Do you dream of owning a completely digital dental office? Investing in 3D printing might just be the ticket to get you there.
When Mohamed Ali, DDS, was just out of dental school in 2018, he dreamed of opening a startup practice. “Whenever I had a little time on the weekend or Friday afternoon, I was doing research and building ideas,” he says. With the support of Patterson, Ali quickly brought his vision to life with the opening […]
Learn more about the technology behind 3D printing and the many benefits adoption can bring to your practice.
How Patterson helped launch a new practice already invested in the technology of the future
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 its versatility, ease of use and ability to bring more services in house. Here we look at the latest 3D printers available for dental practices.
Applications for 3D printing continue to expand. From nightguards and bonding trays to permanent crowns and denture teeth, 3D printers are changing the way dental practices deliver care by making essential items accessible, affordable, and, most especially, on the spot.
Mike Skramstad, DDS, shares how Primeprint fits within his existing digital workflow to produce a 3D-printed wax-up and Primeprint Model resin to show the patient what the finished procedure would look like while also creating guides, temporaries and a Biocopy for final restorations.
Following the COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020, Dr. Mohamed M. Ali, DDS, decided to take a big leap forward with his Minneapolis practice, Lake Shore Dental. As Dr. Ali embraced Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM technology to provide single-visit dentistry for his patients, his Patterson team was with him every step of the way.
As the materials that make single-visit dentistry possible continue to advance, more clinicians offer this service to patients, creating another revenue source for their practice while elevating the patient experience.
Modern 3D printers open up a broad range of new dental treatment options. And with advances in digital light processing, open materials and improvements to both print speed and quality, 3D printing is seen by many as the future of digital dentistry.
Investing in quality equipment that will stand the test of time can greatly reduce dental waste and deliver long-term savings. Here are three high-tech solutions to support green dentistry initiatives.
On their own, 3D cone beam computed tomography and CAD/CAM solutions are powerful tools. Put them together and you can elevate your practice and patient experience to a whole new level.
For the dentist, a fully-integrated CAD/CAM solution means a practice can perform a wide variety of procedures in a more accurate, fast and easy way. Hear from some of the top dentists in the country who credit their investment in CAD/CAM technology as a main reason for practice growth.
Dental practices can take several steps to shift the patient experience toward a more convenient model, but one proven method is deploying the latest tools and technologies to offer more services in fewer appointments. Here are three technologies well worth the investment.
As a partner at Gentling Dental Care in Rochester, Minn., Ryan Henrichsen, DDS, MAGD, found himself building many mandibular advancement devices, treating TMJ issues and focusing more on the airway component of these conditions. Henrichsen eventually opened Respira – Airway, Snoring, & TMJ in January 2021.
Join us in Las Vegas Sept. 23-25, 2021, at the all new Caesar’s Forum Conference Center for Dentsply Sirona World. The Patterson Ultimate Education Experience offers a unique opportunity to engage with everything Dentsply Sirona has to offer. Learn about the CAD/CAM and 3D Imaging continuing education tracks.
When Sonai Roy started as a patient coordinator at John Powers, DMD, in 2017, she quickly recognized the untapped potential of the practice’s patient engagement software. But it wasn’t until COVID-19 hit that the need to more fully apply RevenueWell’s features came into sharp focus.
The Solea all-tissue dental laser opens up a new level of productivity for your practice. From workflow to scheduling, the Solea laser helps your practice achieve more each day while also conserving personal protective equipment (PPE) in the process.
This post was updated April 2023.
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