SHOW REVIEW 39th International Dental Show • Cologne • 22–25 September 2021 Photo gallery Impressions from IDS 2021: Highlights from the four exhibition days. Interview Learn more about SHINING 3D’s new intra-oral scanner and 3D printer. Digital solutions Amann Girrbach announces extension of Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow. » 4 » 5 » 10 IDS 2021 gives impetus to the dental industry Trade show attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries. n From 22 to 25 September, the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS), held six months later than usual owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, of- fered the dental industry and dental professionals the opportunity to ex- perience products live and, above all, to socialise with one another in per- son. This IDS was the first to be held in a hybrid format, allowing visitors who were unable to travel owing to restrictions to participate digitally. A total of 830 companies from 59 countries participated in IDS 2021 in an exhibition space of 115,000 m². There were 228 exhibitors and five additionally represented companies from Germany, together with 591 ex- hibitors and six additionally repre- sented companies from abroad. The foreign share of company partici- pation was 72%. Including estimates for the last day of the fair, more than 23,000 trade show visitors from 114 countries attended IDS 2021. Of these visitors, around 57% came from abroad—from Europe, especially Italy, France, the Netherlands and coun- tries in eastern Europe, as well as from the Middle East and elsewhere overseas. “Optimism has returned within the international dental family. We held intensive discussions with inter- ested visitors and most of them ulti- mately came to make investment decisions,” said Mark Stephen Pace, chairman of the executive board of the Association of the German Dental Industry, which organises IDS. For Pace, IDS 2021 marked a fun- damental moment since the start of the pandemic in that the whole in- dustry took up the opportunity to switch from crisis mode into working mode, “because it was the ideal place to take stock of the current situation and to identify future opportunities”. IDS gave a comprehensive over- view of the state-of-the-art in den- tistry, emphasising the significant advancements in research and devel- opment, particularly the drive to- wards digital innovation. Digital solutions gain momentum Digital technology, such as remote care digital tools, intra-oral scanners, 3D diagnostics, CAD/CAM, radio- graphy, CT and other imaging tech- niques, is playing an increasingly “We offered the physical meeting place here in Cologne in the exhibition halls and, in addition, the digital platform IDSconnect with added opportunities for presentations and networking, which was very well received.” Oliver Frese, chief operating officer of Koelnmesse IDSconnect, the digital platform of the fair, featured 77 exhibitors from 16 countries with 88 daily contributions and 1,310 minutes of broadcast time. Oliver Frese, chief op- erating officer of IDS staging com- pany Koelnmesse, commented on the hybrid format in a press release: “We offered the physical meeting place here in Cologne in the exhibition halls and, in addition, the digital plat- form IDSconnect with added opportu- nities for presentations and network- ing, which was very well received.” important role in dentistry. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has hastened uptake and development in this re- gard, as these technologies have en- abled dental practitioners to monitor treatment progress remotely, for ex- ample, and in many cases to continue with treatment. During IDS, new digital interfaces that allow for a truly integrated digital workflow were presented, and these also pro- mote a more collaborative approach between the laboratory and practice for greater efficiency. More than 23,000 trade show visitors from 114 countries attended IDS 2021, around 57% of whom came from abroad. (Image: Koelnmesse/IDS) 3D printing has become one of the major trends in dental technology. (Image: Koelnmesse/IDS) For instance, exocad’s series of new Galway software releases under- scores seamless digital workflows and simplicity of use. The new Chair- sideCAD 3.0 Galway is highly auto- mated, intuitive and optimised for practice use. “When we developed the Galway releases, the focus was on increasing productivity for our cus- tomers,” said Novica Savic, exocad’s chief commercial officer, in citing new features that simplify the design process. Instant Anatomic Morphing enables the anatomy of the teeth to automatically adjust in real time for dynamic occlusion, and artificial in- telligence-based detection of facial features makes smile design with Smile Creator faster and more accu- rate. » 2
SHOW REVIEW news Integration of artificial intelligence has accelerated in the dental industry. (Image: Koelnmesse/IDS) « 1 Artificial intelligence: Possibly the next big thing The benefits of the use of artifi- cial intelligence (AI) are already tan- gible, and AI will most likely be a major future trend. From initial consultations, diagnosis and treat- ment planning through to surgical procedures and postoperative care, AI technologies are steadily being adopted by dental practices aiming to digitise and streamline their work- flows. The main focus of current dental AI research is the analysis of radio- graphs, and in the long run, this capability could lead from diagnos- tics to prognostics through to AI sup- port in making therapy decisions. American software company Pearl introduced Second Opinion, an AI software application that helps den- tists detect pathologies and other conditions in dental radiographs. It is the first AI-powered device with this application to enter the European dental market and the latest addition to a range of products the company has developed that apply its patented computer vision technologies to bring greater efficiency, accuracy and con- sistency to various dental industry stakeholders. “AI is something we should look forward to rather than fear. It is not coming for our jobs; it is coming for the parts of our job that we do with least efficiency and that give us the greatest hassle,” said Dr Kyle Stanley, a specialist in implantology and chief clinical officer of Pearl. “Certainly, embracing AI alone cannot eradicate work-related stress, but the time AI will save us and the accuracy it can ensure will allow us to focus on the work only we can do—work, like pre- paring crowns, that requires human dexterity, intelligence and chairside manner,” he continued. Another success story of the den- tal AI boom is undoubtedly Dental- Monitoring. Founded in France in 2014, this orthodontics technology specialist has developed AI-powered solutions for conducting clinical anal - ysis of images and 3D files, tracking tooth movement in a virtual setting and creating photorealistic simula- tions. From its humble beginnings as a start-up, DentalMonitoring has now grown to have over 400 employees across 53 countries, gathering invest- Editorial/Administrative Office ARGE IDS today GBR Dental Tribune International GmbH OEMUS MEDIA AG Holbeinstraße 29 04229 Leipzig Germany Phone +49 341 48474-302 Fax +49 341 48474-173 German e-paper issue www.zwp-online.info International e-paper issue www.dental-tribune.com Publisher Torsten Oemus Representative, Dental Tribune International GmbH Torsten Oemus Representatives, OEMUS MEDIA AG Ingolf Döbbecke, Lutz Hiller About the publisher Chief Content Offices Claudia Duschek (V.i.S.d.P.) 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At the company’s press confer- ence at IDS, Philippe Salah, CEO and co-founder of DentalMonitoring, said: “Now, general dentists and ortho- dontists are able to monitor all their aligner and fixed appliance treat- ments, regardless of the brand, with the same, highly scalable, AI-driven workflow. In addition to controlling the treatment progress, they can ac- tively set and monitor clinical goals for each patient. This means more ac- tive control, more productivity, and a new level of safety and confidence for their practice—a real game-changer for our industry.” The current status and future of 3D printing Additive manufacturing has be- come increasingly established, in part because it involves practically no loss of material. Crowns, bridges and den- ture bases, for example, can be fabri- cated in this manner using non-pre- cious dental alloys (e.g. through selective laser melting, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering or LaserCUSING). The strengths of resin printing are primarily visible in models or oc- clusal splints. Veneers and gingival masks too are fabricated on the basis of an intra-oral scan using additive manufacturing. In addition, denture bases and teeth are printed and then bonded to form a full-arch or com- plete denture or are even fabricated in one piece through this technique. Furthermore, mock-ups can be printed from try-in resins. In implantology and endodontics, drilling and orientation templates can be printed. In orthodontics, high precision is achieved with position- ing trays (indirect bonding trays). The positions of the brackets are initially planned virtually, and the brackets then have to be cemented precisely in the correct position in the patient’s mouth. The template printed from resin provides additional security in this regard. In an interview with Dental Tribune International (DTI), Patrick Heikki Kyöstilä (left), president of Planmeca “IDS 2021—a feeling almost like normal. In my view, IDS has been going on surprisingly well—about the same as normal. September as the new date for the fair has turned out to be the best choice. Friends and customers were coming up to say hello or to decide on and buy their new equipment. There were not as many visitors as in 2017 or 2019, and even for the future, I expect IDS to be a bit smal- ler than in the past. But we will still initiate and maintain a lot of communication here in Cologne—which is the fuel for innovation and success.” Torsten Fremerey, executive director, EMS Electro Medical Systems “It is a great pleasure to finally be able to present our new Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) products to the audience of IDS live again. It is great fun seeing the huge interest in our GBT protocol innovations and celebrating the live dental trade fair with the trade audience. Participating in IDS 2021 is a great success for EMS. The strong feedback from our customers confirms that GBT is the best prophylaxis of all time. EMS’s decision to make a strong appearance at IDS 2021 was spot on.” Thurm, managing director and gen- eral manager for Europe at SprintRay, said: “Cost efficiency, speed and usability are key advantages of 3D- printing. The material used is the most important factor for innovation in upcoming fields. More and more indications can be printed already, and more are coming in the near fu- ture. If one has an intra-oral scanner, there is no reason why one should not invest in a 3D printer.” According to Thomas Kwiedor, head of business development for 3D printing at BEGO, “3D printing is the most important manufacturing method of the future. […] We our- selves are currently working inten- sively on a material that enables the 3D printing of artificial teeth. One area that will certainly be exciting is that of multi-material and multi- colour printing, which among other things, will make it possible to repro- duce the light-optical properties of natural teeth in the best possible way. In the future, we will also encounter material combinations that enable different properties within one mate- rial. It can also be assumed that the automation of individual work steps, such as post-processing, will be fur- ther professionalised.” The latest in restorative dentistry Direct restorations have been an outstanding and innovative field for
news years. Since they represent the bread and butter of the vast major- ity of practices, even minor ad- vances in procedures and materials have a clearly positive impact. IDS visitors had the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in dental filling therapy, which is considered an extremely dynamic segment. For example, VisCalor, the first composite to feature thermally con- trolled viscosity behaviour, was on display at the VOCO booth. “It is available in various VITA shades, allowing the dental professional to carry out aesthetic restorations in the anterior and posterior regions, in addition to performing bulk fill- ing, with the material,” said Dr Axel Bernecker, head of marketing at VOCO, in an interview with DTI. GC Europe presented numerous new restorative products at IDS 2021. G2-BOND Universal, a univer- sal two-bottle bonding solution which features excellent adhesive strength and has a wide range of in- dications. G-ænial A’CHORD is a tech- nologically extraordinary universal composite that combines simplicity, aesthetics and functionality opti- mally in one product. EQUIA Forte HT is a glass hybrid restoration mate- rial that provides stability and aes- thetics. G-CEM ONE, a new self-adhe- sive luting composite, impresses with its simple luting procedure, high ad- hesive force, problem-free removal of excess material and long-lasting aes- SHOW REVIEW Christian Mönninghoff (left), founder and CEO of BLUE SAFETY Sven Isele, general manager of sales and marketing at NSK Europe “The reason for our participation lies our confidence in the basic hygiene compe- tence in dentistry and our eager anticipation to finally be able to exchange news in the dental industry with like-minded innovation enthusiasts again. The COVID-19 period has been stressful for all of us. We are all the more pleased that IDS is happening and that the more than 800 exhibitors have put so much effort into it. It is a special trade show, and it is taking place under special circumstances. In terms of content, it is even more exciting than in earlier years.” “This IDS has once again demonstrated that lots of visitors to our booth have been delighted to try out our instruments and products live on-site. Of course, we’re also thrilled that we have been able to use this year to show off our booth in its new NSK branding after all. Owing to the pandemic, we’ve largely had to forego the participation of our international colleagues. Nevertheless, our German and Austrian sales teams are giving their all to provide information to visitors in a comprehensive and expert fashion.” thetic results. Initial LiSi Block, a fully crystallised lithium disilicate block with optimised physical properties, promises naturally beautiful restora- tions in just one appointment. Devel- oped for the laboratory, Initial IQ ONE SQIN provides for highly aesthetic colourings and micro-layering with paintable ceramics. Summary and outlook Overall, IDS attendees learned how they can increase their practice and laboratory efficiency by using new, automated processing strate- gies. Software releases presented at IDS will enable this. Many techniques, product inno- vations and prospects for the future were to be found at IDS. For profes- sional orientation, for research and development, and for the fine tuning of many practices and laboratories, this IDS was indispensable. It was probably even the most important edition in many years, according to Koelnmesse. IDS has adapted to the conditions, and its hybrid format of- fered visitors attractive added value. Particularly the technology-savvy dental industry participants em- ployed digital tools as an enhance- ment to the physical event in the halls, pointing the way for many other industries too. The next IDS will take place from 14 to 18 March 2023. AD REGISTER FOR FREE DT Study Club – e-learning platform Dentistry's largest online education community webinars / live operations / online CE events / CE credits www.dtstudyclub.com @DTStudyClub Tribune Group is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group and Dental Tribune Int. GmbH. 39th International Dental Show 2021 3
SHOW REVIEW industry For dental professional, who were unable to attend IDS in person, exocad offered live streamings during the show. IDS visitors had the opportunity to watch a number of live demons- trations at the exocad booth. At this year’s IDS, exocad announced the release of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway, the next generation of its easy-to-use CAD software for single-visit dentistry. Imagine the CADabilities Exocad presented DentalCAD, exoplan and ChairsideCAD highlights at IDS 2021. n At IDS 2021, exocad, an Align Technology company, presented highlights of its three core products—DentalCAD 3.0 Galway, exoplan 3.0 Galway for implant planning and Chair- sideCAD 3.0 Galway for single-visit dentistry. The 360 m² booth was a central meeting point for exocad’s global community at IDS. The trade show offered a rare opportunity for exocad users to meet specialists and developers from the Darmstadt-based software company in person. Visitors could linger at the booth’s dozen software stations, learn about the 3.0 Galway release’s highlights and ask exocad’s software experts questions. DentalCAD 3.0 Galway Visitors experienced the 90 new and 80 ad- ditionally optimised features of DentalCAD 3.0 Galway. For example, they had the opportunity to try out the new Instant Anatomic Morphing. This feature automatically adjusts teeth in real time, greatly improving the speed and precision of anatomical tooth placement. Another excit- ing feature is parametric shape adjustment, which can transform all tooth libraries from a younger to an older anatomy. At another station, on-site experts demonstrated how the Smile Creator module can automatically recognise facial features using new artificial intelligence- assisted technology. Other demonstrations in- cluded: the improved processing of bridge con- nectors and how multiple connectors can now be adjusted simultaneously, the creation of mock-up tooth set-ups and how the software supports virtually prepared models, and virtual tooth extractions. Exoplan 3.0 Galway for implant planning Exoplan 3.0 Galway is a powerful, open and efficient software package for virtual implant planning. Having over 40 new and over 60 im- proved features, the new Galway version re- presents a significant expansion of guided im- plantology possibilities and offers improved integration with exocad’s DentalCAD software. ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway for single- visit dentistry During IDS, dentists experienced the wid- est range of indications in the chairside CAD software market. That is because exocad’s ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway software offers a broad level of indications. The joint platform with exocad DentalCAD, the world’s leading CAD laboratory software, also unlocks unimagined possibilities for digital collaboration with tens of thousands of labora- tories. More information can be found at https:// exocad.com/ids. 7 “Sharing ideas, discussing improvements, learning about new technologies that is really what IDS is all about,” said exocad CEO Tillmann Steinbrecher. (All images: exocad) AD 2021.11.3 ‒ 6 6 39th International Dental Show 2021 • 25. September 25 September
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SHOW REVIEW industry Extension of Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow Digital solutions from Amann Girrbach lead the way into the dental practice n With its Ceramill Direct Restora- tion Solution (DRS), Amann Girrbach has extended its integrated digital workflow to the dentist and thus closed the communication gap that existed between the dental practice and the laboratory. The new digital workflow from Amann Girrbach has been designed to enable interdisci- plinary future-oriented collabora- tion and streamlined production processes that enable same-day dentistry. In this process, both partners contribute their core competencies in order to provide patients with de- finitive and functional prostheses in a more timely and less complicated way. The delivery of smaller units is possible on the same day, depending on the local distance between the two partners. Depending on the type of collab- oration that is desired, three team workflows are available in combina- tion with the corresponding Ceramill DRS Kits. In each case, the central basis of these workflows is AG.Live, a new digital platform that provides the infrastructure and patient case management procedures to support a level of consistency and efficiency that was previously unattainable. As such, AG.Live takes communication and collaboration between the prac- tice and the laboratory to an entirely new level. Virtual platform AG.Live cre- ates freedom, more efficient processes and greater customer proximity With AG.Live, Amann Girrbach has started the largest digitisation offensive in the company’s history. This web-based portal for collabora- tion between laboratories and den- tists offers comprehensive digital services at all levels. For example, AG.Live is a central tool for digital case management, networking, infra- structure, material management and support services. It is also a know- ledge database that will gradually replace the company’s previous C3 customer portal. 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 greatest advancement is that AG.Live connects the growing global network of dental profession- als who are operating digitally. This bridges the interdisciplinary gap be- tween dentists and dental techni- cians and facilitates future-oriented cooperation. Furthermore, within this network of optimised and new partnerships, participants can focus on their strengths and better position themselves on the market. Extending the digital Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow to the dentist The Ceramill DRS Connection Kit is the basic entry-level option, with which dentists and laboratories can already take full advantage of digiti- sation. It consists of a Ceramill Map DRS intra-oral scanner, the associ- ated scan software and the connec- tion to AG.Live. Any order data, in- cluding all the required information, can therefore be shared with the lab- oratory seamlessly and in real time via AG.Live. This eliminates the need for handwritten job sheets and con- ventional impressions. All that is necessary is the physical delivery of the restoration to the dental practice, and this is possible on the same day in cases of simple restorations. Such timely delivery can lead to a better dental experience for the patient and could ultimately attract new patients to the practice and generate more orders for the laboratory. If the preferred material is zirco- nia, the High-Speed Zirconia Kit, con- sisting of Zolid DRS zirconia and a corresponding Ceramill Therm DRS sintering furnace, can optimally sup- port the laboratory in fabricating straightforward zirconia restorations on the same day. In an additional step—which can provide patients with their prosthe- ses even faster—the system in the dental practice can be upgraded at any time with the Ceramill DRS Production Kit. This allows simple restorations to be fabricated in the practice and placed in the patient’s mouth in a single session. All Ceramill DRS Kits are cur- rently available for pre-ordering within Germany, and the High-Speed Zirconia Kit is already available to laboratories. Early bird DRS users benefit from particularly close sup- port from the DRS specialists at Amann Girrbach. For further in- formation and to pre-order, visit: www.ceramill-drs.com. Free online presentation about the innovative Ceramill DRS In this online presentation, Amann Girrbach explains why it places the dental laboratory at the centre of the prosthetic workflow and ensures the highest possible quality and patient satisfaction through close integration and digital exchange with the dentist. Even with the basic ver- sion, the Ceramill DRS Connection Kit and the link to the AG.Live digital platform, the practice and laboratory can connect in a unique manner and take full advantage of the benefits of digitisation. The presentation also ex- plains interdisciplinary collaboration for restorations in a single session or on the same day, using the upgrades to the Ceramill DRS Production Kit and the DRS High-Speed Zirconia Kit. The full presentation can be ac- cessed at https://bit.ly/3gocZZM, free of charge, in various languages. More information can be found at www.amanngirrbach.com. 7 10 39th International Dental Show 2021
interview SHOW REVIEW “We like to maximise output and quality at an affordable price” VOXELTEK offers dental technicians easy entry into the digital workflow. By Jeremy Booth ries have already realised that, with the wider use of intra-oral scanners, if they do not adopt the technology in the laboratory, then they may lose their existing customers. What do you think about the new developments that are taking place in 3D-printing applications in dentistry? Liszkai: We have seen some very interesting developments in the field of 3D-printing materials, such as splint materials, directly printed clear alig- ners and permanent crowns, and these developments make us very excited about the near future of 3D-printing ap- plications in dentistry. We feel very proud and excited to be part of the revolution that is tak ing place, and we are doing our best to come up with our own developments and applications that will take 3D prin- ting for dental applications even further. If a dentist here at IDS asks you why he or she should get a 3D printer, what would you answer? Diósi: If he or she wants to print re- liable temporary crowns or models in a fast and efficient way, we have the so- lution to do that in-house. Liszkai: The dentist could shop elsewhere and spend a lot more money in order to get the same so- lution, or he or she could come to us and get a solution of equal quality for a lower price. 7 More information can be found at www.voxeltek.com. AD The VOXELTEK team at IDS 2021, including László Diósi, global sales manager at VOXELTEK (right), and Tamás Liszkai (centre), the company’s product development manager. n 3D printing was a major topic at IDS 2021. Based in Budapest in Hun- gary, VOXELTEK develops and ma- nufactures technology for dental labo- ratories and offers them an easy introduction to implementing a digital workflow and a quick return on invest- ment. Dental Tribune International spoke with László Diósi, global sales manager at VOXELTEK, and Tamás Liszkai, the company’s product de- velopment manager, to find out more. Can you please tell us about the company – when and how did you get started? Liszkai: The company was incor- porated in 2013 in Budapest. At that sented our high-resolution 3D desktop printers to the international market. What has changed since IDS 2017 in terms of the technology and what you are offering dentists? Liszkai: At that time, 3D printing was still relatively new and not as widespread as it is today. Accordingly, we had a lot of discussions with poten- tial clients about the core, very basic, principles of the technology. In the last few years, we have spent much less time explaining the technology be- cause people are more knowledgeable and they seem to know what 3D print- ing is all about. Not only are they more aware of it, but also they seem to un- What we have seen in the market is that people buy 3D printers and then realise the cost of the materials— which is something that needs to be purchased continually, usually at a high price—and so they begin to shop around for cheaper materials, and this creates a problem because they often try to adjust their existing 3D printer so that it will work with that material. To counter this, we offer a wide range of our own materials, in- cluding resins, and these are all pre- set in the software of the prin- ters, and we really try to encourage customers to use our materials. What else can you tell me about the company? Diósi: In addition to offering 3D printers, we manufacture 3D desktop dental scanners and light polymeri- sing boxes for final polymerisation of our 3D-printed products. We also offer a cabinet for storing the items. These four solutions can be combined into one system, which we call VOXELTEK FLOW, and this provides an easy op- tion for starting with 3D digital prin- ting in a laboratory, because laborato- Is this one of the things you are focusing on at IDS 2021? Diósi: Yes! If visitors buy one of our 3D printers, as an IDS special, they will receive a two-year supply of our most commonly used material: VOXELTEK Pro. This is not only an attractive offer, but also helps to eliminate the possibi- lity of customers trying to use other materials with our 3D printers, which can lead to ne- gative outcomes that may be blamed on the hardware. What are some of the high- lights of technology which you are offering? the Liszkai: In terms of appli- cations, our 3D printers are much more accessible—much more affordable—for small and mid-sized laboratories compared with some competi- tor products, which are in the higher price range. It goes wi- thout saying that we have al- ways aimed to match, or even exceed, the quality that is being offered by some of the larger players in the industry. Naturally, however, we offer the printers at a lower price. To sum it up, we like to maxi- mise output and quality at an affordable price. is coming to PRAGUE 26–29 May 2022 Prague, Czech Republic www.ROOTS-SUMMIT.com Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse indivi- dual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group GmbH designates this activity for 18.5 continuing education credits. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH. 39th International Dental Show 2021 11 The system currently consists of a high-resolution 3D printer with fast printing capabilities, a desk- top 3D scanner, a resin storage unit and a post-polymerising chamber for final polymerisation of the printed parts. time, we started developing unique 3D-printing technology, and later we turned our focus to the dental indus- try. We saw that, with the ongoing development in the industry – namely with oral scanners and CAD/CAM soft- ware – there was an increasing de- mand for affordable desktop 3D print- ing in dentistry. We moved quickly so that any laboratory, small or large, could apply and use this technology. It was during IDS 2017 that we first pre- derstand what this technology can do for them in terms of the digital manu- facturing of dental parts. What is important for customers when they approach you, and what should they be aware of? Diósi: Certainly, they are looking for 3D printers that are fast, reliable and versatile when it comes to what they offer and the options related to the printing materials that can be used.