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Welcome to the fully digital workflow

Tour attendees listen to Dr. Pascal Kunz's presentation. (Photographs: Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Sat. 25 June 2016


NEW YORK, USA; At the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium, attendees have the opportunity to step into the future of implant dentistry by taking a guided tour of a digitally enabled practice. Everything is covered—from the waiting room to the surgery theater to the dental laboratory.

The tour begins in the consultation area, where a patient’s treatment plan is developed. In a reading area, education materials are presented to the patient, so that he or she can understand the complete process. Next comes the acquisition of data, where a patient’s digital record is taken using the latest and most technologically advanced imaging systems. For the surgery itself, both fully and partially edentulous patients can be treated, and tour participants can view operatories and ask questions of experts about the digital tools. In the laboratory area, participants can learn more about the benefi ts of the new NobelDesign software.

The ultimate goal is to increase the effciency and accuracy of diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery.

In addition to the current technology, potential future innovations designed to increase integration, collaboration and efficiency are also discussed. Participants see how Nobel Biocare’s leading integrated workflow can accelerate, combine or even eliminate treatment steps.

Nobel Biocare is also advancing the restorative workfl ow in terms of componentry. An important new addition to its assortment of components is the On1 concept. This innovative modular solution bridges the gap between the surgical and prosthetic workflows. The On1 Base connects to the implant at surgery and then remains in place throughout the healing process, prosthetic work and then the lifetime of the restoration. This leaves the soft tissue undisturbed without compromising on restorative flexibility, leaving the biological seal it creates in place for optimized healing.

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