3Shape TRIOS® Color Awarded the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” 2013 Technology Honor

Copenhagen, September 05, 2013 — 3Shape, the provider of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry, receives the highest honor from Pride Institute for its innovation in dental technology. The 3Shape TRIOS® Color digital impression solution was one of only 18 products honored as “Best of Class” by the prestigious Pride Leadership Panel.

The “Best of Class” Technology Award
Now in its fifth year, Pride Institute’s award continues to recognize products that demonstrate excellence in their category. A panel, comprised of leading voices in dental technology, comes together each year to discuss, debate, and decide which products merit recognition. Each product honored as “Best of Class” features unique characteristics that differentiate it from the competition in a compelling way and more importantly, it creates value for the general dentist.

Dr. Lou Shuman, President of the Pride Institute and creator of the award and its selection process, said: “In this highly competitive category, 3Shape’s TRIOS® Color solution impressed the panel on many fronts. Scanning is fast and easy to perform, and it creates scanned images in the appearance of real teeth and gingiva with very natural looking colors. By the fact that it is so respected in the lab space should be a differentiating factor to the practitioner.”

Flemming Thorup, CEO at 3Shape says, “We are naturally honored to be chosen for such a prestigious, highly respected, and important award from among so many prominent technology companies. TRIOS® Color introduces many exciting and unique innovations that make digital workflows attractive for dentists and their business. The solution is obviously already recognized as a brilliant stand-out in the market where its benefits for both dentists and dental laboratories have been introduced“.

A rigid selection process and utmost integrity
Organized by Dr. Lou Shuman, President of Pride Institute, the panel is committed to a selection method that is unbiased and rigorous. Panelists who receive compensation from dental companies are prevented from voting in that company’s category. The Pride Institute “Best of Class” technology award receives significant recognition because the selection process provides dental professionals with a product perspective totally untainted by manufacturer intervention.

The 3Shape TRIOS® Color digital impression solution
3Shape TRIOS® Color is built on 3Shape’s Ultrafast Optical Sectioning™ and RealColor™ technologies. Its features include capture of teeth and gingiva in natural-looking colors, spray- and powder-free scanning, optimized scanning for an extensive range of indications - including customized abutments with emergence profile capture, clinical scan validation, and more. The built-in Communicate™ software lets dentists and labs interact directly to exchange case information, 3D designs, 2D treatment previews and comments.

TRIOS Color at the “Best of Class” Technology Fair, ADA 2013
As an award winner, 3Shape TRIOS® Color will be showcased during the Pride Institute Best of Class “Tech Expo” at the American Dental Association’s Annual Session. This event offers face-to-face interaction with the honored companies as well as technology-centered education provided by members of the panel and also the esteemed consultants of Pride Institute. This year’s event will be held October 31 – November 3 in New Orleans.