3M Expands Shade Portfolio of Esthetic Fluorescent Zirconia

St. Paul, MN – (June 8, 2018) Over the years, dental zirconia has developed into one of the most popular esthetic restorative solutions:  highly translucent, pre-shaded and – in the case of 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia – now available with built-in, tooth-like fluorescence. In June 2018, the portfolio of this innovative material is expanding to include Lava Esthetic zirconia in all 17 shades – all 16 VITA® classical shades and one bleach shade.
Full-contour zirconia is trending in the esthetic zone, making it essential for dental labs to offer highly esthetic monolithic restorations. Competitive-minded dental technicians can achieve this through use of a zirconia material with an extraordinarily high esthetic potential. This is exactly what Lava Esthetic zirconia delivers with optimized translucency, a shade gradient designed for excellent match to VITA classical shades, and built-in fluorescence.
“With Lava Esthetic zirconia’s advanced optical features and the availability of 17 shades, a simple mill-sinter-glaze process is now generally sufficient to produce a desirable monolithic restoration,” says Jim Buchanan, National Accounts Manager, 3M Oral Care. “Situations that require the use of a “close enough” shade followed by manual color adjustments are a thing of the past. This benefit, combined with the fluorescent effect that comes from within the material, ensures that users of Lava Esthetic zirconia are taken to the next level of full-contour esthetics!”
For the placement of Lava Esthetic crowns and bridges 3M recommends 3M™ RelyX™ Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Universal Resin Cement.  Please refer to Instructions for Use for the proper cementation procedure.   
More information about Lava Esthetic zirconia is obtained at www.3M.com/LavaEsthetic
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Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens new Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte

The innovative, centrally-located facility offers dental professionals a broad range of opportunities to learn through unique trainings, seminars, certifications and hands-on experiences.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 1, 2018) Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art training facility, the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte (DSAC), with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Set to loud applause from enthusiastic attendees, Dentsply Sirona CEO Don Casey cut the ceremonial ribbon and welcomed guests to tour the ultra-modern space located at 13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place in Charlotte.
“It’s a very proud moment for the Dentsply Sirona team and I am honored to be a part of it,” remarked Mr. Casey. “The opening of this facility represents our commitment to providing the highest quality training and education to dental professionals, including dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians and dental office staff.”
The DSAC is a multi-purpose training facility, showcasing the most advanced and proven dental product solutions in a clinical setting. A comprehensive variety of clinical and technical curriculums are offered, including hands-on teaching, live lectures and on-demand webinars. The academy is spread across 28,525 sq. ft. space and includes multiple classrooms, a 288-seat auditorium, seven fully-outfitted operatories and two simulation labs. The DSAC may also be booked for private trainings, conferences, workshops and special events.
“In our relentless pursuit of excellence, Dentsply Sirona continues to exert itself as a technology and education leader in the dental community,” added Mr. Casey. “We will hold steady in our ambition to help dental professional through innovative products and solutions as well as continued training and education to ensure successful outcomes for themselves, their practices and their patients.”

For more information about the Dentspy Sirona Academy, Charlotte, or to book a training course, visit www.dentsplysirona.com or call 844.546.3722.
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