Irvine, California and charlotte, north Carolina, a dental BIOLASE laser manufacturers and distributors, and the Italian dental equipment manufacturers Cefla dental group, have announced that they will sign a final agreement for three years.
The agreement will enable BIOLASE to become a distributor of the NewTom Cone 3d imaging products of the U.S. and Canada’s Cefla. Under the agreement, BIOLASE will be the sole distributor of dentists, dental schools and dental clinics, not exclusive dealers in other medical markets.
NewTom ‘s cone – beam – tomography is a compact version of the standard CT imaging, it USES the cone-shaped X-ray beam to obtain a large number of rays, the ray diagram can build the 3 d model of 3 d facial anatomy. Some advantages include less radiation, faster scanning time, and more comfortable patient experience than traditional CT scanners.
NewTom’s 3d imaging products are often used in complex dental cases, including periodontal disease, dental pulp and oral surgeons, requiring more and more accurate images. They are increasingly being used by GPS to implant implants. NewTom’s installation basics in North America and around the world are about 300 and 900, respectively.
Cefla dental NewTom imaging division, global managing director Sergio Ghezzi said, the company in 16000 client installed more than 19000 laser, the basis of brand identity and marketing expertise, on the basis of quality and performance, is the driving force of the agreement.
“We have made a firm commitment to build a strong competitor in North America’s 3d CBCT imaging market and to use BIOLASE as an ideal partner to achieve that goal,” Ghezzi said. “Working closely with BIOLASE, we believe we can keep growing in our NewTom U.S. business unit while making the dental community the world’s highest quality 3d imaging product.”
The operating results of BIOLASE 2011 will be announced
BIOLASE, chairman and chief executive Federico Pignatelli pointed out that the NewTom products with BIOLASE DaVinci dental supplies complement each other, and to provide wider and more comprehensive dental configuration choices, scope of performance and price point.
“NewTom CBCT is widely regarded as the best three-dimensional imaging unit in the world,” Pignatelli said.
“NewTom is a great brand, is one of the great technology and market leading products, it will increase our highly respected, well advanced imaging products and market leading diode laser and the whole organization. We named the integration of laser and imaging techniques “See More- do More”. “Dental professional 3 d imaging ability stronger, early diagnosis and more indications can be our water lase iPlus and iLase simply recognize and deal with laser technology, in many cases, don’t use anesthesia, it is a very way with biological significance.”
Pignatelli concluded: “the partnership of including choose other international markets, the two companies are very appropriate, should also provide us with a new and broad source of income, from periodontal, endodontics, oral surgery market.”

Planmeca signs contracts

Finland Planmeca dental equipment manufacturers have for Saudi Arabia’s king university college of dentistry and Saudi Arabia health affairs provides three digital teaching environment in the national guard, as part of the local health care development and education investment.
The delivery agreement includes a by more than 1000 dental unit, the simulation unit, 2-d and 3-d X-ray system consisting of a turnkey solution, combined with a software platform, incorporating equipment and partner solutions in a high technology learning concept.
A similar solution, with 127 dental units and an imaging and teaching system, will also be sent to kuopio’s eastern Finnish university.
The Planmeca dental university solution has been adopted by many of the world’s leading dental universities.
Heikki Kyostila, President of Planmeca Oy, said: “in 2012, not including these university agreements, Planmeca’s sales grew by more than 30 percent.”
Our success demonstrates the university’s appreciation of Planmeca’s technical leadership and customer-centric product design. We are pleased to be able to work with these famous institutions. The competitive advantage of Planmeca is that it invests heavily in in-house r&d, in collaboration with leading academic research teams, and with strong business partners.
The success of Planmeca university solutions is based on the ability of digital dental equipment and software. This opens up new possibilities for education, research and clinical operations, and benefits the user community of university clinics.
The networked Planmeca digital dental supplies, X-ray equipment and software integration and automatic registration of user activities. This provides an interactive teaching method for clinical teachers and provides a stimulating learning environment for students. The concept of dental unit supports the transition from pre-clinical analog training to clinical training and actual patient treatment.
Planmeca’s advanced clinical management software provides cost and time savings and allows software to upgrade future functionality. In addition, networked devices with remote monitoring possibilities bring real-time information to technicians. This helps ensure the smooth operation of the operation. User specific Settings for instrumentation adjustments or treatment locations can be transferred from one dental unit to another.
One of the key competitive advantages of Planmeca university solutions is the centralized infection control system. This solution automates infection control procedures and provides quality assurance to help ensure patient safety.
Advanced water systems are chemical-free and generate costs, labor and energy efficiency. The clean tech solution is Planmeca’s decade-long research collaboration with top academics, specializing in infection control and biofilm removal.
The Saudi government attaches great importance to the development of health care services. In these projects, Saudi Arabia’s education department will invest in new facilities for the women’s dental college and build a new dental hospital on the male university campus.
At the same time, the Saudi Arabian national guard has invested in the top teaching environment for the education and research purposes of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University.
In collaboration with local distributors, Planmeca provides digital university installation, including 990 Planmeca Compact I and Planmeca sovereign mobile dental units and 100 analog units.
Also included as an imaging system, including 19 Planmeca ProMax 3d dental X-ray devices, 345 Planmeca ProX digital oral imaging system with Planmeca Romexis software. The devices are expected to be completed in the fall of 2012.