Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cadent Itero to allow info to export to lab CAD/CAM systems

I have it on good authority from a well placed Cadent iTero source that the 3D impression company will, in the not too distant future, allow doctors to export the program info to their lab if the lab has a CAD/CAM system for crown fabrication.

The idea is that while the models are being made at Cadent, the lab can be fabricating the coping/substructure that will go on the model. Since all the information is digital, the coping should, in theory, fit the model like a glove upon its arrival. The lab can then begin stacking porcelain on the coping.

The hope is to decrease turnaround time on lab cases by allowing both the lab and Cadent to be working on a case simultaneously.


  1. Dr. Flucke - The Cadent iTero Digital Impression System is currently live with exporting STL files into lab based milling systems. We are currently exporting into the 3Shape Scanner and supported milling systems along with Dental Wings. Additionally, a generic STL file format is available. Many of our labs report success using this export function with their Cerec In-Lab System. Future expansions of this STL export function are also planned for several other popular in-lab milling systems.

    For more information on iTero you can contact me at kerri.sebring@cadent.biz.

    Kerri Sebring
    Marketing Director, Cadent iTero

  2. Thanks, Kerri. It's always great to get clarification on these types of rumors with concrete information from the manufacturer. This kind of follow-up is one more reason why I think Cadent is a company that is going places in the dental industry.