Align Technology (Nasdaq: ALGN) announced the availability of its latest iTero-exocad connector software.
Tempe, Arizona-based Align designed the iTero-exocad connector software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry. It integrates the iTero intraoral camera and NIRI images in exocad DentalCAD 3.1 Rijeka software. The company introduced it yesterday at the exocad Insights 2022 event in Mallorca, Spain.
According to the press release, this integration supports the goal of a seamless, end-to-end workflow for physicians and lab technicians. The company says it optimizes the design and manufacture of highly aesthetic restorations. This allows dental professionals to visualize the internal and external structure of the teeth.
Using this software, laboratory technicians can download files through the software. They can then design with one click within the exocad DentalCAD platform.
“As the iTero scanner originated in restorative dentistry, this latest innovation and integration with exocad CAD/CAM software demonstrates our commitment to delivering through integrated digital workflows and virtual tools designed to improve treatment efficiency, clinical and patient outcomes and experiences Advanced repair solutions,” said Yuval Shaked, executive vice president of Align Technology and managing director of the iTero Scanners and Services business.
Align activated the iTero-exocad connector version yesterday, October. March 3, 2022. Once activated, it can be used by anyone using an iTero Element 5D imaging system and exocad 3.1 Rijeka CAD/CAM software.
“We are excited about the latest version of the iTero-exocad connector and the opportunity to further improve communication between laboratories and physicians,” said Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO of exocad. “Dental technicians will greatly benefit from the seamless visualization of intraoral photographs and NIRI images as detailed information about the patient’s tooth structure allows them to take restorations to the next level.”