Inside Dental Technology
May 2013, Volume 4, Issue 5
Published by AEGIS Communications
Your Laboratory’s Partner for Growth
Grow your laboratory business with Core3dcentres’ Digital Solutions
Outsourcing (digital and/or offshore) has become a de facto mainstay of the dental laboratory industry. While outsourcing has certainly provided laboratories with the opportunity to decrease costs and broaden product selection, it has also been the major driving factor towards “ever-lower pricing” in an increasingly crowded and undifferentiated market. We are all being driven in the laboratory industry to a “race-to-the bottom” mentality to price-based quadrant dentistry, mostly unwillingly. For a laboratory, a milling center, or a dental practice, a low-price strategy can only succeed in the long-term if you are the lowest cost provider—and there can be only one of those. The key is to understand your business model and clientele and then select an outsource provider that can fulfill your total market needs and ambitions.
Core3dcentres’ Digital Solutions
Core3dcentres has focused its efforts on providing the most extensive and precise production center services to the dental laboratory industry. With a manufacturing presence in 7 countries globally, their core point of differentiation is in providing customers with a combination of comprehensive “chairside-to-lab” integrated digital solutions for esthetic and implant dentistry—all supported by a proven range of digital business growth tools.
With the extraordinary variety of systems, brands, and materials on the market today, finding the right CAD system and outsource partner can be a confusing and overwhelming task. Core3d believes that the key to successfully helping their laboratory customers is in providing an all-inclusive range of solutions delivered through continuing education and validated workflows. Selection, precision, turnaround, and extensive technical and educational support are the critical value-adds that Core3dcentres strives to provide their laboratory partners to profitably grow their business. In the implant arena, Core3d is uniquely placed to provide the most comprehensive array of customized implant prosthetics through their Digital Implant Solutions and Core3dcentresDIS™. As part of their current Digital Implant Solutions offering, Core3d offers digital solutions for 57 implant connections (with more in development) supported by:
• Dual use laboratory/intraoral scan bodies which are radio-opaque and autoclavable
• Laboratory analogues
• Digital model analogues
• Screws, titanium bases, and bars
• Hybrid and titanium abutments
• PMMA, zirconia, Ti, and CrCo screw-retained bridges
Partnering with Core3dcentres is easy no matter what level of digital dentistry a laboratory is involved with. For the laboratory new to the digital arena, Core3d offers scan and design services with a seamless design approval process. Supporting multiple scan and CAD systems, they help customers select and monetize the best options for their budget and business model. For the established digital laboratory with an “open CAD system,” Core3d provides turnkey access to a full-service laboratory portfolio of restorative options. For the established digital laboratory with in-house milling capabilities, they offer a full selection of implant components and restorative materials while providing complex bar milling and over-flow production services.
When laboratories are looking for best-in-class precision and speed, an industrial milling platform (based on DMG Sauer simultaneous five-axis ultrasonic milling machines with Siemens CNC software) gives our customers an unmatched robust and efficient production capability. The machines can be loaded with up to 66 abutment blanks and/or multiple discs at once and, thanks to robotics technology, can operate virtually unattended 24 hours a day. Success is a function of product fit, function, and esthetics. A dedicated and dynamic engineering team focused on milling precision, reduced tool wear, milling speed, and anatomical detail provide a level of product quality that differentiates Core3dcentres’ C&B, implant abutments, and implant bars in the market today.
As an authorized milling partner for Ivoclar Vivadent and Lava™, Core3dcentres has the best in class material selection and validated manufacturing capabilities, providing customers with a complete one-stop implant-crown solution to efficiently leverage the full digital workflow chain.
As an authorized iTero™ production center and distributor in North America for 5 years, and expanding globally, Core3dcentres has an unrivalled knowledge, capability, and infrastructure to support fully integrated “chairside-to-lab” workflows—from scan, design, and model production to fabrication of the final prosthesis. They have the same capabilities with 3Shape TRIOS®, as Core3d was the first to launch and support model fabrication in Europe nearly two years ago. Quick and highly accurate chairside scanning systems improve patient comfort, provide a more robust and repeatable impression taking capability, and dramatically accelerate productivity and turnaround times. Chairside impression scanning to laboratory CAD design, production center CAM, and final finishing at the laboratory significantly reduces the number of steps in the restorative work flow and can accelerate production turnaround times with far more precise and predictable outcomes.
The true measure of success in the outsource and laboratory partnership is in the growth of the mutual business. Core3d is committed to offer customers with far more than just milling. They also offer access to Brightsquid™ Dental Link for their customers, a HIPAA-compliant, online platform that improves total communication flow by allowing members of the dental team to easily share and comment on digital photographs, x-rays, impressions, and CAD/CAM files between milling centers, dentists, and specialists. Core3d customers also have access to exclusive BASE™ online marketing software where they can adapt and personalize Core3d-branded marketing literature for their own promotional use. Core3centres ties everything together through their Core3dACADemy (launching in North America in June 2013) and Core3dStudyClub. These will offer onsite, offsite, and online CE and accreditation opportunities to further advance and differentiate our customers’ skills and abilities ultimately providing increased profitability and growth in their laboratory businesses. The future is bright in digital dentistry and Core3dcentres is proud and excited to have the opportunity to be your laboratory’s Partner for Growth.