Dental Products Report - September 2011 - (Page 64)
Dental Products Report is one of the primary media parnters for the PRIDE INSTITUTE’S “BEST OF CLASS” TECHNOLOGY FAIR. We’ll provide coverage on the honorees throughout the year.
CLASS IS IN
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SESSION, PART III
A look at four of the 16 winners recognized by The Pride Institute as “Best of Class” in 2011. Acknowledging the dynamic decision making that comes from bringing great minds and great dentists together, once again this year’s honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of dental professionals. In each issue between now and October we will highlight four of the 16 honorees. You’ll ﬁnd both general information about what the product brings to the table as well as feedback from one of the panelists on what helps the product stand out in its competitive set. Interviews, education and hands-on demonstrations at the “Best of Class” Technology Fair at this year’s ADA Annual Session in Las Vegas will allow you to experience each product on your own and decide if it’s a good ﬁt for your practice.
SIRONA DENTAL SYSTEMS’ CEREC WITH BLUECAM
The CER EC AC with the CEREC Bluecam captures highly detailed images using a powerful blue light-emitting diode (LED). Rapid, easy imaging results in a quantum leap in CAD/CAM precision, clinical reliability and e ciency. The high-precision lens system of the CEREC Bluecam sets a new standard in measurement accuracy and delivers an unprecedented level of precision. The highperformance diode emits blue light with a short wavelength. The resulting optical impressions are extremely accurate. This applies to single-tooth as well as multiple images.
The Panelist’s Perspective: Dr. Larry Emmott
Q: How did you ﬁrst ﬁnd out about this product? A: At various shows and from Sirona reps. The CEREC Bluecam was introduced in 2009 to replace the CEREC 3 Cam, which is now referred to as the “Red Cam” although that isn’t the ofﬁcial name. Q: Describe the situations in which you’ve seen the product in use. A: Hands-on demonstrations at shows and the Scottsdale learning center. Discussions with various users and trainers. Q: In light of the product’s performance in these situations, what, in your opinion, sets it apart in the industry? A: Bluecam has several features that are important. Not all of these features are unique but taken together they make Bluecam a signiﬁcant improvement over previous options. The most obvious feature for users is auto-capture. The user doesn’t need to hold the camera very still while pressing a button or foot control. The camera takes the image automatically whenever it’s still and properly positioned. A related feature is a 0-14 mm depth of ﬁeld that allows users to get good digital impression images with less hassle and in tight posterior spaces. The Bluecam light is a shorter LED wavelength that’s simply able to capture more data and create higher resolution and more accurate virtual models. Bluecam doesn’t stand alone as a capture device but is part of a system. It’s the system that sets Bluecam apart from the competition. Q: If you had to summarize why a dentist should purchase this product or switch to this product, what three reasons would you highlight? A: The entire ﬁeld of “digital” impressions is rapidly growing and will soon become the standard. There are two types of digital impression systems on the market. These are CAD/CAM, which lets users mill a restoration chairside and acquisition only units that create digital impressions that are sent to a lab. At this time the CEREC system is the only one that allows users to do both. All the other systems are either/or. This dual option allows users to get started with an acquisition center only without the CAD/CAM milling unit. This lowers the cost of purchase signiﬁcantly and allows users to try the system with less risk and less time in training. Then if the buyer wants to add milling at a later date he/she can do so without starting over. Dentists looking to purchase a digital impression system should look at the entire system and not just the single device that creates the impression. Part of the system that sets CEREC apart is the new CEREC 4.0 software. This is a signiﬁcant improvement that will allow users to fabricate crowns faster and better with less of a “learning curve.” It also is a ﬁrst step toward using digital impressions as study models and not just for restorations.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dental Products Report - September 2011
Dental Products Report - September 2011
From the Editor
Top 25 Women in Dentistry
Class is in Session, Part III
Kerr Corp.’s Take One Advanced and Alginot
XLDent’s Software Suite
The Red Rubber Ball at Work
Make a Better Impression on Everyone
Complete MID on Lesions
SNAP Cosmetic Simulation Software
E4D CAD/CAM System
Products in Practice
Effective Practice Marketing in the 24-7 Digital Age
A New Take on the Highspeed Handpiece
Byte by Byte
Dental Products Report - September 2011