Planmeca announces new compact and lightweight intraoral scanner

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The new scanner is designed to be small, lightweight and exceedingly fast.

Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca is expanding its extensive CAD/CAM product range with a new light intraoral scanner-the 183 gram Planmeca Emerald™. The new intraoral scanner is designed to be small, lightweight and exceedingly fast with superior accuracy. It is reportedly the perfect tool for smooth and efficient chairside workflow.  

The compact and extremely light Planmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner is engineered to make intraoral imaging easy for the dentist and highly comfortable for the patient. The small size and seamless design of the scanner are said to guarantee a great patient experience.

“This revolutionary product makes chairside workflow effortless. The accuracy of the impressions meets the most demanding needs with a fully integrated colour scanning option,” comments Jukka Kanerva, vice president of Planmeca’s Dental care units and CAD/CAM division.


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The lightweight structure and user-friendly form of the scanner are designed to ensure optimal ergonomics. With the active antifog feature of the scanner’s tip mirror, visibility is reportedly always clear. It is engineered to be an easy and simple plug-and-play solution that makes it easy to share between operatories.

Infection control of the scanner is said to be impeccable due to the autoclavable tip and seamless design. The dental unit integration reportedly enables hands-free operation with the foot control. The scanner is compatible with Planmeca Romexis® and Planmeca PlanCAD® Easy software suites for constant access to real-time scanning data.

“Small in size, light in weight, outstanding speed and superior accuracy, also in full natural colours. I’m confident that with these features Planmeca Emerald will become one of the most precious tools in the world of intraoral scanning,” Kanerva concludes.

Planmeca will be presenting Planmeca Emerald at IDS 2017. Deliveries are estimated to start in Q3, 2017.