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3Shape receives FDA clearance for Implant Studio, previews Dental System 2016

By Dental Tribune International
February 29, 2016

SILVER SPRING, Md. & CHICAGO, USA: 3Shape previewed the latest version of its Dental System software at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting last week. The upcoming version introduces new and advanced tools for a wide range of indications. In addition, the company announced that the latest version of its Implant Studio software, which features a treatment workflow for edentulous patients, has recently been granted 510(k) U.S. market clearance by the Food and Drug Administration.

According to 3Shape, the new features of Dental System 2016, like the crown design engine, will enable dental laboratories to produce more units at a more cost-effective price.

At the meeting in Chicago, 3Shape also introduced Dental Desktop, a new platform that brings all 3Shape digital dental applications together through one interface and workflow. Dental Desktop enables 3Shape users to switch between any installed 3Shape modules without having to open, close, import or export between programs and systems.

Implant Studio software, which was released in September 2015, merges CT and CBCT imaging with 3-D digital surface scans of the teeth and gingival situation to provide a digital view of the dental patient. The software enables dental practices and laboratories to plan and perform single or complex implant procedures taking into consideration the esthetics and intended final restoration, as well as the overall clinical situation. Furthermore, dental professionals can design and output surgical drill guides ready for printing or milling.

As a special feature, Implant Studio introduces a dedicated workflow for implant planning and surgical guide design for edentulous patients, who can now be treated using only CT and CBCT scan data, as well as through the application of a dual-scan protocol. The latest version of the software also features more than 20 new functional improvements, including design of gingiva-supported surgical guides, innovative two-piece guide design and the ability to align scans manually. In addition, surgical guides designed in Implant Studio are optimized for milling and 3-D printing.

The software is available through 3Shape resellers. However, availability to end-users will depend on the specific system configuration.

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