Schaan, Liechtenstein – 13 February 2023
Ivoclar, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications with a comprehensive product and system portfolio for dentists* and dental technicians*, is especially keen to offer maximum flexibility in the use of its workflows and products. This is why it is essential for the company to establish close strategic partnerships with third-party suppliers of hardware and software solutions, oriented towards the long term. The long-standing, successful collaboration with vhf camfacture AG, a leading manufacturer of CNC milling machines, tools and CAM software for the dental industry, has now been taken to the next level with the approval of vhf as an “Ivoclar Authorized Milling Partner” for Ivotion. The possibility of processing the Ivotion Denture System on authorized vhf milling machines enables users to selectively use an extended range of indications while at the same time having the flexibility to choose between two leading CAD software suppliers.
Ivoclar and vhf: from long-standing collaboration in hardware to a comprehensive partnership
By appointing vhf as an “Ivoclar Authorized Milling partner” for Ivotion, Ivoclar is taking its collaboration with vhf in state-of-the-art monolithic prosthetics and digital dentistry to the next level. Offering leading-edge hardware and software solutions for Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) for dental laboratories and practices, vhf has earned a reputation as a worldwide leading manufacturer of dental milling machines. The company’s products are especially known for their ease of use and high level of innovation. These qualities are shared by both companies, Ivoclar and vhf. The expansion of the existing partnership is clearly in line with Ivoclar's aim to offer customers maximum flexibility in designing and producing digital prosthetic solutions. In line with this approach, laboratories and dental technicians are given a choice of CAD workflows: They can either use 3Shape or exocad software to design their Ivotion dentures. This ensures a seamless integration into any existing interfaces. Once completed, the design data can be imported into vhf’s “DENTALCAM” software for further processing. Approved vhf machines will process the Ivotion discs by means of a dedicated disc holder.
“We are pleased to welcome vhf, another renowned expert in CNC milling technology, on board with us,” says Tobias Specht, Senior Director Global Business Unit Labside Digital at Ivoclar. “As a new Ivoclar Authorized Milling Partner for our Ivoction discs, vhf fully meets the high standards we set ourselves in delivering perfectly finished dental prostheses. With this move, we also encourage vhf customers who have a keen interest in digital denture fabrication, to use our patented Ivotion Denture System workflow.”
Ivotion Denture System – an intelligent solution for state-of-the-art complete denture prosthetics
With the introduction of the Ivotion Denture System in 2020, Ivoclar set new standards in the fabrication of complete dentures. Many customers around the world have since been inspired by the digital system solution. The leading-edge system is part of Ivoclar’s proprietary Digital Denture workflow that enables dentists and lab technicians to take advantage of an efficient digital manufacturing process to create dental prostheses at revolutionary speeds. In addition to the user-friendly manufacturing process, it is above all the fast results that have delighted users and large numbers of patients alike. Digital Denture is becoming a central topic in contemporary dental technology and increasingly more dentists, lab technicians and dental lab owners are in the process of switching their processes to go completely digital. Hence, Ivoclar has been increasingly focusing on effective digital solutions and is hitting the mark with the Ivotion Denture System.
The innovative Ivotion disc is the centrepiece of the Ivotion Denture System. Combining a tried-and-tested denture base and tooth material in a single disc, Ivotion enables the fabrication of monolithic complete dentures based on the unique “Shell Geometry” integrated into the disc. Upper and lower dentures can be created from a single disc and the need for bonding the denture teeth to the denture base is thus eliminated, resulting in shorter manufacturing times, reduced susceptibility to plaque accumulation due to the absence of gaps and generally enhanced durability of the dentures.
For further information about Ivoclar’s digital workflow and digital solutions, please visit ivoclar.com.
About the Ivoclar Group
The Ivoclar Group, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications. In 2023, the company proudly celebrates its 100-year anniversary under the theme of “A Century of Innovation”. The company's success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education. The group of companies, which sells its products to around 130 countries, has 47 subsidiaries and branch offices and employs roughly 3,500 people worldwide. More information about the Ivoclar Group is available at ivoclar.com.
vhf camfacture AG was founded in 1988 and is a leading manufacturer of dental milling machines. As a CAM full-solution provider, vhf develops milling machines, tools and software all in-house. The vhf Group has its headquarters in Ammerbuch near Stuttgart, and has approximately 350 employees. Two sales offices in New York and Shanghai serve North America and South East Asia.
* For reasons of better readability, the simultaneous use of male, female and diverse (m/f/d) gender forms is waived. All references to persons apply equally to all genders.