ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M ESPE announces the 3M True Definition Scanner’s newest Trusted
Connection, the IOS Technologies’ TS150™ In-Office Milling Solution. The
addition of the new milling system is just the latest example of how the
3M True Definition Scanner enables dentists to expand their options –
putting CAD/CAM dentistry within reach of any practice.
With the 3M True Definition Scanner and the TS150 System featuring
FastDesign™ Software, dentists have a simple, convenient and affordable
solution for same-day dentistry. The dentist quickly captures a digital
impression on the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, which is more
accurate—and more consistently accurate—than leading systems on the
market¹, and sends it to the FastDesign™ CAD station for the design of
the dental restoration. By leveraging Glidewell Laboratories’ extensive
dental anatomy library, the software creates a highly accurate crown
proposal and guides the user through the rest of the design process.
Once complete, the design is sent to the TS150™ mill—a powerful
air-driven unit that features a 150,000-RPM spindle and an orbital mill
path that prevents the burr from crossing over the margin, ensuring
excellent marginal integrity for better fitting restorations. In
addition, the TS150 mill is approved for Lava™ Ultimate Restorative, 3M
ESPE’s unique resin nano ceramic material that delivers strength and
esthetics with a fast, no firing process.
3M has worked closely with IOS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Glidewell Laboratories, to test and validate the seamless integration
of the 3M True Definition Scanner with the TS150 In-Office Milling
Solution. Access to this Trusted Connection is available to subscribers
of 3M’s Advanced Data Plan.
“This new Trusted Connection combines the 3M True Definition Scanner’s
unprecedented quality and affordability with the intuitive and
easy-to-learn CAD/CAM system from IOS Technologies, making it easier for
dentists to create beautiful and strong dental restorations with 3M
ESPE’s Lava Ultimate Restorative,” said David Frazee, vice president and
general manager of 3M Digital Oral Care. “In the midst of this
fast-paced digitization of dentistry, 3M expects to be the leader in
rapidly delivering new and affordable connections for dentists and labs
The TS150 In-Office Milling Solution and Lava Ultimate Restorative for
the TS150 will be sold through Burkhart Dental Supply and Benco Dental.
For more information about the 3M True Definition Scanner, visit www.3M.com/TrueDef/TS150.
Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al. (2012).
Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital Workflow of
Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8):e43312.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043312.
Additional measurements conducted by ACTA (Academic Center for
Dentistry Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et. al. (2012).
Based on 3M ESPE field evaluation which produced 1,015 clinical cases
from 23 systems in the U.S. and Europe, April-December 2012.
3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000
dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to
help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. The
3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to
accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital
transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care, one of
3M’s five Business Groups, provides world-class innovative products and
services to help health care professionals improve the practice and
delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health
information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line
of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com
or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are
available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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