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The company’s AI CAD hopes to be a solution to the shortages of CAD technicians, which will ultimately help dental labs scale their businesses.
H3D has announced it is developing dental provider of artificial intelligence (AI) CAD partnerships with Modern Dental Pacific, Andent, and Orthodonzia Estense. H3D’s entry into dental follows the company’s success in the audio/hearing aid industry, according to a press release from the company.
Adopting a similar strategy the company used in the audio industry, H3D will turn its focus to dental laboratories.
“Labs are the gold standard in terms of quality levels, and our ambition is to create the world’s best AI CAD, so partnering with them was a natural choice for us,” says Damian Png, dental business unit director at H3D.
The company’s AI CAD hopes to be a solution to the shortages of CAD technicians, which will ultimately help dental labs scale their businesses. Currently, CAD takes 1 technician 10-20 minutes per order, the company’s statement read. However, labs are forced to turn away business due to the staffing shortage.
With H3D’s AI CAD, hundreds of orders can be processed within 5 minutes. It is designed to be a simple solution that can be operated by lab staff who are not CAD technicians.
“H3D's AI CAD has the potential to be hugely impactful for our industry. It will enable us to significantly increase our production and overcome the capacity issues caused by the shortage of CAD designers. It will also facilitate the transition from thermoformed to digital splints, resulting in better quality products for dentists and patients,” said James Squirrell, CEO of Modern Dental Pacific.
H3D’s AI CAD for splints is scheduled for release in Q3 of 2023, with crowns, dentures, and aligners set to follow.