Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Primescan Review & Feedback After 200 Days in the Wild


For those of you who are interested in digital scanning/digital impressions in your office, there are a lot of options out there for you.  At this point in the development cycle, all of these systems work extremely well.  I feel that ownership choices are now based on features, manufacturers, and relationships.  By that I mean some systems offer different features, some are made by more well known companies, and the relationship with the company/sales person can be a deciding factor for many offices.

Today’s post is some information from Dentsply Sirona regarding their newest system Primescan.  Sirona has been in the digital acquisition space for decades with CEREC and are now releasing their latest next generation technology.  Here is info from the company regarding the first 200 days of Primescan in the field.  Enjoy!

It is standard practice to review feedback after a product has first
been launched: Primescan, Dentsply Sirona’s new intraoral scanner,
was introduced about 200 days ago. It provides dentists in more
than 100 countries with a completely new experience of taking
digital impressions. The feedback after the first months in practice
shows that Primescan was able to meet and even exceed the high
expectations of demanding users.

With Primescan, Dentsply Sirona presented the latest generation of intraoral scanners at the
beginning of February in Frankfurt/Main (Germany): It enables users to take a digital impression with very high accuracy. This has been substantiated by a study at the University of Zurich [1]. Since the launch of this new intraoral scanner users in more than 100 countries have been using Primescan in their practices and reporting on their experiences.

For dentist Dr. Carlos Repullo from Sevilla, Spain, the perfect end result for the patient has top priority. For several years now, he has relied on the support of digital procedures such as CAD/CAM. From his point of view, the technology of intraoral scanners has developed enormously –
this is especially true for Primescan. "The accuracy of the scan is remarkable. This also applies to the whole jaw scan, which can be taken in a very short time. This is exactly the quality that we need in practices. The handling must be simple, fast and safe, the function must be stable.
The new intraoral scanner offers all this. Primescan does have a small 'disadvantage': "If the  restoration does not fit now, I can no longer blame the technology."

Primescan meets very high quality standards

For quite some time, Dr. Mike Skramstad, dentist from Orono, Minnesota (USA), has been observing the development of intraoral scanners in the dental market. For a long time, no system was able to fully meet his high requirements in terms of accuracy, user-friendliness, speed, integration
capability and possible applications. He also took a close look at Primescan in his practice. 200 days after the new intraoral scanner’s launch, he is now more than satisfied: "With the introduction of Dentsply Sirona's Primescan, things have changed considerably. Scanning is very easy and more accurate than with the CEREC Omnicam. What impresses me most about Primescan is the outstanding software performance, which has been further enhanced by artificial intelligence.
I'm excited about the many dental applications that allow me to work with Primescan."

Dr. Verena Freier, a dentist from Bad-Soden in Germany, sees an improvement in the accuracy of Primescan, especially for whole jaw scans. " With the new intraoral scanner Primescan, which also works with CEREC, I am bringing the treatment of my patients to a very high level. If the results were really good before, for me they are now even better. And everything is easy and relaxed - I don't really want to put the scanner out of my hand anymore. I particularly like the operation via a touch surface. Since patient satisfaction is very important to me, I am especially pleased that patients ask specifically for this impression method and talk about it once they have experienced it themselves.”

Primescan improves workflow with dental laboratories

In addition to accurate and fast digital impression taking, another advantage of Primescan is that it is designed for different digital workflows – in practice with CEREC as well as in collaboration with the
dental laboratory or other partners. Using the new Connect software, a digital 3D model can be transferred directly to the laboratory of choice for further processing. Frankie Acosta, a dental technician from Murrieta, California (USA), is particularly pleased with the optimized processes and
the high quality of the impression. "As a dental laboratory that has been working with digital impressions for around ten years, we are delighted that it is now even easier for dentists to take impressions with an intraoral scanner. The accuracy with which Primescan works convinces us in our
daily work. This also enables us to deliver work at a high level. The automatic download from the Inbox of the Connect Case Center is a real time saver".

1 comment:

  1. I love this blog & read it every day. I just had to point out that this is pure marketing drivel. Dr. Skramstad, is completely misrepresented here. He has been a proponent, master, & lecturer of Cerec for years. I have thoroughly enjoyed his lectures and learned a lot. But, he was not waiting for Primescan to get into intraoral scanning.