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New Ceramill solution from Amann Girrbach improves collaboration and production speed

Ceramill DRS—Amann Girrbach takes interdisciplinary collaboration between the laboratory and the dental practice to a new level with the new DRS product series and the AG.Live digital platform. (Image: Amann Girrbach)

Mon. 12. December 2022


KOBLACH, Austria: With its new Ceramill Direct Restoration Solution (DRS), Amann Girrbach is extending its integrated digital workflow to the dentist, thus closing the existing communication gap between the dental practice and the laboratory. In this process, both partners contribute their core competencies to provide patients with definitive and functional dentures even more quickly and with fewer complications—smaller units are also possible on the same day, depending on the local distance between the two parties.

Depending on the type of collaboration desired, three team workflows are available in combination with the corresponding Ceramill DRS Kits. The central basis of these workflows is the new AG.Live digital platform, which offers both infrastructure and patient case management in an achievable, consistent and efficient manner that was previously unattainable. It takes the flow of information and work between the practice and the laboratory to an entirely new level.

Virtual platform AG.Live creates freedom, more efficient processes and greater customer proximity

With AG.Live, Amann Girrbach launched the largest digitisation offensive in the company’s history. This web-based portal for collaboration between laboratories and dentists offers excellent digital services at all levels. AG.Live will gradually replace the previous C3 customer portal. It will serve as a central tool for digital case management and as a support and knowledge database. It will be valuable for networking, as well as for infrastructure and material management.

On the one hand, the platform networks machines and materials in the laboratory, thereby simplifying processes and increasing quality and reproducibility. On the other hand, the platform provides a central link in the growing global network of digitally operating dental professionals. This is the greatest advance, bridging the interdisciplinary gap between dentists and dental technicians and facilitating future-oriented cooperation. In this network of optimised and new partnerships, the participants can focus on their strengths and better position themselves in the market.

Extending the digital Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow to the dentist

The Ceramill DRS Connection Kit acts as the basic and entry-level variant, with which dentists and laboratories can already take full advantage of digitisation. It consists of the intra-oral scanner, the Ceramill Map DRS, the associated scan software and the connection to AG.Live. Any order data including all the required information can therefore be shared seamlessly and in real time with the laboratory. This eliminates the need for handwritten job sheets and conventional impressions. All that is necessary is a single physical delivery to get the restoration to the practice for insertion in the patient’s mouth. This can even take place on the same day in the case of simple restorations. This leads to a better dental experience for the patient and ultimately attracts new patients to the practice and generates more orders for the laboratory.

If the preferred material is zirconia, the High-Speed Zirconia Kit, consisting of Zolid DRS zirconia and a corresponding Ceramill Therm DRS sintering furnace, can optimally support the laboratory in fabricating straightforward zirconia restorations on the same day.

To provide patients with dentures even more quickly, in a further step, the system can be expanded in the dental practice with the Ceramill DRS Production Kit at a later stage. This allows simple restorations to be fabricated in the practice and placed in the patient’s mouth in a single session.

DRS users benefit from a comprehensive range of training and services. Further information on the Ceramill DRS can be found at amanngirrbach.com/en/ceramill-drs.

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