Ivoclar Vivadent, one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications with a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems for dentists and dental technicians, is an official founding partner of 3Shape Unite, a new open platform that brings together the solutions of leading dental companies for the benefit of dental practices and laboratories. The purpose of the platform is to improve patient care, enhance treatment quality and maximize workflow efficiency across multiple applications. This partnership takes the collaboration of 3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent to the next level and underscores their intention to work together on developing game-changing oral healthcare solutions and on driving the digital transformation of dental medicine.
Digital technology is instrumental in speeding up and improving oral and dental treatments and in making them easier to control. Diego Gabathuler, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent, elaborates: “In the coming years, digital workflows and integrated systems featuring artificial intelligence will open up entirely new possibilities for dental professionals, which will enable them to improve the aesthetics, quality and efficiency of their work - from monitoring at-home oral health routines to making diagnoses in the dental practice and carrying out minimally invasive, highly aesthetic procedures.” Digital workflows, especially those that involve the applications from a variety of suppliers, reduce the number of treatment steps and accommodate a wide range of systems, thereby enhancing the efficiency of the dental practice.
3Shape Unite supports digital processes in dentistry
The Unite platform from 3Shape allows users to customise, manage and develop workflows, while enjoying the support of a consistently growing app library in the Unite store. Furthermore, the platform establishes an easy and open connection between dental professionals and the appropriate partners and therefore simplifies clinical and technical processes in digital dentistry. As a result of this union, users of 3Shape Unite have access to selected chairside and labside solutions from Ivoclar Vivadent, which are fully integrated in the system.
Designing a smile for patients
Apart from the PrograScan One and PrograDesign chairside workflows, popular applications such as IvoSmile and IvoSmile Orthodontics will also soon be available on the 3Shape Unite platform. IvoSmile is an augmented reality app that is designed to assist dental professionals with their patient consultations. Mr Gabathuler explains that by integrating IvoSmile into the consultation and treatment process, augmented reality technology can be used to provide patients with an idea of the possibilities that are available including a preview of their new smile. He added: “Our close partnership goes back many years. The integration of Ivoclar Vivadent workflows in 3Shape Unite represents the next step in our pioneering collaboration and will connect the dental industry even more closely. In addition, dentists and dental technicians will have easy access to all the features and benefits of the innovative solutions from Ivoclar Vivadent and 3Shape.”