Treating snoring and sleep apnea and improving patient quality of life has never been easier!
Dentists now have the opportunity to use Primescan in a new area of application: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring, which affects up to 3.61 billion people worldwide and is a growing market. Dentsply Sirona has therefore signed an agreement to collaborate with Panthera Dental (Quebec, Canada) to offer a validated and fully digital workflow for custom-made sleep devices.
Working with Primescan offers numerous advantages: it can be used for patient consultation, treatment planning in implant dentistry and orthodontics, and for restorative treatments. With the collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and Panthera Dental, which was announced today, dentists can now use the precise scans in a validated workflow as a basis to create a custom-made Digital Sleep Apnea Device (D-SAD). The outstanding quality of the intraoral scan data delivers reliable data for the high-quality custom-made D-SAD Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), indicated for people suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring.
Three steps to D-SAD: scan, send and treat
Thanks to Dentsply Sirona’s Primescan, a complete and accurate full-arch scan is possible in as little as a minute to give the dentist immediate control of a 3D model. The outstanding accuracy and reliable quality of Primescan delivers reliable data for the Panthera Dental D-SAD custom-made sleep device. This saves time and nearly eliminates the necessity for adjustments during patient visits.
The data transfer to Panthera Dental is fast and secure: for North America, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand the data will be transferred securely via the Dentsply Sirona Connect Case Center. For other Primescan and Panthera Dental countries the data can be sent via STL to Panthera Dental through their user-friendly web portal (regulations per country and availability may vary). With one of the next software versions, there will be a full integration in the Connect Case Center for all Primescan and Panthera Dental-validated countries.
One advantage is that besides Primescan, no additional equipment is needed. After scanning the patient’s complete jaw and the bite registration for the protrusion, the scan data can be sent directly to Panthera Dental, either using the Connect Case Center or via STL-file. Within 15 days, the D-SAD will be designed and manufactured by Panthera Dental’s proprietary CAD/CAM process in their 4.0 manufacturing plant using numerous digital, robotic and automated technologies. It is then shipped back to the dental professional via multinational express delivery service. The dentist receives a custom-made sleep device and can start treatment immediately.
The individualized and fast result distinguishes the dental practice in its treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, and allows for happier, healthier patients with improved quality of life.
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