Patterson and Henry Schein to Distribute Ivoclar Vivadent Milling Unit

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Ivoclar Vivadent’s PrograMill One milling unit is now available in the United States for chairside restorative production from the Patterson Dental Company and through Henry Schein wherever the companies do business together.

Integrated with the 3Shape TRIOS Intraoral Scanner and TRIOS Design Studio, the partnership between Patterson and Ivoclar offers a seamless in-office CAD/CAM milling solution optimizing the quality, surface finish, and margins of Ivoclar’s IPS e.max CAD material, the companies said.

The compact, five-axis PrograMill One is designed to mill beautiful, aesthetic IPS e.max CAD restorations, Ivoclar Vivadent said. As a self-contained milling system, it does not require separate filtration or suction units like other mills on the market, allowing for high precision and convenience, the company added.

Small and wireless, PrograMill One can be positioned anywhere in the practice or laboratory. It can be controlled via its corresponding app on a tablet or smartphone. An LED light ring informs users about its current processing status. Its 5XT rotary grinding process shortens milling duration and minimizes tool wear. And, a camera integrated in the mill automatically records all data on material and tool use to make material and tool management more convenient and efficient, Ivoclar Vivadent said.

“It is our pleasure to bring the PrograMill One to market and be aligned with an innovative technology partner like 3Shape and distribution partner like Patterson Dental, who is committed to service and support of digital technologies,” said Don Bell, vice president of marketing-digital technologies for Ivoclar Vivadent. “The clinician gains the benefits of innovative technologies, proven materials, service, and simplicity all combined in one.”

“As a company, Henry Schein is committed to open architecture and to bringing the broadest and best range of digital technology to dental professionals. We aspire to be the resource our customers can rely on for expert advice and guidance in transforming their practice to digital,” said Jonathan Koch, senior vice president and CEO, global dental group, Henry Schein.

Dental offices looking to incorporate digital technologies with in-office production capabilities can benefit clinicians by eliminating a visit, optimizing aesthetics, fit, and function while the patient is in the office and impress the patient with same-day service, Ivoclar Vivadent said.

Intraoral scanning and fabricating technologies are growing at double-digit rates as clinicians integrate technologies to better service their patients and expand their productivity, Ivoclar Vivadent said. This trend toward digital capture of information benefits clinicians by creating better treatment plans an in-office fabrication for increased efficiency and patient satisfaction, the company continued.

“Patterson is pleased to have the PrograMill One milling unit from Ivoclar Vivadent join our CAD/CAM portfolio of products,” said Josh Killian, vice president of marketing for Patterson Dental. “Ivoclar Vivadent has a long history of understanding the material needs of dentists who incorporate single-visit dentistry solutions into their practice.”

“We are pleased to add Ivoclar Vivadent’s PrograMill One to our lineup of digital dentistry solutions. Ivoclar Vivadent has a long history of producing quality products, such as the Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max CAD blocks, and we look forward to offering our customers all the innovative products from Ivoclar Vivadent,” said Koch.

“We are excited to launch our joint Ivoclar Vivadent-3Shape chairside solution with Patterson Dental in the US, bringing together the PrograMill One with the 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner and TRIOS Design Studio software,” said Garrett Ogden, general manager, 3Shape North America. “This solution creates an outstanding workflow experience for dental practices who wish to offer same-day and next-day dentistry to their patients.”

“Ivoclar Vivadent and Henry Schein share a decades-long partnership that is dedicated to bringing high-quality products to dental professionals,” said Diego Gabathuler, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent. “By making the PrograMill One milling system available through Henry Schein, we are pleased to expand this relationship with a partner that has unparalleled global reach. We look forward to working together to accelerate the adoption of digital dentistry.” 

PrograMill One supplies will be limited until production is increased in the first half of 2020, Ivoclar Vivadent said.

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