Planmeca releases update for PlanCAD design software

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Planmeca has announced an update for their PlanCAD design software, part of the Planmeca FIT CAD/CAM system.

Planmeca announced a software update for the Planmeca PlanCAD™ design software, expanding the possibilities for a completely digital workflow. The Planmeca™ FIT System ™ utilizes an advanced all-in-one software suite featuring Planmeca Romexis™, and now Planmeca has added more features to enhance the digital impression experience for both the dentist and the patient. 

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Planmeca PlanCAD 5.8™ features expanded material options with translucency selection from GC and VITA, as well as sharper models for improved margin detection and marking. Improved, full arch and buccal bite modes allow dentists to scan multiple bite segments for optimal model alignment. In addition, blue occlusion indicators aid in determining the perfect bite. Color has also been further enhanced for a sharper, more accurate representation of what is truly seen in the patient’s mouth. 


“Planmeca is the only dental manufacturer that offers a fully integrated patient record solution. All files from 2D to 3D to digital scans can be brought in or shared with no click fees when sending through DDX,” says Brett Hines, Vice President, Planmeca USA. “This new update takes digital impressions and design to whole new level of usability and productivity. We understand that making the transition to go digital is not always easy, but we’re doing all that we can so that when the decision is made, we’ve created a solution that maximizes on all of the benefits for better dentistry and that provides the best value. Collaboration through a completely digital workflow has never been this great.”   

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With a full suite of software solutions and expanded indications, Planmeca PlanCAD 5.8™ brings together all aspects of the dental digital workflow including implantology, orthodontics, and surgical. All new systems will include this PlanCAD 5.8™ update and any existing users can download it at For more information, please visit

Planmeca PlanCAD 5.8™ and other components of the Planmeca Fit System™ are distributed exclusively in North America by Henry Schein Dental.