Copenhagen, Nov. 19th, 2014 - 3Shape, a leading global innovator of digital 3D solutions for dental and orthodontic clinics and labs, has brought together five leading orthodontists from around the world to form the first 3Shape Orthodontics Advisory Board.
The Orthodontics Advisory Board will work together with 3Shape to improve patient care and help the company better support orthodontia needs.
The Orthodontics Advisory Board created a four-point plan to achieve goals.
Provide 3Shape with feedback on present digital technologies
Recommend actionable steps to improve patient care, existing workflows and solutions
Identify unmet needs in the orthodontic market
Share best practices within the orthodontic community
"Perhaps no other branch in dental care benefits more from digital technology than orthodontics. 3Shape solutions enable orthodontists and labs to digitally plan, simulate, manage and even build orthodontic appliances as well as store and exchange patient dental impressions. This is a radical leap for many in the industry. The advisory board allows us to work closer with the sector’s key opinion leaders. Their insight is essential in achieving our goal of improving patient care, and in many ways, defining the future of digital orthodontics,” says Flemming Thorup, CEO for 3Shape.
“The advantages of intraoral scanning in orthodontic clinics are so powerful with the model storage savings, communication, reduced chair time, and efficient treatment planning software tools – that success in the market will soon be defined by those who have adapted to the technology,” says Dr. Carlo Marassi, 3Shape Orthodontics Advisory Board Member
3Shape orthodontic solutions enable orthodontists and orthodontic labs to plan, manage patient care as well as drive hands-free manufacturing of orthodontic appliances using CAM equipment. In addition, digital solutions enable orthodontists and labs to do away with gypsum models, which eliminates the need for storage space and reduces environmental impact. The TRIOS® digital impression solution provides easy full-bite impression taking, digital accuracy of occlusion, and increased patient satisfaction.
The five members of the 3Shape Orthodontics Advisory Board are all respected leaders in orthodontics and recognized digital experts. They each bring a unique insight into the strategies and procedures they practice in patient care. The board members are Dr. Lars Christensen (UK), Dr. Carlo Marassi (Brazil), Dr. Santiago Isaza Penco (Italy), Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey (Canada) and Dr. Alain Souchet (France).
3Shape is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions. 3Shape envisions the age of “full digital dentistry,” and its nearly 500 employees, including more than 200 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s solutions are applied in thousands of labs in more than 100 countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dental technicians. With TRIOS®, 3Shape brings its vast expertise and innovation power directly to dentists. 3Shape boosts its first-line distributor support network with a training and support force of over 60 in-house experts placed in 5 support and service centers strategically located around the globe. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market’s largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development & Support Offices at several locations in Europe, in North America, Latin America and in Asia.