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OrthoAccel Technologies Granted
3 New Patents in U.S., China
3Shape and Ormco Announce Trios Integration
with Insignia Advanced Smile Design
OrthoAccel Technologies has been granted two
new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office and one international patent from China's patent office in the category of vibrating dental devices.
The new patents protect key design elements and
ranges of parameters for AcceleDent, an FDA-cleared
vibratory orthodontic device that can speed up
orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent and
reduce the discomfort associated with orthodontic
A Class II medical device, AcceleDent is available
by prescription in more than 3,000 locations in North
America and nearly 800 more internationally. To use
AcceleDent, patients bite on the product mouthpiece
for 20 minutes daily while vibrations from its patented SoftPulse Technology accelerate bone modeling
and remodeling in the craniofacial region.
For more information about the Acceledent
device, go to acceledent.com/orthodontists.
Trios, 3Shape's digital color impression solution, is now integrated
with Insignia Advanced Smile Design, a computer-designed treatment
planning and custom-fabricated appliance software system by Ormco,
a manufacturer and provider of advanced orthodontic technology and
services. The integration took effect June 20.
The time-saving workflow integration enables orthodontists to
send Trios intraoral scans with just a click to Ormco for the planning
and delivery of its Insignia bracket treatment system.
For orthodontists using Trios, the integration eliminates the steps
of having to either take an analog PVS impression or manually upload a
large and bulky intraoral scan file to a server. Now they can just choose
Insignia from their 3Shape Communicate account to submit the case
and send the Trios digital color impression file to Ormco, which then
uses the intraoral scan to create its customized digital orthodontic
With a keen focus on the orthodontist and their clinical needs,
Insignia has been recently updated to include enhanced custom TIB
tubes with reduced profiles and increased bond strength. To offer
orthodontists better, more accurate tracking and planning information, Insignia also offers dynamic case tracking.
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ClearCorrect Announces Dr. Ken Fischer As New Clinical Advisor
ClearCorrect recently announced the addition of orthodontist Dr. Ken Fischer as its new clinical advisor. Fischer brings with him more than
40 years of orthodontic experience.
Fischer owns an orthodontic practice in Villa Park, California. He has been an active member of several dental organizations, including
the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontists, American Dental
Association, California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society and American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
In addition to more than 16 years of clear-aligner experience, he has written numerous articles, guest-lectured at UCLA, and assisted the
Orange County Sheriff's Department and its coroner division as a forensic odontologist and expert witness.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Orthotown August 2016
Embrace Progress: So Just Whose Patient Is It?
A Challenging Case, Need Any Advice Please
Help With a Case, Please
What’s On Your Tray? Tray for Bonding Brackets
Fantastic Voyage: Take a trip though the research and development process of orthodontic appliances
A New Dimension in Printing: A comprehensive look at 3-D printers
The Road to Greatness: Follow these fi ve steps to build an outstanding team
Townie Choice Awards Preview
CE: In for the Save: Applications of Manual Osteoperforation
Orthotown August 2016