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Carestream Dental launches new scanner and scanning software


The CS 3700 and CS ScanFlow software offer increased scanning capabilities.

Carestream recently announced the debut of two new products in its intraoral scanning family: The CS 3700 scanner and CS ScanFlow software.

The CS 3700

The new design of the CS 3700 scanner centers around doctors’ needs and preferences with customer-centric workflows; smart-shade matching; high-speed scanning and processing; and touchscreen capabilities.

The scanner is reportedly the ideal fit for any state-of-the-art practice, offering exceptional versatility to address restorative, orthodontic, implant-borne prosthetic and sleep-device treatments. The scanner’s new software, CS ScanFlow, lets users select any workflow from a single screen for exceptional convenience and control.

The CS 3700 features smart-shade matching that automatically detects the enamel color of the scan area to identify the ideal match. This patented technology, known as bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF), is reported to capture actual shade values from several views, considering all angles of the scanner-unlike other systems that collect RGB values from a single view. In a single click, smart-shade matching automatically compiles a shade report with multilayer shade information for the selected area of interest, allowing users to easily share the outcome with the dental lab or referral for optimal restorative outcomes.

The  CS 3700 also has increased scanning speeds-a 20 percent increase over previous Carestream Dental intraoral scanner models, in fact, that doesn’t compromise the accuracy of the datasets. Turbo speed scans have been tested and proven to scan in vitro single arches in 30 seconds when the recommended PC configuration is used.*

The CS 3700 has been prestigiously designed in collaboration with the renowned design studio Studio F. A. Porsche, the originator of the brand Porsche Design, and features the optimized curves, sleek style and ultimate comfort expected of top-of-the-line intraoral scanner. Its ergonomically optimal grip channel empowers users with a balanced sense of scanner control, while an optional wrist strap connects the user to the scanner and prevents damage from dropping. Users can also easily switch between upper and lower jaw modes direct from the scanner, allowing for more focus on the patient.

CS ScanFlow

CS ScanFLow is the new software that supports Carestream’s intraoral scanning family. More than a version update, CS ScanFlow. redefines intraoral scanning with endless possibilities, such as unlimited workflow capacity from a single scan; faster processing of datasets; and one-click export and touchscreen capabilities.

CS ScanFlow is powered by advanced algorithms but is straightforward and easy to use, supporting the company’s mission to simplify technology. The software guides users through a simple four-step process: Scan, Check, Adapt, Export. CS ScanFlow’s uncluttered user interface is specifically designed for touch screen navigation for more direct and intuitive interaction with the software.


Unique to CS ScanFlow, users can access all workflows from a single scan to build a baseline that evolves over time. There’s no need to select an application, users simply scan the patient and determine the next steps along the way. They can even utilize previous scans and add or remove detail with a cutting tool to create a new scan. This is ideal for pre-operative and post-operative scans to reduce scanning time and promote patient comfort.


Once the scan is captured, CS ScanFlow automatically evaluates the impression based on the selected criteria to ensure users have captured all the necessary details. Then, depending on the ultimate application of the scan and required clinical outcomes, users can select one of three processing options-low, standard and high. In fact, CS ScanFlow offers an average of 60 percent faster processing compared to current standard processing times. ­


As an optional step, Adapt provides advanced tools in CS ScanFlow, giving users more control to adapt the scan for the next stage or treatment, such cleaning the digital model or adding a base for a streamlined 3D printing experience.


Convenient one-click export means there’s no need to exit the software, simply export or transfer files immediately after processing. CS ScanFlow’s open file formats allows practices to use their scanner as a standalone solution, working with an ever-growing list of validated software partners, labs and appliance-both orthodontic and sleep-manufacturers. Or, users can pair the scanner with the CS 3100 milling system and exocad ChairsideCAD software for in-house restorations.

All the intuitive smart features included in Carestream Dental’s current intraoral scanning acquisition software are available with CS ScanFlow, such as live scanning feedback arrows that recommend the ideal direction to scan. There’s also accurate semi-automatic bite registration and, for even more precise registrations, CS ScanFlow offers multiple capture points, including anterior and posterior. or even more precise registration, CS ScanFlow offers multiple

The popular hybrid scan workflow can merge the digital scan with a conventional impression scan into a single file to help practitioners challenged by deep margin lines or excessive bleeding. This feature is available for the restorative workflow and the implant-borne restorative workflow.

 To meet the growing needs of practices offering sleep treatment, users can also use a single scan to obtain up to three different bite registrations-such as normal, open and protruded-for the design and manufacture of sleep devices.

CS ScanFlow is offered with Carestream Dental’s latest intraoral scanner, the CS 3700, and as an optional configuration for the CS 3600. Users of the CS 3700 will also experience exclusive smart-shade matching technology that automatically identifies the appropriate restorative color.


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