Carestream Dental, exocad Smile Creator integrate to enhance restorative workflows

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New integration with exocad Smile Creator enhances Carestream Dental’s CS Solutions portfolio, its CAD/CAM line, to give practices more workflow options.

A new integration with exocad Smile Creator is designed to enhance Carestream Dental’s CS Solutions portfolio CAD/CAM line to give practices more options for their restorative workflow.

With the announcement that Carestream Dental is entering into a preferred partnership with exocad Smile Creator, exocad’s smile solution is now integrated in the Carestream Dental product portfolio.

Now, once a patient’s teeth have been scanned with either a CS 3600 or CS 3700 intraoral scanner, the Smile Creator can be directly accessed from Carestream Dental’s CS Imaging and CS ScanFlow software, streamlining and simplifying the smile design process. Clinicians can also upload patient photos that can be aligned with their digital impressions.


Then, the smile can be designed using realistic 2D tooth shapes from exocad’s extensive tooth library. Facial analysis with help lines and proportional guides help the user design the ideal smile for the patient’s individual anatomy. Esthetic relationships between the patient’s teeth, smile and face can be easily evaluated, offering practitioners a realistic perspective for a restorative treatment plan, according to the announcement from Carestream Dental.

Ed Shellard, DMD, chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, says this new integration with exocad Smile Creator provides doctors complete control over design and serves as the perfect foundation for future prosthetic work. It also can impress and excite patients with what their new smile could look like, helping in terms of case acceptance and patient education.

The 2D designs can then be viewed in 3D in real time from different angles, providing maximum predictability and letting patients approve their new smiles before agreeing to treatment. It is designed to deliver key benefits like highly predictable esthetic and functional results.

This solution can improve future communication between dental technicians, dentists and patients, particularly when it comes to designing esthetic anterior restorations. Smile Creator is fully integrated into exocad’s CAD software platform.

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