February 26, 2020

The long awaited Programill One may be just around the corner. Announced 3 years ago, the chairside mill from Ivoclar Digital had a bumpy start and ultimately was pulled from released. This was due to all sorts of issues with the mill performing to standard and now these concerns have been sorted out.

So the question becomes, what makes the PrograMill One different to other mills? What is the cost? What does it mill? etc. We have summarised all available information about this new mill down below.

  • The PrograMill One is a very compact 5-axis milling machine. This means it has few limitations in regards to milling shapes. One downside is that, it is currently limited to milling single units.
  •  It will mill an e.max crown in the range of 15-20 minutes. Not particularly fast but said to mill beautiful anatomy.
  • It will only mill Ivoclar Blocks. The mandrill of these milling blocks differs to anything else on the market. Meaning you will be restricted to what materials are available to use on the mill. Currently this includes IPS e.max CAD, IPS Empress CAD and Tetric CAD.
  • It has an internal compressor and therefore only needs a mains power and network connection to operate. 
  • It is made to work closely with the 3Shape Software.
  • It has a 5-block magazine and can be loaded with five restorations and mill them in a row without having to touch the mill.
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Will the Programill One mill find success in a ever competitive market?

About the author 

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Dr Ahmad is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who owns and has tested all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in his clinic. Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a full-time private dentist in New Zealand and the Director of The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), a world-leading digital dentistry education provider. iDD offers live courses, masterclasses, and an online training platform, with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

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