MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 dental professionals experienced a live, hands-on demonstration last week of the new E4D® NEVO™ Scanner and Design Center during a scheduled session at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), generating additional momentum for this innovative digital technology.
As part of the Henry Schein Business of Dentistry Conference, dental professionals visited LVI to witness first-hand the capabilities of NEVO, created by E4D Technologies, LLC, and exclusively distributed by Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC). The NEVO Scanner is the first to use E4D's patent-pending blue laser technology, which provides exceptional data capture, video-rate speed and ease of use. The new E4D NEVO Design Center is a powerful laptop computer that uses high-speed Thunderbolt™ technology* with the NEVO Scanner to provide more power and bandwidth than USB 3 connections, resulting in extremely fast processing and alignment of scans. Plug-and-play convenience gives offices of every size the flexibility to customize their E4D NEVO configuration, thereby enhancing the restorative workflow across the entire practice.
Of NEVO's many attributes, the practitioners who experienced the system emphasized its ease of use, speed and productivity.
"It is so easy to scan intraorally -- that's huge," said Alex Touchstone, DDS, of Touchstone Dentistry, based in Hattiesburg, MS. "And the portability is great. A laptop is much more easily placed wherever you want it. It becomes more like an intraoral x-ray sensor."
NEVO also was praised for its ability to improve workflow and foster total team involvement.
"NEVO is a dream come true," said Terence Yacovitch, DDS, of Yacovitch Dental in Montreal. "It's easy for everyone in the practice to use. Dental assistants can do more with NEVO, freeing up the doctor to do more production. It has intuitive design and workflow, promotes total team involvement, and brings efficiency to the next level."
"NEVO really helps increase teamwork in the practice because it's so easy to use, allowing the entire practice to get involved," said Terri Britt, RDA, CDD, of Dallas. "It's very easy to train the dental team on NEVO, which is one of the many reasons I love it."
"Scanning intraorally has always been a challenge with CAD CAM systems, but not with NEVO," said Sherri White RDA, CDD, CIS, also of Dallas. "You'll spend less time in the mouth, and because it's so versatile, you will get the whole dental team involved."
In addition to the chair-side benefits of NEVO, lab technicians also admired the easy ability to transfer scanned files from the dental office to the lab as well as the technology's ability to increase productivity.
"NEVO is the reason that the perception of CAD CAM will change among the labs," said Jimmy Fincher, General Manager, Cosmetic Advantage Dental, based in McKinney, TX. "Because of the ease of use and the crispness of the images, it rivals what we can do with a box scanner from a productivity standpoint. It's even faster than a box scanner, and we're getting that same crisp image on the screen. That's the difference."
Educators also praised NEVO's ease of use and simplicity.
"NEVO is perfect for educators," said Walter Renne, DMD, Assistant Professor, Director of CAD CAM Technologies, Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. "Students love it because it is so intuitive and easy to use."
The new system features a laptop-based E4D NEVO Design Center, which gives the office increased flexibility and portability. Dentists can easily move the E4D NEVO Design Center from operatory to operatory, or even among multiple offices, all while wirelessly connected to the milling center for maximum productivity and patient service.
"I've used other systems, and NEVO is above and beyond smart," said Michael J. Moroni, DDS, of Mirage Dental Associates, based in Castle Rock, CO.
About E4D Technologies Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, E4D Technologies, LLC, is taking the dental profession to a higher level of productivity, patient comfort, and convenience with its E4D restorative systems. E4D's open platform and E4D Sky communication network enable dental professionals to choose a custom solution to fit their needs. E4D offers high-speed laser scanning technology to produce digital 3D impressions of teeth without powder. Intuitive DentaLogic™ software 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 continues to expand the possibilities in dentistry with E4D Compass™ for restorative-driven implant solutions and E4D Compare™ adaptive learning technology for teaching institutions. Contact us at www.e4d.com or like us at www.facebook.com/CadCamDentist.
About Henry Schein, Inc. Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items.
The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 24 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
*Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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