3Shape connects with sleep apnoea and bruxism device manufacturer SomnoMed

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3Shape connects with sleep apnoea and bruxism device manufacturer SomnoMed

Owing to a new collaboration between 3Shape and SomnoMed, dental practitioners can now send scans from the TRIOS intra-oral scanner via the cloud directly to SomnoMed, who will then manufacture the required oral device. (Photograph: 3Shape/SomonMed)

Wed. 18. April 2018


COPENHAGEN, Denmark: To offer a simpler, more effective and quicker workflow, 3Shape recently announced a new collaboration with sleep apparatus producer SomnoMed. Now, with just a click of a button, dental and sleep professionals can use the 3Shape TRIOS intra-oral scanner to take a digital impression of a patient and send it via the cloud directly to SomnoMed for the manufacture of the respective sleep apnoea or bruxism device.

Speaking about the new collaboration, Allan Hyldal, Vice President of Orthodontics at 3Shape, said: “3Shape is very excited to work with SomnoMed to create a digital workflow that makes sleep device manufacturing workflow more efficient as well as one that gets patients into therapy faster with a better experience.”

After performing an intra-oral scan, the practitioner selects SomnoMed from the list of integrated solution providers on the TRIOS Communicate cloud and instantly sends the image to SomnoMed. SomnoMed then uses the scan to design and manufacture the respective oral device with CAD/CAM. According to 3Shape, this complete digital workflow simplifies the front-end steps of the manufacturing process, ensures precision and predictability in production, and returns appliances to dentists more rapidly.

“SomnoMed is pleased to have validated TRIOS through rigorous controlled patient trials across multiple regions and users,” said Christopher Bedford, Vice President Gold Production and Product Development at SomnoMed. Bedford went on to say that the trial results were positive, with clinicians enjoying faster turnaround times, easier appliance issuances, and clearer and more objective technical communication. He also pointed out that there were fewer return visits by patients throughout the critical acclimatisation phase of the treatment.

All SomnoMed products have received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration and are manufactured in accordance with ISO 13485 quality standards. According to the company, more than 400,000 patients worldwide have been treated with a SomnoDent device.

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