Did you know that at the World Economic Forum, experts are referring to technology as the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
One of the fastest growing segments in the dental industry is the incorporation of Intraoral scanners. There are scan-only options, and there are also total scan solutions that integrate with in-office milling.
In this blog post, I would like to educate you on some of the digital scanning options we provide at Henry Schein, and how incorporating this technology will positively impact your practice.
The TRIOS scanners by 3Shape is arguably one of the best intraoral scanners on the market. The award-winning TRIOS intraoral scanner is used to enhance patient experience, reduce chair-time and unlock the widest range of treatment opportunities. Backed by continuous software updates, upgradable hardware and add-on treatment modules, TRIOS ensures your practice stays ahead and your business grows stronger.
TRIOS makes scanning fast, easy, and accurate for dentists and assistants ensuring optimal comfort for patients and reduced chair time. As a patient myself, I strongly prefer intra-oral 3D scans to conventional dental impressions. Yuck!
With the TRIOS, you can choose to scan in full color or black and white. You can also choose whether you would like a pen-style grip, or a handle grip. You also have the ability to freely connect to thousands of 3Shape labs and other labs across the country.
Regarding full CADCAM options, my top pick is the Planmeca FIT (Formerlly knows as E4D).
Planmeca FIT provides everything you need to deliver better dentistry. Create and design digital models with PlanCAD software. Share cases with Planmeca Romexis Cloud, and bring your designs to life with the precision of the renowned PlanMill 40.
Planmeca PlanScan Scanner®
PlanScan captures the oral environment with precision. Each scanner comes with three removable tips, power cable and scanner cradle. The two-piece cradle features a weighted base or it can be wall-mounted or separated to fit into a standard handpiece caddy.
With intuitive design tools and a wide range of applications, you’ll never look at dentistry the same way again. PlanCAD design center includes scanning software, design software, mouse and laptop PC.
Planmeca PlanMill 40®
Add same-day crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges and veneers to your menu of services and fabricate your restoration designs quickly and conveniently – with wireless connectivity and easy touchscreen operation. Dual spindles mill both sides of the restoration simultaneously and calculate custom milling paths with micron-precise accuracy. What’s more, the automatic tool changer selects the appropriate bur and replaces worn burs automatically.
Together with the Planmeca Romexis® software, the system supports an ideal digital treatment workflow. The open STL file format enables you to seamlessly integrate and collaborate with other systems as well as export case files to any third party for review or completion. Scan the upper and lower jaw and buccal view, and send the case easily to your partner lab through Planmeca Romexis Cloud service. It all comes together with Planmeca Romexis.
Watch this video to educate yourself on the power of the “Perfect Fit”
If you would like to demo either of these units, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org