3Shape TRIOS® Recognized for Innovation and Leadership with Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award

Copenhagen, October 9th, 2014 — 3Shape TRIOS® digital dental impression solution has been given the 2014 “Best of Class” Technology Award. This marks the second year in a row 3Shape TRIOS® has won the award.

The Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award is presented annually to global products that deliver “Best of Class” value to dentists and the dental industry.

Since its launch in 2011, 3Shape TRIOS® has received numerous awards including the Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award – now for the second time.

3Shape TRIOS® is an intraoral scanner and digital impression solution for dentists, orthodontists and their clinics and practices.

3Shape has worked closely with dentists and orthodontists to develop the digital impression solution since its launch three years ago. Practitioners’ feedback have been instrumental in driving the creation of breakthrough technologies in TRIOS® like shade measurement, HD images and color scanning as well as improving scanning speeds of 40% over the past year. Features that are then shared with TRIOS® users via unlimited software updates and which serve to future-proof the digital impression solution.

“We are seeing a tremendous buzz surrounding TRIOS® in the market right now. And we appreciate the Pride Institute and our fellow industry professionals for helping to create the strong interest and for rewarding our efforts in improving patient care and dental technology with the award,” Flemming Thorup, CEO at 3Shape. 

Dr. Lou Shuman, President of the Pride Institute and creator of the award and its selection process, said about TRIOS®: “In this highly competitive category, 3Shape’s TRIOS® has once again impressed the panel on many fronts. We are very excited to see 3Shape choosing not to rest TRIOS® on its laurels. Since winning last year, they have added many features like shade measurement and HD image taking.  Combine these with TRIOS’ fast and easy scanning and its intuitive interface, it makes the solution the clear leader and most innovative in the intraoral scanner product category.”

Dental and orthodontic clinics use intraoral scanners to create digital impressions of patient’ mouths. The digital impressions are shared with dental and orthodontic labs or used in-clinic to create crowns, veneers, dentures, braces, retainers, as well as map and perform implant surgeries.

Many dentists and orthodontists have switched to digital impressions rather than using traditional impressions made with PVS material. Higher accuracy, more efficient workflow, cost savings and improved experience for the patient are driving the industry’s move to digital dentistry.

Both dental practitioners and laboratories have credited digital impressioning for improving their patients’ experience, and TRIOS® for helping them grow their respective businesses.*

About Pride Institute Best of Class Technology Awards
Now in its sixth year, the Pride Institute Best of Class Technology awards provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. The judging panel for the award includes: Dr. Lou Shuman, President of Pride Institute; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and Chief Dental Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today ; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. BiCuspid and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.

The American Dental Association and Pride Institute will present the awards at their joint Technology Expo being held this year in San Antonio on October 9-11.

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