Nobel Biocare launched a newly expanded CAD/CAM offering at the recent Chicago Midwinter Meeting, designed to enhance flexibility and connectivity between treatment partners. New innovations include the KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner, the DTX Studio design software, an exciting expansion of workflow flexibility, treatment collaboration and increased business possibilities for dental laboratories. The new offering is made possible through the close partnership with KaVo, first announced at the 2017 IDS, which makes possible digitally enabled treatment workflows that are seamless from beginning to the end for clinics and laboratories.

Designed to enhance efficiency, the newly launched KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner seamlessly connects to DTX Studio design for fast restoration planning. Dental technicians can save time without compromising quality – a complete jaw scan can be performed in under 60 seconds with an accuracy of up to 4µm (according to ISO 12836), even when working on the most complex cases. It is equipped with an optical system that captures the fine textures and colours of the dental model for true visualisation, and scans can be managed directly at the scanner itself, using its intuitive five-inch touchscreen.

For dental laboratories, the DTX Studio ecosystem brings a new opportunity to become the ‘go-to’ lab of the future, enabling flexibility in their choice of workflow and business models. DTX Studio design software will accept intraoral scan files from systems such as Trios, 3M and Carestream Dental, as well as files from other desktop scanners. Furthermore, lab owners will benefit from the best of two worlds: ‘Direct access’ to premium NobelProcera centrally manufactured products including bars, and ‘open output’ with the option to produce cement-retained restorations in-house.

Using the new KaVo LS 3 scanner, dental technicians can access the full portfolio of NobelProcera restorations. In combination with the DTX Studio design software, users will also benefit from smooth, fast workflows and the flexibility to produce authentic, precise-fitting NobelProcera CAD/CAM solutions by outsourcing to state-of-the-art facilities in Mahwah, New Jersey, USA, and Chiba, Japan.