Digital Scanning

The gateway to digital dentistry

Digital CADCAM scanning

When it comes to setting the tone for patient-first restorative dentistry, digital scanning is your best way forward. Not only is it a faster, easier process with more accurate results, it’s also an investment in patient experience – drastically reducing intraoral discomfort and helping the patient better understand their treatment plan.

The all-digital workflow of CAD/CAM dentistry starts by generating a digital impression of a patient’s mouth. From there, you can use in-house or off-site dental labs to complete a variety of procedures. Full-featured digital scanners from Patterson allow you to quickly take a digital impression – wherever you go next, you’ll hold the keys.

Featured Solutions

CEREC Omnicam

Digital scanning with CEREC is easy, with visual and audio assistance as you capture an image of the preparation and opposing jaw with CEREC Omnicam. With a speed of up to 18 images per second and 20 microns of accuracy, your impressions will not only be faster, but more precise.

Planmeca Emerald

The Emerald quickly delivers accuracy and detail with an ergonomic design and two-button, single-hand operation to ensure clinical control and patient comfort. The Emerald’s multi-color, laser-based system provides vibrant, realistic digital impressions for optimal treatment plans.

Planmeca Emerald Digital Scanner



The 3Shape TRIOS 3 Wireless Scanner allows you to enjoy the freedom of wireless intraoral scanning. The scanner provides the speed and accuracy you expect from digital impressions and the freedom of working wirelessly. The most advanced TRIOS yet, it also comes with continuous software updates.

image of the iTero element 2 digital scanning unit

iTero Element 2

With 25% faster processing than its predecessor, the iTero Element 2 leaps back into the forefront of the digital scanning landscape. Powerful digital tools like occlusal clearance and vibrant color scanning provide the next-level experience you’re looking for, with the accuracy and small footprint you’ve come to expect.

3M True Definition

3M True Definition

Whether you want to add digital impressioning to your existing workflow or expand your digital footprint, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner provides unparalleled accuracy, ease of use and affordability. It’s proven to be more accurate – and consistently accurate – than other leading intraoral scanners.

Read How More Precise Impressions Make Better Business Sense

With digital scanning, the benefits are nearly endless: improved workflow, better patient experience, and effortless ROI. All of these are built on a foundation of incredible accuracy –flawless scans that eliminate the need for retakes. Here, Portland-based clinician Dr. Kelly Blodgett talks about his experience with scanning.

Pinpoint Precision: Improving Impressions with Digital Scanning


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