New Intra Oral Scanner challenges the dental market in 2017 – Heron™ IOS

as the smart choice for the modern dental practice new to digital dentistry

Press Release, February 15th, 2017

3DISC, a provider of digital X-ray and 3D imaging technology for dental clinics, has announced the upcoming launch of Heron™ IOS, a new intraoral 3D scanner designed for dentists to make digital impressions. The hand-held scanner is challenging the market with its simplicity and ease of use. Comprising a small, lightweight hand and mouth piece, it is not only a leader in ergonomics but also challenges existing market prices by offering highly competitive pricing without compromising its high quality.

“The unit had to be precise to create digital impressions that the dentist can rely on” – Sigrid Smitt Goldman, CEO.

“In the development of Heron™ IOS – our focus has been to bring a scanner to market that easily fits into the modern dental practice and workflows. Sleek and small, lightweight, ergonomic design in a solution that delivers great depth perception, color recognition and speed. We understand that, first and foremost, the unit had to be precise in order to create digital impressions that the dentist can rely on,” says 3DISC CEO, Sigrid Smitt Goldman.

Additionally, the scanner development and design is based on four important cornerstones:

  • Open Architecture – With output format STL and PLY. Compatible with most dental CAD systems, ensuring maximum flexibility for lab integration.
  • Price – The exact price is not yet available, but the scanner will be at the low end of the price scale – reasonable and affordable.
  • Ease of use – With the help of live video feed and guidance tools, the user is guided to perform a scan of the full dental arch in a workflow. The scanner itself is intuitive and extremely easy to use with its light and small design, and a rotating tip that provides the best angle for scanning.
  • Productivity – With precision, ease of use and openness comes productivity. It facilitates automation in the dentist’s workflow, as well as great communication options both between the dentist and the lab, and between the dentist and patient. A perfect impression makes a perfect fit.

“We take a position as the sensible, smart choice” – Thomas Weldingh, 3DISC Executive VP of Sales and Marketing.

“There is a high-end segment in the industry for fully featured, advanced products and technology, where you naturally pay for innovation, as well as for the premium brands - the Ferraris of intraoral scanners. However, we recognize that dentists and clinics that primarily perform the most common restorations and a limited amount of impressions per year have different needs. With them in mind, we have created a scanner that covers all common features and restorations. Heron™IOS takes its own spot in the middle segment of the market - the “Volkswagen” of scanners – as the sensible and smart choice,” says Thomas Weldingh, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing.

The solution - Heron™ IOS is digital impression taking the smart and cost-efficient way
The scanner is an optical impression system that creates digital 3D models for dental restorations. It records the tooth morphology, analog impressions, or gypsum models for use in CAD/CAM for dental restorative prosthetic devices. A ‘cradle’ holds the scanner when not in use, and each unit comes with order management software for PCs, as well as lab integration with Exocad DentalCAD. The scanner software is set up to aid in the creation of restorations such as Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Onlays and Veneers. It also offers premium features such as color capture, shade-matching and a built-in heater to prevent fogging.

3DISC will debut this new scanner at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017. With this world premiere, 3DISC takes an important step towards further solidify their position in the dental industry by using its expertise of imaging technologies and creating new products that address the needs of the dental market. The new scanner from 3DISC will be available this year, with shipments expected to begin in Q4.

About 3DISC

3DISC makes compact, reliable, and affordable imaging solutions for the modern dental or medical clinic.

3DISC specializes in high-quality digital x-ray and 3D imaging solutions for dental and medical use. Our products are based on innovative concepts that provide highly productive solutions delivering uncompromising image quality and improved workflow at an affordable price.

3DISC brings together imaging experts with diverse backgrounds and significant experience in image processing and enhancement, including digital radiography, medical film digitizers, microarray scanners, 3D imaging, large-format scanners, and a host of other technologies. The company combines this technical expertise with a great understanding of the needs of the medical and dental imaging field.

3DISC wants to be a supplier of innovative and reliable imaging equipment, through quality, flexibility and affordability.