March 15, 2010
by 3M ESPE
London, Ontario. (March, 2010) 3M ESPE is excited to announce the launch of the Lava brand Chairside Oral Scanner into the Canadian marketplace; the only 3D video capture system in dentistry today is now the only digital impression system to guarantee restoration fit.
Dentists using the system have reported a 41 percent reduction in seating times for single unit crowns and a remake rate due to marginal fit that is 80 percent below the reported industry average.
The Lava C.O.S. from 3M ESPE is the only digital impressioning system on the market that has elevated the process from merely taking pictures to capturing video. With Lava C.O.S. 3D-in-Motion technology, doctors can capture and simultaneously view continuous 3D video images to create a digital impression on a touch screen monitor.
Doctors can assess their preparation and margin using several review features unique to digital dentistry and specify either a traditional (PFM) or CAD/CAM restoration, including a Lava restoration. The digital prescription is sent to the Doctors lab for marking the margin and cutting the die. The process is complete once the lab receives a technologically advanced stereolithography (SLA) model for finishing, and ships the final restoration back to the doctor.
Any dentist can purchase a Lava C.O.S. and any lab can participate in the digital workflow, utilizing a business model that requires no capital investment from a lab and allows doctors to work with their existing labs.
3M ESPE is so confident in this product it is ensuring the accurate fit of restorations created using its Lava Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. with a one year guarantee for new doctors. If the doctor chooses not to seat a restoration for reasons of fit 3M ESPE will (after verifying eligibility)
Issue the practice credits for two case fees
Compensate the lab $100 to help defray the remake cost
Provide an analysis about the reason(s) for the misfit to the doctor and lab
All approved indications for the Lava C.O.S. are covered by the guarantee, including single or multiple crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers, seated implant abutments and bridges up to 4 units.
Eligibility applies to new certified doctors of practices in good standing as well as trained and certified laboratories in good standing producing restorations for eligible doctors only. The one-year duration of the guarantee begins on the practices certification date.
The program highlights the accuracy of the system and demonstrates the commitment of 3M ESPE to customers who purchase this powerful technology.
For more information visit www.3MESPE.ca/lavacos or call 1-888-363-3685.
3M ESPE manufactures and markets more than 2,000 products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. 3M Health Care, one of 3Ms six major business segments, provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products visit the 3M ESPE Web site at www.3MESPE.ca
Source: 3M internal data
Source: 3M internal data and 2007 NADL data
Valid for new Lava C.O.S. doctors until one year after certification date. Fit guarantee covers any restoration sent back to the lab because of marginal fit. See contract for full details.
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