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The Ceramill Direct Restoration Solution enables dental practitioners and technicians to work as an interdisciplinary and future-oriented team and makes same-day prosthesis fabrication possible. (Image: Amann Girrbach)

Extension of Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow—digital solutions lead the way into the dental practice

By Amann Girrbach
September 20, 2021

KOBLACH, Austria: With its Ceramill Direct Restoration Solution (DRS), Amann Girrbach has extended its integrated digital workflow to the dentist and thus closed the communication gap that existed between the dental practice and the laboratory. The new digital workflow from Amann Girrbach has been designed to enable interdisciplinary future-oriented collaboration and streamlined production processes that enable same-day dentistry.

In this process, both partners contribute their core competencies in order to provide patients with definitive and functional prostheses in a more timely and less complicated way. The delivery of smaller units is possible on the same day, depending on the local distance between the two partners. 

Depending on the type of collaboration that is desired, three team workflows are available in combination with the corresponding Ceramill DRS Kits. In each case, the central basis of these workflows is AG.Live, a new digital platform that provides the infrastructure and patient case management procedures to support a level of consistency and efficiency that was previously unattainable. As such, AG.Live takes communication and collaboration between the practice and the laboratory to an entirely new level. 

Virtual platform AG.Live creates freedom, more efficient processes and greater customer proximity

With AG.Live, Amann Girrbach has started the largest digitisation offensive in the company’s history. This web-based portal for collaboration between laboratories and dentists offers comprehensive digital services at all levels. For example, AG.Live is a central tool for digital case management, networking, infrastructure, material management and support services. It is also a knowledge database that will gradually replace the company’s previous C3 customer portal. 

On the one hand, the platform networks machines and materials in the laboratory, thereby simplifying processes and increasing quality and reproducibility. On the other hand, the greatest advancement is that AG.Live connects the growing global network of dental professionals who are operating digitally. This bridges the interdisciplinary gap between dentists and dental technicians and facilitates future-oriented cooperation. Furthermore, within this network of optimised and new partnerships, participants can focus on their strengths and better position themselves on the market. 

Extending the digital Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow to the dentist

The Ceramill DRS Connection Kit is the basic entry-level option, with which dentists and laboratories can already take full advantage of digitisation. It consists of a Ceramill Map DRS intra-oral scanner, the associated scan software and the connection to AG.Live. Any order data, including all the required information, can therefore be shared with the laboratory seamlessly and in real time via AG.Live. This eliminates the need for handwritten job sheets and conventional impressions. All that is necessary is the physical delivery of the restoration to the dental practice, and this is possible on the same day in cases of simple restorations. Such timely delivery can lead to a better dental experience for the patient and could ultimately attract new patients to the practice and generate more orders for the laboratory. 

If the preferred material is zirconia, the High-Speed Zirconia Kit, consisting of Zolid DRS zirconia and a corresponding Ceramill Therm DRS sintering furnace, can optimally support the laboratory in fabricating straightforward zirconia restorations on the same day. 

In an additional step—which can provide patients with their prostheses even faster—the system in the dental practice can be upgraded at any time with the Ceramill DRS Production Kit. This allows simple restorations to be fabricated in the practice and placed in the patient’s mouth in a single session. 

All Ceramill DRS Kits are currently available for pre-ordering within Germany, and the High-Speed Zirconia Kit is already available to laboratories. Early bird DRS users benefit from particularly close support from the DRS specialists at Amann Girrbach. For further information and to pre-order, visit: www.ceramill-drs.com.

Free online presentation about the innovative Ceramill DRS

In this online presentation, Amann Girrbach explains why it places the dental laboratory at the centre of the prosthetic workflow and ensures the highest possible quality and patient satisfaction through close integration and digital exchange with the dentist. Even with the basic version, the Ceramill DRS Connection Kit and the link to the AG.Live digital platform, the practice and laboratory can connect in a unique manner and take full advantage of the benefits of digitisation. The presentation also explains interdisciplinary collaboration for restorations in a single session or on the same day, using the upgrades to the Ceramill DRS Production Kit and the DRS High-Speed Zirconia Kit. 

The full presentation can be accessed here, free of charge, in various languages.

 

 

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