ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M ESPE announces its new advanced digital impression system, the 3M™
True Definition Scanner. The digital impression system features an
open and secure cloud-based platform offering dentists and dental labs a
multitude of choices. More accurate—and more consistently accurate—than
leading systems on the market1, it will enter the US CAD/CAM2
dentistry marketplace at an unprecedented recommended retail price of
“Digital impressions bring improved productivity, better oral care and
ultimately a better patient experience. We believe those benefits should
be within reach for every dental practice,” said Mark Farmer, president,
3M ESPE. “Our new, affordable digital impression system is open and
designed for multiple connections with other mills and systems.”
The 3M system delivers powerful 3D video technology and offers:
Predictable clinical outcomes: Provides better oral care, a
better patient experience and improved productivity compared to the
Choice: Supported by the 3M™ Connection Center—an open and secure
cloud-based platform to store, share and connect—the system offers more
choices for sharing clinical case files. This includes open STL
(three-dimensional) files for flexibility. Dentists and dental labs or
other partners have the ability to choose the best solution for the
desired clinical outcome. The digital impression system is also designed
to connect with other systems including chairside and lab-based mills,
making it a smart investment for any practice.
Accuracy: The 3M True Definition Scanner features the powerful
“3D-in-motion” video technology, which allows users to capture and
simultaneously view a true replica of the oral anatomy in extraordinary
detail. This gives the flexibility needed for quadrant dentistry and the
accuracy needed for full arch dentistry.
Small handpiece: The wand is light and balanced, and the small
size mimics a handpiece, providing comfortable, clinical familiarity.
Affordable CAD/CAM dentistry: The 3M True Definition Scanner is
shattering the high financial barrier of CAD/CAM dentistry with an
unparalleled US market price. The suggested retail price is just $11,995
coupled with data plans as low as $199 per month. The scanner and data
plans are available from qualified 3M True Definition Scanner Channel
“I am very pleased that 3M has opened the True Definition Scanner to my
chairside milling system,” said Brent Fredrickson, DDS, an early
clinical evaluator of the digital impression system. “I've used the
device for a large number of model-free cases with outstanding clinical
results. The restorations consistently drop right in, and my patients
have been extremely satisfied with the outcome.”
To learn more about this affordable, state-of-the-art digital impression
a video of the new True Definition Scanner or visit http://www.3M.com/TrueDef.
Stop by 3M ESPE booth #5644, C7N at the ADA annual session in San
Francisco from October 18-21, 2012 to see the scanner first-hand.
1. Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al. (2012).
Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital Workflow of
Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8):e43312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043312.
Additional measurements conducted by ACTA (Academic Center for Dentistry
Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et. al. (2012). Publication pending.
2. CAD/CAM dentistry (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided
Manufacturing in dentistry), is an area of dentistry utilizing CAD/CAM
technologies to produce different types of dental restorations.
3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000
dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to
help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. The
3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to
accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital
transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care, one of
3M’s six major business segments, provides world-class innovative
products and services to help health care professionals improve the
practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug
delivery and health information markets. For more information on the
complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com
or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products
are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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