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3M Canada introduces the 3M True Definition Scanner

March 10, 2014

Advanced digital impression system to boldly redefine the economics of CAD/CAM dentistry

London, ON. – 3M Canada announces its new advanced digital impression system, the 3M True Definition Scanner, which features an open and secure cloud-based platform offering dentists and dental labs a multitude of choices. More accurate – and more consistently accurate – than leading systems on the market1, it will enter the Canadian CAD/CAM2 dentistry marketplace at an unprecedented recommended retail price of $16,995.

“Digital impressions bring improved productivity, better oral care and ultimately a better patient experience. We believe those benefits should be within reach for every dental practice,” said Lisa Citton-Battel, Canada Country Manager, 3M ESPE. “Our new, affordable digital impression system is open and designed for multiple connections with other mills and systems.”

The 3M True Definition system delivers powerful 3D video technology and offers:

Predictable clinical outcomes:
Provides better oral care, a better patient experience and improved productivity compared to the traditional process.

Supported by the 3M Connection Center – an open and secure cloud-based platform to store, share and connect – the system offers a variety of Trusted and Open Connections for sharing clinical case files. This includes open STL (three-dimensional) files for flexibility. The digital impression system is also designed to connect with other systems including chairside and lab-based mills, making it a smart investment for any practice. The 3M True Definition Scanner has now been qualified for use with Invisalign case submissions making it the only third party scanner qualified to do so. This qualification will now enable Invisalign providers with a True Definition Scanner to submit a digital impression in place of a traditional VPS impression as part of the Invisalign case submission process.

The 3M True Definition Scanner features the powerful “3D-in-motion” video technology, which allows users to capture and simultaneously view a true replica of the oral anatomy in extraordinary detail. This gives the flexibility needed for quadrant dentistry and the accuracy needed for full arch dentistry. 

Small Handpiece:
The wand is light and balanced, and the small size mimics a handpiece, providing comfortable, clinical familiarity. 

Affordable CAD/CAM dentistry:
The 3M True Definition Scanner is shattering the high financial barrier of CAD/CAM dentistry with an unparalleled Canadian market price. The suggested retail price is just $16,995 coupled with data plans as low as $229 per month. The scanner and data plans are available from qualified 3M True Definition Scanner Channel Partners.

To learn more about this affordable, state-of-the-art digital impression system http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3M-ESPE-NA/dental-professionals/products/category/digital-materials/true-definition scanner/WT.mc_id=espe_offline_TrueDef_10162012&WT.trsc=PressRelease, visit http://www.3M.ca/TrueDef.

1. Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al. (2012). Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital Workflow of Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8):e43312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043312. Additional measurements conducted by ACTA (Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et. al. (2012). Publication pending.

2. CAD/CAM dentistry (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing in dentistry), is an area of dentistry utilizing CAD/CAM technologies to produce different types of dental restorations.

About 3M ESPE 3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2‚000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department‚ part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚ provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical‚ oral care‚ drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products‚ visit www.3MESPE.ca or call the 3M Customer Care Centre at 1-888-363-3685. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

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