ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – 12 MARCH 2013 – Nobel Biocare has announced the endowment of FOR, the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. FOR, which will be led by renowned scholars in oral rehabilitation, will be a landmark in Nobel Biocare's history and commitment to training, education, science, and humanitarian engagement, the company said in a press release. The announcement was made at the 35th International Dental Show (IDS), one of the largest dental gatherings in the world, taking place March 12-16 in Cologne, Germany. Additionally at IDS, Nobel Biocare is announcing upcoming CAD/CAM developments to NobelProcera, including a new second-generation scanner and open access partnership with 3Shape.
The Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation builds on Nobel Biocare’s history and commitment to science and education. “Our mission is to achieve effective worldwide patient care through scholarship and humanitarian engagement,” said George Zarb, who will be the chairman of the foundation. The official inauguration of FOR will take place at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in New York, June 20-23. FOR will be organized into three sections: FOR Education, FOR Science, and FOR Humanity and will be led by a board of trustees consisting of world-renowned clinicians and scholars.
The upcoming second-generation NobelProcera 2G Scanner builds on the more than 25 years of CAD/CAM experience behind all NobelProcera. The new scanner has a similar look to the original with exciting new elements, including advanced automation features that are designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version, which will be available later this year.
The company also said that later this year, users of the 3Shape Dental System will be able to integrate their system to gain access to the unrivaled quality of NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium for both Nobel Biocare and other major implant systems. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users simply maintain their current workflow of scanning and designing using the 3Shape Dental System to access the extensive global production network of NobelProcera. Interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on the version in use and which 3Shape Partner has provided the Dental System.