Many dental practices are purchasing intraoral scanners because they realize the long-term benefits. Digital impressions are quicker, more accurate and provide a better patient experience than traditional impressions. However, the number of intraoral scanner models on the market can be overwhelming.
To help you compare scanners, the Institute of Digital Dentistry recently published an objective review of intraoral scanners shown at the 2019 International Dental Show. You can download the full report from the Blog page at www.instituteofdigitaldentistry.com.
You can also call Steve or Pete at the D&S Dental Laboratory Waunakee Headquarters at 800.236.3859 to get their thoughts on scanners. We’re receiving digital impressions from all the major brands and can share thoughts from the lab perspective on which models work best.
We definitely see the benefits of digital impressions at the lab as they result in more accurate restorations and fewer remakes. We know intraoral scanners can be a big investment for your practice. That’s why we provide a digital impression discount ($10 for each digital impression case submitted – only valid on D&S lab-printed models and cases involving more than model work only) and a $50 or $100 lab credit if you submit 20+ or 40+ digital cases in one month. Doctors can sign up to receive the scanning rebate at dnsdental.com/scanners.
Why else should you invest in an intraoral scanner? It provides an improved patient experience – no more goop or gag reflex. It also eliminates impression material costs and shipping/delivery time to and from the lab.
If you’ve recently purchased an intraoral scanner and need help connecting it to send files to D&S Dental Laboratory, visit our website at www.dnsdental.com. Select Send a Case > Send A Digital Impression. There are instructions on how to connect each of the following scanners on that page: CEREC, iTero, Trios, 3M True Definition, E4-D Planmeca, Carestream and Medit i500.