Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, announced that the Planmeca PlanScan Scanner®, 3Shape TRIOS® intraoral scanner, and 3M™ True Definition Scanner are now integrated with Henry Schein’s Dentrix® practice management software via the Digital Dental Exchange (DDX™) OS, a web-based service that enables practitioners to exchange and manage casework with a laboratory partner. The three scanners will now have the ability to place a record of their intraoral scans into patients’ charts in the Dentrix practice management system.

The announcement comes ahead of Henry Schein’s exhibit at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, taking place November 27 to 30, 2016, in New York City.

Henry Schein will feature a 1,000 plus-square-foot Pavilion at the Crystal Palace entrance outside of the exhibition hall where live scanning with Planmeca PlanScan Scanner, 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, and 3M True Definition Scanner will take place (a two CE credit opportunity). The scanners will be used to create custom-fit mouthguards for New York City schoolchildren, courtesy of GuardLab, a custom mouthguard company that uses 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to provide custom-fit mouthguards for athletes. The children, pre-identified by nonprofit organizations—Right to Play and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City—will receive mouthguards on Monday, November 28, to Wednesday, November 30, from 11 am to 1 pm. According to the company, the event will help enhance access to care, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility program, Henry Schein Cares, and demonstrate the effectiveness and accuracy of digital scanners for mouthguards.