Carestream Dental, Atlanta, recently announced at the AAO Annual Session in Orlando, Fla, that its CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner can now be used with both ClearCorrect products and American Orthodontics’ Harmony Self-Ligating Lingual Bracket System. CS 3600 scans were tested for accuracy and validated by both companies.

The CS 3600, which features high-speed, continuous scanning capabilities for capturing full and dual arches, produces open STL and PLY files and requires no click-fees, allowing a practice to send digital impressions to its choice of lab.

The CS 3600 features an Intelligent Matching System, making it easier to fill in missing information for any area in the data set. Rather than pausing scanning to indicate the location of the scanner in the software, the CS 3600 has the ability to auto-locate the region for the user, allowing the user to keep their eyes on the patient rather than the computer screen.

In addition, the CS 3600 comes with two rounded scanning tips—a normal and a side-orientated tip. The side orientated tip is suited for dual arch scans, as it is designed to prevent the user from having to unnaturally twist their arm to capture the full arch.

The CS 3600 features HD 3D images and software designed specifically for the orthodontic workflow. Digital models can be created automatically for study, record keeping, or fabrication of orthodontic appliances.

While at the AAO Annual Session, the company also announced a new patient engagement feature for its CS OrthoTrac practice management software. The feature is designed to help orthodontists build better relationships with their patients and market their practice more effectively.

The patient engagement feature includes a suite of tools to facilitate patient interaction, including texting, email marketing, online scheduling, and appointment reminders. It also includes the option to monitor a practice’s online reputation on review sites and social media, track and analyze interactions with patients, and manage local listings and search engine optimization for greater exposure.

CS OrthoTrac users will also now have access to a new online community for Carestream Dental software users. “The Exchange” allows visitors to connect with other software users and share tips and tricks within the community. They can also search the database of help files or post questions to be answered by Carestream Dental subject matter experts.