Monday, February 12, 2018

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (“Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is Pleased to Announce that the Upcoming Q1 Launch of inLab SW 18 will Allow Dentsply Sirona inLab Users the Ability to Mill Digital Dentures Right in-house Using the inLab MC X5 Milling Unit

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Digital dentures continue to develop and evolve.  With the ability to mill or print things to very exact specifications, the ability to create the denture hasn’t been questioned for several years.  The real problem has been the scanning.  As those of us in clinical dentistry know, the oral tissues have some give to them and are not static tissue under load, as bone normally is.  Instead, there is a natural compression to the tissues when they are placed under load and this is why scanning has always been dicey at best.  A traditional analog impression helps capture some of that natural tissue load distortion that then allows for proper fabrication of the denture.  Once an impression has been captured, creating the final denture digitally is a pretty straightforward process.  It’s been the total digital solution to complete removable prosthetics that has eluded the profession.   However, lately we’ve seen some really strong advances in this category and the totally digital denture is now no longer a dream.  One of the market leaders in this area is Dentsply Sirona.  Read on for the latest info on Dentsply Sirona’s advances in the field.

 

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (“Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce that the upcoming Q1 launch of inLab SW 18 will allow Dentsply Sirona inLab users the ability to mill Digital Dentures right in-house using the inLab MC X5 milling unit.

In addition, following a one-and-a-half-year successful strategic collaboration with AvaDent® Digital Dental Solutions, The Dental Solutions Company® today announced that both DGSHAPE Corporation and imes-icore have joined the Dentsply Sirona Digital Denture team as selected partners.

York, Pennsylvania, February 5, 2018 Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company®, today announced several strategic collaborations set to further enhance its Digital Denture solutions. Foremost, with the upcoming Q1 introduction of inLab® SW 18, inLab users will be able to mill Digital Dentures right in-house, while still having the option to outsource to AvaDent®. In addition, starting in Q1 of 2018, both DGShape Corporation and imes-icore have partnered with the Company to provide even more innovative Digital Denture solutions.

Specifically, labs that use inLab MC X5 milling units and/or DGSHAPE, imes-icore will be able to mill Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures in-house after they are designed by AvaDent.

“These collaborations are an exciting endeavor, and completely synergistic with the Dentsply Sirona vision to deliver innovative dental solutions to improve oral health worldwide,” remarked Tom Leonardi, Dentsply Sirona Group Vice President, Global Prosthetics. “Together we will advance digital denture solutions in the dental lab market, bringing Dentsply Sirona’s market leadership in removable prosthetic materials and CAD/CAM solutions. All collaborations contribute substantially to creating real value for the dental laboratory, the dentist and, ultimately, the patient in the field of digital dentures. In this spirit, it is a pleasure to officially welcome DGSHAPE and imes-icore as our new partners in digital dentures. Both companies are a great complement to our product line, and I believe that these agreements greatly underscore our commitment as a leader in removable prosthetics.”

Kohei Tanabe, President of DGSHAPE Corporation, Hamamatsu-shi, commented, “Our driving force is to fuse human creativity with digital technologies in order to provide simplicity. We are proud to have been chosen by Dentsply Sirona as a selected partner for the effortless production of dental prosthetics. With Dentsply Sirona, the leading company in the dental area, we are embarking on an exciting and promising future technology journey. For our existing and prospective customers this new partnership will expand the power of our products, and the breadth of their services.”

Christoph Stark, Chief Executive Officer of imes-icore, mirrored Tanabe’s sentiments, “Our Company specializes in implementing components to create superior systems in dental technology. In this area, partners are essential for the development of upgrades and applications. The fact that Dentsply Sirona specializes in digital denture solutions for dental labs provides us with a great deal of certainty that, together, we are promoting a promising future technology. We are proud to be a part of this digital revolution.”

Whether users choose to mill in-house or scan and outsource the entire process, Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures continue to offer flexible solutions and provide superior results.

For more information about Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures, please visit dentsplysirona.com/digitaldentures.

About Dentsply Sirona: 
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world-class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.

About DGSHAPE Corporation: 
DGSHAPE Corporation was formed in 2017 by Roland DG Corporation as a wholly-owned subsidiary to develop and market the company’s innovative 3D products, including DWX mills and DWP 3D printer for the dental industry, MPX photo impact printers and EGX engravers for the industrial labeling and personalization industries and MDX and monoFab series of desktop milling machines for the rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and hobby industries. The company’s products are distributed worldwide. To learn more about DGSHAPE Corporation, please visit www.dgshape.com.

About imes-icore: 
imes-icore GmbH acts as a one hundred percent subsidiary company of the internationally transacting isel-Group. Founded approximately 30 years ago as “isert-electronics” and remodeled later to “isel-Group”, imes GmbH made a name in the market with completely developed CNC solutions. Faithfully after the slogan of the isel-Group “from components to systems” imes-icore GmbH is responsible for and specializes in the range of CNC machine systems and therefore a promising emphasis of the isel-Group was established.

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