January 13, 2010
I just found the below link that will take you to a recent article I published on Digital Impression systems.
It may be of interest to those dentists looking at getting into digital impressions. We’ve had our iTero system for 18 months now and love it. From single unit crowns to 10 units of no prep veneers to bridges, the iTero has been great!
February 18, 2009
Recently we have started testing two shade taking devices.
The potential of this technology is very exciting. We have the Vita EasyShade Compact and the Olympus Crystal Eye. If this technology works it will be a huge advantage for dentists trying to do better (and profitable) cosmetic dentistry. The EasyShade, is just that very easy. the Crystal Eye, though easy to use is a far more complex machine. To date we have not done enough evaluation to give a fair opinion on either, but our initial impression is that these can certainly be helpful tools in arrive in the correct color selection.
That being said, it does not appear to be able to completely eliminate the human element of using your own eyes and make informed decisions. Certainly the potential exists to be able to more accurately select the appropriate shade for an anterior bonding case or a porcelain veneer case and even the dreaded single unit anterior crown!!
January 26, 2009
In late August we recieved our iTero digital impression machine from Cadent. We have had impressive results and are really excited about the potential this technology brings to our office.
Recently I’ve been working with the leadership with Cadent and discussing how we can help with exposing more dentists to this technology. In the very near future we expect to be holding some evening courses in our office to demonstate this technology. Check back to this site or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more infomation.
Additionally, I will have an article published in the March addition of Dental Economics regarding digital impression technology and our experiences with the iTero unit.
Gary M. Radz, DDS