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A close guess

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Ivoclar Vivadent is honouring the winner of the guessing competition which took place on the occasion of the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne. The lucky winner, Robert Arvai from Chur, Switzerland, guessed the closest number and won the first prize, a “golden” Programat EP 5010.

Two cylindrical glass jars featuring a height of approx. 50cm and a diameter of 30cm were showcased at the IDS booth of Ivoclar Vivadent. Both were completely filled with an identical amount of lithium disilicate press ingots. The question was rather simple: “How many ingots are in one jar?” Hundreds of visitors participated in the competition and hoped for luck to be on their side. Robert Arvai from Ardenta laboratory in Chur, Switzerland, was spot on with his guess: the difference between his guess and the actual number was only two ingots.

Diego Gabathuler, designated CEO, ceremoniously handed over the “golden” Programat EP 5010 at the Ivoclar Vivadent headquarters in Schaan on 30 April 2019. This one-off specimen of the Programat EP 5010 is so unique not only because of its golden decorations but also because it is signed by all the renowned opinion leaders who performed on the Live Stage or Live Lab at IDS 2019.

40 years of success
Ivoclar Vivadent presented the first Programat furnace at IDS in 1977. Today, Programat is a brand known for innovation and reliability. Based on sales figures, Programat is the market leader in ceramic furnaces. For dental technicians, the brand is synonymous with innovation, ease of operation, high quality, durability and reliability of firing results.

Programat® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.