It's official: 3Shape launches TRIOS for sales in North America

October 24, 2012
Issue 10

The 3Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner was showcased at the International Dental Society's meeting in Cologne, Germany last year and ever since has experienced rapidly growing acclaimed success in Europe.

The 3Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner was showcased at the International Dental Society's meeting in Cologne, Germany last year and ever since has experienced rapidly growing acclaimed success in Europe. After 3Shape's big launch at the ADA annual session in San Francisco this past week, dentists in the USA and Canada can now order their own TRIOS system and reap its many benefits. 

“We are very excited to bring state-of-the-art intraoral scanner technology to the largest dental market in the world,” says Flemming Thorup, 3Shape’s President and CEO.  “The many North American labs that are using 3Shape Dental SystemTM, or those who order our TRIOS InBox separately, will be able to connect with clinics using TRIOS. We believe that 3Shape will soon become a strong brand in clinics – just as it has in labs.”

The complete digital impression solution includes intraoral scanning, clinical scan-validation, plus seamless communication with the lab. 3Shape, a global leader in 3D scanning technologies and CAD/CAM software for dental applications, declared “all systems go” for nationwide sales of its TRIOS solution in the United States and Canada. The official announcement came at the ADA on Oct. 18, and TRIOS resellers are busily taking orders for next-month delivery of new TRIOS systems to clinics in the USA and Canada.  

Network of reselling partners/supporters
3Shape has signed up a wide network of prominent national and local resellers to distribute TRIOS throughout North America to dentists, dental specialists, dental schools, and more. 3Shape’s distribution foundation has been carefully constructed to ensure optimal geographical coverage and fulfillment of 3Shape’s high standards for customer service and support of its products. Resellers are all experienced dental supplier professionals, and amply trained by 3Shape to install and support TRIOS for their customers in local clinics.

Complete digital workflows between clinic and lab
TRIOS enables dentists to rapidly capture the complete intraoral situation and send the 3D model directly to the lab. It does not require pre-spraying of the teeth. The system clinically validates the impression, and includes flexible tools allowing dentists to edit their scans. Labs and dentists can communicate about the case using 3D design visualizations, annotations and messages.

The unique full-digital workflow is designed to enhance close collaboration with the lab and allow the dentist to focus more on treating patients. By utilizing the lab’s CAD/CAM expertise, along with its wide range of indications, and materials possibilities, dentists can provide their patients with more treatment options and restorations of the best possible quality and fit.

A market ripe for impression technologies
In recent months, 3Shape has been touring the U.S., demonstrating TRIOS for dental professionals, and the success of these Live Events affirms the great interest in this new digital impression solution throughout the dental market.

In order to further strengthen support and services and closely back up its partners, 3Shape recently established a new office near Los Angeles, ensuring business-hour coverage throughout the country. 

3Shape Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Tais Clausen sits down with Dental Products Report's Digital Media Director Steve Diogo to discuss the development and features of the 3Shape Trios digital dental impression system.

3Shape Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Tais Clausen demonstrates how to use the 3Shape Trios dental digital impression system, which allows dentists to capture accurate digital impressions using streaming video, then send the impression to the dental lab of their choice.