New chairside scanner promises ‘micron-level’ precision in dental prosthetics

Optimet new chairside scannerA new chairside scanner promises to help dentists provide the ‘highest standard’ of complex prosthetics to their patients.

The Optimet DSI 6000 takes high resolution scans of dental impressions at the chairside, claiming to capture even tricky areas – such as narrow or deep holes and steep angles – with precision.

Its manufacturers argue that the DSI 6000 also helps to save practices’ time and money by streamlining the restoration process.

The new chairside scanner is simple to use, with operators only needing an hour of training to get underway. Dentists can continue their usual method of taking dental impressions while dental technicians can create prosthetics without using gypsum to fill the impression materials. There is no need to manually create moulds, potentially saving even further on time and material costs.

‘The DSI 6000 is based on Optimet’s patented conoscopic holography where the scanner’s transmitted laser path is exactly the same as the reflected laser path which records the shape of the dental impression,’ said Optimet’s Israel general manager Reuven Silverman.

‘It can also scan a wide range of dental impression materials, meaning dentists can use the resources they are most comfortable with minus powders.  This standard industry practice minimises reflections extraneous to dental scans but also makes them less precise.’

The DSi 6000 is the latest in a long line of advanced dental scanning technologies from Optimet, a company that has supplied the dental prosthetic industry for more than 15 years.

‘We’re very excited about the levels of comfort and fit that the DSI 6000 will provide dental patients,’ Silverman added.

More information on the scanner can be found here.

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