From May 10-14, the U.S. dental laboratory community will get together at LMT® Lab Day® Online. vhf will be taking part with a virtual booth and four great presentations. You’ll also have the chance to speak face-to-face with the vhf team or request a live demonstration at our virtual booth. See more details below and register now!
Amir Juzbasic, MDT: Milling reinvented: increase laboratory profitability by integrating the new generation of vhf milling machines into innovative digital workflows
Explore tips and tricks for high-profit-margin laboratory products that can drive new growth and learn more about the cutting-edge milling machines from vhf and their state-of-the-art features, enabling smoother workflows. From machining full-arch zirconium bridges to digital dentures and partials, find out how to optimize processes and create beautiful restorations. Amir Juzbasic, MDT, has been relying on vhf milling machines for more than 10 years; due to vhf’s latest technical innovations, such as tool-free blank clamping, his team saves valuable time and can efficiently process a huge range of materials and indications.
Learn about new advanced milling strategies, tooling and innovative materials to give you consistency, speed and increased profitability. See how these advances make it possible to have a fully digital partial and denture department. Kris Schermerhorn, CDT, demonstrates vhf S2 and S5 mills using real cases. The S2 has an eight-disc changer that allows dusk-till-dawn milling of removables, implant cases and regular crown and bridge work, and five simultaneously operating axes that minimize undercuts, even in complex removable designs. Its successor, the S5 also features integrated ionizers that considerably reduce the cleaning effort, as the static charge of acrylic chips is greatly neutralized.
Interested in seamless clinical-laboratory workflows for full-arch fixed restorations? Michael Scherer, DMD, MS, focuses on how contemporary digital workflows can be used in a combined clinical-laboratory environment with integration between optical scanning, software design and milling of fixed full-arch restorations. Emphasis is placed on how the clinician works with the technician to enhance simplicity and esthetics. With the help of vhf’s R5, Dr. Scherer’s team can mill full-arch implant bridges and a myriad of other restorations with great convenience. The powerful 5-axis milling machine with a 10-disc changer can process discs, blocks and prefab abutments non-stop and unattended.
When it comes to CAD/CAM production, correct implementation is essential to succeed in today’s competitive market. Learn about these success factors, the pitfalls of wet/dry milling and the implementation of digital workflows. Seize the opportunity to learn directly from Jay Collins, a seasoned lab professional who has seven vhf machines in operation. Collins offers real-world examples that he has wet- and dry-milled with various vhf machines.
Our speakers use these vhf machines:
R5 – Michael Scherer
The powerful 5-axis milling machine with a 10-disc changer can process up to 10 discs, 60 blocks, or 60 prefab abutments, non-stop, wet/dry, and unattended day or night. The patent-pending DirectDiscTechnology allows for the direct insertion of blanks, and the DirectCleanTechnology features a smart automatic cleaning and drying process. The R5 stands for maximum versatility and openness as there is almost no material or indication that the machine cannot master.
S5 – Jay Collins, Kris Schermerhorn
The S5 is a highly versatile five-axis dental milling machine designed for both dry and wet operation. It is particularly suitable for users who want to process a wide range of materials, as its eight-position blank changer allows nonstop milling of almost all materials. In addition to discs, the machine can process up to 24 blocks or 48 abutments. Three integrated ionizers simplify the cleaning effort by neutralizing the static charge of plastic chips such as PMMA.
K5+ – Amir Juzbasic
With the K5+, vhf presents a five-axis dry milling machine with many user-friendly features that easily processes a wide range of indications and materials. Due to its DirectDiscTechnology, which allows blank clamping without tools, the machine can be loaded with material even more easily and quickly. An integrated ionizer and improved air circulation in the working area minimize the cleaning effort considerably.