Monday, April 3, 2023

New Scanning Station from Planmeca Communicates Results and Impresses Patients


For quite a few years now, the Planmeca Emerald system has been available with a laptop that offices could move around the office as needed.  However, other systems offered a cart type station that rolled around the office and some practices preferred that type of mobility solution.  Listening to the customer, Planmeca has now introduced a cart type system that allows users to not only roll their Emerald system to where it is needed, but they've also designed it so that it can be positioned in a way patients can easily see the screen.

As someone that has been doing digital impressions and full arch scanning for close to two decades, I can tell you without a moment's hesitation that patients *love* the scanning technologies and they also love being able to see the scan being done as it is happening.  It not only is a great way to educate, but it also includes the patient in the process.  Better informed patients make better decisions for themselves and this is one more way to help bring them the information they need.

Here is what Planmeca has to say about their new Scanning Station:

The Planmeca Imprex™, Planmeca’s new mobile scanning station to support dental professionals in intraoral scanning and patient communication, is designed to fit any clinical setup. The mobile scanning station allows dental professionals to impress their patients with high-quality digital impressions.

First presented at the recent IDS 2023 in Cologne, Germany, the portable scanning station with a 15’’ touch screen can be moved freely close to any dental unit, giving patients the chance to view their intraoral scans and treatment plans together with their dentist while sitting comfortably in the patient chair.

Planmeca Imprex has an integrated high-performance PC with a pre-installed Planmeca Romexis® suite, which is immediately ready for use with the Planmeca Emerald® S intraoral scanner for capturing digital impressions–just plug and scan. Thanks to the built-in LAN and Wi-Fi connection, the intraoral scans captured on the station are stored to Romexis database and immediately available for further use on any workstation in the same network. The scans can also be sent to external partners or laboratories directly from the station.

The touch screen of the scanning station is located on a 50 cm monitor arm and can be moved to an optimal angle to suit different working positions for the clinician. The scanner holder can be positioned on either side of the screen to suit both right- and left-handed users. Additionally, the clinician’s foot fits comfortably under the tripod leg.

The sleek and slim scanning station has been designed to fit any clinical environment, and the tripod construction is said to make it easy to use in any clinical setup, as the station can be moved around and rotated freely. The medical-grade device is optimally suited for treatment rooms and can be disinfected with wipes.

“Each dental professional using an intraoral scanner is different. With Planmeca Imprex, we can cater to an even wider range of user needs. While some prefer using a laptop or desktop computer in the treatment room, some want to use the scanner plugged into a Planmeca dental unit, and some prefer a cart,” says Jukka Kanerva, Senior Vice President at Planmeca. “Planmeca Imprex can be moved close to [the] dental unit–regardless of the brand. It is a great tool for dental professionals for engaging their patients in the treatment process as it helps visualize oral health conditions and treatment plans.”

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