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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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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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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…

Read more on Scan path? What is that and why is it important?
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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…