a Scalable, Open-Technology Digital Dental Solution for All Clinicians
Today, Imagine USA announced the immediate availability of Imagine OPEN, a digital dental treatment ecosystem that is powerful, versatile and free of restrictions — enabling dentists to add intraoral scanning and a digital dental workflow that is tailored specifically to their practice.
Felix Chung, CEO at Imagine USA said, “Imagine OPEN is designed for general and comprehensive dentists who aren’t yet benefitting from the open digital workflow. It provides them with reliable and proven open CAD/CAM systems that allow flexibility whether they want to produce restorations in-house or outsource them to a lab.”
The Imagine OPEN Ecosystem
The company says that Imagine OPEN is an “ecosystem” rather than simply a product because this chairside digital dental solution is not only designed based on the unique needs of each clinic, but it also incorporates everything they need to be successful using it including training and support.
Brent Harvey, Chief Business Officer at Imagine explains, “Most dentists know that the era of digital dentistry is upon us and are ready to add intraoral scanning to their capabilities. But the idea of designing or even producing restorations in-house can seem daunting. As digital dental experts, we partner with these doctors and their staff to train them and implement a digital workflow that is optimized for them. That could simply be intraoral scanning with the ability to send STL files to their favorite lab, or it could be scanning, design, 3D printing, or milling of restorations in-house. Either way, we make sure that they start benefiting from digital dental technology as soon as Imagine OPEN is installed in their clinic.”
The Foundation of Imagine OPEN
While Imagine OPEN is a completely scalable solution, iTero scanning technology is at the heart of all Imagine OPEN packages. Being a product of Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign, iTech intraoral scanning technology gives doctors with Imagine OPEN the unique ability to offer premium orthodontic aligners to their patients. iTero intraoral scanners are designed to deliver speed, reliability, intuitive operations, and outstanding visualization capabilities for general practitioners. iTero scans have been used in more than 7.5 million restorative crowns, bridges, and custom implant abutment cases.
Plus, iTero intraoral scans can be easily imported to exocad Chairside CAD software which sets a new standard for flexibility and productivity specifically for the dentist and clinical professional. With this pairing, a full range of restorative indications and materials can be used, and restorations are designed within an intuitive user interface and then manufactured from connected 3D printing and milling systems, or sent to an external production center.
Because Imagine OPEN is based on all “open” technology the CAD/CAM files can be used by anyone with an open digital system, which gives doctors tremendous flexibility to produce restorations and appliances in-clinic if they choose, send cases out to labs when they prefer — or do both. Imagine also provides a connection to a host of qualified labs in their OPEN network as an additional option for clinics.
Imagine OPEN Availability
Imagine OPEN is available immediately with a World Premiere Demonstration occurring at SmileCon in Las Vegas, October 11 through 13th in Booth #D4214 inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.