IDS, the long-awaited event for the dentistry industry showcased central developments revolving around the needs
The digital workflow in dentistry has improved dramatically due to technological advances such as software programs with AI support, extra- and intraoral scanners, 3D printing and milling. Thus, digitalization creates new opportunities for enhanced and synchronized communication between dentists and dental technicians, which will inevitably benefit patients.
Dental prosthetics, restorative splints, and surgical splints may soon be virtually created in a lab setting using CAD/CAM.
It's exciting to see how many technologies are already available. It can be seamlessly combined to produce compelling, highly realistic, and esthetically appealing results in fewer steps with less effort than known before; this applies to milling, 3D printing, thermoforming, or firing. An overhauled workflow facilitates time savings and error minimization; standardized procedures ensure reliably high quality.
Besides the production and communication benefits, a dentist will have access to more background data when measuring, scanning, and analyzing functions: a decisive advantage in treatment to pinpoint particular problem areas.
Patient-centric design: shaping the dental experience
Treatment units nowadays are carefully crafted to address both the needs of the staff and the patients – a sense of security on the one hand and a performant and hassle-free work Interface on the other.
The latest units focus on increasing an interior-inspired, relaxed, and comfortable patient experience, from sleek and minimized to more cushioned and cozier. Simplistic and integrated joints reduce visual complexity for the eye, and floating structures communicate lightness, ease, and security. Smooth surfaces and clinical white finishes are standard for easy cleaning and disinfection. However, the trend is shifting towards incorporating more natural materials, textures, and finishes that evoke a homely feeling.
Current successfully designed panoramic radiography machines feel like a trustworthy ally, an aesthetic, discreet sculpture, instead of an overwhelming and frightening technical device. Despite being intrusive, radiology unit design strives to retain patient confidence while facilitating seamless and failure-proof workflows for staff with intuitive guidance through intelligent interfaces.
Balancing efficiency and experience
Screens have long been a fixture; however, integrated screens are increasingly becoming the norm. There's been a shift towards capacitive touch buttons and screen interfaces due to their faster and more intuitive nature - large screens provide a better view of operating modes and micro-adjustments. In addition, patient empowerment and transparency through visual feedback gain further popularity.
Our personal highlights
VATECH EzRAY AIR W 2
It features an updated mounting shape and the same arm architecture as its predecessor. However, the form of its head is more blunt and practical; the overhauled display makes key facts more evident.
Redon Best Mill
A compact and user-friendly milling machine designed for dentists and dental technicians.
Despite its high precision capabilities, this cutting-edge milling and grinding machine is impressively compact.
SPRINTRAY PRO S
With a large display and user-friendly interface that makes the production process accessible, the SprintRay Pro S was thoughtfully developed for dentistry pros.
Dentsply Primeprint PPU
The comprehensive dental 3D printing system is highly automated, helping minimize handling times and manual labor, enabling complete delegation of tasks, and maximizing productivity.