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New open CAD/CAM solutions for dentists and dental laboratories from Planmeca

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Planmeca now introduces a full range of open CAD/CAM solutions for dentists and dental labs to complete its offering in industry‐leading dental equipment and software. The dentist or lab can choose either the entire workflow solution or only certain parts, according to their needs. This is made possible with Planmeca’s unique and open interfaces between devices and software. From high‐precision desktop milling units to sophisticated CAD software, this unique solution includes all necessary tools for open CAD/CAM dentistry.

Integrated workflow for dentists

Planmeca PlanScan™ is a digital impression scanner for ultra‐fast, powder‐free 3D scanning. The quick and accurate scanner provides real‐time digital impressions from one‐tooth to full‐arch scans. The open STL data output means that the scanned data can be sent to any dental lab for CAD work. Planmeca PlanScan is the first dental unit integrated impression scanner. Alternatively, it is available as a standalone version and can be connected e.g. to a laptop.

Planmeca also offers dentists a new open CAD software suite for easy 3D design. Planmeca PlanCAD™ Easy is integrated in the Planmeca Romexis® software and is a perfect tool for designing prosthetic works from individual inlays to full‐arch bridges and abutments.

The ready design can then be sent to Planmeca PlanMill™ 40, a new milling unit targeted for dentists and designed for glass ceramic and other material works. The 4‐axis milling unit is quick and accurate.

Integrated workflow for dental labs

For dental laboratories, Planmeca offers Planmeca PlanScan™ Lab, a fast and maintenance‐free desktop lab scanner for scanning plaster casts. The design phase is done in the open Planmeca PlanCAD™ Premium lab software, after which the ready design is sent to Planmeca PlanMill™ 50, an accurate 5‐axis milling machine designed for dental labs.

Alternatively, the laboratory can order fast and reliable milling services from Planmeca’s CAD/CAM milling centre PlanEasyMill™, which offers a wide range of materials and fast deliveries.

“Our CAD/CAM solutions are truly unique, as the system is completely open and flexible”, explains Mr Jukka Kanerva, Director of Dental care units and CAD/CAM division at Planmeca Oy. “Dentists and laboratories can choose either the entire solution and benefit from the integrated workflow, or just pick the necessary parts and send the open data to their partners. This is truly digital perfection.”

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