Delivering Excellent Products with a Personal Touch from Zirkonzahn
Zirkonzahn’s milling machines allow laboratories to combine artistry and technology for masterful dental work
Andrew Rusinowski, MDT and owner of Smiledent Dental Studio, located in Mount Kisco, New York, was passionate about computer technology and the role it is playing in shaping our personal and professional lives. “When the first computer-aided technology was introduced to the dental laboratory profession in the early 2000s, I was thrilled because I could envision the precision and accuracy this could bring to our industry,” he says. Rusinowski didn't want to turn to outsourcing though, he wanted complete control over the products delivered to his clients from start to finish. What he needed was a machine and a system that had the flexibility of open architecture and was capable of milling a variety of materials and applications, including large, complex implant bridges. “We are a small laboratory and to make this large capital investment, I needed a system that could provide more universal applications and one that was open architecture which is essential for sharing files among different mills if I needed to outsource a product. For smaller laboratories like mine, closed systems just don’t make economic sense because they lock us into limited products, materials, and applications.” When Zirkonzahn introduced the open-architecture M5 5-axis CAD/CAM system to the market, Rusinowski was struck by its robust versatility and immediately made it his technology of choice.