3Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark, announced integration of the 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner with SomnoMed Sleep Solutions. The integration allows for digital impressions captured with the TRIOS intraoral scanner to be sent directly to SomnoMed for manufacture of its sleep and bruxism devices.
TRIOS users select SomnoMed from the list of integrated solution providers on the TRIOS Communicate™ cloud.
SomnoMed uses the TRIOS intraoral scans to CAD/CAM design and manufacture their sleep apnea and bruxism devices, creating a completely digital workflow.
“3Shape is very excited to work with SomnoMed to create a digital workflow that makes sleep device manufacturing workflow more efficient as well as one that gets patients into therapy faster with a better experience,” says Allan Hyldal, vice president of 3Shape Orthodontics.
“SomnoMed is pleased to have validated TRIOS through rigorous controlled patient trials across multiple regions and users,” says Christopher Bedford, vice president of research and development at the Plano, Texas-based SomnoMed. “The trial results have been great; clinicians enjoy faster turn-around times, easier appliance issuances, clearer and more objective technical communication and with fewer return visits by their patients throughout the critical acclimatization phase of treatment. Patients describe simpler, faster and more pleasant chairside experiences with less challenges throughout the critically important bite registration phase.”