DPS joins SensAble program

June 16, 2010
Technical Research Consortium lab offers digital design, fabrication services to dentists and other dental labs using SensAble dental lab system.

WOBURN, Massachusett--SensAble Technologies, a leading provider of dental restoration design and fabrication solutions, haptic devices, and 3D modeling software, has announced Dental Prosthetic Services has joined the SensAble Authorized Production Center Program.

SAPCs create fixed and removable dental restorations for their dentists using the SensAble Dental Lab System, a dental CAD/CAM system, and are certified to provide design and/or fabrication services to other dental labs. A 65-person full service dental lab based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, DPS is a member of the Technical Research Consortium. TEREC is a North American association of dental laboratories that convenes regularly to evaluate new technologies and processes that may offer a better way for them to serve dentists and their patients.

SensAble Authorized Production Centers help ensure consistent results by using only SensAble-approved design and fabrication methods and adhering to strict quality standards to remain “SensAble-certified.” These SensAble Authorized Production Centers gain marketing exposure from SensAble, and provide a service to other dental labs whose business models support outsourcing digital design and/or production rather than investing in a complete system.

Because not every lab is ready for a complete scan/design/fabricate system, SensAble Authorized Production Centers make it easier for dental labs of all sizes to take incremental steps in transitioning from manual to digital processes and gain the increased productivity, accuracy, and consistency that CAD/CAM provides.

Labs can deploy the scan-only or the scan/cesign configuration of the SensAble Dental Lab System and then send the files electronically to DPS for designing and/or printing a resin pattern. If DPS prints the pattern, it can be returned to the lab for investing and casting in metal or flasking of a flexible material. Alternately, DPS can finish the job by providing the final removable partials, as well as fixed restorations such as copings, crowns and bridges.

“Our doctors trust us to keep them current with emerging technology, and SensAble’s ongoing evaluation and application of new technologies coupled with their commitment to provide innovative, yet practical solutions for dental labs plays a key role in keeping us on the leading edge,” said Kristine Van Cleve, president of Dental Prosthetic Services (DPS).

“The SensAble system has really helped us to grow our business. We started out using the SensAble system for crowns and bridges, but are now also using it to do 95% of our partials. And, we’re excited to be expanding our offerings even more by providing SensAble design and fabrication services, and the accompanying digital advantages, to other labs.”

Added Bob Steingart, president of SensAble Dental Products: “Digital dentistry is transforming the industry, and whether dental labs bring CAD/CAM in-house or outsource, SensAble is committed to giving labs of all sizes a path to the digital future. SensAble is pleased to be working with forward-thinking labs like DPS, whose input and collaboration continues to help us refine and enhance our products.”

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