October 16, 2018
by Carestream Dental
Doctors make dozens of important decisions every day about patient care and running their practices. Deciding on the best intraoral scanner shouldn’t have to be a tough decision. Evident, a global technology company focused on taking the dental industry from traditional to digital, has taken the stress out of choosing the best scanner by rigorously testing six of the top scanners on the market and the CS 3600 came out on top.
Evident conducted a completely independent evaluation of the scanners based on five criteria: Whether the scanner was part of an open system; the three-year cost of ownership; if the scanner could handle different workflows; the quality of the manufacturer’s ongoing support; and, of course, the quality of the scan itself.
“It takes time, energy and expertise to learn how different systems interact.” Paolo Kalaw, CEO, Evident, said. “We needed to grasp how a digital scan file turns into a patient record that is then processed through a lab while still producing a high-quality result. That’s not something doctors can quickly learn from a product demo, so we did the legwork for them. Now, doctors can focus on treating patients, and not agonizing about an equipment purchase or worrying about how long that equipment will last before it’s obsolete. Plus, they can be assured that their lab is calibrated with their scanner.”
After meeting with executives and talking to developers from the major scanner manufacturers, as well as following patient cases from start to finish and evaluating cost benefits, the CS 3600 intraoral scanner was selected for its open system and high-quality digital files, which are crucial for being read by different design, milling and printing systems without distortion. Its competitive pricing and Carestream Dental’s years of experience when it comes to developing and supporting digital technology also played into the final decision. The CS 3600 features three workflows, restorative, orthodontic and implant-borne restorative. It’s also known for its speed and smart features like live scanning feedback and automatic occlusal mapping.
The scanner will play a significant role in Evident’s new Evident Restorative IOS System, an open scanning system calibrated for ideal dental-lab results. Doctors capture a digital impression with the CS 3600 and upload the files to Evident’s secure dentist locker, evidentHUB. The case is then handled by Evident’s specialists and its design center or the lab of the doctor’s choice and returned to the doctor.
“We’re proud that that such a strong leader in the industry has validated the CS 3600’s design, speed and smart features,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “The fact that Carestream Dental’s support and digital track record played a role in the decision-making process makes us even more proud to have been chosen. Evident’s selection process was thorough and transparent, so doctors can rely on their research when it comes time to make a decision about an intraoral scanner.”
To learn more about the CS 3600, or any of Carestream Dental’s innovative technology, call 800.944.6365 or visit carestreamdental.com. To find out more about Evident and its new restorative intraoral scanning system visit evidentlabs.com.