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Sensable dental partner

Dec. 1, 2010
New partnerships with SILADENT, Innodema provide more distribution and fabrication choices for dental labs.
FRANKFURT, Germany---SensAble Technologies, a provider of dental restoration design and fabrication solutions, 3D modeling software, and haptic devices, has announced further expansion of its European partner network in service to the growing dental lab business in Europe. To read more about SensAble, go to SensAble.The company has announced partnerships with SILADENT Dr. Böhme & Schöps GmbH, Goslar, Germany, and Innodema, an alliance of dental lab fabrication experts based in Belgium. Both of whom become SensAble Authorized Production Centers. Following on the September 2010 appointment of other German production and milling partners, the new partnership appointments further expand SensAble’s dental lab market presence in Europe, where the company markets the SensAble Dental Lab System and the new modular configurations designed for the European market. As a SensAble Authorized Production Center, SILADENT aims to guarantee the fit of restorations made using authorized design configurations of the SensAble Dental Lab System, and maintain quality and turnaround standards in accordance with SensAble’s SAPC program. Also an SAPC, Innodema will offer direct metal fabrication of parts designed on the SensAble Dental Lab System in partnership with different SensAble customers located in Belgium, the Netherlands, and other European countries. Direct metal fabrication is an approach that is economical and an ecologically friendly fabrication to meet labs’ highest quality standards. SensAble showcased its dental lab solutions--along with numerous partner offerings by SILADENT, Innodema, and others, including dental lab system reseller Antonius Koester, GmbH & Co of Meschede, Germany, and R+K CAD/CAM Technologie of Berlin--at the EuroMold conference Dec. 1-4, 2010, in Frankfurt . “As a customer of SensAble, I’ve been amazed at the quality that is possible using the SensAble Dental Lab System, and so we are delighted to offer outsourced fabrication of SensAble-designed restorations to other labs,” said Marc Vosters, director of Innodema. “We know we can add tremendous value to those dental labs looking to move from wax to digital design. We can help them to lower the production costs of dental frames, crowns and bridges and other innovative dental applications, and this in an ecological-friendly way.” Added SILADENT CEO Markus Rehse: "SILADENT is excited to be a Sensable Authorized Production Center for Germany. SILADENT Dr. Böhme & Schöps is one of the largest European manufacturers of dental gypsum, duplicating materials, and investments, and a specialist in the casting technique. Expanding our business into digital design is a natural progression for us. Being at Euromold within Sensable's booth is the first of many activities which will bring our joint customers the best of SILADENT and Sensable." With the worldwide dental lab market projected to grow to $14.5 billion by 2015, labs are rapidly adopting that digital solutions provide more precise and accurate-fitting restorations in less time--a savings for labs, doctors, and patients. SensAble’s expanding network of dental lab partners helps assure labs of ready access to the fabrication services they need for efficiently produced, precisely fitting work for dentists. "We are committed to growing our customer base among dental labs in Europe, and to providing them with innovative products and the wide choice of fabrication services they need," said Bob Steingart, president of SensAble Dental. "Today's dental labs want the flexibility of open systems while maintaining consistent quality and fit, and SensAble and its partners are meeting that need." Dental labs that attend EuroMold in Frankfurt can learn more about the SensAble dental lab products and partner network by visiting SensAble in Hall 11.0, Stand B120, by visiting, or by contacting SensAble at (781) 937-8315.To comment on this topic, go to