3Shape has released a unique CAD software tool to the dental market that enables laboratories to provide common dental appliances as a new service. The 3Shape Splint Designer™ is offered as an add-on module to 3Shape Dental System™. The new module offers labs a cost-efficient getting-started tool and opens new business opportunities for both dental labs and their dentist-clients.
Splint Designer allows for the CAD design of splints, night guards, protectors, and similar dental appliances. These splints and appliances can be ordered directly through the Dental System™ Order Form. An intuitive workflow guides users through the design steps: open the bite with a virtual articulator, create a shell, add a bar profile on top, combine both parts, and optionally “cut” the design with the antagonist in the included virtual articulators. Splint Designer also gives technicians the option to engrave ID tags in the appliance for patient identification or branding of the lab. The module is available free of charge for all 3Shape Dental System™ Premium subscriptions.
The new Splint Designer module is a light version of the Appliance Designer™, which is 3Shape’s complete CAD toolbox for all types of dental and orthodontic appliances.
The 3Shape Splint Designer™ module is available with Dental System™ 2014 through 3Shape resellers. Availability to end-users is dependent on the specific system configuration. Please contact your local 3Shape supplier.