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UGIN Dentaire spring offers 2022

Awesome offers on UGIN Dentaire Lab equipment!

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Awesome offers still on UGIN Dentaire laboratory equipment!

From now until 20th July 2022 we have some wonderful offers on both Sintering and Ceramic Furnaces:

  • e.ON 200 neo (Complete with vacuum pump) – £3100
  • e.ON 250 neo (Complete with vacuum pump) – £4150
  • e.ON Sinter Fast +  – £5000
  • e.ON Sinter Base – £3550
  • Programix 100 – £1850
  • Ducagel – £2200

All prices include delivery and the offer runs until 20th July 2022.

Exclusive of VAT.

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New Medit Design app offers even more 3D data analysis

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The New Medit Design app offers even more fabulous functionality and features to your digital design workflow.

Formerly Known as Medit Compare, Medit Design is a new multifaceted app which analyzes, aligns, measures and compares 3D data.

Mesasurements include distance, area, length and angle.

Plus there are various additional tools such as “Boolean,” “Offset,” “Smooth Surface,” “Sculpting,” to name but a few, all designed to further assist you with your daily design work and maximise patient outcomes.

Medit Design is accessible to all, from novices to experts, with its intuitive user interface and workflow.

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How to find the best dental equipment suppliers in London, UK

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As a dentist or dental technician, you know the importance of having reliable and high-quality dental equipment and you want to make sure you’re getting the best quality products available.

When it comes to finding the best suppliers of dental equipment in the London area, and indeed the UK, there are many options to choose from and it’s important to do your research before taking the plunge.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some important factors to consider when choosing a dental equipment supplier.

So, whether you’re looking for new equipment or just want to explore your options, read on for some helpful tips!

First Impressions Count

Where to start?

Many dental professionals will start with a search of potential suppliers’ websites. You’ll get an immediate feel for the supplier and perhaps even start to filter down your equipment choices based on the information on the website.

If you decide to fill in a contact form for a callback or to arrange a demo from the website, the response time for you to hear back from the supplier is often a good indicator of their levels of customer service and responsiveness.

Alternatively, you may have had a potential supplier recommended to you via a colleague and decide to make your first contact by phone. Again, you’ll get an immediate impression of the company, how knowledgeable and friendly its customer service team is and their ability to meet your requirements, all from that initial point of contact.

Do they represent top dental brands?

Which suppliers offer the top dental brands? You may well have a favoured brand in mind. One that you’ve used before or heard great things about, so this may help you with your search.

The most recognised and reputed dental brands across the world get the top picks of the best distributors and will have stringent requirements in place when awarding distributorships. After all, their own reputations are at stake here too.

So, our advice is to look at what brands a dental equipment supplier offers in their product portfolio. The top global dental equipment companies will only do business with distributors whose sales & customer service teams are properly trained on their products and whose service engineers carrying out routine or unplanned maintenance are factory trained.

And offer the latest product ranges?

This goes hand in hand with the branding section above. If you’re looking for some new kit, the chances are you’d like something sleek and modern from the latest ranges, whether you’re talking about a new dental chair or imaging unit for your dental practice or upgraded equipment for your dental lab.

Again, you’ll soon get the idea of who is offering cutting edge kit by having a browse on their website or making a quick call into the office.

Finding the Dream Team

So, you’ve got your eye on a couple of pieces of new, shiny equipment and it may well be available from more than one supplier. We know that. That’s life, but who are you going to put your faith in?

Sure, pricing is important and we’ll cover that later, but so is the relationship with the supplier.

In most cases a piece of equipment for your dental surgery or laboratory will last 7-10 years, so picking a team who you can work with, who offer industry-leading customer service  and who are going to be around to support you over the lifetime of your equipment is really important. You don’t want to be left high and dry after a couple of years with a supplier who no longer exists!

Choose a well established, long standing supplier with a professional and experienced team and, hey we’d say, if you can find a bunch of people who love the dental business and are great to work with, well that’s just an added bonus too!

After sales service must be second to none too

We’ll cover the importance of high quality after sales service in a separate blog, but suffice to say it’s really important. All kit needs maintaining to keep it in tip top working order, enabling you to keep a healthy flow of patients coming through your surgery.

Location & Response Time

Also consider where the supplier is located themselves. This is particularly important for dental practices in the London area, where travel time for the supplier to get to you may be extended if they are based outside of the area.

Their ability to support you will be impacted by the distance they need to travel to support you. And in the London area, we all know that even covering the shortest of distances can take a long time, so choosing a supplier with a local office and service support engineers will rapidly improve their response times to you.

Competitive Prices

You want the best deal, right? Of course you do!

But remember, there is always an element of ‘you get what you pay for’.

Seek out a supplier whose pricing for your project is fair, clear and, yes, competitive. It may not be the cheapest, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the best deal for you overall. Look at what the pricing does include and, perhaps more importantly, what it doesn’t, before committing your hard earned surgery cash to a project.

Ready to choose? Why not consider Blueprint Dental?

At Blueprint Dental, we’re pretty sure we can tick all the boxes we mention above.

Blueprint Dental is different and we’re proud of that fact.

Located in south west London, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible and a deeply personal service, whether you’re a dentist or dental technician.

We pride ourselves on being the most recommended and trusted source of dental equipment and service in the London area, indeed in the UK as a whole. We carry only top-of-the-line products from leading global brands, so you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting the best possible value for your money. Plus, our team of experienced professionals is always on hand to help you find exactly what you need, no matter what your needs may be.

Make us your first port of call and contact us today to learn more about our products and services can help you and your patients.

 

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How to kickstart affordable dental CAD in your dental laboratory with Blender For Dental

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We all recognise that the wide-ranging skills and traditional craftsmanship of 21st century dental technicians remain at the forefront of positive patient outcomes and satisfaction.

That said, there can be no doubt that the advent of digital dentistry techniques and workflows are becoming an increasingly evident influence in today’s technology-led dental laboratories.

Whether your dental laboratory is a ‘one man band’, annexed to a dental surgery or a bigger outfit with a multi-functional team of technicians, making that first move into the world of digital dentistry can be a scary prospect.

And an expensive one too, right?

Well, no, that doesn’t have to be the case!

Meet Blender For Dental.

Blender For Dental is a true global gamechanger and its beauty lies in the fact that it’s been designed by dental technicians for dental technicians.

And it’s affordable!

Sure, there’s a learning curve and maybe some new terms to get your teeth into, but the approach of the Blender For Dental team, coupled with support from UK sole distributors here at Blueprint Dental, mean you’re guided and supported at every stage, whilst maintaining your ability to use your artistic ability and, in most cases, the workflows you’ve put in place to meet your clients’ demands.

So, if you come across some new terms relating to the nuances of digital impressions and 3D printing – fear not – help is always at hand!

So, how did Blender For Dental all start?

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Well, to give you a potted history, in the 1990s a chap called Ton Roosendaal launched a free, open-source 3D software for creating, amongst other things, 3D printed models.

Fast forward a few years and the idea was seized upon by innovative dental technicians, Michael & Wolfgang Teiniker, who realised the potential of designing modules for dental CAD applications.

And what makes it so special?

Where do we start! There are a number of pure joys in the Blender For Dental approach, which will just delight you as a dental technician and have enabled it to happily flex its muscles against the big boys of dental CAD.

First up is that its basis is the free to download, open source, Blender software. Once you’ve installed that, all you need to do is purchase and download the modules you require for your business.

Easy peasy & economical.

Typically, you’ll spend no more than £300 getting yourself set up with the modules you need to get going.

The second point that you’ll just love about getting started with Blender is that there are no annual subscriptions or upgrade fees, so your on-going costs are significantly lower too.

And thirdly, the support is awesome.

Each module comes with an online tutorial and, what’s more, you can earn yourself valuable CPD points in the process of learning. And, if you’re ever flummoxed or stuck, the expert team at Blueprint Dental are always on hand to offer their industry-renowned support as well.

Plus, the aforementioned Blender For Dental architects, Michael & Wolfgang Teiniker, also remain actively involved in the blossoming Blender For Dental global community, hosting a weekly Zoom call in which dental technicians can explore many areas of the software that increase the user experience.

As dental technicians through and through, they remain very hands on and are open to any requests to change or add features. Feedback is really important to them and is used to frequently update and improve existing modules and in the development of new features and functionality.

How to get started

It all begins with the model creator module and grows from there.

Any type of dental model can be created from three file formats, STL, OBJ and PLY, in a straightforward, fast and logical way.

As we mentioned earlier there is some learning involved and the software operates in a different way from what we are used to.

But there’s no need to be put off.

It’s tempting to compare Blender to other popular CAD programs, but that could be construed as missing the point. Perhaps a more poignant way of approaching it is to rethink how appliances are manufactured in the digital world, whilst still enabling skilled dental technicians to express themselves through their work, ultimately providing the highest standards of patient satisfaction.

Once the basics have been mastered, the knowledge of how CAD programs operate becomes understandable, which in turn puts the power into the hands of the technician. With B4D you get to delve into a world of vertices, surfaces, and edges.

Now, show us a dental technician who doesn’t relish the thought of that?!

 

What modules are available?

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Guide Designer Module

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Gum Designer Module

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Articulator Module

There are already a plethora of modules available to complement the model design module, enabling you to incorporate all areas of your dental laboratory workflow.

Currently you can set yourself up with modules for the following:

·  Gum design module

·  Splint design module

·  Tray design module

·  Crown and bridge work

·  Implant crowns and components

·  Blockout module

·  Articulator & facebow

·  ICP alignment tool

·  Guide designer

·  Gum Designer

·  Logo designer

·  Bleaching Trays

·  Bracket Remover

·  Diagnostic Wax up

The development of the software continues with more implant companies allowing their libraries to be used, expanding the variety available to users. The open-source theme runs alongside the software with users able to create their own tooth libraries and integrate them with the software.

Meet the expert

Andrew Wheeler of AW Precision Ceramics has been at the forefront of the introduction and use of Blender For Dental in the UK and is widely regarded as the UK’s specialist on ‘all things Blender’, as well as being an accredited trainer.

As an experienced and well-respected dental technician in his own right Andrew says of the software. “If you are starting out on the digital journey this is an excellent way to get on board. It is fully customizable and, in a market where CAD tends to take away the individuality of our work, Blender For Dental gives you a way of standing apart from the crowd. There are numerous options to design your models in a creative way and with the addition of adding your logo onto models and trays, your laboratory can stand apart.”

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In addition, our Sales and Marketing Director, Sharaz Mir, explains the ethos behind Blender For Dental. “Blender For Dental was set up by two Australian brothers whose vision was to bring affordable dental CAD to every dental technician who would like to embrace digital techniques.

“The software is easy to use and the team are approachable and flexible, always working to provide enhancements and push forward with new modules for both traditional design work and more complex orthodontic techniques.

“We would welcome anybody who would like to find out more to join one of our introductory webinars in which we discuss the merits of the Blender For Dental approach.”

So, in summary, yes, there’s a learning curve and yes adopting digital CAD technologies may take a little time to master.

But, one thing is clear. Putting your faith in the Blender For Dental approach will enable you to maintain your individual flair and craftsmanship, whilst adopting cutting edge and ever progressing digital technology in your dental laboratory.

And all whilst remaining in pocket and in control of your software and designs.

Find out more about how you can join the Blender For Dental community here.

We’d love to have you as part of the family.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Andrew Wheeler of AW Precision Ceramics for his input into this article.

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Trade In or Trade up to a brand new MEDIT lab scanner – offer extended!

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Trade in your existing lab scanner for a NEW Medit T series

Already a Medit Tabletop Scanner customer?

TRADE IN your existing Medit tabletop scanner

If you’re already using a Medit tabletop scanner in your lab, but would like to upgrade to a brand new T710 or T510 unit, just let us know by completing the form below, so we can contact you to discuss how the trade in offer works for your lab.

Have an existing Tabletop Scanner from one of these manufacturers?

  • Dentsply Sirona
  • 3Shape
  • Open Technologies
  • Dental Wings
  • D O F

That’s OK too! TRADE UP to a Medit T710 or T510. Just us the contact form below and we’ll get in touch to discuss the trade up offer.

Or perhaps you have a scanner not yet listed?

That’s OK too. We’ve also got TRADE UP deals for other manufacturers, so get in contact to discuss anyway.

We’ll consider anything! Kitchen sink…?

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Mad March offers on UGIN Furnaces!

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Mad March offers still on UGIN dental furnaces!

From now until 31st March 2022 we have some wonderful offers on both Sintering and Ceramic Furnaces:

  • e.ON 200 neo (Complete with vacuum pump) – £3225
  • e.ON 250 neo (Complete with vacuum pump) – £4360
  • artis neo (Complete with vacuum pump) – £2490
  • e.ON Sinter +  – £4760
  • e.ON Sinter Base – £3650
  • Ducatron Quattro – £5725

The prices include delivery and the offer runs until 31st March 2022.

Excludes VAT.

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Introducing ROKO – Quality, cost-effective lab products for 2021

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We’re excited to kick off the new year with a new range of products to add to our dental lab portfolio.

Roko are a producer of dental laboratory equipment with over 25 years’ experience based in Poland. Renowned in their home market for the quality of their products and outstanding customer support, we are now delighted to be able to extend this offering to our UK based lab customers.

There is a wide range available from casting machines, vacuum mixers, model grinders and trimmers to ceramic presses and furnaces and sandblasters, as well as laboratory workstations and benching.

For more information, please get in touch using the form below:

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