Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 14 July 2011 13:30
Zimmer Dental Inc., a leading provider of dental oral rehabilitation products and a subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., is pleased to announce a unique partnership with Zfx GmbH that will expand the latter’s global presence in the digital dentistry arena and allow Zimmer Dental to notably enter the CAD/CAM crown and bridge market, offering restorations on natural teeth as well as implants.
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 together by 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: 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 utilize one of the existing Zfx milling centers. In the U.S., Zimmer will utilize Zfx’s expertise to expand upon its up-and-running Carlsbad, CA, 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.”
For decades, Zimmer Dental has gained the trust of thousands of clinicians worldwide who count on its comprehensive line of products to deliver successful patient outcomes. For more information regarding this digital solution, contact a Zimmer Dental Sales Consultant or Customer Service at (800) 854-7019, or visit www.zimmerdental.com.