August 25, 2016
by Oral Health
Heraeus Kulzer today announced the introduction of My Digital Denture, the company’s latest initiative in the digital denture space. My Digital Denture is a private label opportunity that relieves dental laboratories of the challenging and time-consuming setup and design steps in the denture process while still allowing them the freedom to use their preferred workflow prior to setup. This enables the laboratory to offer the exceptional fit and precision facilitated by digital dentures while freeing their technicians’ time to focus on other, more critical work.
My Digital Denture enables laboratories to offer exceptional fit and precision dentures facilitated by digital design while freeing their technicians’ time to focus on other, more profitable work. This is made possible through the hands-on training provided by Heraeus Kulzer’s Pala Digital Team to laboratory technicians on the processing and finishing of a digitally designed denture.
“In 2015, our Pala Digital Denture revolutionized the way laboratories process dentures, providing them and their dental practice customers with unprecedented precision in two to three visits versus six or more visits with conventional dentures,” said Christopher Holden, president of Heraeus Kulzer North America. “While the Pala Digital Denture System has helped laboratories grow their business, we know there is also a desire by many laboratory partners to control more of the processing and finishing. With My Digital Denture, we are giving laboratories more control than ever in choosing their level of involvement in delivering a digital denture.”
My Digital Denture is the first digital solution that gives laboratories the freedom to use their preferred workflow prior to setup by enabling them to scan models with bite rims without requiring special impression trays or changing the dentist’s workflow. This innovative system also gives laboratories the option of choosing either Heraeus Kulzer’s state-of-the-art Mondial®/Mondial i denture teeth or the company’s economy-priced Artic® Digital denture teeth. The Pala Digital Denture team will train partner laboratories on the use of various processing techniques, including injection, pouring and press-pack.
Heraeus Kulzer offers each laboratory the marketing flexibility of treating My Digital Denture as a private label offering so the laboratory can brand the final denture in whatever way best meets their marketing needs. Laboratories will also benefit from a nearly 50% increase in productivity due to the fact that their more skilled technicians will be freed up from having to perform the setup and design steps. Laboratory bottom lines will grow as these technicians are able to devote more time to higherrevenue cases.
To make it as convenient as possible for laboratories to enjoy the benefits of My Digital Denture, Heraeus Kulzer provides Friday hands-on training sessions near its South Bend, Indiana headquarters. Training dates for 2016 include October 21 and December 2. In addition, the company will offer training at LMT Lab Day East in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 17, and in-lab sessions may also be arranged upon request. For more information, laboratories may contact their Heraeus Kulzer representative, or visit http://paladigitaldentures.com/handsontraining.
For additional information on Heraeus Kulzer and the company’s product range, please visit heraeus-kulzer-us.com.
About Heraeus Kulzer
Heraeus Kulzer GmbH is one of the world’s leading dental companies with its headquarters in Hanau, Germany. As a trusted partner, the company supplies dentists and dental technicians with an extensive product range, covering cosmetic dentistry, tooth preservation, prosthetics, periodontology and digital dentistry. More than 1,500 employees at 26 locations worldwide are driven by their expertise and passion for the dental market and embody what the name Heraeus Kulzer stands for: service, quality and innovation. Heraeus Kulzer has been part of the Japanese Mitsui Chemicals Group since July 2013. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) is based in Tokyo, and has 137 affiliates with more than 14,300 employees in 27 countries worldwide. Its innovative, practical chemical products are as much in demand in the automotive, electronics and packaging industries as they are in other fields such as environmental protection and healthcare.
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