When scanning, adequate, comfortable retraction is important. Often, we use mirrors or other retraction devices to deal with the tongue, cheek, and lips. These metal devices can be tough on the tissues at times.
Recently, I posted a video on social media of me scanning a dental assistant with a scanner I hadn’t used before. Fortunately, someone from Armor Dental watched the video, and the next thing I knew, I received samples of an ingenious product that has made my life better for future scans. Scan-Mate is a convenient retraction device that makes scanning easy and more patient friendly.
Latex-free Scan-Mate features a sturdy ergonomic handle to facilitate control of retraction and allow for capturing a quality image. It can serve as a versatile retraction instrument for any dental procedure or exam. It’s comfortable for the clinician and patient, allowing finger-free retraction, often without mirrors.
The plastic handle’s nonreflective surface allows for enhanced scanning of single restorations and full arches. It’s ideal for all intraoral scanning needs — crowns, bridges, implants, and orthodontics.
Scan-Mate is fully autoclavable, and its patented bendable handle allows comfortable, easy images for a variety of challenging situations, such as bite image, second molar, lower distal, unruly tongue, or tight lips.
Often, mirrors can reflect light and feel uncomfortable to the patient. Using fingers can be delicate but also get in the way in hard-to-access areas. Scan-Mate is comfortable and convenient. It doesn’t have a difficult learning curve and becomes an extension of your hands. I’d definitely give it a try!
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