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Baluke Dental Studios joins SAPC program

SensAble Technologies, a provider of dental restoration design and fabrication solutions, 3D modeling software and haptic devices, said that Baluke Dental Studios of Toronto has joined the SensAble Authorized Production Center (SAPC) Program.

SAPCs create fixed and removable dental restorations for their own dentists using the SensAble Dental Lab System, a touch-enabled CAD/CAM system, and are certified to provide design and fabrication services to other dental labs.

SensAble Authorized Production Centers ensure consistent, high-quality results by using only SensAble-approved design and fabrication methods and adhering to strict quality standards to remain ‘SensAble-certified.’

The SensAble Authorized Production Centers gain marketing exposure from SensAble, and provide a valuable service to other dental labs whose business models support outsourcing digital design and/or production rather than investing in a complete system.

Baluke Dental Studios president Duane Baluke said designing and casting partial denture frameworks is a demanding task, and it is difficult for many labs to afford to buy and maintain manufacturing equipment for partials if they are only a fraction of the lab’s caseload.

"We’ve produced cast partials for dentists throughout Canada for years, so becoming a SensAble Authorized Production Center was a natural for us," Baluke said.

"We’ve used the SensAble system to design and produce both crown & bridge restorations and partials here for nearly 9 months. It’s highly accurate and provides a consistency that just isn’t possible with traditional lost wax techniques, and with a fit that my dentists say is spot-on. Now as an SAPC, we’re delighted to help other labs gain this digital advantage by working with us."