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Nine questions and answers about 3Shape’s ultimate TRIOS intra-oral scanner

3Shape has introduced TRIOS 5 Wireless, a pen-grip intra-oral scanner that utilises ScanAssist intelligent alignment technology and has a redesigned scanner body to provide improved imaging. (Image: 3Shape)

Tue. 18. October 2022


COPENHAGEN, Denmark: According to CEO Jakob Just-Bomholt, 3Shape has striven for perfection throughout its five generations of intra-oral scanners. Using state-of-the-art scan software and artificial intelligence to deliver sharper colours, improved accuracy and increased efficiency, the company has recently released the TRIOS 5 scanner. This article aims to answer the nine most pressing questions dental practitioners might have about 3Shape’s latest digital dentistry solution.

What is most eye-catching about TRIOS 5?
The FDA-cleared device is hygienic by design. TRIOS 5 has a completely closed autoclavable scan tip, a sealed mirror and a scratch-free sapphire glass window as well as an ultra-thin, snug and near-invisible sleeve that minimises the risk of cross-contamination. In addition, it is small, light and allows for effortless scanning with ScanAssist, an intelligent alignment technology that ensures precision and delivers reliable scanning results.

Will TRIOS 5 have a wired option like TRIOS 4?
No, TRIOS 5 will only be available as a wireless option. However, as it has three batteries and Smart Power Management technology, a wire is no longer needed. One charge will provide up to 66 minutes of continuous scan time per battery, which is a significant improvement compared with previous versions.

What is Smart Power Management?
It means that the scanner automatically switches to a low-power mode when it is not used and thereby saves energy. The benefit of this is that every battery charge lasts much longer. The scanner can be reactivated by picking it up (activating the gyro) or pressing one of the buttons.

What is ScanAssist?
With the new ScanAssist engine, 3Shape brings effortless scanning to a new level. ScanAssist ensures that the 3D scan model that the practitioner generates is continuously updated with the latest information. As a result, alignment of the scan data will be close to perfect, ensuring remarkably high-quality scan results independent of the user’s level of scanning experience. Although 3Shape will keep promoting the 3Shape Scan Strategy, ScanAssist provides the user with greater freedom of scanning.

Will ScanAssist replace AI Scan 2.0?
No. Technically and conceptually, AI Scan 2.0 is a component completely different from ScanAssist. AI Scan 2.0 includes functions to distinguish teeth and surrounding gingivae from not wanted surfaces, whereas ScanAssist’s purpose is to correct potential misalignments while scanning.

What is TRIOS Share, and does it come with all TRIOS models?
TRIOS Share is the first solution that allows practitioners to use wireless TRIOS scanners on any PC in their practice via Wi-Fi. It gives dentists real wireless freedom to scan and plan anywhere. It only works with wireless TRIOS models. Users can choose between two set-up options―scanning via screen mirroring or via multiple TRIOS scanning PCs.

Does TRIOS 5 also come with 5 GHz bandwidth for wireless connection?
Yes, TRIOS 5 is also using the 5 GHz band, which makes it possible for it to run over the normal Wi-Fi in the clinics. The scanner has undergone a radio emission test to ensure that it does not interfere with other radio devices.

What is the idea behind the two-button design?
The second button allows for intuitive scanning by giving the dental professional control over the software from a distance. There is no need to touch the screen because the scanner is used as a remote control, which leads to improved hygiene. The feature gives the practitioner the possibility of going through a full scanning workflow without interruptions.

Is the tip size smaller than the one for TRIOS 4?
According to dentists, the height of the tip is often the problem in reaching rear molars. Therefore, this parameter has been improved without compromising the field of view. The head of the tip is shorter than that of TRIOS 4 and TRIOS 3 and the tip is slightly wider.

More information about TRIOS 5 can be found at

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