Digital systems are not to be excluded from modern dental medicine any more. Like no other company in the dental industry, Sirona has digitalized dentistry and developed integration and linking of systems. The aim is to support the work of dentists with modern instruments and equipment, as well with as efficient workflows and optimal comfort during treatment.
"Twenty years ago not only did we put the first digital panoramic X-ray machine on the market, but as long as 30 years ago with CEREC we made digital impressions and computer-aided dental restoration suitable for office practice," says Jeffrey T. Slovin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sirona. "Our path and the history of the company stand for successfully clinically tested and scientifically proven technologies that set quality standards." For IDS, Sirona emphasizes this requirement with its new products under the motto "Proven digital solutions".
Unprecedented picture quality with ORTHOPHOS SL
The new extra-oral X-ray machine ORTHOPHOS SL broadens the ORTHOPHOS family and combines two new technologies for an excellent X-ray image. For one thing, the Direct Conversion Sensor, used for the first time here, significantly better transforms the X-rays into electrical signals. This reduces the dose administered and at the same time improves the image quality. Secondly, the advanced panoramic process has been extended by a reconstructive Sharp-layer method in the ORTHOPHOS SL. Several thousand individual projections taken in a circular mode make for an extraordinarily sharp digital reconstruction.
Images created in this way can be processed to best advantage with the new software SIDEXIS 4. SIDEXIS 4 allows 2D-images and 3D-Scans to be opened simultaneously. Thus dentists have immediate access to all relevant patient graphic data. The result is a complete overview of the patient’s treatment history for the clinician. The program is characterized by its workflow oriented interface that is very easy to use. Of course SIDEXIS 4 has all relevant interfaces for practice administration and orthodontic analysis.
CEREC now for orthodontics as well
Expansion of the functions and therefore the indications is the key word for one of the most important innovations in the CEREC system that is tried and tested and proven: Sirona has agreed to cooperate with Align Technology. With the new CEREC Ortho software, orthodontists and dentists who provide orthodontic treatments can use the digital impression as a part of their treatment with Invisalign (transparent aligner therapy). CEREC Ortho SW uses a safe, guided scanning process to create a digital model of the entire arch of the jaw with the Omnicam. The procedure is easy to perform and can also be delegated due to the reproducibility of the results of the scan. The data can be exported for the planning of orthodontic treatments and production of the required appliances – now also including Invisalign. That translates to a high degree of comfort for the patient because the impression occurs digitally and treatment can begin much sooner. This is because there is no longer any need to create and send a physical model. If a model is required for specific indications, it can also be produced on a 3D printer.
In orthodontics, in "classic" restorations and in implantology the CEREC Omnicam will benefit users and patients because of the use of digital impressions made by the CEREC Omnicam, the smallest powder-free working color video camera on the market. The CEREC Omnicam is now also available as a flexible table version, CEREC AF.
With CEREC, it is not only possible to insert implants both temporarily and permanently, but the dentist is supported as well in the planning and insertion itself. The solution is called CEREC Guide 2. This drilling template can be designed with the new CEREC SW 4.4 and can be manufactured extremely fast and economically, even directly in the office.
Laser technology - the blue light
Sirona enters absolutely new territory with the new SIROLaser Blue. In addition to the previously customary infrared light at a wavelength of about 970 nanometers (nm), it also emits a blue laser light with a wavelength of 445 nm. Previously, the user had to pass slowly and repeatedly over the tissue with fiberglass, but the SIROLaser Blue allows an immediate clean and sufficiently deep section image, all without touching the tissue. The blue radiation is absorbed about 100 times better than infrared. It enables precise, atraumatic sections at astounding speed.
TENEO Treatment unit - Master of integration
The Sirona treatment units make the important claim of maximum treatment efficiency and optimum comfort. To optimize the flow of treatment, the TENEO treatment unit has functions for the fields of implantology and endodontics for which otherwise additional devices are needed. For example, the new options now being presented at the IDS make TENEO into a true 'Endo-expert'. For the first time the reciprocal filing systems (RECIPROC®) and Dentsply Maillefer (WAVEONE®) are integrated into the library file of a treatment unit. The display of the built-in apex locator can now also occur directly on the 22-inch HD monitor (SIVISION) in direct view of the practitioner. TENEO is marked not only by its ergonomics and in the function and design of the technically feasible, but can also be configured so that, for example, Sirona M1 users do not have to readjust and can feel comfortable immediately on their new TENEO.
inLab reloaded - the principle of openness
The five-axis laboratory unit of inLab MC X 5 is new and surprising in every detail. The milling machine for wet and dry machining offers a broad range of indications and a wide selection of materials for blocks and standard discs. Spindle Touch technology, Easy Clean design and a color-coded tool change magazine are the most recent Sirona innovations, which contribute to high productivity.
The new inLab software 15.0 is being presented at the IDS with numerous innovations. Completely redesigned and consistently focused on the dental design process, it provides more user interactions and intuitive operation. Along with new features such as the jaw-oriented biogeneric installation, integrated databases and dental gingiva imaging, it contains additional indications of model casting, drilling templates and directly screw-retained bridges. For the first time, the software also provides a completely new and modular price approach - without dongle counters, annual licenses, update obligations or expiration dates. Under the motto "Because dental technicians need freedom," the inLab SW 15.0 is open to the STL - scanned data imported from other model scanners or intraoral recording systems and allows the STL export of inLab can to be used on other production units. For data transfer via Sirona Connect, there are new features for convenient communication between dental practices and laboratories, for example, integrated Skype and chat applications.
"Digital technologies are not an end in themselves," says Slovin. “Through their use and their linking with each other, we wish to make dentistry better, safer, and faster, and to increase the efficiency of dental practices and laboratories."
Due to various certification and registration periods, not all products are immediately available in all countries.