Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 28 April 2014 07:49
NEW ORLEANS – Carestream Dental today introduced two new products at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session, being held today through Tuesday, April 29, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. These products include an updated version of the CS 9300 multi-modality imaging system that effectively scans patients using a lower radiation dose and new CS Model digital design software that can be used to create orthodontic appliances.
The new version of the CS 9300 captures diagnostic images at a lower radiation dose. Covering a wide scope of clinical needs with 3D, 2D and optional one shot cephalometric imaging capable of capturing images in just over a second—and also features five field of view sizes; auto-landmark detection; and lateral, oblique, frontal (AP/PA), submento-vertex and carpus views—for orthodontic practices, the CS 9300 with Fast Scan decreases the amount of radiation required to capture an image. The system features 3D imaging with up to seven selectable fields of view, ranging from 5 cm x 5 cm to 17 cm x 13.5 cm, plus 2D digital panoramic imaging with variable focal trough technology. Existing CS 9300 customers will have the option to upgrade their current unit to include the Fast Scan capability for lower radiation dose.
“From its adaptable fields of view to easy patient positioning, the CS 9300 really is the all-in-one system that clinicians need in their practice,” said Matt Hendrickson, U.S. orthodontic director for Carestream Dental. “This lower dose version reflects our commitment to aligning our products with the ALARA Principle. Now, practitioners can get quality images while providing their patients with greater protection from radiation exposure.”
CS Model is Carestream Dental’s first CS Solutions CAD (Computer Aided Design) product designed with orthodontists in mind. Combined with Carestream Dental’s 3D scanning solutions, CS Model software enables practitioners to quickly create digital models; review and store them electronically; and produce orthodontic appliances through preferred labs.
Once digital impressions are captured with an intraoral scanner, such as the CS 3500 of the CS Solutions portfolio, or traditional impressions are scanned with a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging system, such as the CS 9300 or CS 9000 3D, orthodontic practices can use CS Model. The software takes basic distance measurements including overjet, overbite, pressure map, arch length, tooth size, crowding measurement and more, to further improve clinicians’ diagnostic capabilities. CS Model integrates seamlessly with Carestream Dental’s orthodontic imaging portfolio and CS OrthoTrac software, as well as other leading practice management software. The software is also compatible with other open CAD/CAM systems that produce orthodontic appliances.
CS Model eliminates the need to make and store physical plaster models, saving valuable time and space for practices. This environmentally friendly solution also ensures that patients’ models are not damaged, lost or mixed-up over time. CS Model gives practices access to all cases 24/7, without the need to access third-party storage via the Internet.
AAO Annual Session attendees are encouraged to visit Carestream Dental’s booth number 1605 to learn more about the updates to the CS 9300 and CS Model, as well as ClearCorrect’s recent acceptance of digital scans from the CS 3500 intraoral scanner. For more information on Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions or to request a product demonstration, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.