NEW! 615 MPa Ultra Translucent Zirconia

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  • 615 MPa
  • perfect for anterior crowns
  • bridges up to four units

All white and pre-shaded options are fully stocked in Tampa, FL in the 98mm with step in heights 12mm, 14mm, and 18mm.

R0: White/non-preshaded            R3: A3-A4, B3-4
R1: A1/B1                                         R4: C&D Range Light
R2: A2/B2                                        R5: C&D Range Dark

NEW! Alloys Available for Fixed and Removable Restorations

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Casting Bonding Alloys

RG offers several different Chrome Cobalt (CoCr)-based and Nickel (Ni)-based alloys for fixed restorations. Each alloy’s composition and properties are indication-specific, ensuring that RG has the right alloy for the case at-hand.

Partial Denture Alloys

RG’s line of partial denture alloys offers five different CoCr-based materials. Each material varies in hardness, composition, carbon content, and ease of polishing. Whether you need an alloy with excellent spring-hard properties, easy polishing, or a super-hard material for very thin structures, RG has the solution.

 

All alloys are 8mm x 15mm ingots/pellets available per kilogram.

Call RG at 855-472-8282 for more information or to place an order.

 

 

 

High Translucent & Substructure Zirconia Now Available in New Diameters

Alle_Geometrien_Reihe_Einhefter_RThe Doceram Medical Ceramics’ Nacera Zirconia in the High Translucent/Full contour (Pearl 1-5) and Substructure/coping material (Shell 1-3) are now available in different diameters.

In the past, this material was only available in the 98.3mm with step and 98.3mm without step for use in the Roland, Wieland, Bruxzir, IMES, Datron, and Roeders milling machines. The Pearl and Shell materials will now be available through RG in a variety of heights for the Zirkon Zahn mill (requiring the 95mm-notched shape) and the Amann Girrbach (D-Shape with Holder).

Please call RG at 855-472-8282 with questions or to place an order!

Gingival-Shaded PMMA Now Available

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Merz Dental’s Gingival-Shaded PMMA “Rose”

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RG has expanded their extensive line of PMMA products to include gingival-shaded PMMA for CAD/CAM milling of denture-based restorations.

Currently, this product is available in the 25mm height for mills requiring the 98.5mm with step, 95mm-notched, or 100mm without step discs.

The gingival-shaded PMMA is available in “Rose” and more shades for the denture-based material will be available soon!

 

If you have any questions or to place an order, call: 855-472-8282

 

RG to Exhibit at LabDay Chicago 2015

RG will be exhibiting again this year at LabDay Chicago.  The show will be held February 27-28 at the Hyatt on East Wacker Street. RG will be located at booth D-42 and looks forward to seeing you there!

RG will be offering a show special on milling machine tools for the Roland DWX-50 mill—Buy 2, Get 2 FREE!! Take advantage of the special while supplies last and see what other awesome products RG has to offer!!

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NEW Customized Milling Strategy for Roland DWX-50 Users

THE RATAVA GROUP now offers a customized milling tool strategy. The strategy is a tool selection module programmed specifically for use with RG’s diamond and carbide milling tools in the Roland DWX-50. The software increases the number of units milled, optimizes tool lifetime, and eliminates any chipping or margin issues and tool breakage. The strategy is free of charge to RG tool customers.

RG-Diamond Tools for Roland DWX-50

RG-Diamond Tools for Roland DWX-50

 

For more information, call 855-472-8282.

New RG Team Member

The Ratava Group (RG) is excited to announce that we have welcomed another new team member, Codi Patinella! Codi iIMG_9962s currently earning a Bachelors Degree at the University of South Florida and has interned for RG for the past three academic semesters. Codi is responsible for social media management, tradeshow planning, product research and analytics, and customer service. “I look forward to combining a customer-focused approach with strong product knowledge, to deliver the best possible solutions to our clients!”—Codi Patinella. It is RG’s philosophy that providing customers with above-and-beyond service is essential to company growth and to satisfied, life-long customers. This growth in our team will undoubtedly add a new level to the personal, hands-on element of our existing customer service initiatives. Allison Raver, President of RG, is excited to have Codi officially on board and stated “Codi is a valuable addition to the RG Team. Her expertise in social media, unparalleled energy, and ability to work with people make her a fabulous addition! RG is a distributor of German-Made Dental CAD/CAM products to dental laboratories in U.S. and Canada.

RG Exhibits at LMT’s LabDay West!

Last month, RG journeyed from sunny Florida to sunnier California for LMT’s Annual LabDay West in Garden Grove. Although LabDay West only has one day of exhibits, it is one of the most fun, productive shows of the year! The day before the exhibition hall opens to west-coast dental laboratory owners, technicians, milling centers, and vendors, the show hosts several workshops and classes throughout the day. These are great for learning more about the latest technologies manufacturers have to offer, for dental technicians to collaborate, and for networking!

RG attended the Datron classroom to learn more about what makes the Datron machine so different from other machines in terms of efficiency, restoration quality, and material (i.e. milling tool) preservation. The team also discussed their ROI calculator and analyzed what type of usage is required to justify purchasing such a machine. This was particularly interesting to those who have been outsourcing a lot of custom abutments and titanium implant bars.

RG President, Allison Raver, assists two CDT's at the RG booth at LabDay West.

RG President, Allison Raver, assists two CDT’s at the RG booth at LabDay West.

RG also attended the Core3d Centres aCADemy classroom where Mr. Mark Ferguson discussed 3Shape and the fundamentals of scanning and design, as well as implant and implant bar design. He threw in several shortcuts and tricks of the trade, which seemed to be much appreciated by the technicians in attendance.

In the evening, RG attended the Anaheim Ducks vs. L.A. Kings NHL Playoff Game seven at the Honda Center with clients. It is our philosophy that fun must always be mixed with business!

The following day, the exhibition hall was flooded with LabDay attendees from all over the west coast who are searching for the right materials and tools for their CAD/CAM laboratories or are looking for the right vendors to help them set up CAD/CAM. RG loves exhibit day at LabDay West, as it gives us a chance to have face-to-face meetings with our west coast customers whom we don’t always get to see. We also have a chance to meet new customers. It is one of RG’s passions to not just sell products, but to work with customers to help find the right solutions to fit their needs, goals, and growth.

Since RG goes to California only a few times per year and the team members crave In-N-Out burgers, the company’s President, Allison Raver, decided to order 100 cheeseburgers and fries (held the Animal style, as we didn’t think the Hyatt would be too pleased with the mess!) and served them to tradeshow attendees who shared the same California In-N-Out craving! We think they were a hit…we certainly enjoyed them!

RG jetsetted back to headquarters in Tampa, Florida after the show, but not before taking a scenic detour up the California coast and getting dinner at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach with our friends and colleagues at Core3d Centres.

The trip to Cali was fun, fast, and really productive. RG is very excited about the old and new connections that were made at the show and hope that it is not too long before we head back to the west coast!

RG Attends the FDLA 2014 Annual Symposium

Earlier this month, the RG team traveled to the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida to attend the FDLA (Florida Dental Laboratory Association) Annual Symposium.

fdlalogoThis was a first-time attendance at FDLA for two members of the RG team! Codi and Mo, RG’s newest team additions, had the opportunity to explore competing materials, learn about the newest innovations in milling and CAD/CAM technology, and network.

It seems that this year, there is a great focus on water-based vs. acid-based staining systems for Zirconia. Although it has been traditionally recommended that acid-based staining systems be used because of their ability to better penetrate zirconia, water-based stains are increasing in popularity because of ease of use. Origin B&D and Ivoclar/Wieland are now promoting dipping the zirconia into water-based stains instead of painting with acid-based stains.

The FDLA Symposium is traditionally smaller than other industry tradeshows, especially if one is used to the over-packed, whirlwind nature of the LMT LabDays, but is the perfect time and opportunity to connect with other Florida-based distributors and dental laboratories. It is amazing how no matter what dental lab tradeshow you attend, large or small, there is always a great buzz and excitement in the air!