SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that its iTero Intraoral Scanner is now compatible with the E4D CAD CAM chairside design and milling system, created by E4D Technologies and exclusively distributed by Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC). This new workflow allows iTero clinicians to expand their menu of digital services to include same-day crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers, creating more opportunities to establish full-scale milling installations for the benefit of the practice and the patient.
"Connecting the iTero system to E4D's milling system is more than just an added function -- it extends the utility of the iTero system to offer restorations in a single visit," said Timothy A. Mack, Align vice president, business development. "iTero is quickly becoming the point of origin of many procedures. iTero is the only scanner that offers certified connectivity with a milling system, a milled model service and of course, with Invisalign®."
The E4D design and milling system is integrated directly into the iTero chairside milling workflow. This digital workflow allows the clinician to move seamlessly between the two systems during the course of the day. The E4D system is indicated for crowns, 3/4 crowns, veneers and bridges as well as inlays and onlays.
"The E4D system features plug-and-play convenience, based on an open architecture and intuitive, easy-to-understand digital design tools, making it a perfect counterpart to the iTero Intraoral Scanner," said Dr. Gary Severance, E4D Technologies chief marketing officer. "E4D's material options include selections from leading manufacturers of composite, leucite-reinforced glass ceramics and high-strength lithium disilicate ceramics, and the robust E4D mill is manufactured to withstand the physical demands of high-speed milling, while providing accuracy, precision and reduced noise and vibrations."
iTero certified connectivity with the E4D system facilitates a digital workflow that is verified and supported by both manufacturers. Like every aspect of the iTero Intraoral Scanner, the digital workflow with E4D has been engineered for the user to master quickly, yet is powerful enough to meet the needs of the dental practice. iTero and E4D certified connectivity is now available for all iTero scanners.
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998.The Invisalign product family includes Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Assist, Invisalign Express 10, Invisalign Express 5, Invisalign Lite, and Vivera Retainers. To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.
Cadent Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Align Technology and is a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry. The Cadent family of products includes the iTero scanning systems, OrthoCAD iCast and OrthoCAD iRecord. For additional information, please visit www.cadentinc.com.
About E4D Technologies
Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, E4D Technologies is taking the dental profession to a higher level of productivity, patient comfort, and convenience with its E4D restorative systems. The innovative, technologically advanced, ultra-fast E4D NEVO Scanner for digital impressions is the latest addition to its CAD CAM system for restorative dentistry. Plug and play connectivity to the laptop computer design center enables operators to easily customize restoration designs and send them wirelessly to the precision mill that uses the latest restorative materials to produce fine esthetic restorations. E4D's open platform and E4D Sky communication network enable dental professionals to choose a custom solution to fit their needs. E4D has expanded the possibilities in dentistry with E4D Compass™ for restorative-driven implant solutions and E4D Compare™ adaptive learning technology for teaching institutions. E4D partners with Ivoclar Vivadent and 3M ESPE for restorative materials. Henry Schein is the exclusive distributor. Contact E4D at www.e4d.com or www.facebook.com/CadCamDentist