ST. PAUL‚ Minn. – (August 15‚ 2013) – 3M ESPE announces the 3M True Definition Scanner's
newest Trusted Connection, the IOS Technologies' TS150™ In-Office Milling Solution. The
addition of the new milling system is just the latest example of how the 3M True Definition
Scanner enables dentists to expand their options – putting CAD/CAM dentistry within reach of
With the 3M True Definition Scanner and the TS150 System featuring FastDesign™ Software,
dentists have a simple, convenient and affordable solution for same-day dentistry. The dentist
quickly captures a digital impression on the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, which is more
accurate—and more consistently accurate—than leading systems on the market¹, and sends it to
the FastDesign™ CAD station for the design of the dental restoration. By leveraging Glidewell
Laboratories' extensive dental anatomy library, the software creates a highly accurate crown
proposal and guides the user through the rest of the design process. Once complete, the design is
sent to the TS150™ mill—a powerful air-driven unit that features a 150,000-RPM spindle and an
orbital mill path that prevents the burr from crossing over the margin, ensuring excellent
marginal integrity for better fitting restorations. In addition, the TS150 mill is approved for
Lava™ Ultimate Restorative, 3M ESPE's unique resin nano ceramic material that delivers
strength and esthetics with a fast, no firing process.
3M has worked closely with IOS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glidewell
Laboratories, to test and validate the seamless integration of the 3M True Definition Scanner
with the TS150 In-Office Milling Solution. Access to this Trusted Connection is available to
subscribers of 3M's Advanced Data Plan.
"This new Trusted Connection combines the 3M True Definition Scanner's unprecedented
quality and affordability with the intuitive and easy-to-learn CAD/CAM system from IOS
Technologies, making it easier for dentists to create beautiful and strong dental restorations with
3M ESPE's Lava Ultimate Restorative." said David Frazee, vice president and general manager
of 3M Digital Oral Care. "In the midst of this fast-paced digitization of dentistry, 3M expects to
be the leader in rapidly delivering new and affordable connections for dentists and labs alike."
The TS150 In-Office Milling Solution and Lava Ultimate Restorative for the TS150 will be sold
through Burkhart Dental Supply and Benco Dental.
For more information about the 3M True Definition Scanner, visit
1. Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al. (2012). Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital Workflow of Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8):e43312.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043312. Additional measurements conducted by ACTA
(Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et. al. (2012). Publication pending.
2. Based on 3M ESPE field evaluation which produced 1,015 clinical cases from 23 systems in the U.S. and Europe, April-December 2012.
About 3M ESPE
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‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚
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 http://www.3MESPE.com
or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are
available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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