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Digital Impressions Scanners Security Software

Latest Updates to CS ScanFlow Helps Makes Scanning Faster, More Secure and Sharable

Software update from Carestream:

Typically, shiny or reflective surfaces, such as metal, full ceramic brackets and crowns and resins, would need to be sprayed with powder or microetched so as not to interfere with the digital scan. However, the new anti-reflective mode optimizes scanning shiny or reflective surfaces, eliminating a step in the process,…

…security is a concern whenever working with digital files, so CS ScanFlow v1.0.3 includes access to secure digital impression file conversion tools via cloud-based Microsoft Azure.

Follow this link for the full press release.

Source: Latest Updates to CS ScanFlow Helps Makes Scanning Faster, More Secure and Sharable

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3D Printing Digital Impressions Scanners

Carestream Dental Validates SprintRay Pro Printer, Makes it Easier for Practices to Offer Clear Aligners

Now, more doctors can confidently add in-house clear aligners as a treatment option for their patients with the validation of the SprintRay Pro printer for use with Carestream Dental’s newest update to its modeling software, CS Model+ v5.

Source: PRESS RELEASE: Carestream Dental Validates SprintRay Pro Printer, Makes it Easier for Practices to Offer Clear Aligners

I like this for two reasons. Carestream is moving toward interoperability by adding more 3D printer options that will work with their scanners and software. Plus I believe 3D printing will be the future of dental fabrication and this is another nice step in that direction.

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CAD CAM Digital Impressions Scanners

An In Vitro Study Comparing Five Intraoral Scanners

A study looking into the accuracy of digital scanning devices. Primescan and CS3700 were the most accurate.

A careful statistical analysis was performed. Results. PRIMESCAN® showed the highest congruence between SB MEs and LF, with the lowest mean absolute deviation (25.5 ± 5.0 μm), immediately followed by CS 3700® (27.0 ± 4.3 μm); the difference between them was not significant (p = 0.1235).

Source: JCM | Free Full-Text | Congruence between Meshes and Library Files of Implant Scanbodies: An In Vitro Study Comparing Five Intraoral Scanners | HTML

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Scanners Theraputics

No Remakes

FYI: We have been using a 3 Shape Trios to take full mouth impressions for SomnoDent sleep appliances since August. We have delivered well over 100 appliances with zero remakes. In fact we have had zero adjustments. The digital impressions are remarkably reliable and of course the patients love them compared to the standard six minutes of gagging they are used to.

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CAD CAM Digital Impressions Management Scanners

Global 3D Dental Scanners Market 2017-2021 – Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.24%

The global 3D dental scanners market to grow at a CAGR of 10.24% during the period 2017-2021…

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing affordability among people. The rapidly dropping prices of dental scanners as well as increasing availability of low-cost quality dental scanners is enabling dentists to adopt these products at a faster rate. Also, the added benefit of decreasing time consumption for one patient’s diagnosis and treatment, broadens their spectrum of reach to more patients, thus increasing their profit.

Source: Global 3D Dental Scanners Market 2017-2021 – Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.24%

Lower prices will be good. Even better will be interoperable systems so that a dentist can buy a device and use it with any lab or mill.

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Digital Impressions Scanners

Carestream Scanner OK for Ortho (Updated)

Carestream Dental announced that its CS 3600 intraoral scanner has been approved for use with 3M’s Incognito appliance system for orthodontic treatment.

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