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Dr. Lanoiselée reviews TRIOS Share: ‘Real wireless convenience’

Dr. Edouard Lanoiselée

Dental surgeon

Doctor Lanoiselée,has been actively using 3Shape products for many years and recently integrated the new wireless scanning solution TRIOS Share into his workflows. We asked him to review the product for us and give us his honest opinion.


Our dental office is part of a multidisciplinary health center that includes various medical professions. We have four chairs, three of which are dedicated to general practice and one primarily to surgery. It has been several years since we moved to optical impressions with TRIOS, having chosen wireless systems, notably TRIOS 4 and now TRIOS 5, which give real freedom of movement.

Before I go into details on TRIOS Share, a little about our practice setup

We have five ordinary PCs: three in each treatment room, plus one in the reception area and one in the radiology room. As for dedicated scanning PCs, I recently upgraded my PC to be able to scan chairside with a separate screen. I also use this computer for modeling work in software such as TRIOS Design Studio or Dental System and for implant planning in Implant Studio. Besides, we have two MOVE units, which are completely adapted to the taking of impressions. In total, this makes three well-equipped treatment rooms and a fourth, which we use to scan in occasionally.

The bottleneck was in how to best use this room without a scanner

It is this fourth room that caused us small bottlenecks from time to time – we had to figure out how to best manage it. Relocating a MOVE acquisition unit only takes a few seconds, but that was provided someone was not already using it. We were forced to change our logistics where we would have preferred not to. We needed to find a solution to this.

We needed to find an ergonomic, streamlined solution that fits 4 people

Currently there are three of us working at the office, but we will be adding an employee this year to replace a recently retired colleague. Our future employee will be able to use the dental chair dedicated to surgery when there are no operations scheduled or, otherwise, our other chairs.

I may also be required to go to another room to scan or to help out.

Sometimes my room is being cleaned by my assistants, and I just need to do a check-up scan or fill in some information.

In these cases, I use TRIOS Share to simply connect my scanner directly to a workstation in another room and can scan without any problems. This allows us to streamline our work, as we have to satisfy a very high demand today. As there are now fewer of us in the practice, we try to optimize resources as much as possible. Therefore, we were looking for solutions that were as simple and ergonomic as possible and that would not require us to move the equipment or ask our assistants to prepare the rooms too far in advance.

We use both the mirroring and multiple scan PC setup for full versatility

Our office is located upstairs, and on the ground floor we have a central server hosting all the scanning information: our intra-oral scans and our Cone Beams are stored on it. This allows us to back up and centralize the information. That way we can retrieve our colleagues' cases on our own PCs. My colleagues often use my station for treatment planning, as it is the most powerful and has a large, comfortable screen.

When I need to go to the fourth room where the PC is less powerful, I use the TRIOS Share mirroring solution that links me to my main PC via the Splashtop application. To ensure a smooth connection and adequate speed in all rooms, we have upgraded our existing Wi-Fi network, which runs throughout the practice and is entirely dedicated to CAD/CAM. As I mentioned earlier, we also use the direct wireless connection, having three powerful scanning stations: one PC and two MOVE units. This way, we can work flexibly and avoid delays, which happen quite often in our activities.

The difference in connectivity is in case management and mobility

Previously, the scanner could only be connected with the TP-Link adapter. Now, the supplied TP-Link dongle is only needed at the very beginning, to get the scanner recognized by the Wi-Fi network.

Once the scanner is recognized, no additional accessories are required for its operation and the adapter can be put back in the original TRIOS box. 

The connection method seems identical but is radically different. This difference is particularly visible in case management, where we no longer have to close cases and then reopen them. We can have several distinct cases open on different computers and work in parallel in a smoother way by choosing which case should be active. For example, I can borrow my colleague's scanner and return it five minutes later without interrupting her workflow.

Moving the scanner from one treatment room to another has become even easier. With the TP-Link, when the doors were left open, the scanner could reconnect to the previous scanning PC. So, we have also improved the individualization of the workstations. As the impression itself only takes a few seconds, in the end, it is the preparation work that takes the longest and can be optimized.

I tested the signal strength with all devices connected and everything worked smooth

My treatment room measures 20 square meters. The computer is installed in a completely closed compartment, behind me when I scan, but the screen is placed in front of me. In relation to my chair, the screen is located at three o'clock, allowing me to control my patient. I have many Wi-Fi networks in my office: my 3D printer, my spectrophotometer are working with Wi-Fi; my phone and my laptop are also connected. I have other devices connected occasionally.

Out of curiosity, I tested the signal range back down the hallway with an active MOVE unit. With our Wi-Fi access point system, the signal is transmitted perfectly throughout our rooms, fading as soon as you leave the dental area. I rarely scan patients in the waiting rooms of neighboring doctors in the health center, so this is not a problem. However, I can scan anywhere I have Wi-Fi coverage. And it largely meets my needs: without signal loss or interference. I was concerned about increasing the number of Wi-Fi networks at first, but as we can see, our existing networks are not overlapping at all.

Setting everything up with a little help from an IT specialist

I started by looking on the Internet. There is a wide choice of devices to provide Wi-Fi, systems that copy or recreate a network. With the assistance of my brother-in-law, who is a computer specialist, I understood that it was necessary to extend the existing network rather than to configure a new one, so that the transmission of information would be seamless and secure. We have installed powerful access points, with the possibility to control the bandwidth and the number of devices that are connected to them.

An efficient network and choosing the right hardware are vital

The terminals are plug-and-play: as soon as an access point is added, it is automatically recognized by the network and can be linked to it. If tomorrow the practice grows to eight rooms, I'll just have to buy four terminals to add more access points. We navigate within the same network where all computers and scanners are identified. The setup of an efficient network and the choice of the right hardware is the point to pay attention to before implementing the TRIOS Share solution, because a poor-quality network will increase the risk of outages, signal interference and, consequently, loss of information.

The cost of the annual subscription to Splashtop: 100 USD

The annual fee for the screen mirroring application is approximately 100 dollars, and the expense is charged to the joint account of our office. It certainly costs less than buying a new PC. And Splashtop is a tool that can also be used for other purposes. Screen mirroring can be used for an X-ray examination or for the management software. Furthermore, this application supports tablets. So, beyond the price, you should also take into account the versatility of the tool.

I use TRIOS Share in my day-to-day practice

Here is a situation I had not too long ago. I was treating a relatively complex case, performing several preparations for bonded restoration. I had completed my pre-preparation scan, determined the occlusal plane and the ideal morphologies. When I was performing the preparation on my patient under drapes, my assistant arrived with another patient who had broken her full denture in half, a denture that was made a few years ago.

With holidays approaching, we had to find a quick solution, as there was not enough time to make a new prosthesis. So, I said: "Listen, I'll make you an immediate denture for the holidays". I took the old prosthesis, quickly glued the two pieces back together with a little wax on the outer surface and went to another room to scan the denture and make a copy. I let the patient go, saying: "See you in 24 hours – you'll have a new prosthesis". During lunchtime, I designed a copy of her denture, which was then printed. The next evening, I was able to give the printed duplicate back to the patient, which allowed her to enjoy the holidays with peace of mind. I will see her again next month to start afresh and review her case.

As for the first patient, I came back after ten minutes, finalized my preparations, and took an additional impression after gumming up my pre-preps so that the lab could receive all the necessary information for the design stage: the pre-preparations, the preparations and the occlusion.

It is in such complex situations, when you say to yourself: "I have to add patients in the evening, I have to leave even later, I have to make my day even denser", that small and simple solutions like TRIOS Share make us save time and, finally, improve our quality of life.

E.max veneerlay case study

See another example from Dr. Lanoiselee’s practice, where he used 3Shape software for restoration design.


I would recommend TRIOS Share especially to dental practices considering additional scanners

The practice that is still hesitant about the number of scanners to have or that, in the case of a large facility, already has a pool of scanners but is having difficulties with managing them. With TRIOS Share, small practices that are just starting out can use a single scanner by moving it from room to room. Large clinics can simplify their management, particularly the process of identifying and connecting scanners. The two words that best describe the TRIOS Share solution are simplicity and seamlessness. I would tell you that even if a practice is equipped with an intraoral scanner in every treatment room, they may still need to perform maintenance on one of their devices. Anyway, the solution is pre-installed and there is not much to do to benefit from it.

Being able to use our scanners everywhere in our dental office by reconnecting them almost immediately, without having to think about it, is a real convenience for us.

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About Dr. Édouard Lanoiselée

Dr. Edouard Lanoiselée

Dental surgeon

Doctor Lanoiselée, is located in a semi-rural area, in Nozay, north of Nantes (France). Their service offering is quite versatile, as there are few specialized practitioners in the area: implant treatments, aligners and, above all, bonded restorations – the core of the practice. They have invested in 3D radiology tools to meet patient demand.

He says about TRIOS Wireless systems: “I find the TRIOS Wireless systems to be very functional because they offer a smooth impression-taking experience, with no lag between what is captured in the patient's mouth and what is visible on the screen. In addition, with TRIOS 5 for example, the batteries last long enough to scan all day without needing to change the battery.”

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