3Shape to announce at ADA 2012 the official launch of TRIOS® for sales in North America
3Shape TRIOS® is a complete digital impression solution that includes intraoral scanning, clinical scan-validation, plus seamless communication with the lab
Following TRIOS®’ rapidly growing acclaimed success in Europe, dentists in the USA and Canada can, from today, order their own TRIOS® system and reap its many benefits.
Copenhagen, October 18th 2012. 3Shape, a global leader in 3D scanning technologies and CAD/CAM software for dental applications, declares “all systems go” for nationwide sales of its TRIOS® solution in the United States and Canada. The official announcement will be made in connection with the American Dental Association – Annual Session 2012 in San Francisco, California, but already today, TRIOS® resellers are busily taking orders for next-month delivery of new TRIOS® systems to clinics in the USA and Canada.
Strong network of reselling partners and supporters
3Shape has signed up a wide network of prominent national and local resellers to distribute TRIOS® throughout North America to dentists, dental specialists, dental schools, and more. 3Shape’s strong distribution foundation has been carefully constructed to ensure optimal geographical coverage and fulfillment of 3Shape’s high standards for customer service and support of its products. TRIOS® resellers are all experienced dental supplier professionals, and amply trained by 3Shape to install and support TRIOS® for their customers in local clinics.
Certification and full regulatory compliance in place
The TRIOS® system, as a medical device, is continuously developed under the strict regulations of the FDA and ISO 13485 requirements. 3Shape has passed all final safety tests and production inspections required for authorized sales and marketing of the TRIOS® system in the USA.
Closing in on complete digital workflows between clinic and lab
TRIOS® enables dentists to rapidly capture the complete intraoral situation and send the 3D model directly to the lab. It does not require pre-spraying of the teeth. The system clinically validates the impression, and includes flexible tools allowing dentists to edit their scans. Labs and dentists can communicate about the case using 3D design visualizations, annotations and messages. The unique full-digital workflow is designed to enhance close collaboration with the lab and allow the dentist to focus more on treating patients. By utilizing the lab’s CAD/CAM expertise, along with its wide range of indications, and materials possibilities, dentists can provide their patients with more treatment options and restorations of the best possible quality and fit.
A market ripe for TRIOS® unique impression technologies
In recent months, 3Shape has been touring the USA, demonstrating TRIOS for dental professionals, and the success of these Live Events affirms the great interest in this new digital impression solution throughout the US dental market.
“We are very excited to bring state-of-the-art intraoral scanner technology to the largest dental market in the world,” says Flemming Thorup, 3Shape’s President and CEO. “The many North American labs that are using 3Shape Dental SystemTM, or those who order our TRIOS InBox separately, will be able to connect with clinics using TRIOS. We believe that 3Shape will soon become a strong brand in clinics – just as it has in labs,” concludes Flemming Thorup.
In order to further strengthen support and services and closely backup its partners, 3Shape recently established a new office near Los Angeles, California, ensuring business-hour coverage throughout the country. 3Shape will be demonstrating TRIOS® at the 2012 American Dental Association yearly event in San Francisco, being held at the Moscone Center from October 18th through the 21st (See 3Shape at booth 5520).