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OFF THE BENCH with Jamie Schell: A Lab Perspective on Tooth Reductions

Over the years we have seen prep design and the approach to tooth reduction change.  With the rise of full contour zirconia, this has resulted in both benefits and challenges. Zirconia popularity is driven by the fact that it is extremely strong and allows for a more cost-effective restorative option. The offsetting challenges are insufficient…

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Digital Impression Training

The Digital Implementation Specialist at Schell Dental Ceramics Learning Centre and Operatory, Christien Kopas , is a trainer for multiple Intraoral scanning systems. She offers 4-hour training sessions periodically at the Learning Centre on the following systems. Keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming events. If you are interested in becoming a part…

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Intraoral Scanner Tools and why they are Important

All IOS have tools to analyse your impression prior to sending the scan to a lab.  They are extremely valuable and as a production facility, we highly value them. When gathering a scan for a crown, whether in the anterior or posterior, these tools are available to you on every IOS System. Bite Analysis: As…

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Scan path? What is that and why is it important?

A scan path is recommended by intraoral scanner manufacturers as they have concluded that it allows for increased accuracy.  The result being a better fitting and more accurate restoration. Study :  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202916 As a dental lab, we have had situations where dentists have sent scans and the restorations manufactured and received were deemed inaccurate and…

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Trios IOS OPTIMAL Bite analysis Workflow

ALL DIGITAL CASES   To optimize your occlusion, please follow this workflow: Following prep, dry quad, have the patient bite down on articulating paper and register the bite. Take the bite scan. Go to ANALYSE page. Click on Clearance, Switch View. Check the bite. Full contact is Blue/Grey and up to .03mm of contact is…

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Top 8 Trios Intraoral Scanner Tips and Tricks

Scanning with an intraoral scanner has its challenges for the first few scans. Understanding its limitations and how to maximize the time you spend scanning to come up with the best result is important. Here are the Top 8 tips and tricks. 1 - Scan in an extremely dry field. The scanner gathers data extremely…

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What you should know about purchasing a scanner

At Schell Dental we take pride in the work we have done to advance the transformation from an analogue world to a digital realm. That is why we have begun a Dental Women and Technology Study Club for dental teams to learn about new processes, social media and dental materials. We have launched a LAB…