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21 Sep 2011 - Materialise Dental and Owandy establish partnership

Materialise Dental, which develops 3D technology solutions for implant practices, oral maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists announced today that it has established a partnership with Owandy to pre-install SimPlant® Pro on their cone-beam 3D scanning equipment.

Materialise Dental focuses on 3D Digital Dentistry, offering a range of solutions for computer guided dentistry. Its SimPlant® software is compatible with all implant brands and CT and cone-beam 3D scanners, thus providing clinicians the opportunity to stay with their own implant brands and scanning equipment. Owandy from its side provides a full range of digital dental imaging products and imaging and management software to optimize and facilitate the daily business of dental practitioners.

The newly established partnership between Materialise Dental and Owandy offers customers of the two latter companies the possibility to have SimPlant® Pro pre-installed on the cone-beam workstations upon purchase of an I-Max Touch 3D cone-beam scanner. Owandy customers also receive professional training by Materialise Dental engineers to get started with their new software immediately.

Olivier Maurier & Kris Wouters
Kris Wouters, COO at Materialise Dental: “Cone-beam 3D technology is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. The goal of our collaboration with Owandy is to show customers how any cone-beam scanner can be used in conjunction with our computer guided dentistry solutions. It’s an all-in treatment solution, leading to increased case success.” 

Olivier Maurier
, General Manager at Owandy: “Materialise Dental has a strong background in 3D implant treatment planning, 3D orthodontic simulations and 3D orthognathic surgery simulation, providing added value through its wide support and training network. Our collaboration with Materialise Dental is valuable in that it gives us the possibility to offer customers a ready-to-use, top-notch and integrated imaging, diagnosis and planning solution for any patient case. We are convinced that the alliance between the high performance of the I-Max Touch 3D (with its totally adapted volume to the dental use - 9 cm diameter x 8 cm high) with the most renowned 3D implant planning software, will give full satisfaction to our customers and our users.”

The I-Max Touch 3D panoramic unit is Owandy’s most recent addition to its range of digital imaging solutions. It acquires 3D exams and complete panoramic exams in the wink of an eye. The cephalometric option further extends the capabilities of the I-Max Touch 3D through the acquisition of radiographies of the skull and the hand. The panoramic unit gives clinicians all necessary tools to communicate their treatment plans to their patients in a clear manner and to achieve successful results for any case.

Materialise Dental leads the market in computer guided implant dentistry. Its SimPlant® technology has been around for nearly two decades, and provides a fully integrated implant treatment planning tool. SimPlant® has been designed to be user friendly and easy to work with. It guides dental professionals step by step during their implant planning and allows them to plan an implant case with ease and confidence. SimPlant® has a vast implant library of 8000 implants from 90 brands, instantly displaying implants, compatible abutments and SurgiGuide® drill guides. Whether clinicians are dealing with a mucosa-, tooth- or bone-supported case, there is a SurgiGuide® solution for every scenario. Additionally, SurgiGuide® drill guides are compatible with all major guided surgery kits (BIOMET 3i, Straumann, Friadent, Zimmer Dental, DENTSPLY Friadent, AstraTech, Nobel Biocare, CAMLOG, Anthogyr, Tekka and BioTech), assuring a seamless integration of 3D planning and actual surgery.

About Owandy 
Owandy is an international player and is renowned for manufacturing dental imaging solutions and developing imaging and practice management software. Its software is used by around half of the dental practitioners in France today and its range of digital imaging solutions is available to dentists in more than 50 countries worldwide.

About Materialise Dental N.V. 
Materialise Dental focuses on 3D digital dentistry, by offering a range of products and services to support dental specialists in the treatment of their patients. Materialise Dental continues to lead the dental industry in medical image processing, surgery simulation and rapid prototyping technology. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiary offices and authorized distributors and is a trusted partner for many of the largest clinics and research institutions. The successful SimPlant® brand includes a range of solutions for computer guided dentistry, including software packages tailored for implant practices as well as oral maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists.


Olivier Maurier
General Manager
Tel: +33 1 64 11 18 18

Materialise Dental N.V.

Kris Wouters

Tel: +32 16 39 66 20