Digital dental laboratories as innovation partner for dental practices

From a basement start-up to an international acting company: the story of Dental Direkt is like from a storybook. CAD/CAM was still in its infancy when the company got its start more than 20 years ago. In our December issue, we spoke with Uwe Greitens, a member of the management team, about the company's growth and how it reflects the revolution in dental technology. The second part of our interview looks at the profession of the dental technician and what will change (or not) when it comes to dental materials.

Dental Direkt: Your companion on the path to digitalization

More than 20 years ago, Gerhard de Boer wanted to set up a small, efficient sales force for dental materials. Dental Direkt was conceived in the home office in his basement. At that time, CAD/CAM production was still in its infancy. The situation is completely different today. We talked with managing director Uwe Greitens about the growth of the company and how it reflects the digital revolution in dental technology.

The ONE zirconia

The ONE zirconia Digital workflow – real aesthetics – ONE zirconia DD cube ONE® – the first cubic zirconia with unique break protection factor. The multi-indicative ceramic combines translucency and robustness to enable highly aesthetic full contour restorations and more. Perfect Translucency – for ideal aesthetics with less greying DD cube ONE® provides the best care especially for tooth stumps that are not the same color and for abutment crowns. The higher translucency in the incisal area ensures natural aesthetics. In the body area, the increasing color intensity creates the perfect balance

DD cubeX²®ML Nesting

DD cubeX²®ML Nesting More and more labs start milling from Multi Layer zirconia like DD cubeX²®ML (SHT) or DD cubeONE® ML (HT+). The advantages are obvious. Natural Aesthetics with smooth transition of color and translucency is combined with a high level of reproducibility compared to the liquid coloring technique. Results are predictable when the Nesting in the CAM Software supports the technician with a life- like visualization. This is how it goes with our Nesting module in DD smart CAM.

Perfekte Prothetik

Das plattformübergeifende Implantatprothetik System von Dental Direkt. Lesen Sie hier einen Bericht aus der Dental Dialogue über unser modernes und zukunftsweisendes Versorgungssystem der Implantatprothetik. Durch den Einsatz hochmoderner Technologien und den Kenntnissen unserer Experten, produzieren wir ein System, das hinsichtlich Präzision, Sicherheit und Preis-/Leistung überzeugt - alles “Made in Germany”. Zur Inspektion der hochpräzise gefertigten Implantat-Komponenten, werden industrielle Koordinatenmessgeräte (KMG) eingesetzt. In Zusammenspiel mit optischer Messtechnologie werden alle

DD cube ONE® ML - exhibition offer

The DD cube ONE® ML is ready for sale. The first pre-orders have been delivered and our warehouse is filled. The additional time we invested in the development of an excellent zirconium oxide has worked out well. We have some great offers for you at our IDS exhibition booth. Visit us from 12 to 16 March - East Entrance, Hall 3.2, Stand J-039/H-030.

DD Solid Connect® - exhibition offer

DD Solid Connect® - High Precision Implant Components The cross-platform implant-prosthetic-system of Dental Direkt. With Solid Connect® Prefabs, milling individual abutments is safer, more accurate and more cost-effective than ever before. The perfect solution even for small desktop machines. Enjoy the benefits of our IDS offer and save your Prefab Kit at the special price on our exhibition booth. Visit us from 12 to 16 March - East Entrance, Hall 3.2, Stand J-039/H-030.

Dental Direkt - Your Companion on the digital path

20 years of Dental Direkt Read an interview from the Dental Labor about the emergence of Dental Direkt, its goals and the digitalization of the dental industry. The interview was conducted by Mrs. Schuster with Uwe Greitens as interviewer. This interview appeared in the December 2018 issue of Dental Labor, published by Neuer Merkur GmbH.

Zirconia and color fidelity. An unequal pair?

Monolithic and stained individualized zirconia restorations offer attractive aesthetics and allow for a substance-saving preparation. By choosing a suitable attachment material, acceptable results can be achieved even on stained stumps. However, experts often disagree when it comes to the color assessment of zirconium restorations. Especially since the zircons have become more translucent, many factors influence the color effect. In addition to the degree of translucency for example, the material thickness of the construction, the firing program used, sintering conditions, and the type of

The sintering furnace. The ignored component in the CAD/CAM system.

The quality of the high-temperature oven used for densification of zirconium oxide is gaining importance due to material innovations. Innovative, highly translucent types of zirconium oxide open up new possibilities – however, require suitable sintering conditions. Dental zirconium oxide has been used clinically for over 20 years. It has become established as a high-strength and durable framework material. In recent years, many industrial manufacturers of ZrO2 milling blanks have concentrated on increasing the translucency of the material. New chemical raw material variants and improved