A few months ago, we started accepting intraoral scans exported in the STL format from a variety of scanners, including the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, 3Shape's TRIOS®, and even Align Technology's iTero™. Since then, we've been getting a steady stream of intraoral scans from doctors with these systems, which is great!
We've also recieved literally hundreds of requests from doctors to submit cases using Sirona's CEREC scanners, which can't export STL files. We made it our mission to find a way to make this work. We've been beta-testing the process with our PREP doctors, and now we're proud to announce that we can accept scans directly from CEREC's Omnicam and Bluecam via Sirona Connect!
Here's what the PREP doctors have had to say about using CEREC scanners with ClearCorrect:
“I have been a ClearCorrect provider for over three years now. During my time as a provider, I have always been impressed that ClearCorrect actually listens to feedback we suggest as providers and even incorporates these ideas into their product! The latest idea is the ability to use my CEREC Omnicam to take intraoral scans. I've always wanted to use my CEREC for clear aligners, and now I can. I've seen the control and accuracy that an all-digital workflow delivers first-hand. Every ClearCorrect case that I've submitted using my CEREC Omnicam has fit impeccably, right from the start.” —Dr. David Thurman
“I have been a ClearCorrect and CEREC user for about 3 years now. The CEREC has changed the way I practice dentistry by giving me an accurate and predictable treatment modality, providing the very best restorations for my patients. Similarly, ClearCorrect has really evolved over the past few years where now I'm getting the same predictability and outcomes in my orthodontic cases. I am pleased to say that I've had to do minimal refinements on my cases, greatly enhancing the patient experience, expectation and outcomes. Needless to say I was thrilled at the opportunity to combine the digital accuracy of CEREC with the predictability and simplicity of ClearCorrect. As a Bluecam user I was able to image the entire mouth in about 8 minutes, quadrant by quadrant. The Phase Zero try-in fit perfectly and currently the case is progressing without any issues. I'm excited to be able to combine both technologies and get rid of PVS once and for all!” —Dr. Meena Barsoum
We want to thank our PREP doctors for helping us develop new techniques and for being a valuable part of ClearCorrect's future.