Nobel Biocare makes headlines at IDS 2013 announcing endowment of a new foundation and upcoming NobelProcera solutions

The 2013 International Dental Show in Cologne was a special event for Nobel Biocare. The company made several major announcements including the endowment of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. “FOR,” to be led by the most renowned scholars in oral rehabilitation, will be a landmark in Nobel Biocare’s history and commitment to training, education, science and humanitarian engagement. The official inauguration of FOR will take place at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in New York, 20-23 June.

“Our mission is to achieve effective worldwide patient care through scholarship and humanitarian engagement,” according to George Zarb, who will be the chairman of the foundation.

Additionally at IDS, Nobel Biocare announced exciting upcoming CAD/CAM developments to NobelProcera including a new second-generation NobelProcera 2G Scanner and an open access partnership with 3Shape for NobelProcera Abutments. These new and exciting product developments are designed to help dental professionals treat more patients better.

At Nobel Biocare, the patient is the focus as the company follows the mission, “Designing for Life.” Nobel Biocare aims to improve every patient’s quality of life with superior products and solutions designed to give functional and natural-looking tooth restorations that aspire to last a lifetime.

Visitors to IDS experienced a welcoming atmosphere at the Nobel Biocare booth with a floor plan that invited customers in to touch and feel the new products for themselves. At IDS Nobel Biocare announced product launches to core steps of the patient treatment workflow including diagnostics and treatment planning, surgery and finally prosthetic restoration.

Get the full picture of your patients’ needs
The latest version of NobelClinician Software significantly enhances diagnostic capabilities through a new 3D rendering technology called volume rendering. Dental professionals can now also use NobelClinician to import 2D images and visualize them next to the 3D view. The new and innovative NobelClinician Communicator iPad® app gives dental professionals a convenient platform to present and effectively communicate NobelClinician treatment plans to their patients.

Rely on safe and versatile treatment options
New customizable drilling protocols have been added to the iPad®-operated OsseoCare Pro drill motor allowing users to create and save their own drilling protocols by changing or adding steps – both for Nobel Biocare and other implant systems. Additionally, users can now use their handpiece of choice as well as switching between different contra-angles and handpiece ratios during surgery. A new note-taking feature allows users to keep a more effective overview of surgery with the ability to add notes before, during and after surgery.

The line extension of partially machined collar implants featuring the new NobelReplace Conical Connection PMC and Replace Select Tapered PMC ensures that the original tapered implant system provides total patient treatment flexibility. The new NobelReplace Conical Connection PMC adds an additional option to the original with a 0.75 mm machined collar. The original Replace Select Tapered has been available with a 1.5 mm machined collar for tissue-level restorations and the new Replace Select Tapered PMC is available with a 0.75 mm machined collar.

Achieve esthetic excellence
The upcoming second-generation NobelProcera 2G Scanner is even more precise than its predecessor and will have exciting new elements including advanced automation features which are designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version which will be available later this year.

Also, later this year, users of the 3Shape Dental System will be able to integrate their system to gain access to the unrivaled quality of NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium for both Nobel Biocare and other major implant systems. Interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on the version in use and which 3Shape Partner has provided the Dental System.

Nobel Biocare also recently added to its assortment of third-party products featuring NobelProcera Abutments and  NobelProcera Implant Bars Overdenture. In addition to the existing third-party NobelProcera Abutments for Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen – a whole new range of NobelProcera Abutments are now available on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms. Another recent third-party product addition is the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. This new restorative option gives NobelProcera users the opportunity to gain a significant competitive edge in expanding their business.

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Nobel Biocare (NOBN, SIX Swiss Exchange) is a world leader in innovative restorative and esthetic dental solutions. As a complete solutions provider, Nobel Biocare offers the most comprehensive range of solutions from tooth to root, for single tooth to fully edentulous indications. The solutions portfolio covers dental implants (including the key brands NobelActive®, Brånemark System® and NobelReplace®, individualized prosthetics and equipment (NobelProcera®, guided surgery solutions and biomaterials). Nobel Biocare has approximately 2’500 employees and recorded revenue of EUR 580.5 million in 2012. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at seven sites located in Canada, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the US. Nobel Biocare has 34 direct sales organizations.