Intraoral scanners are now useful, viable tools for the orthodontic practice, with faster functionality, slicker file transfers and additional features such as online storage.
JJ Thompson is a ‘linked lab’ to all the top intraoral scanners and we have our own secure transfer portal, so you can easily send your patients’ digital files to us in an instant.
We are a linked lab for the following intraoral scanners, and we’ve tested the transfer portals for them all.
Cerec AC Omnicam from Dentsply Sirona
Our lab view: ‘Standalone programme with simple, easy to understand workflow. Ability to pre-check files for suitability before accepting. Very simple method of placing virtual trimmed bases, enables both client and lab to post process scans.’
CS3 600 from Carestream
Our lab view: ‘Quick, clean and easy web-based solution, just a couple of clicks and the file is received. Allows a preview of the scan without downloading the full scan. Allows notes to be passed back and forth between lab and clinic. Very easy file scan management.’
iTero Element from Align Technology
Our lab view: ‘Link creation is still in progress. However, on initial viewing of the demo software, the interface appears to be straightforward and easy to use. ‘
Trios from 3Shape
Our lab view: ‘Quick and simple receipt of files, complete with ability to post process files on the lab side as well. Direct integration into virtual diagnostic software and some patient recording software. Easy data and model management. 30 second process to return virtual setups back to clinics. Web-based portal available on the go.’
Tru Definition from 3M
Our lab view: ‘Web-based solution with a clear and simple interface. Generates a full prescription automatically with all relevant information. Quick and simple downloading of models. No model preview or ability to communicate in web portal.’
If your practice already has an intraoral scanner, or you decide to invest in one, don’t hesitate to contact us about becoming your linked lab. As experts in digital dentistry we will be happy to support you through the set-up process and beyond.