Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape expand their strategic partnership with seamless connectivity for dentists and dental labs

Dentsply Sirona’s intraoral Primescan and Omnicam scanners now integrate directly with 3Shape’s lab software, delivering better workflows and patient outcomes.

Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape have taken the next step according to their agreement and now provide a seamless and secure integration of Dentsply Sirona’s Connect Case Center with 3Shape’s Dental System software. Dentists using Primescan or Omnicam intraoral scanners for digital impression-taking can now give dental labs secure access to the data through the Connect Case Center Portal. That makes it easy and efficient for dental technicians using 3Shape’s software to work more closely with their dental practice partners.

The new interfaces are available to dental laboratories that use 3Shape’s Dental System and have upgraded to Version 2021.2.

“I always want to give a patient the treatment I feel is best for them. When companies like Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape choose to work together, it gives all dentists and lab owners more opportunities, and that means better outcomes for our patients,” said Dr. Alan Jurim, owner of integratedDENTAL (Woodbury, NY).

With integrated hardware and software, even highly complex treatments can be efficiently planned and executed. Simplifying digital workflows results in a closer working relationship between labs and their dentist partners.

Dr Sabrina Hoffmann

“Digital impressions facilitate communication. After scanning I can discuss the digital model directly with my patient. And because I now can communicate with the lab technician seamlessly, I can share the planned outcome with my patient much quicker – and that is a benefit to the patient that matters,” said Dr. Sabrina Hoffmann, a dentist in Buerstadt, Germany. “What we are experiencing today is truly the dentistry of the future.”

Last June, both companies announced an agreement between the two companies designed to improve digital dentistry and oral health. The goal is to support the dental community through the evolution of efficient, simplified, and digitally oriented workflows for dentists and dental technicians. As a first step, users of 3Shape’s TRIOS intraoral scanner gained validated and seamless access to Dentsply Sirona’s SureSmile Clear Aligners platform, which makes it much easier for 3Shape’s customers to offer patients a leading solution for treating malocclusions.

Both companies are now focusing on expanding customer access to an even wider range of technology choices.

More information about Primescan is available on the Dentsply Sirona Website: www.dentsplysirona.com/primescan

More information about 3Shape’s Lab software is available on the 3Shape website: www.3shape.com/en/promo/dentsply-sirona-connect

Due to the different approval and registration times, not all technologies and products are immediately available in all countries.

The Probe Dental Podcast Presents: The New PEERS President, Martin Wanendeya (Dentsply Sirona Podcast)

In this podcast, brought to you by Dentsply Sirona, newly elected PEERS President, Martin Wanendeya talks about his plans for this important platform for the exchange of experience, research and science amongst dental implant clinicians, including increasing diversity and encouraging collaboration on an international scale.

PEERS was founded by Dentsply Sirona as a platform fuelled by a continual investment in research, learning and professional development in the area of implant dentistry. PEERS – which stands for Platform for Exchange of Experience, Research and Science – is designed to promote enhanced partnerships between Dentsply Sirona and dental implant professionals, as well as to facilitate collaboration between its members.

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The Probe Dental Podcast Presents: PEERS with Michael Norton (Dentsply Sirona Podcast)

In this podcast, brought to you by Dentsply Sirona, outgoing PEERS President, Michael Norton discusses the importance of PEERS (The Platform for Exchange of Experience, Research and Science), what it stands for and how the sharing of research, knowledge and ideas amongst peers is as relevant as it has always been in today’s digital world.

PEERS was founded by Dentsply Sirona as a platform fuelled by a continual investment in research, learning and professional development in the area of implant dentistry. PEERS – which stands for Platform for Exchange of Experience, Research and Science – is designed to promote enhanced partnerships between Dentsply Sirona and dental implant professionals, as well as to facilitate collaboration between its members.

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Dentsply Sirona Implants presents “Prime innovation and smart procedures” in Inspiration Talks at EAO Digital Days

Starting tomorrow, the dental implant community will meet online at the European Association of Osseointegration (“EAO”) congress. Dentsply Sirona Implants supports the EAO Digital Days as a Diamond sponsor and also offers its own sessions, which can be viewed live or on demand in re-live giving participants the option of joining at their own convenience. On Tuesday, October 12, at 22.00 CEST (10 p.m.), three renowned clinicians, Stijn Vervaeke (Belgium), Stefan Vandeweghe (Belgium) and Martin Wanendeya (United Kingdom), will discuss prime innovation and smart procedures at Inspiration TALKS and share their first clinical experiences with the new DS PrimeTaper implant system. Participants will experience an innovative and yet scientifically proven implant design and efficient digital implant workflows from data capturing to the final prosthetic restoration – finally coming together in one smart procedure.

With a complete ecoystem of digital solutions and products – including well-known brands like Simplant, OSSIX, Axeos, Primescan, Atlantis and MIS – Dentsply Sirona is streamlining implant treatments to enable practice growth and more consistent patient satisfaction.

Comfort with new products based on well-known procedures

Dentsply Sirona Implants presents DS PrimeTaper, a self-tapping implant with a tapered design that can be inserted safely and easily. This enables long-term bone stability. The double thread allows the implant to be inserted quickly and safely. A simple drilling protocol, with only a few different drills, supports the workflow.

Dentsply Sirona worked closely with the global implant key opinion leader community, and they have already started gaining experience with the product. Their reactions have been very positive:

Dr. Dan Butterman, dentist from Centennial, Colorado (USA), emphasizes the importance of a seamless workflow. “DS PrimeTaper represents the next step in implant dentistry. The digital-driven workflow results in higher accuracy, repeatability of processes, and time savings.” Butterman adds, “My patients have better things to do than spending time in my office. Thanks to clearly defined processes and digital solutions, I can offer safer and faster treatment options which my patients appreciate. That’s what efficiency is all about!”

Dr. Martin Wanendeya, dentist from the United Kingdom, notes that “DS PrimeTaper as a part of an integrated concept is different from what we knew before. In addition to reducing chair time and simplifying collaboration with my laboratory, Primescan for Atlantis suprastructures ensures aesthetic predictability and a perfect fit.”

Dentsply Sirona is about intelligent concepts that work intuitively and improve the predictability of treatment to enable clinicians – specialists and general practitioners alike – to focus on what they do best: creating healthy and beautiful smiles. The idea of a connected and seamless solution is transformative in digital implant dentistry and is a first, essential step towards building an exciting future focused on the needs of our implant customers and their patients.

 

*Due to different approval and registration times, not all technologies and products are immediately available in all countries.

Dentsply Sirona announces a comprehensive restage of its Implant business

Dentsply Sirona has introduced a comprehensive restage of its Implants business, including three signature workflows to provide dental professionals with a completely new way of practicing implantology and solutions from scan to crown that outperform expectations in efficiency, accuracy, esthetics, longevity and simplicity.

  • The Single Tooth Signature Workflow enables customers to do more and better, faster, simpler, freeing up time to see more patients.
  • The Partial Multiple Tooth Replacement Signature Workflow solves a signature patient case with three posterior teeth missing to be restored with a three-unit bridge on two implants for more confidence for the clinician and more comfort for the patient.
  • The Full Arch Signature Workflow addresses a signature patient case with an edentulous maxilla. The workflow offers a restoration with a fix bridge on four implants with immediate temporization.

With a complete ecoystem of digital solutions and products – including well-known brands like Simplant, OSSIX, Axeos, Primescan, Atlantis and MIS – Dentsply Sirona is streamlining implant treatments for practice growth and consistent patient satisfaction.

Comfort with new products based on well-known procedures

Additionally, Dentsply Sirona Implants presents DS PrimeTaper, a self-tapping implant with a tapered design that can be inserted safely and easily. This enables long-term bone stability. The double thread allows the implant to be inserted quickly and safely. A simple drilling protocol, with only a few different drills, supports the workflow.

Dentsply Sirona worked closely with the global implant key opinion leader community, and they have already started gaining experience with the product. Their reactions have been very positive:

Dr. Dan Butterman, dentist from Centennial, Colorado (USA), emphasizes the importance of a seamless workflow. “DS PrimeTaper represents the next step in implant dentistry. The digital-driven workflow results in higher accuracy, repeatability of processes, and time savings.” Butterman adds, “My patients have better things to do than spending time in my office. Thanks to clearly defined processes and digital solutions, I can offer safer and faster treatment options which my patients appreciate. That’s what efficiency is all about!”

Dr. Martin Wanendeya, dentist from the United Kingdom, notes “DS PrimeTaper as a part of an integrated concept is different from what we knew before. In addition to reducing chair time and simplifying collaboration with my laboratory, Primescan for Atlantis suprastructures ensures aesthetic predictability and a perfect fit.”

Seamless concept for transforming digital implant dentistry

“Dentsply Sirona is about intelligent concepts that work intuitively and improve the predictability of treatment,” said Dr. Terri Dolan, Chief Clinical Officer at Dentsply Sirona. “Our goal is to enable clinicians, including both specialists and general practitioners, to focus on what they do best – creating healthy and beautiful smiles. We are confident that we are building a winning future in the area of implant solutions focused on the needs of our implant customers and their patients. Our connected and seamless concept for transforming digital implant dentistry is a first, essential step in this direction. Our vision for digital implant dentistry will be supported by a global clinical education program focused on end-to-end digital implant workflow solutions to achieve clinic, technical and practice excellence. The extensive curriculum is designed to build clinicians’ digital implant skills according to their level of experience and personal learning preferences. These include online education and personalized learning, as well as more than 50 state-of-the art Dentsply Sirona Academy education centers around the world.”

Start of clinical and registry study at Dentsply Sirona World

In cooperation with the McGuire Institute (iMc), two levels of evidence will be covered: The basis is provided by a prospective, multicenter, clinical study evaluating the complete digital workflow including 10 private practice investigators and their referrals for a five-year follow-up.

In addition, an ambitious registry study has been initiated aiming to involve more than 500 clinicians, placing over 2.500 implants for long-term follow-up. The beauty of a registry study is to obtain long-term clinical data without being prescriptive or having a specific endpoint. Therefore, it’s a powerful tool to create scientific evidence and market insights from the daily use of the product by the clinician. Both the clinical trial and the registry will collect “Real World Evidence” which is now recognized by the FDA as being the standard in collecting data and is meaningful to clinicians and patients alike.

Due to different approval and registration times, not all technologies and products are immediately available in all countries

Erania Brackett appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, has appointed Erania Brackett Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as of August 16, 2021. She is based at the Company’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

“On behalf of the entire management team, I am excited to welcome Erania to the Dentsply Sirona team. She will be responsible for developing the business plan for how we elevate and invigorate the Dentsply Sirona brand, leverage our procedural approach and build a more comprehensive global online presence”, says Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona. “I am convinced that Erania will have a strong impact on our brand perception and how we communicate and position our procedure-based product portfolio.”

“I’m excited to join this fantastic company. I thank Don and the management team for their confidence and trust,” Ms. Brackett explains. “Dentsply Sirona makes a difference in people’s lives and empowers millions of customers by proudly creating innovative solutions for healthy smiles. We will develop a comprehensive approach to how we market the Dentsply Sirona brand in the future, and make this important purpose and mission even more visible in the market.”

With more than 20 years of experience leading global operations and marketing in the healthcare and consumer products industries, Erania Brackett has extensive depth of global expertise, launching and integrating new and repaired medical device businesses, hardware and software solutions.

Most recently, she served as Vice President, Commercial Marketing, Patient Management, Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure at Medtronic, where she was leading a team of marketers and product managers and was orchestrating the overall global downstream product commercialization and patient management portfolio. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Director, Patient Management, Global Commercial Marketing, and as Senior Director, Global Hardware and Software Operations. Before joining Medtronic, Erania worked at GE Healthcare for 15 years and held commercial and operational leadership roles in California, Georgia and Colorado. Prior to GE Healthcare, Erania worked for Procter and Gamble, in Kansas City, KS and held several engineering, operations management, and continuous improvement positions.

Erania holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tuskegee University and is pursuing an Executive MBA at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.

International iF Design Award for Axeos 3D/2D X-ray system

Axeos, the versatile 3D/2D extraoral imaging solution from Dentsply Sirona, recently received the international iF Design Award. The 98-member international jury recognized the device primarily for its form and functionality – in these categories the product achieved the best ratings. Axeos provides general practitioners and specialists with a hybrid system that covers a wide range of dental indications and meets modern imaging requirements: sharp images with the lowest possible dose, various selectable volumes and intuitive operability.

The new extraoral imaging system from Dentsply Sirona, Axeos, has been awarded another prestigious design prize. In 2020, the imaging device received the esteemed Red Dot Award for product design. In 2021, Axeos has received another award by the international iF Design Award. In their evaluation, the 98-member international jury awarded points for the product idea, form, function, distinctiveness and utility. Axeos received superior marks in all areas. The jury members were particularly impressed by its form and functionality, which leads to an increased quality in performance and treatment comfort.

“We are very delighted to receive this award,” said Niels Plate, Group Vice President, Digital Devices & Solutions at Dentsply Sirona. “It confirms our goal of offering our customers solutions that stand for high clinical safety, patient comfort and efficient treatment processes. A successful form and functionality of the device contribute to this.”

Imaging solution for general practitioners and specialists

As a modern imaging solution, Axeos offers excellent image quality in 2D and 3D, flexible volumes, seamless connection to Sidexis 4 software as well as to numerous treatment programs. In addition, several features focus on maximum patient comfort: positioning aids (e.g. unique auto-positioner with patented occlusal bite block, automatic temple width measurement, smart height adjustment) support in rapidly achieving the optimum alignment for the image. Lastly, lighting concepts like ambient light create a more pleasant, calming atmosphere for patients.

With Axeos, both classic standard panoramic exposures – which is especially good for children – and extraoral bite wing exposures can be taken. If desired, Axeos can be equipped with a cephalometric arm (left or right) that can be retrofitted at any time. This versatility also convinces users. Dr. Neal Patel, dentist and owner of the Infinite Smiles clinic in Powell, Ohio, says: “Axeos gives us all the X-ray diagnostic options we need. Both temporomandibular joints can be displayed in one image, we receive information about the airways, and we can take HD images when it comes to special endodontic aspects. The low-dose mode further expands the range of indications.” This makes Axeos an imaging solution particularly beneficial to clinicians in various disciplines.

About the iF Design Award

Every year, the iF Design Award recognizes outstanding design, its relevance to business and everyday life, and distinguishes one of the world’s most important seals of excellence. Awarded in Germany since 1953, the iF label is a reliable sign of good design for both consumers and the design community.

Get more information on Axeos here: www.dentsplysirona.com/axeos

Global Clinical Case Contest 2020/2021: Dentsply Sirona honors excellent treatment results of dentistry students

With the Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC), every year Dentsply Sirona honors students around the world for outstanding achievements in the field of esthetic dentistry. As in the previous year, the final round was held virtually. An international panel of judges selected the three best contributions on clinically challenging case studies.

The anticipation of an upcoming end to the pandemic is something that is currently uniting people around the globe. Many are looking forward to embracing friends and family with a smile again. Young dentists all over the world are committed to the beauty of a radiant smile with both their passion and their skills. Dentsply Sirona’s Global Clinical Case Contest recognizes particularly talented dental students.

This year’s circumstances were once again unique due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the competition judges revealed this year’s winners during an online global judging event on June 24. Dr. Terri Dolan, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Dentsply Sirona, welcomed the finalists live to the awards ceremony.

The best representatives in their categories were honored by a international panel of three judges led by Prof. Dr. Rainer Seemann, Vice President Global Clinical Research and Scientific Support at Dentsply Sirona, and the internationally renowned dentists and university professors Prof. Ian Cline (UK) and Prof. Gaetano Paolone (Italy).

First place went to Emin Ismaylov from the State University of Medicine and Dentistry in Moscow, Russia.

Second place went to Rosalba Diana from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan/Rome, in Italy.

And the third place was jointly awarded to Lizhong Sun, Sichuan University, China, and José Muñoz Peñalver, Universidad Católica San Antonio in Murcia, Spain.

The ongoing pandemic presented challenges for many participants. “This year, once again, some students were unable to participate due to the difficult situation in their country. Nevertheless, the Global Clinical Case Contest remains a fixed element of the curriculum at global universities,” said Dr. Markus Kopp, Senior Manager Global Clinical Education at Dentsply Sirona. “With the Global Clinical Case Contest, we are sending a clear signal of the ongoing collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and universities around the world. In exchange with talented international dental experts, we consistently develop our innovative portfolio for restorative dentistry.”

Emin Ismaylov said: “I think it’s great that Dentsply Sirona gives young professionals the opportunity to prove their skills and motivates us in every way to develop further.”

Nearly 400 participants

The Dentsply Sirona Global Clinical Case Contest has been held since 2004/2005. The contest invites worldwide participation by dental students with less than two years of clinical experience. Participants document their successful treatments in the form of text and images. They are supported by a tutor from their university. For direct restorations in the anterior and posterior region, the complete restorative product range from Dentsply Sirona is available free of charge to participants.

This year’s competition attracted over 390 students from 91 universities around the globe. In total, more than 5,500 students from recognized dental schools worldwide have participated over the years.

The worldwide finalists will receive a copy of the textbook “Direct Restorations in the Posterior Region” – co-authored by Prof. Paolone. The three best-placed participants will be presented with an award. The students also enjoy recognition from the professional world, with the competition always receiving a high degree of attention in the international dental press.

The application process for the Global Clinical Case Contest 2021/2022 is due to start in summer of 2021. Further information on how to enter the Dentsply Sirona contest is available on www.dentsplysirona.com/gccc or via the respective local Dentsply Sirona branches.

Dentsply Sirona hosts Global Supplier Forum 2021

Under the banner of “Global Partnership,” Dentsply Sirona’s Global Supplier Forum 2021 took place on June 30th and July 1st. The two-day event brought the company’s top 200 suppliers and service providers worldwide together to share Dentsply Sirona’s mission, vision, focus on meeting customer expectations, innovation, risk mitigation, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion and other important initiatives related to Dentsply Sirona’s supply chain and procurement. Suppliers also had the opportunity to meet or reconnect with Dentsply Sirona’s supply chain division leadership team.

As a global industry leader, Dentsply Sirona is focused on ways in which it can become a more sustainable business. The company is committed to minimizing supply chain risks that could impact customers, reducing environmental impacts from its global operations and to fostering global ethical standards and diversity and inclusion throughout its workforce and supply chain. In order to increase the impact of these commitments, Dentsply Sirona is working to engage its global supply chain partners in these efforts.

In that context, the Global Supplier Forum 2021 took place as a hybrid event with a number of speakers on site at the Dentsply Sirona Headquarter in Charlotte, USA while the keynote address took place through a Virtual Venue. The event began with an introduction from CEO Don Casey, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer Dan Key, and Vice President, Global Procurement Joanne Couture.

“I was very pleased to have this opportunity to speak to representatives from many of our top suppliers. We are excited to work with our partners to improve processes and meet goals on sustainability, in order to ultimately grow together,” said Dan Key.

Eileen Bartholomew, a principal at Bessemer Alliance and frequent speaker as well as writer on the topic of growth through innovation, gave the forum’s keynote address on exponential change in technology and how companies can adapt their thinking to the pace of innovation.

Supplier Awards Program

Dentsply Sirona introduced its new Supplier Awards Program for suppliers deemed to be “Exceptional Partners”. Suppliers have the opportunity to compete across all direct and indirect spend categories. The award program criteria are based on Dentsply Sirona’s supply chain goals: Sustainability, Quality, Delivery, Innovation, Value, Diversity. Each supplier will work with its Global Category Manager to learn how to meet the criteria and compete against other suppliers to win. Official nominations will be submitted in early Q2, 2022 and winners will be announced that June. The competition is open to all Dentsply Sirona suppliers.

“The Supplier Awards Program is a great opportunity to build strategic partnerships with our suppliers, align our goals, and recognize outstanding performance,” said Joanne Couture.

Dentsply Sirona acquires assets of Propel Orthodontics

Dentsply Sirona has acquired substantially all of the assets of Propel Orthodontics, including the VPro device and the Fastrack Mobile App. Propel Orthodontics is a leading innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide seller of orthodontic devices. Propel Orthodontics offers in-office and at-home orthodontic solutions to dentists and their patients. The acquisition is an important step for Dentsply Sirona to further strengthen its position in the fast-growing clear aligner market. The acquired product lines perfectly complement the Byte® and SureSmile® businesses.

The acquisition of the assets of Propel Orthodontics will open up significant opportunities for Dentsply Sirona to drive innovation in the field of clear aligner and orthodontic treatment. The products lines Dentsply Sirona is acquiring are a key differentiator as they improve treatment times and patient comfort. They also add digital capabilities to Byte and SureSmile to improve patient engagement and treatment monitoring.

The at-home High Frequency Vibration (HFV) product line consists of the VPro5®, VPro+™, and VPro™ and supports both active treatment and retention at just 5 minutes per day. When used as part of an orthodontic treatment plan, this easy-to-use device featuring patented high frequency vibrational technology can increase patient comfort and may reduce overall treatment time significantly. Moreover, following the acquisition, Dentsply Sirona will continue to enhance the VPro Fastrack App, which helps patients and providers remotely monitor the orthodontic treatment plan.

“With the acquisition of the assets of Propel Orthodontics, Dentsply Sirona takes another step to position the company as a leading innovator in the fast-growing clear aligner market. It is the perfect match to Byte, and our SureSmile business, and is also a strong strategic fit with Dentsply Sirona. The acquisition supports innovation in the orthodontics space of Dentsply Sirona as well as the capacity to further invest in the future product development in this area,” says Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona.

Byte, which was acquired by Dentsply Sirona in December 2020, already includes the VPro product, labeled as HyperByte, in every treatment. Dentsply Sirona will also work on launching new branding as part of the SureSmile portfolio for the professional market after the integration of the assets of Propel Orthodontics and will continue to sell VPro directly to dental professionals.

Patients will benefit from the acquisition as they will have the opportunity to use the VPro product line with more offerings in the future. This contributes to the two companies’ goals of providing more patients with access to simple and comfortable oral care.