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Planmeca launches a full digital intraoral scanning solution:
World’s first dental unit integrated intraoral scanner Planmeca PlanScan

Planmeca, a leading company in dentistry, announces the first dental unit integrated intraoral scanning solution designed to bring measurable benefits for patients, dentists and laboratories.

The new patient-friendly, high-performance process delivers complete clinical information about the patient anatomy by combining the surface data from Planmeca PlanScan intraoral scanner with Planmeca Promax 3D CBVT X-ray data and the 3D facial photo acquired from Planmeca Promax 3D ProFace. Unique 3D combination of these three cutting edge 3-dimensional data enables more accurate treatment planning, procedures, and more satisfied patients.

Making the treatment process faster and more accurate
Planmeca PlanScan intraoral scanner allows the dentists to capture the complete intraoral situation directly and save it as a highly accurate 3D digital model. This model is instantly ready to use for design. Dentists can omit the taking of impressions and bypass related disadvantages such as inaccuracies, material costs, impression retakes and manual handling. Patient satisfaction soars – due to less chair time, reduced remakes, faster treatment completion, better fits and an overall improved chair-side experience. Planmeca PlanScan intraoral scanner is fully integrated to dental unit, which enhances ergonomics and all-digital workflow. Planmeca PlanScan is, however, also offered as Cart delivery when preferred.

Planmeca PlanScan - Enabling labs to tighten relationships with dentists
Labs can strengthen their professional ties with their dentist clients by offering new digital services that include receiving the dentist’s Planmeca PlanScan scanner data directly. They will be effectively helping dentists transition into digital impression taking while enabling them to enjoy the full range of indications and high quality results that come with professional dental technician expertise. The lab will also experience workflow benefits – more accurate case input and shorter turnaround times because restoration design work can start immediately without creation of a physical model.

Digital Perfection – revolutionary integration of three 3-dimensional data
The innovative combination of intraoral surface data, 3D X-ray data and facial soft tissue image delivers clear benefits for different specialists. Integrating surgical planning and prosthetic planning, the 3D digital model helps defining the ideal position of implant. Furthermore, the implant planning data can be used in crown design.
The 3D X-ray data alone contains accurate information about the bone structure. Now with the combined data, periodontal tissues can be evaluated in relation to bone. For Orthodontic treatment no gypsum models are no longer necessary, and the treatment follow up can be done using radiation free Planmeca ProFace images.

“The perfect combination of digital intraoral scan, CBVT and 3D facial photo exhibits our firm commitment to open CAD/CAM technology and best practices in dentistry. Planmeca strives for improving the end-user productivity by making the work flow at the specialist clinic as efficient and streamlined as possible. The new Planmeca PlanScan intraoral scanner is pivotal in this transition. Furthermore, our innovative R&D provides the dental laboratories means to serve their customer dentists in a fast and accurate manner,” explains Mr Tuomas Lokki, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Planmeca Oy.

For further information, please contact
Mr Tuomas Lokki, Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Tel. +358 20 7795 523

For press contacts, please contact
Ms Heidi Pekkala, Corporate Communications Manager
Tel +358 20 7795 580

Planmeca Oy
Planmeca Oy, established in 1971, designs and manufactures a full line of high technology dental equipment, including dental care units, panoramic and intraoral X-ray units and digital imaging products. Planmeca Oy, the parent company of the Finnish Planmeca Group, is strongly committed to R&D. Planmeca is the largest privately owned company in the field and the third largest dental equipment manufacturer in Europe.

98% of Planmeca’s production is exported to over 100 countries. The company is well established in the US market and has considerable market shares in many European countries. The market share in Asia is also growing favourably. The Group estimated turnover for 2011 is approximately EUR 700 million with over 2,400 employees.

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