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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Expertly Crafted PMMA Implant Provisional

PMMA Prototype for immediate surgery! This beautifully crafted provisional is combined with our new BETA CombiGuide IP, a CT based surgical guide that delivers implants and the prosthesis.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Straumann Pro Arch - Immediate Load for Edentulous Patients

 All-On-4 Page - Click Pro Arch under Documents

ROE supports Straumann Pro Arch restorative protocols. We can assist with surgical guides when needed, immediate provisional denture, chairside support in Ohio, and final restoration. Let us know how we can help.

about Pro Arch: The new Straumann Pro Arch for screw-retained hybrid restorations combines several treatment steps which reduce complexity without compromising the outcome. From planning and implant placement to the final restoration, the entire treatment is seamless for the patient.




Has successfully completed the Implant Studio™ Ready Program

As a long-term 3Shape partner, ROE is very excited to add Implant Studio to our armamentarium. Implant Studio is a bridge from 3Shape restorative designs to implant guides surgical guudies. We offer training, guide sleeves, and surgical guides. 

about ROEROE is a full service dental laboratory that has been offering CT-based surgical guides since 2004, and building long-term partnerships with dentists for more than 80 years. Our team of highly trained and experienced technicians is dedicated to providing the quality and service necessary to maximize patient satisfaction and minimize chairtime. Our goal is to provide functional and aesthetic restorations indistinguishable from natural dentition. We are proud to be a valuable member of the dental team.   Please explore our new web site and contact us to discuss any of our services. We are here to serve you.

about 3Shape Implant StudioDesign esthetic and correctly placed crowns. Based on the crowns’ position, virtually place the corresponding implant while accounting for the clinical situation including bone density, and nerve positions. Optimal clinical results are achieved by iteratively updating the combination of teeth, implant and drill guide.

Friday, July 10, 2015

CombiGuide - All-On-4 Bone Reduction and Osteotemy Guide

Today, many All-On-4 (or 5 or 6) cases include surgical guidance. ROE’s CombiGuideTM provides guidance for the bone reduction followed by a clip-in drill guide. CombiGuide comes with a full drill report for all major implant systems.

Simply upload your DICOM and we'll call you to meet on line.


RAPID Appliance - All-On-4 Restorative Made Easy

NEW RAPID Appliance – At the conversion appointment, thanks to the implementation of our exclusive, complimentary RAPID appliance, we help you help your referrals simplify the final treatment – and they will love you for it!

·      No final restorative implant-level impression – RAPID reline only
·      Eliminate appointments – no custom tray, bite rim, fit jig or prosthetic setup!
·      Increased accuracy – by eliminating steps that can cause errors
·      Significant increases in profitability will have your referrals excited about referring this treatment 

RAPID Appliance (ROE Advanced Prosthetic Implant Device) is a chairside, day-of-surgery appliance that you can offer as a competitive advantage over the traditional All-On-4 techniques. RAPID transfers the conversion denture information to the articulator for future prosthetic fabrication.  This means fewer restorative appointments, less variables, less chairtime for your referrals, and it is included at no additional charge with your first two cases. The only extra charge is the duplicate temporary cylinders. Moreover, this appliance should allow the restoring dentist to provide rapid steps toward the final restoration, even for our popular zirconia Prettau Bridge!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DAMAS - An FDA-Type Compliance Certifi cation

Since 2007, in the interest of our valued customers, their patients, and our organization, ROE has devoted thousands bof man-hours and a large financial commitment to become accredited by DAMAS. We are pleased to report that ROE recently joined the approximately .4% of dental laboratories in the United States to become DAMAS-certified!

You might ask, what is DAMAS and what does it mean for you, our customer? DAMAS stands for Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS). It is an internationally recognized standard for quality that validates the materials and processes utilized to produce prosthetic devices. These standards closely mirror a strict protocol that follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practice (QS/GMP) specifications, which are required of all dental laboratories conducting business in the United States. DAMAS provides a clear-cut method for documenting every facet of laboratory operations, including dental prescriptions/work authorizations; patient contact materials; subcontractor/supplier agreements; material and equipment purchases; employee training; maintenance and calibration of equipment; labeling; customer complaints, and cleanliness. Due to the strict standards of DAMAS, only 30 of 6700 dental laboratory in the United States have achieved the DAMAS status and we are proud to be one of them. It is noteworthy that only 20 of these laboratories are, like ROE, independent.

The DAMAS certification ensures that the laboratory environment operates in such a way as to ensure product and patient safety. It provides a formula for improved documentation of many aspects of dental lab activity from dental prescriptions to material traceability. Celebrate this achievement with us. You can be proud to inform your patients that restorations produced by ROE are made under the strictest guidelines and that your laboratory is among an elite group. We hope our efforts provide comfort and peace-of-mind to your patients. With DAMAS we emphasize our commitment to excellence every day.

LabTrac - Keep Your Cases On Track

In our continuous efforts to provide superior restorations in a timely fashion, we invested in a magnificent new software platform; one that is more robust and user-friendly, and that allows our clients enhanced communication. Our new software is called Labtrac. Internally, Labtrac manages case-fl ow based upon the tasks involved, employee skill level, and volume of case load, and even allows our customers to have assigned technicians. With this sophisticated software, we now have the ability to micro-manage every aspect of your case to ensure that you and your patient receive exactly what is expected. With Labtrac’s web-based portal, customers can track the progress of cases, receive emails when cases are received, shipped, or on hold. Doctors can request pick-ups, print Rx’s for case-shipping and records, and upload information such as images, digital impressions, and DICOM

Digital Dentures - A Quantum Leap

Avadent Digital Denture
Leading the Way For more than 5 years, Avadent has offered a digital option for dentures. Its product is very impressive, and can be reviewed on our web site. If a patient has an existing denture, and it is time for an upgrade, you simply duplicate the denture chairside, capture a reline impression
and bite and send to ROE to be digitized. In 3 days you will receive a virtual preview, and in 2-3 weeks an amazing new denture. If you are within driving distance of ROE, you can capture the records using the existing denture and ask your patient, or our currier, to deliver the case to ROE for sameday scanning! We call this our 35-minute denture! Call us for more information.

Pala Digital Denture - A New Heraeus Product

Heraeus also offers a digital denture. Its system is more ideal for patients who do not have an existing denture. With Pala, the doctor selects one of four sized Gothic Arch Tracing devices, captures an impression, adjusts the device to record the vertical dimension, then is functionally manipulated to capture centric. Pala then uses science to map tooth location based upon the arch-form and other anatomical
features. The case can be returned for try-in, if desired, prior to fi nishing.

Did you Know? Submitted by Hobe & Lucas CPA’s Inc

The state of Ohio has been stepping up its efforts to collect more revenue! Taxes based on the “honor system”, like sales tax, are lucrative targets. Did you know that buying dental products such as implants, Invisalign, and other tangible property out-of-state does not protect you from paying Ohio sales tax? If out-of-state vendors are not charging sales tax, the purhasers are responsible for paying use tax to the state of Ohio. Recently, Ohio has audited vendors such as Straumann Implants and Invisalign and determined that they are not charging sales tax properly. During the audit process Ohio auditors have extracted names of vendors’ dentist customers, and consequently audited them as well. This has been quite a gold mine for Ohio when you factor in tax plus sizable interest and penalties. 

One other thing…unclaimed funds audits are picking up in Ohio. Does your dental practice have old accounts receivable credit balances or uncashed refund checks that are over 3 years old? In many cases, these must be remitted to Ohio. 

Honesty is the best policy – if you don’t have a usetax account, you probably should; if you aren’t remitting unclaimed funds, maybe you should be. Contact Hobe & Lucas CPA’s Inc. or your tax advisor, or go to: http://www.
tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use.aspx and http://www.com.ohio. gov/unfd/HolderFaq.aspx for more information.

TLZ-SR - Compatibility for A Great Solution

TLZ-SR is an incredibly popular restoration for restoring single and multiple unit implant cases. As we mentioned in a previous newsletter, screw-retained has made a big comeback due to the absence of intraoral cementation, the low fee ($299), and the high quality. However, not all TLZSR cases are the same! If we do not have what’s called a Ti base, the stock component attached to the crown, then we must order a stock abutment from the manufacturer and raise the fee an additional $100-$180. When completing the work authorization request that we call to discuss pricing.

Check out our compatibility and implants that require special parts and fees: http://www.roedentallab.com/product_implant_options.html 

Scan Bodies - THE Way of the Future for Implant Impressions

If you own a digital impression system, Cerec and E4D included, scan bodies are a great alternative to conventional implant impressions. Scan bodies are digital impression posts that are thumb tightened
into the implant, scanned, and uploaded. ROE uses this scan to fabricate an analog-model for the restoration-of-choice. Visit the aforementioned implant web page to view availability by implant
brand and connection.

excellent page for checking your implant support options: http://www.roedentallab.com/product_implant_options.html 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ROE Adds Camlog, MegaGen and Hiossen Custom Abutments

Today custom abutments are more common than ever before. However, not all implant companies offer this necessary service in-house. ROE has a solution to this shortcoming, scan bodies. Scan bodies are customized digital impression posts that are primarily used in the laboratory. They are screwed into implant analogs and scanned into our software. Our technicians then customize and mill the abutments. This is now available for CamLog, MegaGen, and Hiossen implant lines. If you have a digital impression machine (all brands), titanium scan bodies can be purchased for intra oral use.




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Automatic Nerve Detection - Blue Sky Plan

Published on Jan 19, 2015
Advanced algorithms in Blue Sky Plan can now automatically detect and highlight nerve locations

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