May 28, 2013
by Oral Health Group
Easy-to-use tool called “the Swiss Army knife of dental prosthetics measurement”
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its PalaMeter prosthetic measurement device was recently awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The PalaMeter is a multi-faceted measurement tool that was developed by Heraeus Kulzer and Dr. Andreas Polei in close cooperation with dental technicians and dentists to simplify the daily work of dental laboratories and practices in numerous ways. Practical in design and made from fully flexible material, its helpful color coding makes the PalaMeter exceptionally easy to use.
The PalaMeter can be used to measure: the width of a gap; the aesthetic curve; dimensions for implantology; appliance width; the vertical dimension; the dental arch; the height of incisal length; and the position of the mandibular arch in relation to the maxilla. It can also be used to: determine the lowest point of the alveolar ridge profile; to mark the molar point; to draw a 22.5º angle starting from the occlusion center; to define a definitive dental stop line; to find and mark the midline; to check symmetries; for marking without parallax errors; and for determining angles between tooth surfaces
“We feel the PalaMeter is one of the most versatile measuring instrument for prosthetics in the dental industry,” said Lesley Melvin, Product Manager for Heraeus Kulzer. “Dr. Polei and our engineers went to great lengths to listen closely to numerous dental technicians and dentists, and the result is an exceptionally user-friendly device. It’s really the Swiss Army knife of dental prosthetic measurement.”
To find out more details on the PalaMeter and to download the Instruction guide, visit, www.heraeusdentalusa.com. To keep its customers up-to-date regarding product developments, special promotions, educational offerings and other value-added services, Heraeus is asking customers to share their email addresses. In return, customers can choose a free gift and will be entered to win an iPad Mini.
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For more information on Heraeus or its products, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.
Heraeus Kulzer North America continually applies its research, science and customer care resources to deliver unparalleled innovation and exceptional products and services to both dental practitioners and laboratories, with a focus on creating value-based products that unlock new levels of customer productivity. The company’s products include the Venus® brand of low stress composites, Venus White® Teeth Whitening Systems, Flexitime® Impressions Systems, Gluma® Desensitizers, iBond® Bonding Solutions, PALA® Mondial® Teeth, and Modern Materials® Gypsum Products. In addition, the company’s Precious Metal Refining Division is one of the nation’s leading dental alloy refiners. Heraeus Kulzer North America also collaborates with health care providers, researchers and academic institutions to support community well-being and overall oral health. To that end, the company and its employees provide financial and other forms of support to numerous health- and community-related non-profit organizations.