May 4, 2022
by Panthera Dental
Dentists using Medit’s intraoral scanning technology can now provide high quality treatments for patients suffering from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in just a few clicks, following the addition of new functionality. For the first time, Medit users have a truly integrated digital workflow for the provision of world-class custom-made snoring and OSA treatment.
Panthera Dental (Quebec, Canada), a global leader in CAD/CAM implant solutions and dental sleep appliances, and Medit (Seoul, South Korea), a global leader in 3D measurement and intraoral scanning, share the same vision: to change the lives of dentists and patients through best-in-class digital dentistry.
Dentists who have already adopted the Medit i500 and i700 intraoral scanners have seen their practices transform through greater speed and efficiency, fewer retakes, lower costs, and improved patient experiences. Now, they have the opportunity to expand their range of services to patients by providing high quality custom-made sleep apnea devices from Panthera Dental, thanks to a seamless integration within the Medit software.
After scanning the patient’s arches and registering the bite, Medit users can simply open the Panthera App from Medit Link, complete the prescription, and with one click send everything directly to Panthera Dental. Within eight days, the D-SAD Classic or X3 will be designed and manufactured by Panthera Dental using its proprietary CAD/CAM process, incorporating the latest AI, robotics, and laser sintering technology. The appliance will then be shipped to the dentist via express courier so the patient can begin treatment in as little as 10 days.
High quality Medit scans are an ideal input for Panthera Dental’s digital production process, which uses sophisticated design software, developed in collaboration with dentists over more than 10 years, to create appliances that are precisely tailor-made for a perfect patient experience.
Patient satisfaction is enhanced, not only by the comfort and speed of the scanning process, but also by the performance of the D-SADs, which are made from 100% medical-grade biocompatible type-12 polyamide nylon. This cutting-edge material is light, smooth, strong yet flexible, very durable, and resistant to bruxism. A wide range of plateaus and bands are available, allowing for over 300 design combinations to maximize comfort and tongue space, and minimize side effects, regardless of the complexity of the patient’s morphology. D-SADs are also uniquely simple for the patient to adjust and care for at home.
“It is our great pleasure to announce a successful collaboration with Panthera Dental. With a company that has long been a companion of Medit, we have developed another level of partnership, and we are eager to provide a seamless workflow to our users. This integration will provide both convenience and efficiency for our clinic users as well as our lab users,” said Inhaeng Cho, Medit’s Chief Strategy Officer.
“We are excited to collaborate with a company that shares our values and vision for digital dentistry,” said Beatrice Robichaud, Co-Founder and VP Marketing & Customer Experience at Panthera Dental. “Medit has created a workflow that is perfectly streamlined. There is no need to leave the Medit app to provide everything we need to make a great appliance for that customer. It represents a truly seamless and efficient user experience that we know customers will love.”
Both Panthera Dental’s D-SADs, the Classic and X3, have FDA 510(k) clearance for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, bear the CE mark, and comply with the Canadian Medical Devices Regulations.
The Panthera App is now available for download at Medit Link.
About Panthera Dental
Panthera Dental designs, manufactures and markets dental prosthetic, implantology and sleep breathing disorder solutions using an innovative CAD/CAM process and superior quality materials. Both a pioneer and a leader in the field of custom-made dental solutions, its proprietary technology allows it to offer next-generation products to the widest range of patients possible. Panthera Dental is headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, with subsidiaries in the USA, France and Germany, and associates worldwide
Panthera Dental website: www.pantheradental.com
More information about Panthera Dental’s sleep division is available at www.pantherasleep.com
About Medit Corp
MEDIT is a global provider of 3D measurement solutions for dental clinics and labs, including intraoral scanners, based on its own patented state-of-the-art technology. The company also develops platform solutions for digital dentistry, supporting collaborative workflows. The company’s goal is to provide innovative technology and the highest quality products to ensure mutual growth for all partners. MEDIT has been headquartered in Seoul, South Korea since its inception in 2000. The company also has representatives located in the Americas and Europe and boasts a global network of distributors in over 100 countries.
Medit website: www.medit.com