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E4D Design Center and E4D Mill Announced as the First Tested and Trusted Connection for the 3M True Definition Scanner

Connection expands flexibility and choices for dentists entering CAD/CAM dentistry

Richardson, TX and St. Paul, MN. - (October 18, 2012) - 3M ESPE and D4D Technologies announced today the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill as the first trusted chairside connection for the newly released digital impression system, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner from 3M ESPE. 3M announced earlier this week that the stand-alone digital impression system will allow for open connections with third-party systems through the 3M Connection Center.

“We believe dentists want choice and flexibility, and that many of our customers will want the option to design and fabricate metal-free restorations chairside in the office,” said Mark Farmer, President, 3M ESPE. “By establishing a connection with the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill, 3M True Definition Scanner customers will have the option to mill in the office for same-day restorations through a reliable connection that has been clinically tested by 3M and D4D.”

“This collaboration with 3M and their True Definition Scanner along with the introduction of the E4D Sky™ network and new design software (v4.5), provide dental professionals with a truly open network of chairside restorative solutions for patient treatment,” said Gary Severance DDS, D4D Technologies. “We are extremely pleased and honored that 3M selected E4D as its first trusted connection.”

The 3M True Definition Scanner and the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill are available separately or as an integrated CAD/CAM system through Henry Schein Dental.

Both 3M ESPE and D4D Technologies are exhibiting at the ADA annual session in San Francisco from October 18-21, 2012. For more information, visit 3M ESPE at www.3M.com/TrueDef and booth #5644, C7N and D4D Technologies at booth # 1036.


About D4D Technologies

D4D Technologies is taking the dental profession to a higher level of productivity, patient comfort and convenience with its E4D restorative solutions. DentaLogic™ software in the E4D Design Center enables the operator to customize a virtual restoration before it is sent to the robust E4D Mill for fabrication. With the introduction of version 4.5 and E4D Sky™, each of these system components is now also available for custom configurations and interfaces to meet the needs of any dental office or laboratory.

E4D Sky communicates with E4D Digital Services, certified E4D dental laboratories, and any third-party provider accepting open format files (.stl) for a full range of production and delivery options. E4D Compass™ integrates E4D restorative designs with cone beam data to plan and communicate restoratively-driven implant therapies. E4D Compare™, the latest addition to the E4D suite of products, employs adaptive learning technology to dental education. Headquartered in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas, D4D Technologies has partnerships with major corporations in the dental profession: Henry Schein Dental is responsible for global sales and distribution; 3M ESPE and Ivoclar Vivadent provide restorative materials. Visit www.e4d.com for more information.

E4D Dentist, E4D Sky, E4D DentaLogic, E4D Compass, and E4D Compare are trademarks of D4D Technologies LLC.

About 3M ESPE and 3M Health Care

3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care, provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at 3MESPE.com or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

3M and ESPE are trademarks of 3M or 3M Deutschland GmbH. Used under license in Canada. (C) 3M 2012. All rights reserved.

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Contact:
Diane Mazzarella
D4D Technologies LLC
214-432-6345
dmazzarella@d4dtech.com

Vanessa de Bruijn
Karwoski & Courage
651-342-9670
v.debruijn@creativepr.com

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