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Tuesday November 1 2016


Replacement dentures now just a phone call away with 3D technology Keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques in denture technology is one of the keys to the success of John Batchelor’s company, Duchenne Dental, so it’s no surprise that John has been closely following the development of 3D printing of dentures and dental implants. “I knew it was something that would be of enormous benefit to our patients,” he explains. “When I was confident in the advanced technology and its affordability, then I knew it would be a good option.” His research took him to the bi-annual International Dental Show in Cologne and to some of the world’s leading dental and IT companies, helping John decide that the timing was right to bring this technology to New Zealand. “I formed relationships with leading companies in dental scanning technology and 3D printing in several countries. We now have the technology and expertise to ensure our clients here in New Zealand receive world class treatment and products.” Unexpected client benefits Duchenne now 3D print all their chrome frames and partial bases, and have also started using 3D print technology in full upper and lower dentures.

John says there are numerous benefits to Duchenne’s clients, including providing patients with a quicker and more economical service, and dentures and implants that are more accurate and personalised. “A bonus is that all models are stored digitally so wherever you are, if you need a replacement denture or tooth, we can quickly and easily print one. And in many cases patients don’t even need to visit the surgery!” Duchenne Dental has manufactured over 300 partial dentures and both they and their patients are delighted with the results. for more information phone tristan pattinson or John batchelor on (03)2604188




Aspire Canterbury offers support, advice and resources to older people and those with impairments, their families and caregivers. Removing barriers to everyday living for individuals, Aspire Canterbury inspires people to live life to the fullest no matter what their difficulties. The Disability Information Service is a source of valuable information about the various services available to people with short or long term impairments and professionals from community/health organisations. Visit Aspire Canterbury’s shop at 314 Worcester Street or visit their website for more information and resources. They also have an online shop selling a wide selection of easier living aids, and offer rental services for wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. Aspire also has a mobile service which is available for free, fun, interactive presentations of all their equipment and services to retirement homes/villages and any other community groups wanting a speaker. for more information visit, 03 366 6189 We can help

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Support and Resources for Independent Living Can we help you or someone you support? Disability Information Service – a ‘one stop information service’ which offers unbiased advice to assist people navigate their way to organisations or services that can provide them with support or advice. Aspire Canterbury Shop – shop online or call in to our shop at 314 Worcester Street and view our range of easier living products We also hire out wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. walkers to purchase (FroM $230) or hire



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