SOURCE: Remedent, Inc.

March 12, 2010 20:24 ET

SensAble Names Remedent and Precise Structures Milling as Its First SensAble Authorized Milling Center Partners

Will Provide Milled Crown and Bridge Fabrication Services, in Zirconia and Other Materials, for SensAble Dental Lab Customers in Europe, US and Canada

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) - SensAble Technologies, Inc.(R), a leading provider of 3D touch-enabled modeling solutions, dental CAD/CAM solutions and haptic devices, has announced partnerships with key dental industry players that will offer fabrication services for milled crowns and bridges, in a variety of materials including zirconia, to SensAble Dental Lab System owners. Partners include Remedent Inc. (OTCBB: REMI), of Ghent, Belgium, an international leader in oral care and cosmetic dentistry products; and Precise Structures Milling Center of Laguna Hills, CA, which operates milling centers in Laguna Hills and Oshawa, Ontario. These SensAble Authorized Milling Centers will fabricate milled restorations directly from files created by the SensAble Dental Lab System.

With demand for all-ceramic dental prosthetics growing at ten times the rate of traditional materials(1), and over 72 percent of dental lab owners citing an uptick in demand for zirconia-milled restorations in the past two years(2), the establishment of SensAble Authorized Milling Center partners gives dental labs even more flexibility to choose the production approach that best suits their needs. SensAble Dental Lab System customers will be able to either print 3D resin parts for metal casting or ceramic pressing, or now order milled substructures or ceramic overstructures from SensAble Authorized Milling Centers.

"The growth in all-ceramic crown and bridge restorations is driven by both patients' desire for enhanced esthetics and dentists' awareness that dental CAD/CAM systems like the SensAble Dental Lab System can produce superior fitting restorations," said Cameron Karpowitz, president of Precise Structures Milling Center. "We're pleased to offer our expertise in milling to SensAble's customers, and know that they will get great results."

"We are excited to be the first SensAble Milling Center in Europe and offer this service to SensAble Dental Lab customers," said Guy De Vreese, chief executive officer of Remedent. "We currently mill veneers for our GlamSmile and Lumineer products, and with our new milling system, we'll be able to offer fabrication in a variety of materials, including zirconia, IPS e.max, cobalt chrome, alumina and composite materials. This new service is a natural extension of our partnership with SensAble."

"The SensAble Dental Lab System is already the most versatile system available, and by adding an outsourcing fabrication option for milled restorations through Remedent and Precise Structures Milling Center, we're making sure our system provides the business flexibility that dental labs need today," said Bob Steingart, president of SensAble Dental Products. "And, our software's flexibility makes it easy to design a full contour restoration in minutes, and then generate a split file -- creating both an anatomical substructure for milling and a resin pattern overstructure for pressing. That type of productivity is what sets the SensAble Dental Lab System apart."

Milling capabilities will be supported in the forthcoming Release 3 of the SensAble Dental Lab System software, which is scheduled for general availability at the end of April. Detailed information on each milling center's capabilities and services is available through SensAble's Authorized Milling Center partners, Remedent and Precise Structures Milling Center.

About the SensAble Dental Lab System

The SensAble Dental Lab System is an integrated digital solution to scan, design and fabricate common dental restorations. It is the first integrated digital solution to support the production process for removable partial frameworks, as well as full contour crown and bridge. The system's unique 3D "Virtual Touch" stylus allows technicians to digitally design multiple restoration types with unmatched speed and precision -- while keeping the artistry and manual dexterity they have spent years perfecting. In the SensAble system, technicians hold a "haptic" (touch-enabled) device instead of a computer mouse. They use virtual wax-up tools to literally "feel" the on-screen model as they apply, smooth and carve "digital wax." This touch-enabled approach mimics the traditional method of hand modeling dental restorations -- yet adds the consistency, precision and repeatability of a digital system.

About Remedent

Remedent, Inc., a publicly-traded company on the OTCBB, specializes in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of oral care and cosmetic dentistry products. With offices in California, Belgium and Singapore, Remedent distributes its products in more than 35 countries. For additional information, visit Remedent's web site at www.remedent.com.

About Precise Structures Milling Center

Precise Structures brings more than 30 years of CAD/CAM experience to the dental industry. We hold a unique position among milling centers with dual specialties in zirconia milling technologies and dental lab products, allowing us to produce substructures with exceptional fit and finish. Precise Structures Milling Center operates milling centers in Laguna Hills, CA and Oshawa, Ontario in Canada. For more information visit www.precisestructures.com and, in Canada, www.precisestructures.ca or phone 949-582-1824.

About SensAble

Founded in 1993, SensAble Technologies is the leading developer of 3D touch-enabled (force feedback) solutions and technology that allow users to not only see and hear an on-screen computer application, but to actually "feel" it. With 41 patents granted and over 8,000 systems installed worldwide, SensAble Technologies' haptic technology is being used in applications ranging from designing toys and footwear, to surgical simulation and stroke rehabilitation, to dental restorations, as well as a range of research and robotic applications. The company markets its own 3D modeling solutions as well as its haptic devices and developer toolkits to medical, dental, design, and manufacturing companies; educational and research institutions; and OEMs. SensAble products are available through direct and reseller channels worldwide. www.sensabledental.com.

SensAble and SensAble Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or registered trademarks of SensAble Technologies, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

(1) iData Research, "Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices 2009," as cited in Dental Tribune, 8/4/2009, http://www.dental-tribune.com/articles/content/id/579

(2) Dental Lab Products Magazine, January 2009 technology survey, cited at http://www.dentalproductsreport.com/articles/show/dlp0209_tc_furnaces

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