Ahead of the regional orthodontic association meetings in the coming weeks, Carestream Dental announced the release of its latest orthodontic solutions aimed at tackling the “major pain points of modern orthodontics,” including its newest intraoral scanner—the CS 3700—and the latest update to its practice-management software CS OrthoTrac.
The company also announced that they are seeking enterprise-focused doctors and practices interested in scaling their offices to beta test an all new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
The CS 3700 intraoral scanner was designed to eliminate the need for impressions and reduce patient time in the chair. To match the look and feel of today’s modern orthodontics office, the CS 3700 was designed in collaboration with the design studio that originated the brand Porsche Design—Studio F. A. Porsche. Featuring sleek styling and a comfortable user and patient experience, the CS 3700 can scan 20% faster than previous generations of Carestream Dental intraoral scanners, according to the company.
With the all-new CS ScanFlow software, the scanner includes a Quadrant Snapshot feature that replaces the process associated with taking conventional orthodontic intraoral photos using retractors by automatically extracting up to five 2D intraoral images from the scanned data set. Images include left and right buccal; center, upper, and lower occlusal; and a five-in-one composite image.
And to improve case acceptance, Carestream Dental rolled out CS OrthoTrac v15. This latest version includes a new interactive financial estimator tool to improve patient communication and provide more transparency for treatment costs. Office managers, treatment coordinators, and clinicians can use this tool instead of manually calculating estimates of various payment scenarios, cost of treatments, down payment options, and other financials on paper.
Found in the financials tool bar, the new financial estimator automatically populates a screen that helps prospective patients and practices align on costs. With the tool, staff can work hand-in-hand with prospective patients to identify the best financial scenario to initiate treatment before the patient leaves the office.
Other updates to CS OrthoTrac v15 include the ability to track twice the number of aligner trays than before—up to 80 from 40—in the company’s Universal Aligner Tracking feature and to hide patient information from staff who may simultaneously be using the software but do not need immediate access to it for an added layer of security and patient privacy.
The company offers CS OrthoTrac users a cloud version that provides added efficiency and security. Cloud users are always on the latest version of the software as all updates are handled remotely by Carestream Dental.
Meanwhile, CS Orthodontic Imaging v11.10, the imaging hub within CS OrthoTrac, has also received updates to its cloud image access, third-party partner export, and cephalometric tracing. CS OrthoTrac Cloud users with an intraoral scanner can now access intraoral scans more quickly and reliably anytime from anywhere in this cloud environment. Scanner users can also send a clear aligner case to 3M with one click on the newly integrated export button.
The update also allows users of Carestream Dental CBCT systems enhanced cephalometric tracing. The tracing tool reportedly quickly and correctly identifies anatomy, making automatic tracing almost instantaneous.
Carestream Dental also announced that they are actively seeking enterprise-focused doctors and practices interested in scaling their offices to beta test an all new SaaS. The orthodontic version of Carestream Dental’s care management platform reportedly will feature anytime, anywhere access to data; a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to navigate and multitask; important practice analytics; and enhanced security.
The company will showcase these products at the upcoming regional orthodontic association meetings, including NESO in Boston; PCSO/RMSO in Honolulu, Hawaii; MSO in Branson, Mo; and SAO/SWSO in Orlando, Fla.