August 9, 2016
by Oral Health
The CEREC SpeedFire sintering furnace from Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM has won the coveted Red Dot design award. The award ceremony was held recently in the Aalto Theater in Essen. Zirconium oxide restorations can be sintered in less than 15 minutes using induction technology.
The “efficient interplay between the CEREC SpeedFire’s open and closed shape and rounded and straight lines” impressed the 41-member jury of the annual Red Dot Awards. The “dramatic tension” this created led to the award for the sintering furnace in the “Life Science and Medicine” category. The award ceremony was held at the Red Dot Gala on July 4, 2016 in the Aalto Theater in Essen.
The CEREC SpeedFire induction furnace, which has been available for five months, is part of the CEREC Zirconia workflow that now enables dentists to offer their patients chairside restorations using the high-performance material zirconium oxide. The compact and user-friendly device combines the sintering and finalization process (glazing), making it unique on the market. Both processes take just a
few minutes. A crown, for example, can be sintered in 10 – 15 minutes and glazed in nine minutes. Its connection to the system provides the furnace with all the necessary information on the material, color, type and size of restoration via the CEREC software of Dentsply
Sirona CAD/CAM. Based on this information, the furnace gets the right program for the restoration. An important benefit: The intuitive handling of the software makes all processes easy – there is no need for any special training or long practice sessions. The smallest and fastest sintering furnace on the market has become very popular with dentists in just a short time with the 1000th Dentsply Sirona CEREC furnace having already been manufactured.
Outstanding products, design concepts, and communication designs have been awarded the globally acknowledged Red Dot Award since 1954. This year, the jury, which is made up of independent designers, design professors, and journalists, will evaluate a total of 5,214 products from 57 countries in 31 categories. The most important criterion for awarding the coveted prize is high design quality.
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 Company, 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. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.