3M ESPE Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S.

This digital dental impression system captures continuous 3D video images to create precise 3D dental models. Intended for use by dentists and hygienists, it eliminates the discomfort of traditional methods and improves communication between patients and dentists by allowing immediate chair-side review. To create a digital impression, the dentist positions the wand in the patient's mouth and glides the tip over the teeth to capture surface data. The 3D data is collected and reviewed in real-time on the display.

Credits: Betsy Goodrich, IDSA, Peter Swai, Rich Miller, Tom Kochem, Ben Powers and Whitney Peters of Manta Product Development; and Eric Paley, Edward Tekeian, Douglas Johnston, Meher Nerkizian, Alex Goodwin, Dmitry Dedkov, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boerjes, Barbara Roman and Micah Rosenbloom of Brontes Technologies
Contact: Betsy Goodrich, IDSA: betsy@mantadesign.com