Planmeca's PlanScan offers color and enhanced scanning speed

November 11, 2015

On the opening day of its Power of Digital Dentistry Conference, Planmeca unveiled its new PlanScan with optional color capability and optimized scanning speed in the latest software update: PlanCAD 5.7.

On the opening day of its Power of Digital Dentistry Conference, Planmeca unveiled its new PlanScan with optional color capability and optimized scanning speed in the latest software update: PlanCAD 5.7. 

When activated for color, PlanScan reportedly gives dental professionals a new tool to accurately capture and visualize the oral environment in full color and boasts increased speed for the ultimate in chairside productivity.

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Color at the change of a tip

Planmeca's innovative color tip technology and activation kit are said to allow the dentist to upgrade and activate their existing PlanScan scanners to color. The new autoclave color tips are available in the standard size and  interchangeable with all PlanScan digital scanners.  
 
"There is nothing like it on the market today. With a simple 5.7 software update, available as an affordable upgrade, the revolutionary tip design allows me to easily integrate the new color scanning option without the need to purchase a new scanner. Economically it makes sense," said Dr. Michael Moroni, based in Castle Rock, Colo. "Clinically, full color enhances the detail and margin definition, assisting the clinician to distinguish between tissues and restorative materials to better facilitate patient treatment planning."

"We are proud to offer an affordable and innovative upgrade to PlanScan that will add value to the clinician's practice and improve patient treatment planning," said Jukka Kanerva, president of the Planmeca CAD/CAM group. "This upgrade demonstrates Planmeca's commitment to continually improving our product to provide new capabilities."

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Once a scanner has been activated, the user can switch back and forth between all tips (B&W standard, portrait and landscape or color standard) on that scanner.

Now 40 percent faster

Planmeca PlanCAD 5.7 is said to provide users with significantly improved working speed that allows users to process 3D scans faster than ever before.  Powerful optics, rapid data processing, portability and network capability optimize the restoration process with speed, ease and accuracy.

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The Planmeca PlanCAD 5.7 and other components of the Planmeca FIT System are distributed exclusively in North America by Henry Schein Dental.

Watch a video of the new upgrade below:

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