3M ESPE and Straumann collaborate to develop a streamlined digital workflow for restorative dentistry

By Marty Jablow – Dental News and Technology Blog

•    Companies plan to connect 3MTM ESPETM LavaTM Chairside Oral Scanner
C.O.S. to the Straumann® CARES® digital platform for restoration of
Straumann implants.
•    Companies plan to offer new 3M ESPE CAD/CAM
Restorative materials through Straumann CARES, improving the workflow
from both companies.
•    Collaboration builds upon their effort to
drive the adoption of Dental Wings Open Software (DWOSTM) into the
leading open global standard software platform for dental applications.

, 22 March 2011: At Europe‘s largest dental trade fair, the
International Dental Show, today Straumann and 3M ESPE announced that
they are collaborating to develop a streamlined digital implant workflow
that connects the Lava Chairside Oral Scanner C.O

Straumann implant placed in site #14 (maxillar...

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.S., to the Straumann
CARES digital platform for prosthetic restoration of Straumann implants.
goal of the collaboration is to increase accuracy, simplicity and
productivity of the implant restorative procedure by combining
technology solutions from industry leaders.
This new development will
enable dentists to use the Lava C.O.S. to transfer digital scan
information of the patients’ oral geometry to dental labs with the
Straumann CARES system. This option also increases the breadth of the
Straumann CARES digital offering.
In this new workflow, labs will
retain control over the custom digital design of both implant abutments
and final crowns. As announced earlier today, the two companies have
selected Dental Wings Open Software (DWOS) as the core software behind
the new Lava Design 7 Software and CARES CADCAM systems. This move
allows both companies to channel their resources into developing one
common software platform. This not only offers immediate benefits to the
dental labs, such as simplifying choices, or minimizing training and
investment risk. It also allows the three companies to focus on
delivering additional indications and enhanced workflow functionality of
the software to support multiple growing industry needs.
will continue to offer clinicians attractive restorative material
solutions – from monolithic all-ceramic and hand-layered porcelain to
zirconia restorations to new technologies to enhance the design and
production of CAD/CAM crowns. In addition,the companies are working on
offering new 3M ESPE CAD/

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