BIOMET 3i And Sirona Dental, Inc. Collaborate To Create Digital Solutions

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – (February 21, 2013) – BIOMET 3i announced a new collaboration with Sirona Dental, Inc. that utilizes the BIOMET 3i BellaTek® Encode® Impression System with the CEREC AC with Bluecam and CEREC AC with Omnicam to create intraoral impressions for custom abutments, resulting in simplified aesthetic restorations.

Utilizing these combined technologies, clinicians are able to take an impression of a healing abutment with the use of an intraoral device that will scan embedded codes on the occlusal surface of the abutment, the surrounding soft tissue and adjacent dentition. These codes provide the necessary information to design and mill the definitive abutment. The process is handled supragingivally by utilizing the BellaTek Encode Impression System, so no removal of the healing abutment is required to create the scan.

Greater patient satisfaction may also occur as intraoral scanning eliminates the need for impression material; some patients find this is a more comfortable experience. Patients should also recognize a time savings as the process is shorter than the typical procedure.

Both CEREC Bluecam and CEREC Omnicam are designed for easy access to the dental site. CEREC Bluecam is Sirona's all-time best selling digital impression camera, and is an ideal solution for any practice wishing to balance precision with maximum productivity. In addition, CEREC Omnicam is powder free for convenience, and has ColorStreaming Technology for confident scanning.

"We are pleased to offer the latest digital solutions, which will lead to aesthetic outcomes for patients," said Bart Doedens, President of BIOMET 3i. "This new step forward in impression taking offers a win-win experience for clinicians, laboratories and patients."

"Sirona continually strives to make practicing dentistry easier and more precise for the clinician, while also improving the patient experience," remarked Roddy MacLeod, Vice President, CAD/CAM for Sirona Dental, Inc. "This timely collaboration with BIOMET 3i is an ideal fit with Sirona's commitment to continued innovation and exceptional product offerings."

About BIOMET 3i
BIOMET 3i LLC is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, abutments and related products. Since its inception in 1987, BIOMET 3i has been on the forefront in developing, manufacturing and distributing oral reconstructive products, including dental implant components and bone and tissue regenerative materials. The company also provides educational programs and seminars for dental professionals around the world. BIOMET 3i is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information about BIOMET 3i, please visit www.biomet3i.com or contact the company at (800) 342-5454; outside the U.S. dial (561) 776-6700.

About Sirona
Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.
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