More and more dentists are incorporating intraoral scanners in their practice. Their ease of use and accuracy has increased dramatically since they were first introduced. Digital impressions provide an array of advantages for dentists as well as patients. Take a look at the benefits outlined below.

Increased Accuracy = Lower Remakes

Intraoral scanning eliminates the mess and variability of traditional PVS/alginate impressions. Distortion, bubbles, tears and warping become non-factors. Digital impressions are not subject to environmental stresses like heat, humidity, and agitation. Shipping and packaging are eliminated as well. This leads to reduced remakes, lower cost and faster turnaround times.

Real Time Feedback for You and Your Patient

As you perform an intraoral scan, the digital impression populates on the chairside monitor in real time. This allows for immediate analysis of the quality of the digital impression and the opportunity to re-scan any areas of imperfection. You can even mark your margins as you go. Patients are spared the discomfort of trays and PVS/alginate. Instead they can relax and watch their impression show up on the monitor.

Impress Patients and Advance Treatment Plans

Digital scanning is a great marketing tool for patients! The ability to show the patient their scan on the monitor fosters effortless treatment plan communication. Studies have shown that patients love the instantaneous 3-D images intraoral scanners provide. This leads to more engaged patients, more likely to move forward with treatment plans. Dentists who use advanced technology like intraoral scanners are perceived to be more knowledgeable, capable, and trustworthy.

Instantly Connect with Your Dental Lab

Digital scans are sent immediately to the lab using the scanning software. No shipping or pick-up required. Many of the intraoral scanning systems are able to generate true color models. This means it can be much easier to accurately detect and capture tooth and gingiva shades and texture and communicate this information to the lab for a precise restoration. intraoral scanning gives your lab a clear and accurate representation of your patient’s teeth and gingiva. Your real time mark-ups on the digital impression provide a detailed prescription leading to the best possible restoration.

Connect With a Digital Lab

At Bayshore Dental Studios we work extensively with all the intraoral scanning systems including 3Shape TRIOS, Carestream, 3M True Definition, iTero, Dental Wings and Cerec. We would be pleased to share our experiences and help train your office so your integration of intraoral scanning in your office is fast and painless. If your seeking the easiest entry for a high quality scanner on the market, Bayshore Dental Studio also offers financing on the Intelliscan 3D, starting at *$99/month. Contact Bayshore Dental Studio to speak with a digital specialist by calling (866) 937-5164 or visit https://ada.intelliscan3d.com/

Dental Offices nationwide are reopening for non-emergency patient visits as states ease Covid-19 restrictions. Proper sterilization technique between patients is more critical than ever.

Intraoral scanners offer significant advantages over traditional PVS/alginate impressions in that there are no contaminated materials to be poured, packaged and shipped. Compared to a physical impression, digital scans are sent to your dental lab through contactless electronic delivery.

According to CDC classifications, most intraoral scanners are composed of non-critical and semi-critical surfaces.

The scanning unit (wand), cradle, touch screen, and base are Non-critical.

Disposable sleeves or tips which cover the sensor, including any mirrors, are considered Semi-critical instruments.

To disinfect all parts of the intraoral scanner except for the sensor and tip, use a disinfectant that has been approved by the EPA and registered for use against Covid-19. Note that not all disinfectants are suitable for use as a cleaning agent. Non-critical surfaces should be cleaned before disinfectant is applied. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 Disinfect your intraoral scanner with a soft gauze pad soaked in an approved disinfectant or a pre-moistened, disinfectant wipe. Always consult your owners manual for specific instructions on cleaning and sterilization.

The semi-critical surface on most intraoral scanners is the replaceable scanner tip which covers the sensor and comes into direct contact with the patient’s oral  issues.

These disposable sleeves or tips should be removed after each patient. Many can be reused after cleaning and sterilization. Each manufacturer provides specific instructions for tip cleaning which can be found in the instruction manual. Generally, reusable tips should be inspected for scratches and other imperfections. Damaged tips should be discarded. All parts of the tips can then be cleaned in soapy water with a soft toothbrush and thoroughly dried with a lint free paper towel. After cleaning, the tips can be disinfected through the use of an autoclave, or alternatively a high-level disinfectant that meets EPA criteria for Covid-19 disinfection. After disinfection, ensure that mirrors or glass parts are free of streaks or other marks. A Cotton swab can be used to remove marks from the mirror. Some tips have mirrors that can be removed and replaced.

IN TIMES OF RAPID CHANGE, OUR COMMITMENT REMAINS

Bayshore Dental Studio is fully operational at this time. We are continuing to serve our customers, while taking proactive precautions against the spread of Covid-19 across our organization to keep our customers and employees safe. Caring for you is our top priority.

 

For the last ten years the rate of adoption and development in 3D scanning technologies has led to a tremendous amount of change in today’s dental workflows.

Smarter features, easier integration, new findings, and a worldwide understanding of 3D scanning is all leading to a better clinical outcome and an easier process for our patients and clinicians.

But if you’re a dentist or a specialist in 2020 looking for your first camera or even your next camera, pay close attention to this list of the top 7 qualities to evaluate. It could save you a lot of money and a lot of headache.

3D Scanner Support

Arguably the most important factor when considering a technology purchase. Do not take this lightly. Support is make or break.

First let’s define support. True support encompasses training, education, and help when you need it. Support is ultimately taking responsibility to help the end user maximize total value from the product to reach the desired end results.

Support should come from the product distributor so be sure to keep that in mind.

Is the team responsive when you need to contact them? Do they follow up? Do they have the knowledge to resolve technical issues? Are they clinically savvy with how you will be using the camera? What is their training platform? Do they offer continued education? Are they motivated to support you?

These are all important questions to consider first.

Dental Scanner Software

Today software is the catalyst leading the way. It is the secret ingredient behind each intraoral scanner and is totally dependent on the engineering team behind the brand.

For intraoral scanners, software should be measured by the user interface, lab connection, third party software accessibility, and software upgrade consistency.

The best way to find this out is to check product websites for videos and descriptions. An even better way to check out the software is to contact the teams for short demonstrations to see it in action.

The software design is responsible for ease of use and will greatly influence the learning curve.

Dental 3D Scanner Versatility

What can the camera actually scan for? Is it a single purpose or can you use it for multiple types of cases?

Some cameras are manufactured for specific indications while others are designed to image just about everything.

Be sure to dig into this. A great way to find out is through private, peer to peer doctor social media groups where you can post this question so all of the intraoral scanner users can respond with their feedback and experience.

Digital Scanner Clinical Documentation

Ever purchase a product where they say it will do one thing but in reality it does another?

The distributor or manufacturer should reflect great effort in documenting the products they support in a clinical environment. Bonus points if you can find live footage for multiple cases like crowns, implants, partials, and full arch appliances.

It’s 2020, all cameras can image a stone model very well, that’s old news. But not all cameras can image a live patient as fast or as precisely as their in vitro studies suggest they do. It’s important to find this out before you spend the capital.

Clinical documentation is the best way to find out if the camera is the real deal.

Intra-Oral Scanner Cost

Bottom line price is always important. One of the main purposes of technology is to make money or to save money and it’s no different when you’re shopping for an intraoral scanner. We recommend doctors consider cost in a 5 year time frame since you will most likely use the camera for at least 5 years before you replace or upgrade. Compare the 5 year cost of the camera to your current chairside and labside expenses (do not forget to monetize chair time, retakes, and adjustments for a clear calculation).

Intra-Oral Scanners & Warranty

The industry standard includes a 1 year manufacturer warranty with technology purchases. This means should anything go defective with the product that can’t be solved remotely, the distributor and manufacturer will deploy a process to verify and then issue an RMA to repair or replace.

Key things to consider with warranties: Can you purchase an extended warranty? If so, do you have to purchase at the point of sale with the camera or is there a grace period to add it later? What does the warranty cover? Is the warranty process difficult and time consuming? Do they take the camera back for repair or do they send you a brand new unit? Do they have loaners available when your camera is down?

Be sure to collect all of this info.

Intra Oral Scanner Image Quality

Just like when you purchased digital x-rays or CBCT, image quality is everything. If you plan to send your 3D models to a lab this is probably the number one quality your designers care about.

Although scanning is entirely dependent on the user, the image resolution is derived from the projector, number of cameras within the scanner, and the software filters. Each of these play an important role in delivering the final model that is produced on your computer and used for final production.

Fortunately checking image quality is easy. You can usually find plenty of examples online or get digital models from the distributor.

Intraoral scanning technology is a game changer for the patients and the practice. The advantages are endless and once you start scanning you will never remember how you used to deal with messy impression materials or slow/expensive workflows.

If you are looking for an intra oral scanner, Bayshore Dental Studio offers the Intelliscan 3D intraoral scanner that simplifies the intraoral scanning experience. The ease of operation provides patients comfort while delivering reliable scan results.

Bayshore Dental Studio’s dental 3d scanner enables dentists and technicans alike to easily obtain digital impressions. The Intelliscan 3D intraoral scanner gives you a leg up on the competition, helping you be more efficient, more accurate, and more profitable. We provide the technology and tools – you focus on what you’re good at: treating patients.

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More and more dentists are incorporating intraoral scanners in their practice. Their ease of use and accuracy has increased dramatically since they were first introduced. Digital impressions provide an array of advantages for dentists as well as patients. Take a look at the benefits outlined below.

Increased Accuracy = Lower Remakes

Intraoral scanning eliminates the mess and variability of traditional PVS/alginate impressions. Distortion, bubbles, tears and warping become non-factors. Digital impressions are not subject to environmental stresses like heat, humidity, and agitation. Shipping and packaging are eliminated as well. This leads to reduced remakes, lower cost and faster turnaround times.

Real Time Feedback for You and Your Patient

As you perform an intraoral scan, the digital impression populates on the chairside monitor in real time. This allows for immediate analysis of the quality of the digital impression and the opportunity to re-scan any areas of imperfection. You can even mark your margins as you go. Patients are spared the discomfort of trays and PVS/alginate. Instead they can relax and watch their impression show up on the monitor.

Impress Patients and Advance Treatment Plans

Digital scanning is a great marketing tool for patients! The ability to show the patient their scan on the monitor fosters effortless treatment plan communication. Studies have shown that patients love the instantaneous 3-D images intraoral scanners provide. This leads to more engaged patients, more likely to move forward with treatment plans. Dentists who use advanced technology like intraoral scanners are perceived to be more knowledgeable, capable, and trustworthy.

Instantly Connect with Your Dental Lab

Digital scans are sent immediately to the lab using the scanning software. No shipping or pick-up required. Many of the intraoral scanning systems are able to generate true color models. This means it can be much easier to accurately detect and capture tooth and gingiva shades and texture and communicate this information to the lab for a precise restoration. intraoral scanning gives your lab a clear and accurate representation of your patient’s teeth and gingiva. Your real time mark-ups on the digital impression provide a detailed prescription leading to the best possible restoration.

Connect With a Digital Lab

At Bayshore Dental Studios we work extensively with all the intraoral scanning systems including 3Shape TRIOS, Carestream, 3M True Definition, iTero, Dental Wings and Cerec. We would be pleased to share our experiences and help train your office so your integration of intraoral scanning in your office is fast and painless. If your seeking the easiest entry for a high quality scanner on the market, Bayshore Dental Studio also offers financing on the Intelliscan 3D, starting at *$99/month. Contact Bayshore Dental Studio to speak with a digital specialist by calling (866) 937-5164 or visit https://ada.intelliscan3d.com/

Dental Offices nationwide are reopening for non-emergency patient visits as states ease Covid-19 restrictions. Proper sterilization technique between patients is more critical than ever.

Intraoral scanners offer significant advantages over traditional PVS/alginate impressions in that there are no contaminated materials to be poured, packaged and shipped. Compared to a physical impression, digital scans are sent to your dental lab through contactless electronic delivery.

According to CDC classifications, most intraoral scanners are composed of non-critical and semi-critical surfaces.

The scanning unit (wand), cradle, touch screen, and base are Non-critical.

Disposable sleeves or tips which cover the sensor, including any mirrors, are considered Semi-critical instruments.

To disinfect all parts of the intraoral scanner except for the sensor and tip, use a disinfectant that has been approved by the EPA and registered for use against Covid-19. Note that not all disinfectants are suitable for use as a cleaning agent. Non-critical surfaces should be cleaned before disinfectant is applied. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 Disinfect your intraoral scanner with a soft gauze pad soaked in an approved disinfectant or a pre-moistened, disinfectant wipe. Always consult your owners manual for specific instructions on cleaning and sterilization.

The semi-critical surface on most intraoral scanners is the replaceable scanner tip which covers the sensor and comes into direct contact with the patient’s oral  issues.

These disposable sleeves or tips should be removed after each patient. Many can be reused after cleaning and sterilization. Each manufacturer provides specific instructions for tip cleaning which can be found in the instruction manual. Generally, reusable tips should be inspected for scratches and other imperfections. Damaged tips should be discarded. All parts of the tips can then be cleaned in soapy water with a soft toothbrush and thoroughly dried with a lint free paper towel. After cleaning, the tips can be disinfected through the use of an autoclave, or alternatively a high-level disinfectant that meets EPA criteria for Covid-19 disinfection. After disinfection, ensure that mirrors or glass parts are free of streaks or other marks. A Cotton swab can be used to remove marks from the mirror. Some tips have mirrors that can be removed and replaced.

IN TIMES OF RAPID CHANGE, OUR COMMITMENT REMAINS

Bayshore Dental Studio is fully operational at this time. We are continuing to serve our customers, while taking proactive precautions against the spread of Covid-19 across our organization to keep our customers and employees safe. Caring for you is our top priority.