MONROVIA, Calif. – (April 21, 2015) – 3M Unitek announces the latest productivity booster in digital orthodontics: Unitek™ Treatment Management Portal (TMP) and 3Shape Communicate™ software systems have been fully integrated, enabling orthodontists to take advantage of a simplified workflow when using the 3Shape TRIOS Intraoral Scanner to create Incognito™ Appliances or Unitek™ Digital Models.
“3Shape is always seeking new ways to increase the value of TRIOS for our customers,” said 3Shape Vice President of Orthodontics & Implantology, Allan Junge Hyldal. "We are very happy that this collaboration between 3M Unitek and 3Shape provides orthodontists an efficient workflow when using the TRIOS intraoral scanner with the Incognito Appliance System.”
For TRIOS users, the integration eliminates the steps of manually selecting and uploading patients files to Unitek™ TMP. Using the newly simplified workflow, orthodontists will be prompted to log into their 3Shape Communicate™ accounts from within Unitek TMP. After the user confirms the connection between accounts, the offices available scans are uploaded into the scan selection list. Once this step is complete, the user can easily associate patients scans with their Unitek TMP orders, making it fast and efficient for offices to submit orders with TRIOS digital impressions.
“By integrating 3Shape's TRIOS scanner with Unitek TMP, we have taken another step forward in delivering a range of efficient, digital workflow solutions for our orthodontic customers," said Brian Anderson, global brand manager, digital orthodontics at 3M Unitek.
The partnership between 3M Unitek and 3Shape follows a thorough qualification process to ensure accuracy and ease of use for orthodontists. Digital impressions from a wide variety of scanners have been approved for manufacturing of the Incognito Appliance System, and the full integration of the TRIOS scanner saves steps for users and helps maximize the productivity of both systems.
“The new TRIOS integration makes our clinical workflow when submitting Incognito appliance cases much easier,” said Lars Christensen, DDS, MSc, PhD. “We can now simply choose ‘Incognito on the TRIOS software interface and the scan file appears in the Unitek Treatment Management Portal, ready for selection with our order. Easy, and with full control of the process.”
To learn more about the integration, visit 3MUnitek.com/TMP.
Disclosure: Dr. Christensen is a member of the digital advisory board for 3Shape and has received honoraria from 3M Unitek for speaking engagements.