Roland Dental Milling Devices Receive 3M ESPE's Lava™ Ultimate Restorative Certification

Sydney, Australia, March 11, 2014 - Roland DG Australia has announced that its new DWX-4 compact dental mill has been qualified by 3M ESPE for use with the company's Lava Ultimate Restorative resin nano ceramic material.

Featuring precise milling capabilities, ease of use, and a compact, desktop footprint, the affordable DWX-4 is Roland's second dental mill to receive the certification. In September 2013, 3M ESPE also qualified Roland's award-winning DWX-50 5-axis dental milling machine for use with the innovative new material, making it one of the industry's first open-architecture mills to earn the certification.

"Lava Ultimate Restorative is a remarkable new material that helps expedite production while achieving highly durable, exceptional quality results," said Shane Adams, distributor sales manager for Roland DG. "We are pleased to work with 3M ESPE to bring all the benefits of this combined solution to labs everywhere."

"Dental labs have told us that they want access to 3M ESPE materials from a variety of milling systems," said Kristan Chesnut, global business director with 3M Digital Oral Care. "By qualifying Lava Ultimate Restorative with Roland's DWX-50 and DWX-4 milling machines, we bring high quality materials with more efficient and productive workflows to dental labs."

A resin nano ceramic material that offers patients excellent aesthetics and outstanding strength, Lava Ultimate Restorative can be finished without firing - dramatically reducing production time. The material is designed for long-term durability and backed by a 10-year warranty. Patients experience less wear to the opposing dentition than with glass ceramics and a tooth-like bite feel due to its excellent absorption of chewing forces. Should the underlying dentition need additional treatment or repair, the material is easily modified and repaired like real tooth structure.

With 5-axis simultaneous machining capability and a five-station automatic tool changer for unattended production, the Roland DWX-50 is the ideal device to produce precision prosthetics every time. The entry level Roland DWX-4 is the most compact and user-friendly 4-axis dental milling machine available. Affordably priced, it is ideal to meet the growing demand for chair side application, or for any sized lab looking to bring production in-house. Backed by a comprehensive warranty, and drawing on over 30 years of engineering technology, these devices are a proven solution with over 1500 Roland dental milling devices in the market today*.

For more information on Roland Dental solutions, please visit www.easyshape.com.au. For information on Lava Ultimate Restorative from 3M ESPE, visit www.3MESPE.com/LavaUltimate.

About 3M ESPE

3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M's efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care, one of 3M's six major business segments, provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com.au. Products are available for purchase through authorised 3M ESPE distributors.
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* Worldwide shipments as of January 2014.