CADCAM customized abutments with Straumann original implant connections now available to 3Shape users

Copenhagen/Basel, April 15, 2014 – 3Shape, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM softwaresolutions and Straumann, a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry, todayannounced the official release of new software capabilities that enable users of 3Shape’s DentalSystem™ to design and order customized zirconia or titanium abutments with Straumann originalimplant connections.

The two companies have worked together to integrate Straumann® CARES® libraries in 3Shape’sDental System software, enabling dental technicians to use the 3Shape Dental System to designabutments and a range of high-quality customized prosthetics- including cobalt chromium alloy(coron®), zirconium dioxide (zerion®), various full-contour materials. These can be ordered with anoriginal Straumann connection from Straumann’s global production facilities.

“Straumann is a leading implant manufacturer, and many labs are steadfast users of both the 3ShapeCAD/CAM Dental System and Straumann abutments,” says Flemming Thorup, President and CEO at3Shape. “3Shape Dental System users can now design highly esthetic and functional customizedabutments and send them directly for manufacturing at Straumann – thereby introducing a widerrange of choices for dentists and their patients.”

Frank Hemm, Executive Vice President Customer Solutions and Education at Straumann commented:

“Our strategy to adopt an open system offers significant benefits to 3Shape users. Straumann CARESoffers them flexibility, a very high level of precision, an efficient workflow and an unparalleled choiceof materials. Most importantly, 3Shape customers are now able to connect with Straumann dentistsand thus expand their business opportunities.”

The original Straumann libraries will be available on April 15th. Existing 3Shape users who wish tobenefit from this opportunity can contact Straumann for information on obtaining the libraries. Theavailability depends on the specific 3Shape system configuration. Further information about thisopportunity as well as 3Shape scanners, 3Shape software and libraries is available from 3Shapedistributors.

Contact: Bruce Frederic Mendel, 3Shape Communications
Date: April 15, 2014, HQ Copenhagen, Denmark

3Shape A/S (Corporate headquarters) 3Shape Inc.
Holmens Kanal 7, 4. Murray Hill Office Center
1060 Copenhagen K, Denmark 571 Central Avenue, Suite 109
Phone: +45 70 27 26 20

3Shape(Shanghai)Co., Ltd
Room 906, Tower A, Eton Plaza
69 Dongfang Road
Shanghai 201-120, China
Tel: +86 21 5835 2281


About 3Shape

3Shape is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM softwaresolutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complexmanufacturing processes. 3Shape envisions the age of “full digital dentistry,” and its 400 employees, including more than175 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s flexible solutions empower dentalprofessionals through automation of real workflows, and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 100countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dentaltechnicians. With TRIOS®, 3Shape now brings its vast expertise and innovation power directly to dentists. 3Shape boosts itsfirst-line distributor support network with a training and support force of over 50 in-house experts placed in 6 support andservice centers strategically located around the globe. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen,with the market’s largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmarkand Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development & Support Offices at several locations in Europe, inNorth America, Latin America and in Asia.

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About Straumann

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerativedentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops andmanufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement andrestoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately 2200 people worldwide and itsproducts and services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries andpartners.

Straumann Holding AG, Peter Merian-Weg 12, 4002 Basel, Switzerland.
Phone: +41 (0)61 965 11 11 / Fax: +41 (0)61 965 11 01
E-mail: or

Contact Straumann
Straumann Corporate Communication:
Mark Hill, +41 (0)61 965 13 21
Thomas Konrad, +41 (0)61 965 15 46


This release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of management. Such statementsare subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance orachievements of the Straumann Group to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. Straumann isproviding the information in this release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any statementscontained in it as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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