How the CS 3600 intraoral scanner can improve your patient experience


Dental Products Report takes an in-depth look at the CS 3600 intraoral scanner from Carestream Dental.

The CS 3600 intraoral scanner from Carestream Dental is designed to simplify the scanning process with high-speed, continuous scanning; an Intelligent Matching System; autoclavable tips; and stunning high-definition full HD 3D images.

The CS 3600’s continuous scanning capabilities reportedly significantly reduce the time it takes to acquire a scan. Users can scan in a smooth, uninterrupted manner without worrying about the impact of unsteady hands or fidgeting patients between successive views.

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Intelligent matching system: To make scanning even more efficient, the CS 3600 also features an Intelligent Matching System that allows users to freely fill in missing information for any area in the data set. Simply jump to any position in the mouth; there’s no need to indicate an exact location to the system or to follow a specific direction, as the scanner will “auto-locate” for the user.

Additionally, the broad 13 mm scanning range is designed to allow users to capture scans in a way that feels most natural to them. The scanner does not need to be kept at a fixed distance to produce optimal scans; whether hovering or briefly resting the scanner on a tooth, users can use whichever method they prefer without disrupting the flow or the image capture process.

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Two tip options: The CS 3600 also comes with two rounded, interchangeable tips in different orientations-normal and side-oriented-so users can capture scans in hard-to-reach areas while considering patient comfort. Both styles are autoclavable to support sterilization for infection control and can be used up to 20 times.

Full HD images: No matter which tip is used, the scans captured by the CS 3600 are available as both 2D and full HD 3D color images. The HD 3D color feature offers superb image quality with more vivid color and texture that better reflect in-vivo anatomy.  

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Returning features: The CS 3600 also includes many of the same features of Carestream Dental’s previous generation of scanner, the CS 3500. It’s lightweight, making it easy to carry from operatory to operatory; includes an onboard heater; and produces open .STL and .PLY files that reportedly are easy to export to any open third-party design software or lab that accepts digital impressions. Plus, the CS 3600 has no additional fees to scan or to send scans to a third party.