Carestream Dental, Atlanta, recently introduced two new products at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session in New Orleans. These products include an updated version of the CS 9300 multi-modality imaging system, designed to effectively scans patients using a lower radiation dose, and new CS Model digital design software that can be used to create orthodontic appliances.

The CS 9300 covers a wide scope of clinical needs with 3D, 2D, and optional one-shot cephalometric imaging capable of capturing images in just over a second, according to the company. It features five field of view sizes; auto-landmark detection; and lateral, oblique, frontal (AP/PA), submento-vertex, and carpus views. In addition, 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.

Now with Fast Scan technology, the CS 9300 decreases the amount of radiation required to capture an image. Existing CS 9300 customers will have the option to upgrade their current unit to include the Fast Scan capability for lower radiation dose.

“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,” said Matt Hendrickson, US orthodontic director for Carestream Dental.

Meanwhile, the company also launched its new CS Model digital design software at AAO. According to a company release, 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 is designed to enable 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, and crowding measurement. CS Model is designed to seamlessly integrate 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.

According to the company, 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.