Dental Milling Streamlined

Bryan Doviack, Chief Information Officer of Continental Dental Laboratories in Torrance, California, knew he needed to incorporate digital dental technology into his lab’s production.  “Digital is the future.  Doctors want it, the labs want it, and the patients want it.

“This is still a craftsman’s business, but the tools have changed.  Basically you have to retool your whole operation to go digital, and that’s what we have done with the help of Roland,” he said.  

Continental, a full service laboratory with hundreds of employees worldwide, invested in the Roland DWX-50 5-axis dental milling machine.   “We’ve had mills that cost eight times as much, and the quality of the Roland is equal if not better than those machines,” said Doviack.  “The DWX is designed to mill zirconia, wax and plastic and it’s optimized to do so – it’s accurate, precise and compact.”

Doviack also values the DWX’s open technology platform.  “We can use whatever software and materials we want versus whatever the manufacturer wants. It gives us a lot more flexibility, and a lot more room to choose our growth pattern,” he said.

A high production lab, Continental runs its DWX-50 for 20 hours each day. Their second shift technician sets up the last unit to mill unattended late at night.  “My favorite thing is how easy the DWX is to operate and to maintain. It ran right out of the box – no glitches, no gotchas. It just works,” says Doviak.

“According to us, the Roland DWX-50 is the best bang for the buck.”

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