Carestream Dental, Atlanta, now offers an 8-year warranty for its new CS 8100 3D extraoral imaging system. The system was introduced in the spring of 2014.

According to a release from the company, this new warranty represents the longest available on the market in extraoral imaging. Benefits of the 8-year warranty include, but are not limited to, imaging software updates at no extra charge and repairs initiated within 1 day of a service request (whenever possible).

“From the very beginning, we designed the CS 8100 3D as a way to open the door to doctors looking for affordable and easy-to-use 3D system,” David Roudergues, director of US dental equipment, Carestream Dental, said. “This warranty expands on that idea, giving doctors reassurance and confidence in both the reliability of the unit and their investment; not to mention, Carestream Dental’s commitment to its products and customers.”

Built on the 2D panoramic technology available with the CS 8100 panoramic system, the CS 8100 3D offers 3D imaging and 3D model scanning all in one unit. According to the company, the system’s 3D imaging technology captures images with 1:1 accuracy without distortion or overlap of anatomy. The system also facilitates lower dose examinations by acquiring images quickly with Flash Scan mode.

The CS 8100 3D includes motorized height adjustment options that accommodate patients of any size and those in wheelchairs. The system’s smart bite block, laser-free, vibration-free motion system, and integrated handgrips make patient positioning easier and reduce the risk of needing retakes.

The system is compact and fits in small spaces, offering practices flexible installation options.

Additionally, images can be shared via USB flash drive, CD/DVD, email, or lightweight screen capture. For easy case collaboration, both the 2D viewer and the entire 3D software can be shared with colleagues and referring dentists for free.

Practices also have the option of 1- to 5-year warranties to meet any budget.