PlanScan Intraoral Scanner from Planmeca USA, Inc

Discussion in 'Intra Oral Scanners' started by denticious, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. denticious

    denticious Administrator Staff Member

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  2. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    I am interested to hear about this.

    Thanks for the link!
     
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  3. denticious

    denticious Administrator Staff Member

    Im waiting for it to arrive in order to test it...............most guys out there gave me very good feedback from it
     
  4. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    We use it every day. Open stl output.
     
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  5. denticious

    denticious Administrator Staff Member


    What do you think that it needs to be improved to it?

    Or what do you think it is its weakness or weak spot (call it whatever you want I dont care).


    Is there any point that the average user has to pay attention when start to use it ?

    The answers based on your experience always..........give me your inside to the above
     
  6. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Anybody scanning Stone-Models with it??

    Thanks!

    The Trooper...
     
  7. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    It is hi def video capture. It has to have a thunderbolt connector to the laptop or video card on PC. Lots of data to pipe through a small cable makes it a little slower than some of the other scanners.

    First starting with it, it is like any other new piece of equipment. Practice in models to get your dexterity and technique down. It is really a piece of cake to use.
     
  8. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Yes it scans stone modes great. I have a previous post here that I mention scanning stone models of trimmed solid models and then merge with the mesh from my Medit or Steiny as an extra die scan when shadowing is an issue on some solid models.

    @denticious we have had some issues with full arch scans not being accurate in a cross arch dimension. Off by up to 1mm. I know some people there and they have told me they are working on some different algorithms to remedy this. It will be in a software update soon.
     
  9. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    nice.
     
  10. Toast

    Toast Well-Known Member

    @2thm8kr I know you've received carestream scans too, how does the planmeca data compare. Yearly fees?
     
  11. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    IMO Planscan data capture is better, but the Carestream scans I have are from a doc that doesn't believe in retraction cord or tissue management. The scans are no better than a bad analog impression regarding legibility of the margins. I'd like to have one of my docs use a Carestream scanner on the same patient as a Planscan just to compare head to head.
     
  12. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Plan-Meca-Leca-Hai, Plan-Meca Chony HO!

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  13. Oiyab

    Oiyab Active Member

    OMG! Is that from the Pee Wee Herman children's show? Lol! Pee Wee was a creepy character, but I liked watching that actor in the movie 'Blow'.
     
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  14. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    Clinically the Plan Scan can't handle reflective materials worth a sh!t. But as a lab scanner, it should work pretty well.
    I have been using my TRIOS scanner when in a pinch to scan solid models and can often time get away with out doing any model prep at all.
    Scan upper, lower, bite reg, and design! No sectioning, no pinning...love it.

    Chris
     
  15. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    $50k for a model scanner? Why not just use it intra orally and forget the models all together?
     
  16. Chris Silvoy

    Chris Silvoy Well-Known Member

    Sometimes, for whatever reason, it is just IMPOSSIBLE to get a good intraoral scan. In those cases, there's ALWAYS a conventional technique that can do it (copper band, polyether, compound, triple tray, quad tray, full arch, etc).
     
  17. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Have you tried magnuflux? We spray a small amount in a shot glass and use a microbrush to apply to metal surfaces or sclerotic dentin. Makes life easier when you are having trouble capturing a scan. Works great with the Trios as well. On proximal contacts where the teeth at tipped toward one another can be difficult to get a good scan. A little magnaflux helps make these areas a bit more reflective.
     
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  18. denticious

    denticious Administrator Staff Member

    PlanScan has arrived................yeaaaahhhhh
     
  19. denticious

    denticious Administrator Staff Member

    Hello guys I tested Planscan in a stone model and it was great experience from all sides (workflow, easy to use, interface etc)

    Next week I will test in my mouth and in the representative's mouth


    Yeah I know...................Im totally crazy
     
  20. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    You couldn't be a technician if you weren't.
     
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