MELVILLE, N.Y., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental professionals in the U.S. recently got a sneak peak of the new E4D® NEVO™ Scanner and Design Center, created by D4D Technologies, LLC, and exclusively distributed by Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC). The product, unveiled last month at Henry Schein Dental's National Sales Meeting, received rave reviews by dental professionals using the system for the first time.
Gary Kaye, DDS, FAGD, founder and principal dentist of New York City-based Kaye Dentistry, recently hosted a hands-on demonstration of NEVO for leading dental professionals.
"The technology that E4D has developed, particularly the scanner, is just incredible," said Dr. Kaye. "Scanning inside the mouth with most systems is very difficult to do. With NEVO, one of my associates used the new wand, and after just a few minutes was immediately getting outstanding and accurate results."
That new associate, Sarah Jafari-Namin, DMD, MS, Prosthodontics, offered the following assessment:
"The system was very easy to use," said Dr. Jafari-Namin. "The hand piece is much lighter than before, which made it easier for the patient and me, and the speed of the NEVO E4D system is outstanding."
"The early reviews of E4D NEVO are terrific, and we at Henry Schein Dental are very proud to be exclusively offering this new solution to our customers," said Tim Sullivan, President, Henry Schein North America Dental Group. "The introduction of E4D NEVO requires the support of a knowledgeable team working together to ensure that dental teams across the United States see and understand the product's considerable benefits to patients. We look forward to bringing E4D NEVO into our customers' practices."
Among the other professionals who enjoyed a sneak preview were: Dr. Bryan Couch, DDS, from Complete Smiles Dentistry, TX; Dr. Curtis Jansen, DDS, from CEJ Dentistry, CA; Dr. Alex Schaap, DDS, from Kaye Dentistry, NY; and Dr. Edmond Suh, DDS, from Supremia Dentistry, NC.
"How can dentists treat their patients better? Well, this is one CAD/CAM technology that they should be looking at," Dr. Couch said.
The new NEVO system is "very fast, very forgiving, and the erase feature is over the top," said Dr. Jansen.
"As the technology advances, I think it's a winner," said Dr. Schaap.
"For years the industry has been on the precipice of fully embracing digital chair-side dentistry," said Dr. Suh. "NEVO should give those who have been tentative, the ability and confidence to now jump."
"We are very pleased to hear positive reviews from experienced, highly regarded dental professionals who recognize the critical importance of CAD/CAM technology for both the practitioner and patient," said Gary Severance, DDS, Chief Marketing Officer, D4D Technologies. "With NEVO, practitioners can be confident that they are providing the highest quality patient care with exceptional patient comfort. We are delighted to hear our first NEVO users confirming these qualities."
Click here to view a video with comments by the dental professionals who attended the hands-on demonstration event at Dr. Kaye's office.
The E4D NEVO Scanner and Design Center will be featured at the E4D Business of Dentistry conference in Las Vegas, August 8-10, 2013 (http://www.businessofdentistry.com/e4d).
About E4D® NEVO™ Scanner and Design Center
The NEVO Scanner technology is based upon years of experience with powder-free image capture in the intraoral environment and is the first scanner to use E4D's patent-pending blue laser technology, which provides exceptional quality of 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 energy and double the bandwidth of 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.
The NEVO Scanner employs for the first time blue laser technology that features an improved ability to capture the fine details that allow for more precise and accurate prosthetics. The solid-state NEVO Scanner incorporates many other advances to ensure an exceptional intraoral scanning experience. These include fog-free scanning, ergonomic design for easy positioning, removable tips for infection control, active heat dissipation for full arch scanning, color-coded feedback to operator, and adjustable field of view.
The new system features a laptop-based E4D NEVO Design Center, which gives the practitioner 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.
About D4D Technologies
Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, D4D 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. D4D 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. (NASDAQ: HSIC), is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health 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 more than 15,500 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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