Sirona expands InfiniDent Services

Aug. 30, 2010
New management, more indications and more material choices to include Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max CAD material.

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York--Sirona Dental Systems, a pioneer in digital dentistry 25 years ago and a leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, has announced expansion of infiniDent.

InfiniDent is an Internet-based laboratory service that caters exclusively to Sirona inLab and inEos Blue users, which will now include Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max CAD material.

Sirona laboratory customers can upload the digital impressions they receive from CEREC dentists to infiniDent, located in Charlotte, N.C., for fabrication of restoration types. The Sirona-operated facility then returns the completed work to the laboratory within three business days.

Under the new management of Bob Vasile, the range of materials and indications have been expanded from framework materials to include full-contour materials made from Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate and VITA’s new RealLife material.

Vasile joined Sirona as CEREC laboratory manager for infiniDent after working for a major manufacturer of custom CAD/CAM-fabricated implant abutments. Additionally, Vasile owned and operated a dental laboratory for more than 20 years.

Under Vasile’s management, and starting from Sept. 15, 2010, infiniDent will offer more services and an expanded list of materials. Initially limited to providing only copings and bridge frameworks, infiniDent now provides a number of complete restorative applications.

This includes full-contour restorations and veneers. New materials include Sirona CEREC Blocs, IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate, VITA Mark II, VITA TriLuxe forte, and VITA RealLife.

“infiniDent provides an extremely wide variety of indications,” remarked Vasile. “We’re flexible; if a laboratory owner has only our inEos Blue scanner, for example, they can send the case over to us and we will send back their finished product. We’ve also added full-contour materials to meet the growing demands of our inLab and inEos customers.”

infiniDent continues to support existing materials, such as pure zirconium oxide (ZrO2), aluminum oxide (AlO2), and laser-sintered nonprecious metal, as well as fully anatomic wax patterns.

infiniDent enables current inLab and inEos owners to derive additional value from their technology investments by providing access to a continuously expanding menu of materials and indications, as well as providing customers with design control of their restorations.

infiniDent is a solution for various lab groups, such as:

1. Labs that have their own inLab system, but no sintering furnace. These labs can utilize infiniDent to offer pure zirconium oxide crown and bridge frameworks to their dentists without surrendering design control, as they would when sending their work to an outsourcing lab. infiniDent allows them to build their volume to a level that enables them to buy a sintering furnace, if they choose.

2. Labs looking for a low-investment, but expandable, entry model into CAD/CAM. In this case, a lab buys only an inEos Blue scanner. They would then scan and design work in their lab and have infiniDent fabricate their restorations. As volume grows, they can purchase an inLab MC XL milling unit, as well as a sintering furnace.

3. inLab users who want to gain access to future indications and materials. infinDent protects their investment in inLab technology by enabling lab owners to order new materials as soon as they become available.

According to Roddy MacLeod, vice president of CAD/CAM for Sirona, “Sirona strives for continuous innovation and improvement in our technology. Laboratories that may not have the newest technology are able to expand their business and take full advantage of complete services by partnering with infiniDent. Sirona offers an economical entry into the digital restorative revolution.”

The infiniDent service was named one of 2006’s most innovative products for the dental laboratory industry by the Journal of Dental Technology. Sirona continues to provide additional value to its inLab and inEos Blue customers with service options such as infiniDent, as well as free software updates..

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