Friday, July 25, 2008

Sirona Dental Systems: Over 50% of all inLab® Owners Incorporate infiniDent Service into Daily Practice

Long Island City, NY (July 23, 2008) – Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., the company that pioneered digital dentistry more than 20 years ago and the world’s leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, has recently reported that over half of all inLab® owners consistently use the infiniDent service as their personal “extended workbench.”

infiniDent is an Internet-based service concept that caters exclusively to Sirona inLab® and inEos® users. It enables inLab and inEos owners to derive additional value from their existing technology investments by providing access to a rapidly expanding menu of materials and indications.

Laboratory owners are routinely integrating the infiniDent service into their practice due to the wide range of material choices infiniDent provides, as well as the services’ superior large-span bridge capabilities and fully anatomic wax-patterns.

Laboratory technicians simply upload their digitally designed restorations through the infiniDent Web-portal and the file(s) are then sent to the fabrication center located in Charlotte, NC for fabrication of metal or metal-free materials. The Sirona-operated fabrication center returns the completed framework to the laboratory within three business days.

Though I have a complete inLab CAD/CAM system, I still rely on infiniDent for my special material cases and large-span bridges,” remarked Tray Evans, owner of EvaDent Esthetics, Inc. “With infiniDent, I have complete control over my designs and can rely on consistent dependability of the returned restorations, while my clients rely on the superior esthetic quality of the endless material choices I’m capable of providing to them. I don’t think of it as “outsourcing” – it’s more like outsourcing from the inside. infiniDent is a great way to stay in control of my designs…from start to finish.”

Named one of 2006’s most innovative products for the dental laboratory industry by the Journal of Dental Technology, infiniDent is an ideal situation for laboratories looking for a low-investment, but expandable, entry model into CAD/CAM, labs that have their own inLab system but no sintering furnace, or inLab owners who want to gain access to future indications and materials as soon as they become available.

The infiniDent fabrication service offers an extensive list of material options from material partners including VITA®, Ivoclar Vivadent®, 3D Systems® and Sirona. In addition, infiniDent supports pure zirconium oxide (ZrO2), aluminum oxide (AlO2), non-precious metal (CoCr) frameworks, and wax-patterns to support customers in their fabrication of high-strength restorations, including large-span bridges, and predictable shade matching.

For more information on infiniDent, please email infiniDent@Sirona.com, contact your local Patterson sales representative, or call (800) 659 – 5977 ext. 145.

About Sirona inLab

Sirona inLab, distributed through Patterson Dental Supply, has been successfully incorporated into over 800 dental laboratories in North America. It is an easy-to-use CAD/CAM system for the fabrication of copings, bridge frameworks, inlays, onlays and crowns that fits the budget of every lab. It provides both technically and clinically reliable results through proven CEREC® technology. Its seamless integration with your lab puts you in total control over your work and time schedule through in-house manufacturing, benefiting the laboratory as well as the dentist.

inLab has been the recipient of many industry awards and accolades including the 2005 WOW! Award from the Journal of Dental Technology, an excellent rating from The United States Air Force’s Dental Investigation Service and a Red Dot international design award for the inEos® Dental Digitizer.

For more information about the inEos Dental Digitizer, the inLab System and necessary computer specifications, please contact your Patterson representative, local Patterson Branch or call 1-800-873-7683. To request informational materials please call 1-866-INLAB4U or visit www.inlab.com.

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