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[Media] The 3rd seminar of “DOF’s CAD/CAM Class 2021″

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[Medical Today journalist, Dong-hyun Koh]

DOF recently held the periodic seminar of “DOF’s CAD/CAM Class 2021” at the Gangnam Education Center in Seoul. The seminar was held with the minimum number of people to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and strictly following rules.

In the first part, Dr. Bumsu Kim DDS of Yonsei Suite Dental Hospital gave a lecture on the topic of “Modeless Workflow in the Aspect of Dentists”. Dr. Kim explained how the modeless workflow using oral scanners worked in real dentistry with clinical cases. In addition, he described that how dental technicians should prepare for changing trend of dentistry with showing the process of using various digital devices in dentistry.

In the second part, Mr. Kyungjin Kim, owner of Kyungjin Dental Lab, gave a lecture on the topic of “exocad Partial Design & Digital Fit”. Mr. Kim said that he started digital partial dentures two years ago through the digital partial denture seminar of DOF. He emphasized that anyone could get consistent results without difficulty once they started “digital partial dentures with milling”.

While demonstrating the design process at exocad, Mr. Kim explained the points to be aware of designing the digital partial dentures. In addition, valuable know-how gained from many years of digital partial denture work, such as understanding STL files and OBJ files, how to use various tools in exocad’s EXPERT MODE, and approaches to make digital fit easier, were disclosed.

Mr. Min-sik Choi, director of sales team, said, “despite the sensitive situation due to the COVID-19, thankfully, each seminar registration closed early. In order to return your interest and love to DOF, the seminar in September would be held by increasing the size so that more people could attend. We would greet you with more informative and good content, so please look forward to the next seminar with anticipation.”

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Dental Salon Moscow 2021

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Our dearest Russian dealer #MIKOR has participated in DENTAL SALON MOSCOW 2021 #exhibition

“Despite the pandemic situation, there are many people and we are so glad that we can promote DOF products in Russia at the highest level.” – MIKOR

Hope to see you all soon!😘

[Media] DOF held CAD/CAM Class Seminar

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| Periodic Seminars, Digital One-Step Milling Discussion

A periodic seminar of “DOF’s CAD/CAM Class 2021” was held at DOF’s Gangnam Education Center on February 27. Jung Hee Lee, CEO of Joyful Dental Studio, and Hoon Kook Shim, director of Yul Dental Clinic, gave lectures of “Custom Abutment & Zirconia One-Step Milling Analysis” and “Digital Milling in the Aspect of a Dentist”.

Journalist, Junsik Yoon zero@dentalzero.com

In Jung Hee Lee’s lecture, he emphasized understanding of 5-axis milling machines and its accessories. Basic concept of 5-axis milling machines as well as the description of scanners were also included. “We had to think about the principles of machines. We needed to keep the room temperatures according to seasons and warm up the machine to reduce errors because machines are metal” CEO Lee said. “It’s better to minimize the calibration considering the parts of the equipment” he said. He explained in detail that the maintenance of spindles and components, how to check accessories, check points and precautions when designing actual custom abutments and zirconia prostheses.

Surgical Guide, keep an eye on bonding.

Following to Jung Hee Lee’s lecture, Dr. Hoon Kook Shim, director of Yul Dental Clinic, took over his turn. Dr. Shim introduced the history of surgical guide and its role. He also said that the dynamic system is under development and would be introduced to dentistry. He also explained the surgical guide system and how to use it for each manufacturer. Dr. Shim said, “I thought the surgical guide would become more and more popular. It was better to be aware of the current situation and future direction because it could be used in public facilities as much as possible.” He also introduced limitations of intra oral scanners and the concept of adhesion and bonding. “Recently, we used collagen fiber with the Dentin bonding concept,” he said. “I recommended that dentists and dental technicians need to discuss regarding bonding.”

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[Media] DOF held “One-Step Milling” seminar successfully.

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DOF announced that it successfully held the first seminar of 2021 on Saturday February 27. This seminar was about “One-Step Milling”, a new groundbreaking method that dramatically reduces working hours and improves the accuracy of prostheses by simultaneously producing custom abutments and suprastructures.

The seminar was held with the minimum number of people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the first part, Jung Hee Lee, CEO of Joyful Dental Studio, gave a lecture of “Custom Abutment & Zirconia One-Step Milling Analysis,” and in the second part, Hoon Kook Shim, director of Yul Dental Clinic, gave a lecture of “Digital Milling in the Aspect of a Dentist”. Jung Hee Lee and Hoon Kook Shim generously shared their know-how accumulated by using actual clinical cases and continued discussions with participants.    

Jung Hee Lee, who conducted a lecture on one-step milling, said, “many people have thought that one-step milling is only possible with a CNC lathe. When CRAFT 5X’s one-step milling applies to various clinical cases, I experience that CRAFT 5X never falls behind the CNC lathe in terms of quality of customization, but rather shows better results. The era of one-step milling is now opened in general dental labs and dentistry. As prosthetic techniques by intra oral scanners are diversified, modeless techniques are becoming more and more popular. In the midst of this trend, I believe that one-step milling would be an essential technique for technicians, so I have prepared correspondent lessons.”

Song Jae Lee, director of DOF, said, “even though we are sensitive to COVID-19, many people show interests in our seminar that application was closed early. We will continue to deal with the contents that can be helpful to our customers through various types of seminars, so please keep your eyes open.”

Meanwhile, DOF will hold a “Digital Denture Seminar” at Gangnam Education Center in Seoul on Saturday April 24. In the first part, Professor Kwan-tae Noh, Kyunghee University’s Dental Hospital will give lectures under the theme of “Digital Denture Design,” and in the second part, Chan-doo Kwon, director of Able Dental Lab will give lecture of “Denture Story”.

The above article was published in the April 2021 issue of 2804 magazine.

[Media] DOF Opens the New Era of One-Step Milling with CRAFT 5X.

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DOF’s dental milling machine CRAFT 5X (CEO Henry Park) is recognized for its excellence in functional aspects and is gaining popularity not only in Korea, but also in overseas countries.

DOF reveals that it has expanded CRAFT 5X release to more than 20 countries, including the U.S., Russia, Germany, Italy, and Japan, as sales have doubled since the launch of CRAFT 5X.

One of the incomparable characteristics of CRAFT 5X is one-step milling. While traditional custom abutment production goes through complex stages of designing, milling, and scanning the abutment, the one-step milling method dramatically reduces the production stage by milling both the custom abutment and the suprastructure at the same.

Producing a full case with the one-step milling method, not only reduces the working time by more than four hours compared to the existing method, but also increases the accuracy of the result because it prevents errors that may occur during scanning.

“Although implant demand has increased and custom abutments manufacturing has become more common, most 4-axis or 5-axis milling machines sold in the market have failed to support one-step milling due to mechanical limitations or precision problems,” said Henry Park, CEO of DOF.

“If we connect the upcoming intra oral scanner and the milling machine, we will be able to process the real modeless one-step practice,” CEO Park said. “We will continue to lead the flow of digital dentistry around the world with products and services that can innovatively change the milling workflow.”

CRAFT 5X is a compact all-in-one milling machine that includes a water tank, a collector, and a compressor and it can be converted to dry or wet settings according to materials. It is a simultaneous 5-axis milling machine which can mill without restrictions on prostheses shapes, and mill most materials needed for dental treatment, such as glass ceramics, titanium, zirconia, wax, PMMA, and hybrid ceramics. Remembering the number of rotations of the motor, CRAFT 5X prevents self-extracting, and is equipped with a Jäger spindle which features up to 100,000 RPM and maximum power of 700W can mill hard materials stably.

DOF will hold a seminar about one-step milling at DOF’s Training Center located in Seoul, on February 27. Lectures are “Custom Abutment & Zirconia One-Step Milling Analysis” by Jung Hee Lee, CEO of Joyful Dental Studio and “Digital Milling Aspects of Dentists” by Dr. Hook Kook Shim, from Yul Dental Clinic.

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[Media] DOF, Leading the Digitization of Dental Treatment

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Following is the English translation of the original article.

 

Exporting high-resolution 3D scanners, milling machines and software to 70 countries

Digitization is rapidly gaining momentum in the global dental market. As a result, the cumbersome process which is getting an impression with rubber material, manually producing a prosthesis, and sending it back to the clinic is gradually disappearing.

DOF is a Korean company leading the digitization of dental treatment. It has developed the world’s best dental 3D scanner and milling machine with its own technology and is supplying CAD/CAM(computer-aided design/manufacturing) total solutions to global markets. DOF is one of the few companies in the world to have this technology. It is the only company in Korea that produces both scanners and milling machines at the same time.

“Usually, dental treatment is a dualized structure in which treatment is conducted at the clinics and prostheses are manufactured at laboratories. DOF provides digital technology that enables fast and accurate treatment by organically combining dentistry” said CEO Henry Park. It improves accuracy and reduces delivery time by sending the patient’s digitized oral information to the laboratory where the technician designs the prosthesis on a computer and manufactures the prosthesis with a milling machine.

 

 

DOF established a corporation in 2012 to develop a dental 3D scanner called “Freedom” and upgraded it to “Freedom UHD” in 2017. In 2015, it launched a 5-axis milling machine called ‘Sharp’. In 2018, it introduced “SNAP,” a face scanner, which was evaluated that it suggested the direction of dental medical technology with differentiated technology. The patented SSS technology uses a camera moving system to move the 3D scan engine in several directions, so the teeth model does not need to be fixed with a jig and even the uneven bottom model is scanned easily.

Freedom UHD is a premium 3D scanner with UHD resolution and SSS technology. “The feature of Freedom UHD is that the margin line which is the most important part of dental prostheses is clearly scanned by using an ultra-high-resolution 3D scan engine. When the margin line is clearly scanned, there is no gap between the teeth and the prostheses, so additional cavities do not occur. Also, the patient’s oral cavity is accurately reproduced so that more natural teeth can be manufactured” said CEO Park. Scanning the upper and the lower jaw at the same time is available which reduces treatment time up to 50%. It can be used in various fields such as ceramic prostheses, implants, transparent teeth braces, and dentures.

 

SNAP can automatically align the patient’s face and teeth data to reproduce the exact location. Operation is simple, but it extracts the accurate 3D face data within 10 seconds. The facial data obtained by SNAP can be utilized to acquire all the information needed for treatment. It makes easy to design teeth matching the face. It is a user-friendly face scanner that can be easily taken by anyone with a tablet PC.

DOF released SNAP compatible software called ‘MatchApp’ in 2020. This software is a program that combines the upper and the lower jaw scan data with bite scan data and converts it into a CAD coordinate system. It is also compatible with data from third-party products.

DOF plans to introduce intraoral scanners in the first half of next year. Intraoral scanners are considered a key device for the next generation of digital dentistry, but the global penetration rate is still less than 10%. Many medical device companies have jumped into the development of intraoral scanners, but failed to show meaningful results due to technical limitations. This is why DOF is expected to grow next year.

DOF is a global small-giant company that exports such high-tech products and solutions to more than 70 countries around the world, including Germany, which is known as an advanced country in dental treatment, the U.S. and Japan. It has a local subsidiary in Germany, the U.S., Japan, and China. It has been recognized internationally for its quality and safety with CE certification in Europe. As a result, DOF pioneered the dental market by releasing products in Germany, the U.S., and Japan first, recognizing their performance and entering Korea. Currently, more than 80% of its sales come from overseas, and among them, it has the largest sales in Germany. In particular, DOF has supplied 3D scanners to the U.S. Navy, which is know for its strictness, so DOF’s technology is world-class. South Korea’s dental scanner market share is approaching 50%.

CEO Park said, “DOF has improved its products through constant research and development and communication with customers, and it has grown to a level as global leading companies from Germany.” The background of this competitiveness is due to the corporate culture where talented people with expertise and creativity can freely study. Through this open corporate culture, we will grow into a global dental solution company in the digital dentistry (dental treatment) market.”

 

 

 

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[Media] DOF LAB USA is Opened to Accelerate the Global Expansion

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DOF(CEO Henry Park), specializing in 3D digital medical devices, announced that it has opened a branch office in California. DOF is planing to establish a business hub in the U.S. to strengthen its local business power and to improve its service quality to intensively boost the U.S. sales.

DOF’s overseas sales takes up to 70% of its total sales. Most of overseas sales are from Europe and Asia, including Germany, Italy, Japan, and China, so it is expected that sales will grow significantly with this entry into the U.S. market. Furthermore, using the U.S. branch as a bridgehead, it is expected to strengthen its sales network in Canada and South America and support customers more effectively.

“Although sales were affected in the early stages of COVID-19 pandemic, we have almost recovered to previous year’s sales. Even it is a particularly difficult time for exporters, we decided to push for the establishment of a U.S. branch because delaying our entry into the U.S. was more loss to the company. As the dental CAD/CAM market has been recognized for its productivity in Germany, which is the most developed market, I think it has a good chance of winning in the U.S. as well. Based on DOF’s unique technology and quality, we will accelerate our efforts to enter the U.S. market.” said Henry Park, CEO.

DOF is leading the digitization of the dental market by developing a dental CAD/CAM integrated solution with innovative technology. In addition, it has developed its own 3D dental scanners, face scanners, and 5-axis milling machines with high growth rates every year and exports to more than 70 countries around the world, including Germany, the U.S. and Japan. In 2019, it was selected as a Global Small-Giant Enterprise, Excellence in Employee Invention Promotion, and Best Family Friendly Management in Korea and awarded the first place in “Korean Brand Preference Award” medical device category for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019.

 

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DOF at World Class Middle Market & Small-Giant Enterprise Awards

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DOF has won the Global Top Technology Grand Prize at
2020 World Class Middle Market & Small-Giant Enterprise Awards.

 

DOF CEO, Henry Park.

 

This grand prize has been awarded to a world class middle market and small-giant enterprise
with innovative technologies and industrial capabilities among overseas export companies.

DOF will continue to develop for overseas exports!

 

 

Following is a related article in English translation.

 

DOF(CEO, Henry Park) won the Global TOP Technology Grand Prize at ‘2020 World Class Middle Market & Small-Giant Enterprise Awards’ hosted by Money Today, Ltd held at  Korea Press Center in Seoul at 3 pm on the 23rd.

The dental 3D scanner, DOF’s Freedom UHD, is equipped with an independently developed ultra-high resolution 3D scan engine to clearly scan the margin line, which is the most important part of the dental prosthesis. There is an advantage in that the gap between a tooth and a prosthesis disappears, so that additional cavities do not occur. In addition, the patented SSS technology can dramatically shorten the working time required to fix a model with a jig or flatten the uneven bottom of the model as the camera moves. Moreover, it scans the teeth model more precisely.

DOF was able to win the Global TOP Technology Grand Prize because it is leading the Dental CAD(Computer Aided Design) · CAM(Computer Aided Manufacturing) market with the innovative technology in the rapidly changing dental medical device field from analog to digital.

CEO Henry Park said “there are only a few companies in the world that can produce dental 3D scanners and milling machines with their own technology. Based on its excellent technology, it was able to lead the global market in the dental 3D scanners field. Thanks to the corporate culture of DOF, where talented people with expertise and creativity can freely study.”

DOF is also recognized for its technoloy in Germany, which is known as a developed country in dental market, and supplies 3D scanners to more than 70 countries around the world, including the U.S., Japan, and China.

“We are hearing from customers that “DOF products have no bubbles We don’t deceive customers or exaggerate products, we’re showing them as it is, and we’re recognizing and improving a shortage shortly if there is. Through the 2020 Money Today’s Global TOP Technology Grand Prize, we will do our best to become a global total CAD/CAM solution company according to a rapidly changing future environment” Henry added.

Money Today is planning to establish partnerships with selected Middle Market and Small-Giant enterprises for mutual growth and win-win.operation. It will widely promote products and brands of companies that have difficulty in promotional marketing due to difficulties in costs and professionals, and provide various tools for sustainable growth of companies such as corporate investment and market development. It will provide various consulting services such as financial, accounting, service, improvement of corporate evaluation information, IP and patent management. It will also promote win-win cooperation and networking among Small-Giant enterprises.

 

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