I’ve worked clinically with six different scanners, and it’s fun to see how each works. We did a variety of clinical cases with the earlier CS 3500 scanner from Carestream Dental and were happy with the results, but the capture was quite slow. Thank goodness they made vast improvements with their latest version, the CS 3600.
This scanner has a faster scanning capability and is easier to negotiate around the arch. The wand is easier to hold and maneuver, while the image is clearer than its predecessor. This scanner may be used for restorative, implant, and orthodontic workflows. It also has a faster acquisition rate due to higher-speed continuous scanning, which improves efficiency.
The CS 3600 comes with interchangeable tips to suit the orientation you choose to scan. A unique side-oriented tip with a lower height allows reach to challenging buccal, occlusal, and posterior areas. The posterior tip is designed specifically for scanning the posterior region in children and smaller adult mouths.
Carestream added some intuitive features to help achieve optimal clinical outcomes. Real-time live scan warnings highlight areas with insufficient detail. Yellow and green highlights alert you to any gaps or holes in the scan, indicating the area needs to be rescanned for optimal detail. Undercuts are automatically detected based on the selection area, and self-adaptive filling automatically identifies holes and selects appropriate color for optimal esthetic outcomes.
Another interesting feature is that the CS 3600 captures HD photos while scanning. This is great for the lab to view fine details and also provides extra information for insurance claims. Finally, one of the best attributes is that Carestream allows all the scans to be accessed directly and shared to most labs, printers, and software systems with ease.
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