Myerson, a manufacturer of digital dental materials, announced that it has successfully completed its validation of its Trusana Premium 3D Printing Resin to print premium denture teeth using Asiga 3D Printers.
Jim Swartout, president and CEO of Myerson, expressed the company’s enthusiasm at partnering with Asiga, who specialises in digital manufacturing: “Our material science team has been super impressed with the intelligent design of the Asiga printers. The accuracy of the Asiga printers is critical in ensuring Trusana’s ideal physical and optical properties.”
Created by a team of scientists and clinicians, Myerson’s Trusana 3D printing resin recently won RadTech/UVA’s “Emerging Technology” award for additive manufacturing. Trusana’s patented chemistry delivers an aesthetic unfilled polymer with high strength, fracture toughness and wear resistance, beyond that of conventional filled 3D dental polymers. Trusana also mirrors the beauty and translucency of a natural smile.
Stephanie Benight, Myerson’s director of 3D Printing Projects, said, “As a scientist, I have spent my career characterising the properties of polymers, including photopolymers. Creating a 3D printing material that not only has toughness, but maintains that toughness in the presence of water, has been difficult to achieve, but Myerson’s Trusana does it. Materials that harness new and unique chemistries are the future of photopolymer 3D printing, and Trusana represents the cutting-edge.”
Zahn Dental, the US dental laboratory business of Henry Schein, is the exclusive distributor of Trusana.
“Zahn’s dental laboratory customers rely on us to serve as their total solutions partner,” said Rita Acquafredda, president, Global Laboratory Business, Zahn Lab Group. “By offering Trusana — a game-changing material that can help advance the digitalisation of dentures — we can continue to deliver on our commitment of helping dental laboratories stay on the forefront of digital dentistry.”