D4D Technologies Releases E4D Compass™18-Feb-2012
New Software Solution Combining Intraoral Scanning and 3-D Imaging for True Restoratively Directed Implant Therapy
October 11, 2011, (Richardson, TX) – D4D Technologies, an award-winning manufacturer of dental CAD CAM systems, announces the introduction of its new education, communication, and collaboration implant planning solution, E4D Compass. E4D Compass integrates 3-D data from leading cone beam systems with E4D scan data to provide dental professionals a comprehensive and interactive view of the complete oral environment prior to implant placement. Leading the way with restorative-based implant therapy, E4D Compass can aid in the design of the ideal restorative plan (via E4D’s DentaLogic™ software) and then on the same system import DICOM data from compatible cone beam systems to reveal the underlying 3-D data for ideal implant positioning. D4D Technologies has worked with the leading cone beam manufacturers including Imaging Sciences International i-CAT®, Gendex Dental Systems, Instrumentarium Dental and SOREDEX to coordinate compatibility and efficiency of the entire treatment planning process.
The success of implant therapy is based upon the final restorative or prosthetic result in regards to form, function and esthetics. E4D Compass enables the clinical operator to explore and educate themselves on the possible treatment options prior to offering or initiating treatment. “The ability to do this at the chair is great for patient education and treatment plan acceptance, since it demonstrates the individual patient’s real data instead of using stock images or demonstration models. The patient is engaged in the process from the beginning,” said Dr. Gary Severance, VP of Marketing and Clinical Affairs for D4D Technologies.
E4D Compass integrates laser intraoral, model or impression scans (E4D Systems) and cone beam data (i-CAT®, GXCB-700™, SCANORA® 3D, or Orthopantomograph® OP 300). The intuitive E4D Compass software guides the operator through the entire process of determining optimal positioning and design for restorative-driven implant therapy.
“It is exciting to work with the E4D Dentist System to combine two incredible technologies into one powerful solution. By combining the surface data from E4D with the underlying anatomy from the cone beam 3-D scan, doctors now have access to the full picture for complete implant and restorative treatment planning. One of the best aspects of the E4D Compass system is how easy it is to use and the fact that the entire plan can be created chairside with the patient in a matter of minutes,” said Mark Hillebrandt, Director of Marketing at Imaging Sciences International.
E4D Compass is available exclusively through Henry Schein Dental and is compatible with E4D Dentist systems running DentaLogic 2.0 and i-CAT and i-CAT Precise (Imaging Sciences International), GXDP-700 (Gendex), Scanora® 3D (SOREDEX) and Orthopantomograph® 0P300 (Instrumentarium Dental) cone beam systems.
About D4D Technologies
D4D Technologies is taking the dental profession to a higher level of productivity, patient comfort and convenience with its E4D CAD CAM systems. The systems use high-speed laser scanning technology to produce digital 3D impressions of teeth prepared for full contour crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers without the application of contrast agents. Intuitive DentaLogic™ software enables operators to customize restoration designs and send them wirelessly to the precision in-office mill that uses the latest restorative materials to produce fine esthetic restorations.
E4D Sky™ enables dental professionals to communicate with dental laboratories, design services and open file format systems to provide a full range of production and delivery choices. E4D Compass™, the latest addition to the E4D suite of products, integrates E4D restorative designs with cone beam data to plan and communicate restoratively-driven implant therapies.
Headquartered in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas, D4D Technologies has partnerships with major corporations in the dental profession: Henry Schein Dental is responsible for global sales and distribution; 3M ESPE and Ivoclar Vivadent provide restorative materials.