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Afraid of the Dentist? SolidWorks takes the pain away!

See how SolidWorks makes cavity fillings and root canals pain-free!

Going to the dentist can be an excruciating experience. The mere thought of it makes me cringe. However, I also find the visits incredibly eye-opening. Sitting in the dentist’s chair gives me an inside look into the new innovations in dental technology, such as 3D printing for making crowns and diode lasers for dental cavity detection. Convergent Dental and Tischler Resources are two companies that come to mind when I think about innovations within dentistry.

When Convergent Dental and Tischler Resources combined their development teams, they created the Solea CO­2 dental laser, the first device of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use on hard and soft tissue ablation in just two years. Revolutionizing procedures such as filling cavities and shaving teeth for crowns, the Solea dental laser takes the pain out of unpleasant dental procedures, eliminating the need for anesthesia. The Solea device was also the 2014 winner of the Medical Design Excellence Gold Award, a testament to the innovation that sparked when Convergental Dental and Tischler Resources joined forces.

With the help of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and SolidWorks 3D CAD tools, Tischler Resources and Convergent Dental utilized the robust surfacing and data management capabilities to collaborate across design teams and address critical development needs.In addition, Tischler Resources and Convergent Dental leveraged the power of SolidWorks Subscription Services to get helpful timesaving tips and tricks and receive quality reseller support with critical modeling problems.

“The Solea laser project shows the power of the SolidWorks Community. We brought together a team of specialists to address critical development needs and used SolidWorks as our common language. We were under pressure to complete development quickly, and SolidWorks helped us achieve our goal,” said Neil Tischler, Owner of Tischler Resources.

Next time you go to the dentist, you may see the Solea laser sitting next to the office’s 3D printer.

This post was originally published by  on the SOLIDWORKS Blog and is being reposted here with permission from Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation.