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Vhf pursues new avenues with dental practices

Germany-based company vhf, a leading manufacturer of milling machines and related CAM software, exhibited its products at exocad Insights 2022. At the event, Dental Tribune International had the opportunity to ask Sven Marquart, head of sales at vhf, about how digital solutions are changing the way laboratories and dental practices work together and what dental professionals can expect from vhf in the near future.

Mr Marquart, in the past, vhf has been a company for dental laboratories. However, for the last several years, dentists have played a larger role in terms of the fabrication workflow. How has vhf consequently been positioning itself in relation to dentists?
Historically speaking, vhf has focused on laboratories because CAD/CAM production used to be done by laboratories only. In my opinion, the greatest change occurred in 2017, when intra-oral scanners hit the market and then 3D printers. We experienced a kind of a revolution that made us focus neither on the laboratory nor on the dentist, but on the application.

There is a shift from the laboratory to practices through practice laboratories. Particularly in Europe, for example, we are seeing more and more of them. So as a company, it is our intention to get more involved with dental practices. However, we have observed that not every general practice is ready to do in-house production. So, there will always be laboratory cooperation, depending on the field of application. We believe....... Read More

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