INSIDE Anthogyr, visit of our machining center in Mersch
Meet Romain, Prosthetic Designer at Anthogyr
- How long have you been working for Anthogyr in Mersch (Luxembourg) ?
I have been working for Anthogyr Mersch for 7 years, as the Prosthetics Design Manager. I also work in collaboration with the Anthogyr branch in Sallanches, mainly on new products and materials.
- Can you tell us more about your role with Anthogyr Mersch ?
Firstly, I work with a team of 7 full time designers, who are all professional dental technicians. As for my role with Anthogyr Mersch, I have to be versatile as my work involves a number of tasks in different areas. I manage my team and production, while keeping up to date on daily orders and ensuring that delivery’s times are respected. It is of utmost importance to us that when a model comes in, it must be processed that same day.
Aside from that, I also work closely with the Marketing and Research departments on the development of new projects.
Romain, Prosthetic Designer
- In your view, what are the benefits of a CAD-CAM prosthesis ?
There are several, I would say the traceability, quality and precision of the part.
- How do you manage to produce a completely personalised prosthesis ?
We create a personalised file for each of our clients that is then entered into our database. In this file, we specify the type of personalisation requested by the client (lingual bar, significant gum contact, etc.). For the majority of our clients, we produce an identical prosthesis model, unless we receive specific demands on their behalf. Listening to the needs of our clients is an essential part of our profession.
- In your opinion, what makes for a successful prosthesis ?
I would say that a successful prosthesis must reflect the demands of the client 100% and give them total satisfaction. We sometimes receive calls from our clients to thank us for the quality of our work. This acknowledgement is a great motivation for us.
- Can you explain, in simple terms, how a prosthesis is processed ?
Several steps must be followed :
1 - We receive orders from our clients through WebOrder, which is our online ordering system.
2 - We check the conformity of the model and analyse it.
3 - Then we digitalise all the elements (model, implant, tissue etc.) : this is an important step as it forms the basis from which we manufacture the prosthesis.
4 - Modelling of the prosthesis : we use the software Exocad® system to carry out this process.
Once this process is finished, we send the client a 3D visual of the personalised prosthesis, through our WebOrder system. The client then validates, or not, the prototype.
We are able to modify the visual model, in order to apply any adjustments requested by the client.
5 - Once the visual 3D model has been validated, we begin the production process, taking into account the typology of the parts and the processing constraints required (general practice, single-unit abutment, multiple-unit prosthesis, materials).