Just ahead of the system’s debut at the 2012 American Dental Association Annual Session, 3M ESPE announced Henry Schein as the first sales and support partner for the company’s 3M True Definition Scanner.
Additionally, 3M ESPE announced that the new digital impression system will have a validated workflow to connect with D4D Technologies’ E4D Design Center and Mill to create a validated, open-architecture chairside CAD/CAM solution.
Henry Schein will be selling both the 3M True Definition Scanner as a standalone digital impression system as well as packaged with the E4D software and mill, according to a press release. Practices that purchase the scanner alone will be able to send files to almost any digital dental lab, and will be able to upgrade to a full chairside CAD/CAM system at a later date.
The connection to the E4D system has been vetted and approved by both D4D and 3M ESPE, according to a press release. This means the workflow will function as if it were a single system, but the scanner will still be capable of sending digital impressions to dental labs instead of completing the case chairside.
Read both press releases below.
Henry Schein Selected as the First Qualified Channel Partner for the 3M True Definition Scanner
3M Scanner provides an affordable entry-point into CAD/CAM dentistry
MELVILLE, N.Y. and ST. PAUL, Minn. –Henry Schein Dental, the global dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), and 3M ESPE announced today that Henry Schein has been selected as the first qualified U.S. channel partner for a new, advanced digital impression system, the 3MTM True Definition Scanner. Henry Schein will sell, install and support the device, which will be offered as a stand-alone digital impression system at an unprecedented price, changing the economics of CAD/CAM dentistry.
Henry Schein will also offer customers who acquire the True Definition Scanner the opportunity to have a full chairside CAD/CAM solution through integration with the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill, developed and produced by D4D Technologies. This solution has already been validated by 3M as a trusted chairside connection. Henry Schein will offer this connection as an upgrade option to users of the 3M system, or offer the products together as an integrated CAD/CAM system. As a stand-alone system without the chairside milling package, files created by the 3M True Definition Scanner may also be sent directly to a dental laboratory of the user’s choice.
“The benefits of digital impressions should be accessible for every dental practice,” said Mark Farmer, president, 3M ESPE. “Our goal is to offer clinicians an affordable entry point into CAD/CAM dentistry through trusted digital solution providers. We are pleased Henry Schein has been selected to be our first authorized dealer of the 3M True Definition Scanner.”
“Henry Schein is committed to working with open integrated systems and being the ‘go-to’ company for all digital solutions,” said Tim Sullivan, president, Henry Schein Dental. “Offering the 3M True Definition Scanner furthers this strategy as we partner with a manufacturer the market trusts and offer an outstanding product. It seamlessly integrates with the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill, making the 3M Scanner a perfect choice for dentists who want an easy entry point into CAD/CAM dentistry with the further option of having a full chairside milling solution.”
For more information on this state of the art digital impression system, please visit www.3MESPE.com/TrueDef or stop by 3M ESPE booth #5644, C7N or Henry Schein booth #1026 at the ADA annual session in San Francisco from October 18-21, 2012.
E4D Design Center and E4D Mill Announced as the First Tested and Trusted Connection for the 3M True Definition Scanner
Connection expands flexibility and choices for dentists entering CAD/CAM dentistry
RICHARDSON, Texas and ST. PAUL, Minn. –3M ESPE and D4D Technologies announced today the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill as the first trusted chairside connection for the newly released digital impression system, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner from 3M ESPE. 3M announced earlier this week that the stand-alone digital impression system will allow for open connections with third-party systems through the 3M Connection Center.
“We believe dentists want choice and flexibility, and that many of our customers will want the option to design and fabricate metal-free restorations chairside in the office,” said Mark Farmer, President, 3M ESPE. “By establishing a connection with the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill, 3M True Definition Scanner customers will have the option to mill in the office for same-day restorations through a reliable connection that has been clinically tested by 3M and D4D.”
“This collaboration with 3M and their True Definition Scanner along with the introduction of the E4D Sky™ network and new design software (v4.5), provide dental professionals with a truly open network of chairside restorative solutions for patient treatment,” said Gary Severance DDS, D4D Technologies. “We are extremely pleased and honored that 3M selected E4D as its first trusted connection.”
The 3M True Definition Scanner and the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill are available separately or as an integrated CAD/CAM system through Henry Schein Dental.
Both 3M ESPE and D4D Technologies are exhibiting at the ADA annual session in San Francisco from October 18-21, 2012. For more information, visit 3M ESPE at www.3MESPE.com/TrueDef and booth #5644, C7N and D4D Technologies at booth # 1036.
Source: 3M ESPE