The SensAble Dental Lab System is an integrated digital solution to scan, design and fabricate common dental restorations. SensAble’s new scanner supports the scanning of both models and impressions, providing a high degree of flexibility for dental labs and allowing further time-savings.

Release 3 speeds the scan, design and fabrication processes for partial dentures as well as crowns and bridges, provides support for milling, adds support for impression scanning and the SensAble OpenScan interface and expands SensAble’s software intelligence, called Intelli-Fit, that automatically compensates for inaccuracies inherent in both digital and manual processes such as scanning artifacts and physical distortions introduced during fabrication processes.

The new high-performance impression scanner, manufactured by Solutionix, is an ideal solution for labs that want to use the scanner for both fixed and removable restorations. Its scanning capabilities are tightly integrated with SensAble’s Dental Lab software to provide optimized speed and accuracy.

Integration with the SensAble Dental Lab System’s case management system and unified user interface further streamlines production for labs. The scanner complements the SensAble Dental Lab System, the CAD/CAM solution that includes built-in support for both fixed and removable restorations in an integrated, touch-enabled platform.

In addition to the new scanner option, SensAble has introduced an OpenScan interface, to provide dental labs with the ability to import STL files from other dental scanners. This will allow labs who already have a non-proprietary CAD/CAM system to make use of their existing scanners and import the data into the SensAble Dental Lab System’s design software.

Bob Steingart, president of SensAble Dental Products, said: “With the new impression scanner, we’ve worked closely with our OEM partner, Solutionix, to integrate the scanner into a complete solution to provide a seamless experience from scan to fabrication. We think our customers will appreciate the speed and flexibility this scanner gives them, today and in the future.

“But we also realize that there are labs that already have scanners capable of generating STL files. We’re providing our OpenScan interface for those labs that want to do the testing and integration work themselves, yet still want the whole range of advantages our Design System provides.”