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In Times of Social Distance, DCI Edge and NSK Come Closer Together to Launch a New Integration Solution

August 17, 2020
by NSK


The New Integrated Electric Motor System will allow dental practices to expand the possibilities of dental treatment

With over 120 combined years serving dentistry, DCI Edge, the fastest growing dental equipment and dental furniture manufacturer, and NSK, the #1 selling electric handpiece manufacturer in the US, introduce a seamlessly integrated electric motor system to be built into all DCI Edge delivery systems.  The co-engineered system fully integrates the NLZ E Electric Motor and its licensed differentiators, including WaveOne® technology.

“We are excited to offer this industry leading integrated technology to our customers. In keeping with our mission to make our customers’ lives easier, it was critical to select a company with a similar culture, care for the customer and a vision for continuous innovation. We found that in NSK. Working together we will challenge the industry with new and exciting integrated technologies,” said Jason Spencer, President of DCI.

“It is incredible to see two great companies come together—especially in our current climate—Our integrated motor system will add capabilities across DCI Edge and NSK product lines, expanding treatment possibilities for everyone. We are so excited for customers to try it,” said Colan Rogers, President of NSK America.

The integrated motor has a custom interface to guide clinicians as they work, placing all the control at their fingertips. Its ergonomic design and intuitive operation help minimize unnecessary movement, keeping treatment as streamlined as possible for greater efficiency and a better treatment experience overall.

The motor systems unique touchpad interface is engineered for complete integration with the NSK NLZ E Electric Motor that performs at a speed of 100-40,000 min-1 and a max torque of 4.2 Ncm. For enhanced safety, NSK’s proprietary Contra-Check Function is built-in to detect abnormalities caused by deterioration of the electric attachment and insufficient maintenance before use.

To eliminate integration anxiety for the clinician, all integration options, including the new touchpad and electric motor, will be installed at the DCI factory in Newberg, OR.  The system is designed to integrate across the entire DCI Edge Delivery Unit line and can be retrofitted to existing Series 5 Delivery Units. The factory-installed options for instrumentation include essential diagnostic and clinical devices, such as the ACTEON® SOPRO intraoral camera family, piezoelectric scalers, curing lights and the Dentsply Sirona Cavitron® System. Efficient endodontic treatment capabilities for both rotary and reciprocating files, including WaveOne® technology, are also part of the integration experience.

DCI Edge operatory equipment is available through DCI authorized Edge dealers. The DCI Edge product line is built with dentists, patients, and service technicians in mind, enabling clinicians to work more efficiently and comfortably. All DCI products are built at its factory located in Newberg, Oregon. Find a dealer at www.dciedge.com/dealer/locator


About NSK

Founded in 1930, Nakanishi (NSK) is the world’s largest manufacturer of rotary instruments for the dental profession which includes air-driven and electric handpieces, specialty handpieces (endo, surgical, hygiene), electric motors and handpiece maintenance systems. NSK is passionate about creating innovative products that deliver outstanding value. Almost all parts are manufactured in-house to guarantee the highest precision, reliability and performance. The Ti-Max Z contra-angle and air turbine series and the NLZ micromotors resulted from NSK’s constant quest to make the impossible possible. www.nskdental.com

About DCI
Started over 35 years ago in Newberg, OR by the Spencer family, DCI was founded on three guiding principles: making customers’ lives easier, delivering reliable, high-quality dental parts & equipment, and giving back to those in need.  Over the years, the Spencer family redefined the operatory equipment landscape by designing dental equipment and parts that challenged the status quo. This experience gives DCI its edge. Today, the family brings their design expertise and commitment to value and service to the forefront with the DCI Edge lines of operatory equipment. www.dcionline.com    www.dciedge.com