CEREC Optispray released for digital impressions, CAD/CAM restorations

Oct. 28, 2008
An advanced contrast medium in a convenient spray canister, the product enables easier and more precise optical impressions.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--Sirona Dental Systems, LLC, a pioneer in digital impressions more than 20 years ago and a leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, recently introduced CEREC Optispray.

An advanced contrast medium in a convenient spray canister to enable easier and more precise optical impressions and, ultimately, esthetic and functional CAD/CAM-produced dental restorations.

"The use of a contrast medium has been providing CEREC users with highly accurate digital impressions that require a minimal number of scans for more than 20 years," said Michael Augins, Sirona Dental Systems, LLC USA president. "Optispray simplifies this proven process and takes it to the next level."

According to Dr. Sameer Puri of Tarzana, Calif., "Eliminating the need for compressed air lines and clog-prone nozzles to deliver the contrast medium is a major breakthrough. Because the CEREC user is untethered, maneuverability is greatly improved for more accurate impressions--even for the most hard-to-reach posterior areas."

Optispray was developed by Sirona's in-house R&D department for use with the CEREC dental CAD/CAM system. It provides the following benefits:

* Consistency: Consistently easy, fast, and accurate application

* Precision: Thin, homogeneous contrast layer helps deliver precise digital impression results

* Ergonomic: Spray head can be turned or angled to the desired position, depending on application (mandible/maxilla)

* Patient Experience: Optispray has a pleasant spearmint scent and taste

Preliminary reviews of Optispray have been positive. According to Dr. Adamo Notarantonio of Huntington, N.Y., "As a CEREC owner, I have used all of the powdering devices on the market and I can honestly say, Optispray gives me the most consistent images, and is by far the easiest to use as well."

CEREC Optispray comes in 50ml canisters, including two application nozzles, has a two-year shelf life and is available exclusively through Patterson Dental Supply.

For more information, call a Patterson sales representative or visit CEREC.

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