3M introduces tablet version of True Definition Scanner

October 10, 2016

3M Oral Care has introduced a new entry into its True Definition Scanner line, the 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner, which is a tablet-based intraoral scanner.

Mobile tablets, commonplace in many aspects of clinical practice in health care settings, have arrived in the dental industry with the introduction of the 3M™ Mobile True Definition Scanner, a tablet-based intraoral scanner designed to fit in the user’s hand.

The compact, ergonomic design is similar to rechargeable tablets that patients and clinicians use in their daily lives, allowing clinicians to move freely between operatories without power cords or carts. Flexible mounting options are engineered to help to minimize workspace clutter, offering more space for the clinician and assistant to maneuver in small spaces. Informed discussion and visual patient communication is made easy with a system that can be placed directly into the hands or lap of a patient, where they see a digital visualization of their oral anatomy, and ultimately, a better understanding of proposed treatments. Designed for easy setup-users can unbox and scan in less than an hour-the 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner can seamlessly integrate into the practice.

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“The 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner takes the patient experience to another level,” says Karen Burquest, digital oral care global business director at 3M Oral Care. “This scanner offers clinicians the flexibility to place the tablet in the patient’s hands so they can experience unprecedented access, while the clinician educates them about the treatment process. Because the tablet is compact and operates on battery, clinicians can easily hand carry the scanner between operatories. This scanner will impact the landscape of digital dentistry.”

The new scanner is designed to deliver convenience for practitioners, as well as a memorable visual experience for the patient. “At 3M Oral Care, we are committed to inventing new products and processes that will positively impact a patients’ oral health for years to come,” notes Burquest.

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Restorations created from scans are proven to be accurate, with a 99.7 percent fit rate. The 3M True Definition Scanner also has the smallest wand on the market, helping to make scanning comfortable for both user and patient. The scanner is priced at $16,995, designed to fit the size, mobility, practice requirements and budget needs of practitioners.

For more information on the new 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner, visit 3m.com/TrueDef.