In Darmstadt, Germany, where the headquarters of the Dental CAD Program exocad company is located,
the seminar “exocad Insights” will be held from September 21 to September 22.
DOF, a dental scanner company, will also participate.
DOF, as a platinum partner for exocad Insights, will also give lectures using a face scanner and a model scanner
by Chang-Woo Woo, Ph.D., the head of the dental lab at Yonsei University Dental Hospital.
This year’s exocad Insights will be held simultaneously onsite and online.
You can participate online from anywhere around the world, so let’s join the seminar!
Mr. Gwang-Woo Jang’s Digital Partial Denture seminar was held at the DOF’s Gangnam Education Center last Saturday.
This seminar was designed for dental technicians who wanted to challenge digital partial denture.
The seminar was fully filled with the passionate lecture by Mr. Jang and active participation by attendees.
DOF’s next seminar is going to be “Digital Workflow with Face Scan”.
Dr. Chang-Woo Woo of Yonsei University Dental Hospital will give lectures from July 25 to 26 at DOF’s Gangnam Education Center in Seoul.
The Only Way for Perfect Implant Rehabilitation by Matteo Neroni
The Dental Technician
Hello to all readers of the magazine “the Dental Technician”, in this article I would like to deepen the importance of being side by side by a large company such as DGSHAPE, synonymous with reliability and avant-garde in the dental sector. Working alongside this company allows us to stay abreast of modern technology, and always be supported in our daily digital laboratory difficulties. In my specific case I am affiliated with DGSHAPE Italy, which fortunately for me is one step away from the laboratory that I manage in Acquaviva Picena, Italy. The motivation for choosing the topic to be treated for this edition is my personal preference for the golden proportions, combined with functionality, in total reconstructions. These parameters are obtained through facial scans, photos and cephalometric plans.On cephalometric planning, fundamental for rehabilitations on implants such as AO4 / 6 / X, we will dedicate a complete article in the coming months, given the importance of the topic. This edition is completely oriented, on the importance of having a facial scanning software in our laboratory, in this case I am talking about the “SNAP DOF face scanner”, marketed by DGSHAPE Italy. https://bit.ly/3ec7s5Y
Before getting into the practical technical aspect of the digital workflow of this facial scanner, I want to clarify the importance of 3D acquisition of the patient’s face. Presenting yourself at the dental office, with which we collaborate, with a facial scanner allows us to digitize the face of our patient through very simple steps, which will be imported into a design software, to be coupled to the previously acquired models. The fundamental reason for this very simple step is to know exactly the inclination of the upper jaw in the digital space, which, at times, could create orientation problems, if we did not have photos or facial scans.
Personally, combined with the facial scan, I always recommend doctors to take photographs of the patient, since they too can be imported into the design software and coupled with face scan. In this way we will work with overlapping 2D photos and 3D scanning, where with 2D we will use the DSD protocols with the golden proportions, while in 3D we will orient ourselves in the digital space respecting the aesthetic criteria (the bipupillary line, the median, the line commisural and the labial corridor) for functionality we will have regard to the over jet and the over bite (for lip support) and the curves of Spee and Wilson (for the correct assembly of our digital teeth). At this point we have all the necessary information to start our rehabilitation. Guaranteeing our clinician the most complete knowledge and competence on a completely digital rehabilitation flow, and the patient will be guaranteed the maximum aesthetics and functionality of the product, but above all that he has used certified protocols that comply with the laws.
PRACTICAL TECHNICAL ASPECTS
The DOF facial scan system uses an automatic repositioning principle, using points recognized by the software. As you can see in the image on the side, the identification plate is hooked to a fork, which acts as a support to take the patient’s bite. Once the digital image of the bite has been created, it will be coupled to the previously acquired master model. This very simple step is the fundamental point of our treatment plan. The importance and precision of these acquisitions are indispensable for accurately determining the inclination of the upper jaw, providing the technician with the correct parameters for the development of rehabilitation. In this phase it is possible to acquire the patient’s facial scan, and align our scans. In the case of a total rehabilitation on implants, it is possible to import the X-ray and align it to the sagittal plane of the facial scan, we may also be able to import DICOM files, to view the volumetric rendering of the facial bones.
The acquisition time is extremely short, just move the tablet horizontally from right to left, and the software will make the necessary acquisitions by itself. In my opinion I prefer that the scanning station is fixed, with a set of suitable lights, placed on the sides of the device. Allowing the patient to rotate on its axis without tilting the head. I have found excellent results with this acquisition protocol. Of fundamental importance is the formation of the dental practice, with this digital flow, in most of the studies with which I collaborate, the dental assistants acquire the patient’s information, then sending it to the laboratory via email or online portals. For privacy reasons, I used my face to show the digital information and how it appears in the cad system, the information collected.
I would like to offer a special thanks to a study of excellence in Jesi, which has provided me with full availability and support, located in the province of Ancona, directed by the orthodontic orthodontist Dot. Alessandro Paolucci, who with great determination and resourcefulness engages in new technologies , studying tailored for his study, new protocols, open to any possibility to achieve 100% success, in any rehabilitation. Super prepared, young staff and fundamentally always smiling.
Passed the step of the dental office and collected all the information, there is the control of the acquisitions in the design software, here we will find our models coupled to the facial scan, our radiography with perfectly aligned models. The peculiarity of working with this system is that of interacting on a single “Z” axis, which allows us to import all the acquisitions made in the various previous steps and always find them aligned on each other, whenever you want to open the project.
As I wrote at the beginning of the article, it is of fundamental importance to collaborate and be part of a large family like DGSHAPE. The competence of the staff of DGSHAPE is 360 *, from the promptness of the support, to the commercial aspect.From my personal experience, regarding the laboratory managed by me in Italy and abroad, DGSHAPE has always kept me updated, through training courses, demonstrations, and in the post COVID-19 period through direct via the web.
Finally, I conclude by thanking DGSHAPE who allowed me to speak for them and interface with this facial scan technology marketed by them.
Giving me the opportunity to present it to you readers, talking about it in a non-exhaustive way, in order to create in you that little interest and curiosity, which benefits the desire to grow and try new perspectives and working protocols, increasingly digital, in search of perfection.
In 2020, DOF will redefine its identity for a new leap forward.
Founded in 2012, DOF has been growing continuously for eight years and will introduce new products that have been ambitiously prepared for this year.
This means DOF is entering a larger market.
First and foremost, we will launch the new DOF logo and the new website in line with our new products and to a broader customer base.
Previously, DOF had a strong image of a young brand.
It is now transitioned into a professional and more innovative image based on new products.
The new logo and the new website are DOF’s first step into a new era.
It is times like these when it helps us realize how important and vulnerable our lives really are.
We understand and are truly heartbroken that many around the world are suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 virus.
However, DOF’s services to our customers remain unaffected, as we continue to try our upmost to emerge from this CORONA situation.
As COVID-19 becomes a matter of global concern, we’re taking some proactive measures to help minimize the chances of the spread of the coronavirus.
The safety of our customers, employees and the community remain a top priority for us – now more than ever.
We have taken a number of steps to promote the wellbeing of our employees and the community.
First and foremost, DOF transformed as many of its employees into a telework system without disrupting the workflow.
Second, we have minimized face-to-face environments by postponing all exhibitions, events and business trips deemed not as urgent.
Third, all government-mandated guidelines are strictly followed and adhered to.
We continue to have various ways you can contact us online via e-mail, video-call, and TeamViewer.
We remain committed to serving our partners and customers alike, so please feel free to contact us anytime you require service or support.
We are all in this together. To all of our customers, partners, and employees – we hope you stay safe and healthy.
We have good news to share with you!!
DOF is awarded the ‘2020 Youth-friendly Small Giants’ from Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor.
DOF was selected as the best company in three categories young people most desire in the workplace(wages, work-life balance, and job stability).
DOF operates a variety of welfare programs for its employees
such as college tuition for children, tuition for disabled children, supporting family medical expenses,
providing health check-ups, lending housing funds and flexible working hours.
DOF held a New Year’s Party and workshop last Friday.
The workshop, which began with the greeting of the CEO, was carried out with last year’s performance and this year’s strategic plan of each team.
Also, various games and fun programs were held at the venue.
We want to share pictures of DOF’s bright and energetic enthusiasm! 🙂
DOF won the ‘5 Million-dollar Export Tower award’ at the 56th Annual Trade Day Ceremony.
The award is the Presidential award for companies that contributed to the increase in overseas exports of Korea based on their export performance.
Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, attended for the congratulations and awards.
Thank you for your love of DOF products so that we could win the big prize for the first time in seven years.
We will continue to develop to pay you back with better products and better customer service.
The global dental medical device brand DOF took the first place in the Korea Brand Preference Award (in the dental medical device section) for three consecutive years, at the ceremony held in the Riverside Hotel in Gangnam, Seoul, on the 22nd.
Specializing in manufacturing medical devices for dental clinics, DOF Inc., is a dental CAD/CAM solution provider that produces 3D scanners and dry/wet 5-axis processors. The company is one of few in the world that can manufacture scanners and milling machines with their own technology and the only one in South Korea that manufactures both.
DOF supplies its products to over 70 countries around the world, including the US Navy, BEGO, Dental Direkt, Datron Dynamics, and Roland DG. Also, more than 80% of the company’s revenue comes from exporting to other countries such as Germany, Italy, US, and Japan.
Launching the innovative face scanner SNAP proposed a new direction in dental technology while the new ‘SWITCH SOLUTION’ system proved the company’s leading role in the dental scanner market.
The CEO of DOF, Henry Park said, “we are very excited to have been chosen as a Global Hidden Champion and also as the winner of Korea Brand Preference Award for the third consecutive year, this year. We will continue to do our best to respond to the consumers’ trust and support with outstanding technology and customer service.”
Organized by Hankyung Business, of Korea Economy Magazine, and hosted by Korea Marketing Forum, ‘2019 Korea Brand Preference Award’ aims to award products and brands with remarkable quality and trust of consumers, helping consumers make smart choices and businesses improve their brands.