Carestream Intraoral Scanners Now Integrated With 3M Oral Care Portal

Dentistry Today


Clinicians using the 3M Oral Care Portal to plan treatment for 3M’s Clarity Aligners and Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners can submit their scans via a new integration that enables them to send their files directly to 3M through CS Imaging software version 8 using the CS Connect portal.

There is no need to export the case from the CS Acquisition software and then upload it through the 3M portal. Instead, the submission can be handled automatically within Carestream Dental’s software, reducing clicks and saving time.

“Any time cases must be manually moved between software programs, there’s a risk for errors,” said Ed Shellard, DMD, chief dental officer of Carestream Dental. “Our new integration with 3M automates the process of submitting cases and reduces confusion.” 

The CS 3600 features an orthodontic workflow and is known for its speed and accuracy, Carestream Dental says, which are important features for capturing dual arches in clear aligner cases. Its acquisition software allows for up to five HD 2-D intraoral quadrant snapshots to be extracted from the digital impression, eliminating the need to take intraoral photographs for documentation. The scanner also plays music during the scanning process to entertain young patients.

“We’re excited to offer this new integration with Carestream Dental as part of advancing our open software platform, Oral Care Portal,” said Beth Edgar, custom orthodontics business director at 3M. “Having a process to easily upload and transfer files eliminates manual steps and enables the office to complete their order for Clarity Aligners in a streamlined manner.”

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