As we have previously written, 3D printing is the future of digital dentistry. With recent advances in technology, design and materials, 3D printers are not only available in most dental labs but are now becoming a popular tool for individual practices thanks to their versatility, ease of use and ability to bring more services in house.
The latest 3D printing technologies allow for seamless integration with digital dentistry workflows to create more opportunities to produce implants, orthodontics and restorations. In addition to creating new treatment options and added services, 3D printing allows dental practices to offer a better patient experience at a low cost and with greater efficiencies. Simply put, 3D printing allows for high quality restorations with quick and easy fabrication, leading to higher productivity and greater patient satisfaction.
The new Primeprint Solution from Dentsply Sirona is a simplified and highly automated end-to-end 3D printing solution designed and built for dental practices and labs. Primeprint Solution is a medical-grade 3D printer and post-processing unit that allows for full delegation and helps maximize productivity thanks to its high level of automation and reduced handling times.
As a general and cosmetic dentist, Meena Barsoum, DMD, started his practice, Impressive Smiles, in 2010 with the goal to provide a technologically advanced and comfortable environment for his patients. As a tech-forward dentist, Dr. Barsoum was an early adopter of Primeprint Solution, which he uses to improve the patient experience by bringing the manufacturing process in house quickly and economically.
“Primeprint Solution has been a very important part of our practice,” says Dr. Barsoum. “We deliver a large number of splints and occlusal guards each month, so being able to manufacture them in-house created a solution with a high level of cost-efficiency for our patients. I can trust the post-processing unit to deliver clean and safe medical devices for my patients, without any risk of cross-contamination with other types of resins.”
SprintRay Pro S
The SprintRay Pro S 3D printing ecosystem is designed to meet the unique needs of dental professionals. The SprintRay Pro95 S and SprintRay Pro55 S are designed to improve the productivity of dental practices with the goal of making it easy to learn, train and delegate in-office production workflows.
A fast and versatile 3D printer, the SprintRay Pro S is built to fabricate dental parts for various treatments with a wide materials compatibility. The Pro S combines smart sensors with workflow context to ensure 3D printing efficiency and accuracy.
As a general and cosmetic dentist, Arash Hosseini, DDS, started his practice, Ariata Dental, to serve the community in which he grew up in. In addition to his passion for quality and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Hosseini has made it his mission to distinguish his practice from others by embracing the latest in dental technology.
“In today’s rapidly changing business of dentistry, efficiency and ease of use are crucial to thrive. My startup practice would not be where it is today without implementing the right technology. Investing in a full SprintRay ecosystem has allowed my practice to remain competitive and profitable by enabling my team to adopt easy-to-learn workflows in order to deliver better services to our patients,” says Dr. Hosseini. “By reducing our reliance on labs, we have been able to deliver quality dentistry to our patients, faster. The savings has also resulted in a quick pay-off of my equipment, making SprintRay a no-brainer for the business conscious practice owner.”
3D printers from Kulzer and VOCO America
Other 3D printing manufactures include Kulzer and VOCO America. The Kulzer cara Print 4.0’s advanced digital light projection (DLP) technology produces restorations quickly, accurately and economically. The VOCO SolFlex 350 3D Printer uses DLP technology to produce fast, high quality precision prints.
Trusted Expertise, Unrivaled Support
Whether you’re thinking of upgrading or are looking to invest in your first 3D printer, Patterson Dental will be with you every step of the way—from choosing the best solution for your practice, to installation, to maintenance and support. Contact your local Patterson representative to learn about the latest 3D printers appropriate for your practice or visit pattersondental.com.
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