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Convergent Dental introduces Solea SW 3.2 Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental, offers a demonstration of the Solea laser running new SW 3.2 software, during the 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. (Photo: Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental, offers a demonstration of the Solea laser running new SW 3.2 software, during the 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. (Photo: Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)

Convergent Dental introduces Solea SW 3.2

By Fred Michmershuizen / DTA
February 23, 2018

Convergent Dental, developer of the Solea CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, has unveiled its latest software update — SW 3.2. The new software, which is being introduced at the Midwinter Meeting, features new cutting algorithms and a simplified graphical user interface. During an interview Thursday morning at the company’s booth in Chicago, Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental, explained that this is the latest in a series of updates that have continually improved the performance of Solea since its launch in 2013.

“This update demonstrates our continued commitment to increasing the value of Solea to our customers over time,” Cataldo said. “The better Solea performs and the easier it is to use, the more our customers can do with it. Even better, all that happens with a software update delivered via Wi-Fi on their existing hardware platform.”

Solea SW 3.2 offers a significant increase in cutting speed, smoother surface finishes and Solea’s industry-renowned analgesic effect, according to a press release announcing the introduction. Solea SW 3.2 further simplifies the user interface with a single mode that cuts any tissue in the oral cavity — no settings required, the company said. Solea SW 3.2 is delivered via Wi-Fi, free of charge to all existing Solea users with an active service contract.”

According to Convergent, the Solea’s simplified graphical user interface offers several improvements, including a single mode for either hard or soft tissue, simplified push buttons with intuitive on/off push buttons, and a low power mode that enables more control at the low end of the power range for more sensitive applications.

“As the very first user, I’ve watched Solea evolve and improve over the years,” said Dr. Mark Mizner. “After a dozen or so updates, I truly thought it couldn’t get any better. With Solea SW 3.2, the onset of analgesia was almost instantaneous. It cuts faster and even smoother than ever before. It was an amazing experience for both me and my patient; the results were absolutely beautiful. I didn’t think it was possible for Solea to be even simpler to use but Convergent did it again.”

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