The 3M ESPE Lava Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. is a digital impression-taking system that is designed to help solve the challenges dentists experience with traditional impressions. The scanner’s digital precision reduces seating times and re-make rates, making the impression-taking process more efficient. Traditional point-and-click digital technology has been around for more than 20 years; however, the Lava C.O.S. has elevated the process from merely taking pictures to capturing video. With Lava C.O.S. 3D-in-Motion technology, doctors can capture and simultaneously view continuous 3-D video images to create a digital impression on a touch-screen monitor. The Lava C.O.S. has a full list of approved indications, including crowns, multiple adjacent units, inlays/onlays, three- to four-unit bridges, seated implant abutments, and veneers, making it easier for dentists to prescribe traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal or sophisticated CAD/CAM restorations. Patients will benefit from a comfortable and interactive experience that ultimately results in a beautiful restoration. Doctors will appreciate an enhanced image for their dental practice, a high level of patient satisfaction, and improved productivity. Doctors can also strengthen their relationship with their existing lab by utilizing powerful tools unique to digital dentistry. The Lava C.O.S. is intended to provide the foundation for the dental practice of the future.