March 21, 2017
by Dentsply Sirona
“We no longer think in individual products or modules, but in intelligent solutions. This enables us to support dentists and dental technicians to provide better, safer, and faster dental treatments. That is our mission and the reason why we call ourselves ‘The Dental Solutions Company'” explained Jeffrey T. Slovin, Chief Executive Officer of Dentsply Sirona at this year’s IDS press conference. While dental treatments always take a customized approach, they must adhere to clinically proven processes (protocols). As part of these processes, practitioners use a range of technologies, devices and consumables. If these products and processes are ideally coordinated, this has a positive impact on the treatment: Patients can be provided with improved, more time-efficient and safer treatments. Given its comprehensive market expertise and broad product portfolio, Dentsply Sirona is in an unparalleled position in the industry to intelligently combine the individual products to create a unique workflow, starting from the diagnosis and extending through to the final restoration.
Intelligent solutions for successful treatments
To face every challenge, the company has developed a clinically tested process in which all the steps connect, just like the stations of a metro line: For required flexibility, “the switch possibilities” ensure alternative routes. This “line network” which symbolizes the digital networking of processes opens up a world of opportunities for general practitioners and specialists alike: Depending on the indication, patient’s wishes or the practitioner’s personal preferences, efficient and successful workflows can be followed to reach the goal quickly and effectively. “Our customers can be confident that the solutions that we offer have been thought through from start to finish and are underpinned by extensive research and documentation. Each year we invest more than $125 million in the development of products and solutions. Over 600 scientists and engineers work together and supervise more than 50 clinical studies annually. We pass on this know-how to our users via the industry’s largest training platform comprising approximately 11,000 courses in more than 80 countries. We do this because we want our customers and their patients to be able to rest assured that they are offering and receiving the best possible dental treatment”, stated Christopher T. Clark, President and Chief Operating Officer, Technologies.
Strong partner for integrated solutions
When it comes to developing interdisciplinary workflows, the company is already leading the way. For example, the 3D Endo software is a CBCT-based software that guarantees the successful planning of endodontic treatments. To support the actual treatment, Dentsply Sirona Restorative developed an integrated treatment solution from the root to the crown: R2C. Implantology is another area where Dentsply Sirona technologies dovetail perfectly: From diagnostics with 3D imaging to planning with the corresponding software and digital impressions, clinically tested implants can be inserted safely and quickly before being restored with a CAD/CAM solution. Furthermore, the implantology function integrated in the Teneo and Sinius treatment centers offers maximum comfort during treatments.
Innovations for safe workflows down to the last detail
Seamlessly structured processes are enabled thanks to the innovative features and products which Dentsply Sirona will be exhibiting at the IDS 2017: For example, the versatile complete imaging solution Orthophos SL now features a new function which is available as an upgrade. With immediate effect, the radiation dose for 3D images can be reduced to a level for certain clinical indications which, to date, has only been associated with 2D images. The CEREC software has also been comprehensively updated to transform it into a system offering almost unlimited possibilities: The CEREC SW 4.5 with its intelligent tools can make it even easier for newcomers to enter the world of digital prosthetics. The new Dentsply Sirona Hub supports the integration of CEREC into the practice via its “Plug & Play” interfaces. All clinical data and the backup of the CAD/CAM data can thus be saved and archived centrally and called up at any time as needed.
For endodontics, the WaveOne Gold family of reciprocating files has been enhanced to include the WaveOne Gold Glider. It is the first reciprocating glide path file on the market. The metallurgical state-of-the-art WaveOne Gold instruments facilitate root canal preparations with an efficient one file technique.
In the field of implantology, the OsseoSpeed Profile EV implant (Astra Tech Implant System) has been developed for implant patients with an extremely reduced bone volume. Thanks to this solution, augmentation is now often no longer necessary.
In handpieces, the short version S-Line has been added to the contra-angle series T2 and T3. This new version impresses with its reduced overall weight. The hygiene handpiece Midwest RDH and the cordless prophylaxis system Nupro Freedom mark further additions to the handpiece range.
For the laboratory, the company offers software solutions such as the latest updates for inLab CAD SW 16.0 and inLab CAM SW 16.0; material innovations like Celtra Press (the pressable ZLS), Cercon xt (the extra translucent zirconia), and inCoris CCB (the new sintered metal disc for the inLab MC X5 milling unit); and the Atlantis CustomBase solution for screw-retained single tooth restorations.
“With its extensive product and solution innovations, Dentsply Sirona has once again demonstrated its commitment to using digital technologies to enable dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care”, stressed Jeffrey T. Slovin. “It is all about supporting our customers in practices and laboratories.”
About Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history 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 CompanyTM, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. 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.
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