Monday, August 18, 2008

SensAble to Provide Custom 3D Design Systems for Design of GlamSmile Dental Veneers

As terms of this agreement SensAble will provide Remedent with a customized version of its touch-enabled 3D modeling system which will be used to design GlamSmile dental veneers. SensAble's 3D modeling technology will add to GlamSmile-certified dental labs worldwide the ability to produce veneers in less time and at lower cost, and with better fit and accuracy.

For patients suffering from severely stained, chipped, misshapen or misaligned teeth, Remedent's GlamSmile veneer system provides a fast, painless and affordable cosmetic dental solution. Interestingly enough, veneers represent a strong segment in the $2.75 billion U.S. cosmetic dentistry market. The market experienced $372 million in veneer revenue alone in 2006 and well-above average market growth rates reported for 2007.

A state-of-the-art system in its own right, the GlamSmile system features a proprietary tray delivery system that lets practitioners seat 10 ultra-thin, custom veneers simultaneously in less than one hour, while preserving tooth structure. One GlamSmile production centers can begin using the SensAble 3D digital modeling system, they will be able to replace the creation of hand-crafted wax models required in today's process of designing GlamSmile veneers for patients.

The agreement allows that SensAble will provide Remedent with GlamSmile Design Software, a tailored veneer modeling application developed by SensAble and based on its 3D modeling software, coupled with SensAble's PHANTOM haptic (touch-enabled) devices. For the first time, GlamSmile technicians will experience force feedback from the SensAble haptic device - so they can actually "feel" the veneers that they are sculpting while viewing them on a computer screen.

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