Roland DWX-4 Compact Dental Mill Receives 3M ESPE's Lava™ Ultimate Restorative Certification

Roland DWX-4 Compact Dental Mill Receives 3M ESPE's Lava™ Ultimate Restorative Certification

Roland DGA Corp. has announced that its new DWX-4 compact dental mill has been qualified by 3M ESPE for use with the company's Lava Ultimate Restorative resin nano ceramic material.

Featuring precise milling capabilities, ease of use, bundled CAM software and a compact, desktop footprint, the affordable DWX-4 is Roland's second dental mill to receive the certification. In September, 3M ESPE qualified Roland's award-winning DWX-50 5-axis dental milling machine for use with the innovative new material, making it one of the industry's first open-architecture mills to earn the certification.

"Lava Ultimate Restorative is a remarkable new material that helps expedite production while achieving highly durable, exceptional quality results," said Brian Brooks, product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "We are pleased to work with 3M ESPE to bring all the benefits of this combined solution to labs everywhere."

"Dental labs have told us that they want access to 3M ESPE materials from a variety of milling systems," said Kristan Chesnut, global business director with 3M Digital Oral Care. "By qualifying Lava Ultimate Restorative with Roland's DWX-50 and DWX-4 milling machines, we bring high quality materials with more efficient and productive workflows to dental labs."

A resin nano ceramic material that offers patients excellent esthetics and outstanding strength, Lava Ultimate Restorative can be finished without firing - dramatically reducing production time. The material is designed for long-term durability and backed by a 10-year warranty. Patients experience less wear to the opposing dentition than with glass ceramics and a tooth-like bite feel due to its excellent absorption of chewing forces. Should the underlying dentition need additional treatment or repair, the material is easily modified and repaired like real tooth structure.

Measuring 13" x 14" x 16" high, the compact DWX-4 is the ideal milling machine for labs looking to bring production in house, those just getting started in digital dentistry, and established digital labs that need a backup device for urgent jobs. With the DWX-4, these professionals can mill a single crown or small bridge quickly, economically and to exacting specifications. Based on proven CNC milling technology, the DWX-4 supports a wide variety of materials, including Lava Ultimate Restorative, zirconia, PMMA and wax. Open architecture by design, it integrates seamlessly into an existing workflow with commercially available dental CAD/CAM software and hardware.

Priced at $17,995, the DWX-4 is available from authorized Roland dental dealers. For more information, including where to purchase, please For information on Lava Ultimate Restorative from 3M ESPE, visit

About 3M ESPE

3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M's efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care, one of 3M's six major business segments, provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

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About Roland DGA Corp.

Roland DGA Corp. serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Roland DG Corp. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in the sign, graphic arts, vehicle graphics, engraving, ADA signage, direct part marking, rapid prototyping, 3D modeling, and dental CAD/CAM industries. Roland DG is affiliated with Roland Corp., renowned in the music industry for developing MIDI technology and for producing digital music equipment including drums, keyboard synthesizers, recording equipment and other related technologies.

For more information on Roland DGA Corp., please call (800) 542-2307 or visit