Nobel Biocare has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art North American Ceramics Center in Mahwah, N.J. The site also features a Procera(R) manufacturing facility and a dental training institute. This expansion follows the recently opened European Ceramics Center in Stockholm, and is prompted by increased demand for esthetic dental solutions, which are driving the need for greater access to training and technology.
The 40,000 plus square foot building combines state-of-the-art facilities and interactive technology to deliver comprehensive educational programs to clinicians and lab technicians, which support the latest procedures for Nobel Biocare's high-end ceramic, surgical and restorative products, concepts and solutions. The facility includes a laboratory training area that accommodates up to 40 lab technicians, and a lecture hall that seats up to 120 clinicians. Combined with the company's Yorba Linda, Calif., and Toronto, Canada facilities, the Mahwah manufacturing facility and training institute strengthens Nobel Biocare's east to west presence, ensuring customers receive strong product and training support throughout North America.
The new manufacturing facility will produce Nobel Biocare's Procera(R) family-of crowns, bridges, implant abutments and laminates (facades). Procera combines innovative ceramic materials with a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) process to deliver individually customized patient solutions. The alumina and zirconia ceramic materials used in the Procera process result in crowns with a translucency that closely mimics real teeth, giving the restoration a beautiful, natural appearance.
"The first patient was treated by Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark in 1965. Ever since Nobel Biocare has pioneered the modern era of implant dentistry and has created a rich tradition of innovation based upon science. This commitment to innovation and excellence continues with the opening of our state-of-the-art manufacturing and training facility in Mahwah, New Jersey," said Nobel Biocare President and CEO Heliane Canepa. "Patient demand for fast, pain-free dental solutions that provide long-lasting functionality and beauty is driving the market for our solutions. Our new Mahwah facility will ensure that Nobel Biocare meets this growing demand by ensuring the availability of high quality products and training programs, which support the latest treatment concepts."
"Nobel Biocare's family of crown, bridge and implant solutions leads the industry in the use of innovative materials and treatment options that result in the most lifelike restorations," said Dr. Howard Ehrenkranz, a Livingston, New Jersey general dentist who has lectured to his peers on both cosmetic and implant surgery. "Staying current on the latest technologies and procedures is essential to building a viable practice and providing patients with the best possible care. This training facility is a tremendous asset to clinicians in the tri-state area and throughout North America."
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