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nutooth’s Latest Offering: Straumann Custom Abutment and FCZ Crown

If you have a digital intraoral scanner, the benefits of using nutooth have just improved. Schell’s modeless service, nutooth, is pleased to offer a quick turnaround option for Straumann users.  Send a digital impression of an implant retained posterior crown to nutooth and you will receive the custom abutment and final full contour zirconia crown…

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3Shape Launches 3Shape Unite

Attention all 3Shape Trios users. You may have noticed that the functionality of your 3Shape Trios has changed after the latest update. The update includes 3Shape Unite, overview below. In anticipation of this update, if not yet completed, we highly recommend you sit down with your team and review the following very SHORT Youtube videos.…

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How to export your STL files from Intraoral Scanners

Sometimes accessing your STL file is necessary for implant planning or printing of models. Here is a step-by-step instruction manual to export those files from most IOS’s.   Trios From the home page Click on CASES Search for the patient Open patient case Right click on the case you want to export Click on EXPORT…

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‘Don’t Throw it Away’

Imagine that every employee who leaves due to a level of low job satisfaction (lack of opportunities, low recognition, toxic culture), walks out the door on their last day and drops the equivalent of six months of their annual salary into a waste basket…  It’s your money, your cost, your profitability. Hard to swallow? Well,…

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My Journey as a C.D.A. into the World of Digital Impressions

As a CDA , I would like to share my experience with you of how my lab introduced me to the world of Digital Impression Systems and supported me through to a completely modeless digital workflow. Impressions are an important part of the skills learned in school. Conventional impressions with PVS and pouring them up…

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COVID-19 – Unintended Consequences & Opportunities

Happy New Year! Two years ago, the CDA board commissioned a major study on the future of dentistry (Canadian Dentistry - 2032. It measured the current reality (2018) and then reached out 20 years, urging the industry to recognize both threats and opportunities articulated within four ‘Vision Statements’. Then March 2020. Ironically, the pandemic rendered…

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Digital PRE-PREP Impressions – WHY?

In a digital workflow for restorations, as dental technicians, we work directly on the scan from the patient. We rely 100% on the data provided and if the data provided is corrupted due to improper scan technique or interference during occlusal registration, we are unable to complete an accurate restoration based on that inaccurate data.…

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A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office. By Tammy Chen, D.D.S. Published Sept. 8, 2020 Updated Sept. 11, 2020 - Posted from: The New York Times. “How’s your dental practice?” a friend of mine asked, brow…

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Bellus3D Face Mask Frames – UPDATE

Following the COVID 19 Pandemic, the use and acquisition of PPE in dentistry has become extremely urgent. The ability of dental professionals to obtain N95 masks has been challenging, causing delays in opening their practices and assisting patients in desperate need. During the COVID 19 shut down, the innovative team at Bellus3D began work with…