Oral Health Group
Product Spotlight


June 21, 2011

New software lets users do more, with faster and easier full-arch scanning


3M ESPE announces the next generation of software powering its Lava Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S.—Lava Software 3.0. With this new upgrade, users of the Lava C.O.S. from 3M ESPE will enjoy faster and easier scanning, helping make the technology even more efficient. The improvements lay the groundwork for the future in digital replication technology, as the device’s capabilities make it an ever more powerful tool in the dental office.


The upgrade offers a number of key features that greatly enhance the user experience for the Lava C.O.S from 3M ESPE, including:

·         Easy Scan: Users have more scanning options that require fewer wand rotations and fixed scanning paths, making a quadrant or a full-arch a faster and easier experience.

·         Scan Rewind: Users can turn back the clock on a scan and erase a portion of it without starting over.

·         Smart Scan: Lava Software 3.0 eliminates extraneous data, such as a cheek or a tongue. Users can simply move the obstruction and continue to scan the tooth anatomy. Smart Scan automatically removes unwanted data.

·         Occlusal Reduction Tool: Dentists can identify under-reduced regions and premature contact points before the patient leaves the chair.


“This upgrade makes it easier than ever for dentists to quickly adopt the Lava C.O.S. from 3M ESPE and move confidently into digital dentistry,” said Mark Farmer, general manager of the 3M Digital Oral Care Department. “With a growing list of indications and capabilities, the Lava C.O.S. is making digital replication a necessary technology for today’s practices.”


The new software made its debut at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting in February 2011, after which the rollout and training of the Lava 3.0 software began for new and existing customers.

For more information, visit www.3MESPE.ca/LavaCOS or call 1-888-363-3685.



About 3M ESPE

3M ESPE manufactures and markets more than 2,000 products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health 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. The recently created 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. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products visit the 3M ESPE Web site at www.3MESPE.ca or call the 3M ESPE Customer Care Centre at 1-888-363-3685. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.


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