REHOVOT, Israel, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As digital dentistry (http://objet.com/INDUSTRIES/Dental/) becomes a standard production tool for many dental practices and laboratories, Objet Geometries Ltd. (http://www.objet.com/) demonstrates the benefits of adding 3D printing to the workflow at IDS. Exhibiting on stand E-079, hall 3.2, Objet will present printed dental parts and models live on the stand throughout the show on the Objet Eden260V(TM) 3D printing system.
"Objet 3D printing solutions ( http://www.objet.com/3D-Printer/Products_Overview/) provide dentists with a high level of precision that is difficult to achieve using traditional freehand dental techniques," states Avi Cohen, Head of Medical Solutions at Objet. "The ability to perfectly reproduce smooth, finely detailed dental parts in real life, direct from CAD design imagery, represents a significant leap towards the age of full digital dentistry."
According to Avi Cohen, Objet technology can reduce the fabrication times of parts and models substantially and output per technician can be dramatically increased. A fast growing number of dental laboratories, including companies such as OPT Clearstep, Glidewell, Albensi Dental, iDent and Remedent, are using the industry-proven technology to fabricate unique stone models, orthodontic appliances, delivery and positioning trays, veneer try-ins, full and partial denture try-ins, surgical guides, clear aligners and retainers.
"The adoption of digital technology is happening rapidly in the dental industry and we see 3D printing as a key part of this workflow trend. The benefits of a process that integrates oral scanning with digital design and digital printing over traditional methods are clear," asserts Avi Cohen. "Production times are significantly reduced and bottlenecks are a thing of the past as multiple, unique parts are built in single print runs. The precision and accuracy of Objet printed parts will not be beaten and, perhaps more importantly, they're consistent - the potential for human error is removed from the process. Even the patient experience can be dramatically improved by eliminating the dependence on physical impressions, which can be both uncomfortable and inconvenient."
Objet will also showcase a broad range of the dental models at IDS, specifically designed for the dental market. The material features extreme toughness, dimensional stability and great detail visualization - producing models that can be handled immediately after being built.
Avi Cohen concludes, "Choosing the right equipment to get the best return on investment can be tricky. Objet Geometries is committed to enabling dental practitioners to reap the maximum benefits from the digital dentistry (http://objet.com/INDUSTRIES/Dental/) era, which is exactly what we'll be demonstrating at IDS."
To find out more about Objet's digital dentistry solutions please visit http://www.objet.com/dental.