Web-based digital transmission benefits practices, laboratories

Aug. 13, 2008
Sirona's CEREC Connect adopted by more than 25% of inLab users.

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York--Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., a pioneer in digital impressions for more than 20 years, has announced steadily
increasing CEREC Connect users.

A web-based communication platform designed exclusively for Sirona CEREC and inLab dental CAD/CAM users, CEREC Connect enhances productivity by eliminating physical impressions and electronically transmitting a digitally scanned impression to the inLab laboratory of their choice.

As Dr. Robert Schmidt commented, "With digital impressions, the fits are better!
You just can't beat a computer-milled finish, whether it's CEREC or inLab. The
predictability with digital impressions is much better and more consistent than
with physical impressions."

Sirona, a leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, has taken the concept of digital impression taking systems one step further by enabling dental laboratories to fabricate digital restorations without the need for a conventional physical model.

Steve Killian, CDT (president, Killian Dental Ceramics), stated, "We got into
digital impressions with the goal of reducing the amount of restoration remakes.
We have not had to remake a single restoration created from a digital impression and we are saving significant time and materials by using virtual models."

While digital impressions are gaining acceptance over physical impressions and
models, Sirona plans to offer labs the ability to create a physical model from the
CEREC digital impression in the near future.

"Some laboratories prefer a model; our plan is not to insist on model-less dentistry," remarked Norbert Ulmer, director of laboratory CAD/CAM for Sirona. "Our next step will be to offer laboratories both options, and let them decide on their own when they're ready to transition to the digital method."

For more information about CEREC Connect, call (800) 873-7683 or visit CEREC Connect.

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