Copenhagen — 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. It 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 has been instrumental in driving the creation of breakthrough technologies in TRIO, such as 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,” said 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.