Digital Scanning

Dentist preparing to scan a patient with the 3Shape TRIOS

The gateway to digital dentistry

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 Primescan AC

The CEREC Primescan AC features a dynamic-depth scanner that consolidates more than 50,000 images per second, enabling you to create unprecendented image quality, faster than ever. Speed and precision are just the beginning – take time to explore the full picture.

Planmeca Emerald S

Introducing the latest Planmeca innovation, Planmeca Emerald S. This digital intraoral scanner combines hyper-speed image capture with excellence in diagnostic capabilities all in one light weight, easy to use unit. Planmeca Emerald S is 2.5 times faster scanning at 65 frames per second.

3Shape TRIOS 4

TRIOS 4 is the latest intraoral scanning innovation from 3Shape. TRIOS 4 comes as a flexible two-in-one solution that combines wired and wireless with a simple plug-in cord for that moment when you want to switch to wired. Plus, smart tips feature instant-heat technology for optimized scanning.

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Pinpoint Precision: Improving Impressions with Digital Scanning

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.