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Sirona Expands Orthodontic Product Line
CEREC Omnicam and its new CEREC Ortho Software can now be used to
submit digital impressions for Invisalign clear-aligner therapy. The new CEREC
Ortho SW 1.1 features a patent-pending, guided scanning process and connects
CEREC with Invisalign treatment. Digital models created from CEREC Omnicam
intraoral data are transferred to Align Technology and used as part of the record
submission for an Invisalign treatment.
This eliminates the process of creating and sending physical impressions, which
results in faster processing of the case. The new software, exclusive for CEREC
Omnicam systems, will be available in selected markets by the summer of 2015.
Biolux Research Announces Product Approval
in Australia and New Zealand
Biolux Research has announced that its product, OrthoPulse, has
received two new regulatory approvals. These recent approvals, in Australia
and New Zealand, will enable doctors in those countries to offer this technology to their orthodontic patients.
OrthoPulse utilizes low-level light therapy, or photobiomodulation, to
stimulate the periodontium and alveolar bone surrounding the roots of the
teeth to signiﬁcantly increase tooth movement and reduce treatment time
for braces or clear aligners. Biolux CEO Kevin Strange said the product
has already received regulatory approval in Europe and Canada and may
receive more approvals in the near future.
DENTSPLY GAC Sponsors
DENTSPLY GAC held its
ﬁrst Orthodontic World Congress
(OWC) at the Loews Coronado Bay
Resort in San Diego in February.
During the four-day event, attendees
listened to a variety of clinical lectures, were offered practice-building
ideas and heard from a collection of
internationally recognized inspirational speakers.
Speaker topics included everything from taking another look at
lingual treatment to dealing with
complex and risky orthodontic
movements such as periodontally
facilitated orthodontics. Attendees
included a mix of orthodontists and
their staff, as well as residents and
more than 30 university leaders.
The location of the 2016 OWC is
still being considered.
3M Unitek Reaches Milestone with SmartClip Appliance System
3M Unitek recently announced that
more than one million patients worldwide have been treated with 3M Unitek's
SmartClip Self-Ligating Appliance System.
The system features an open-ligating clip
to hold the archwire. According to 3M
Unitek representatives, the SmartClip
System combines a traditional bracket
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shape and active on-demand self-ligation to
offer distinct user and patient advantages.
According to a press release, orthodontists report that they are able to
signiﬁcantly increase practice efﬁciency
by completing treatment more quickly
with fewer patient appointments. The
SmartClip System was introduced 10 years
ago and evolves based on user input to offer
greater efﬁciency. The latest advancement
is its availability with the APC Flash-Free
Adhesive Coated Appliance System. APC
Flash-Free Adhesive does away with the
ﬂash removal step during bracket placement, saving bonding time and lowering
the bond failure rate.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Orthotown May 2015
The Benefi ts of Treatment by Twelves
Your Orthodontic Business Funnel
Case Presentation: The Next Twelve
Large Arches, Small Teeth
Overhead: What Does it Mean to a Start-up Doctor?
A Winning Combination: Stainless-Steel Mini-Screws and CBCT Simulations
Orthodontic Marketing Automation: A Look Into the Future
The More We See, The More We Know
Three Key Solutions
A Leader Inside and Outside the Practice
From San Francisco to Orlando: A Look at AAO’s Upcoming Sessions
Use of Digital Impressions in Orthodontic Fabrication
Orthotown May 2015