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Straumann launches new CADCAM prosthetic solutions at IDS



Straumann launches new CADCAM prosthetic solutions at IDS

  * Straumann® CARES® 8.0 software completes integration into the DWOS
    platform offering customers an open system with innovative features and
    functionalities
  * Added efficiency, flexibility and convenience with new prosthetic
    products, materials and software functions
  * Collaborations with 3M ESPE and Innovation MediTech complete digital
    workflow
  * Continual improvements in implant dentistry

Cologne/Basel 13 March 2013: At Europe's leading dental trade fair, the
International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, Straumann is presenting a
number of new products and solutions designed to leverage efficiency, open new
treatment possibilities and enhance patient care in implant and restorative
dentistry.

ADVANCED RESTORATIVE SOLUTIONS

The main advances at Straumann in recent months have come in the restorative
field and the most significant is the launch of Straumann CARES Visual 8.0
software in Europe and North America.

With the new software, Straumann has completed the integration of its CADCAM
system into the Dental Wings Open Software (DWOS) platform, offering customers
an open system with innovative features and functionalities. Users now have
several data input possibilities and the option of producing prosthetics
through the CARES validated workflow (covered by the Straumann Guarantee) or
through an alternative milling process.

CARES 8.0 optimizes digital workflows, increases design flexibility, improves
ease of use, and extends Straumann's prosthetic portfolio for implant- and
tooth-borne restorations. It is free of charge for Straumann CARES customers
running up-to-date software licenses and is available for purchase to new
customers.

Dr Sandro Matter, Executive Vice President of Straumann's Prosthetics Business
Unit, noted: "The standardization of dental software and the development of a
common platform offer significant benefits. CARES 8.0 includes
efficiency-driven functionalities such as simultaneous scan and design, mirror
anatomy, intuitive design of screw-retained bars, and additional time-saving
solutions. It also supports the proven concept of original prosthetics on
original implants. Dental labs can use these latest features to work faster
and more efficiently, giving them a competitive advantage in a challenging
marketplace".

One-step single-tooth implant prosthetic solution: CARES X-Stream(TM)

Digital technologies have enabled Straumann to streamline the prosthetic
workflow further. The new CARES X-Stream functionality with CARES 8.0 enables
customers to design custom abutments and the corresponding full-contour crown
or coping simultaneously from one scan. Until now, two scanning and design
steps were required - one for the abutment and subsequently one for the crown.
The abutments and crowns are produced in a controlled milling environment for
excellent fit and consistent quality. They are then delivered together,
significantly reducing turnaround time and shipment costs.

New hybrid abutment

To complement its existing range of customized abutments in titanium and
zirconium dioxide, Straumann is introducing the CARES Variobase(TM) Abutment,
a hybrid with a titanium bonding base and a zirconium dioxide coping. This
offers laboratories the combined benefit of a metal-to-metal implant abutment
with an original Straumann connection and a variety of esthetic shades.

Screw-retained bridges and bars available through CARES

Straumann now offers screw-retained bridges and bars for its bone level
implants and four additional bar designs. Laboratories can now order CADCAM
screw-retained bars and bridges for tissue level, bone level, or mixed
platforms, for restorations up to 16 units in certain cases.

Full-contour zerion® HT (High Translucency)

The company has complemented its impressive selection of prosthetic materials
with zerion HT, a translucent zirconium dioxide ceramic for efficient
full-contour crown and bridge restorations. Available in four shades, it
requires minimal processing, saving lab time and reducing the risk of
chipping.

CARES Scan & Shape

Straumann CARES Scan & Shape is a new service for the very large number of
laboratories who wish to order original Straumann CARES custom abutments but
do not have the requisite scanning capabilities. Through CARES Scan & Shape,
they now have the possibility of sending a model or wax-up to Straumann, where
the scanning and design work is carried out according to their specifications.
The prosthetic component is then manufactured and delivered. In addition to
quality, precision and convenience, customers benefit from original Straumann
parts and the company's guarantee - without having to invest in scanning
equipment or software.

Collaborations with 3M ESPE and Innovation MediTech complete digital workflow

Straumann announced a new collaboration with Innovation MediTech GmbH (a Dreve
Company) concerning the production of resin models needed for finishing
implant- and tooth-borne CADCAM restorations in the dental laboratory.

State-of-the art intraoral scanning solutions now make it possible to complete
the implant restoration workflow completely digitally - from impression,
through design to manufacturing. However, to finish the final prosthetic, the
laboratory still needs a physical working model, which can now be ordered from
Innovation MediTech or third parties. Thanks to the new collaboration, the
intra-oral scan data will be transmitted via the Straumann CARES system
directly to Innovation MediTech. The latter uses LED scanning technology in a
generative manufacturing process to produce a high precision resin model,
which is forwarded on to the lab.

Importantly the model has a precisely positioned socket to receive a Straumann
repositionable implant analog. This is essential for holding the prosthetic
piece precisely and securely in the model for finishing by the lab technician.

Thanks to a 'Trusted Connection' developed by 3M ESPE and Straumann (also
announced at the IDS), dentists using the new 3M(TM) True Definition Scanner
will be able to send the scan data directly to dental labs using the Straumann
CARES 8.0 system. The labs use the scan data to design and order Straumann
prosthetics for implant- or tooth borne restorations. Using the Dental Wings
Virtual Model Builder software the labs can design and order the corresponding
high precision resin model from Innovation MediTech. The new model service
will become available in the United States later in 2013 and in other markets
concomitant with the introduction of the 3M(TM) True Definition Scanner.

CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENTS IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY

While the biggest advances have come in the restorative field, Straumann has
continued to enhance its surgical offering with multiple improvements. One
'eye-catcher' at the IDS is Straumann's NNC implant, which was launched fully
in 2012 and has received a RedDot design award. It was also instrumental in
Straumann's nomination as one of Switzerland's most innovative companies.1

NNC combines Straumann's high strength material, Roxolid®, and SLActive®
surface technology to make a high-performance small-diameter tissue-level
implant with excellent osseointegration properties for narrow spaces. It also
features Straumann's new transfer instrument for easier, precise handling.

NNC is the forerunner of a new generation of smaller implants that Straumann
is developing to preserve vital structures and to minimize the need for bone
augmentation procedures.

Other novelties presented at the IDS include the TiBrush(TM), a small but
meaningful product that simplifies debridement of implant surfaces affected by
peri-implantitis, new sterile packaging for implant healing components, and a
tool to assist practitioners in selecting the right products and combinations.
Called the Straumann Indication Based Product Selection Guide, this web-based
tool clarifies the specific benefits of Straumanns various implant and
prosthetic solutions.

About Dreve/Innovation MediTech GmbH

Dreve is a medical device manufacturer with core markets in the dental and
hearing-aid industries and supplying customers in more than 100 countries. The
family-owned company was founded in 1949 and is located in Unna, Germany with
affiliates in Singapore, the US and Russia. Being a pioneer and leader in the
implementation of rapid manufacturing technologies in its core markets for
more than 10 years, the company supplies CADCAM materials and production
technologies, in addition to offering manufacturing services for custom
medical devices.

About Straumann

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann (SIX: STMN) is a global leader
in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with
leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches,
develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue
regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions
or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately 2500
people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than 70
countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.

1University of St. Gallen ranking of Switzerland's leading innovation
companies. Straumann ranked in top three in MedTech sector since 2009.

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