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With the launch of new software at the Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, Michael J. Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental, is more excited than ever about the Solea laser system. (Photo: Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Feb 27, 2017 | Business USA

New software for Solea is designed to enhance usability and patient comfort

by Dental Tribune America

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Convergent Dental, developer of Solea, a computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is announcing the launch of Solea SW 3.1.1 at this year’s Midwinter Meeting. According to the company, the latest software provides dental professionals with unprecedented usability and control while further enhancing the patient experience.

With updated algorithms that control how the laser cuts both hard and soft tissue, Solea SW 3.1.1 facilitates the onset of analgesia more quickly and effectively than ever before, and provides exceptional cutting speed ability in both hard and soft tissue, the company said.

“Solea SW 3.1.1 marks yet another milestone in improved usability that makes it easier for any dentist to confidently treat patients without anesthesia,” said Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental, who spoke with Dental Tribune during an interview on the exhibit hall floor.

“We are constantly gathering data on how our customers use Solea and how their patients experience it,” Cataldo said. “That gets fed into the product development process and incorporated into software improvements that improve cutting speed, analgesia, the ability to control bleeding and more. Simply put, the more Solea is used, the smarter it gets. All of that accrues to the benefit of our customers and their patients, no matter when Solea was integrated into the practice. Every system in the market gets the same updates delivered over Wi-Fi keeping every customer up to date. Solea SW 3.1.1 is another testament to our commitment to increasing customer value long after the initial purchase.”

Solea SW 3.1.1 is readily available at no charge to all Solea customers with an active service contract. Customers simply type in a four-digit PIN number on their existing Solea unit, and the new Solea SW 3.1.1 is automatically downloaded. No additional external service is needed; there is no waiting on technicians; just a no-hassle simple download for a seamless transition.

According to Convergent, the software update was well received during its beta test phase. According to Dr. Yooson Kim, an early adopter of Solea, “After a quick and simple download, from the first use of Solea SW 3.1.1 it offered an improved experience for both me and my patients. The onset of analgesia was almost automatic, and the cutting speed just keeps getting faster. I didn’t think it was possible for Solea to be even simpler to use but Convergent Dental has exceeded my expectations once again.”

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