designed to turn a dull-looking crown, bridge, inlay, onlay, or a veneer into a life-like restoration, in no time.

Shofu Dental Corporation introduced three new CAD/CAM-focused abrasive systems that will help clinicians and dental laboratory technicians improve their CEREC processes.

More information here: www.shofu.com



The Argen Corporation is proud to announce it will manufacture clear aligners as part of a digital workflow with industry-leading scanner and design partners. This digital workflow is designed for dental labs looking to enter the clear aligner market. The open and innovative clear aligner workflow is made up of 3Shape’s Trios intraoral scanner technology, FullContour’s extensive design services, and Argen’s milling and 3D printing capabilities, the largest serving the dental lab industry.

Components of the solution will be available starting Q2 of 2018 with a full launch planned for the fall of 2018. Updates at argen.com/clear-aligners.


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