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Zimmer Dental partners with Zfx for digital dentistry solutions

Zimmer Dental has announced its partnership with Zfx. (DTI/Image courtesy of Zimmer Dental)

Wed. 20 July 2011


CARLSBAD, Calif., USA: Zimmer Dental, provider of dental restorative products and a subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, has announced its partnership with German company Zfx. The partnership will allow the latter to expand global presence in digital dentistry, and the former to enter the CAD/CAM crown and bridge market, offering restorations on natural teeth.

Under the newly signed agreement, Zimmer Dental will distribute Zfx open-platform laboratory scanners, CAD software and custom-milled components. For streamlined operation and simplicity, each component of the Zfx system is linked through an Internet portal that integrates the digitized patient data and facilitates the flow of information from clinician to lab to a Zfx milling center. The end goal is enhanced efficiency between the clinician and lab, and satisfied patients with individualized esthetic restorations on their implants and natural teeth.

Zimmer Dental customers in Europe will be able to utilize one of Zfx’s milling centers in Europe. In the US, Zimmer will utilize Zfx’s expertise to expand its Carlsbad milling center to produce crown and bridge components, bars, and titanium and zirconia abutments.

“Zimmer Dental continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to improving patients’ lives through innovative products and technologies,” said Harold C. Flynn Jr., Zimmer Dental President. “We are pleased to partner with Zfx, combining our global presence and renowned quality with their technological expertise and know-how, to provide our clinicians and labs with a state-of-the-art and scalable digital solution.”

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