When you receive digital impressions, you can start the manufacturing process faster. Shorter turnaround times for restorations keep the doctors in your network happy and your business growing.
Discover the efficiency of a digital lab workflow.
Slide between scenarios to see just how much of a difference iTero solutions can make in your workflow.
Step 1: Receive iTero scan from doctor.
In minutes,1 while the patient is still in the chair.
Step 2: Inspect digital impression for missing data.
Doctor can rescan specified area without rescheduling patient.
Step 3: Begin digital design and manufacturing workflows.
Using the CAD software of your choice. Optional digital design of model for 3D printing.
Step 4: Finish restoration and send to doctor.
So they can start treatment earlier.
Step 1: Receive PVS impression(s) from doctor.
Days after patient appointment.
Step 2: Inspect impression(s) for defects.
If minor, make adjustments and proceed. If major, doctor must reschedule patient.
Step 3: Prepare stone model mixture.
A time-consuming and messy process.
Step 4: Pour model and inspect for flaws after material has set.
Redo if voids or flaws are present. Section dies in preparation for scanning if the model is flawless.
Step 5: Scan model, enter prescription information, and begin design and manufacturing workflows.
Imagine how quick this process could be with digital impressions.
Step 6: Finish restoration and send to doctor.
Possibly weeks after receiving the original PVS impression(s).
Improve workflow and communication with MyiTero.
Receive iTero scans within minutes1.
Review your scans on our intuitive user interface, without needing to download them.
Manage your scans with multiple options such as exporting to the CAD software of your choice, using iTero services for scan enhancements and precise milled models, or returning them to the doctor for adjustments.
exocad integration for optimal efficiency.
MyiTero’s single-user interface allows you to direct your workflow in multiple ways, based on scan quality, case type, or production process.
Doctor scans patient
Optional: Margin Marking
With iTero solutions, doctors can "mark the margin" on the scans they send to you — resulting in more efficiency as you begin your workflow.
Lab receives scans
Once you receive a scan, you control which steps to take next. Need a model produced? Want to export the file directly to your preferred CAD software? You’re in charge.
Delivery of restoration
Restorations are delivered to the doctor for patient follow-up.
Optional: Return scans to doctor. If you find issues, like unclear margins or missing scans, you can immediately send scans back to the doctor with notes. An alert will appear on the iTero scanner so they can address the issue while the patient is still in the chair.
Optional iTero Services
Scan enhancement: There may be cases where a rescan isn’t necessary but the scan could benefit from some enhancing (e.g. a margin could be more clearly defined). Just send the scan to Align for scan enhancement.
Precision milled models: If you’re running at capacity and don’t have time to 3D-print your own models, you can order a precise, high-quality milled model from Align.
“The speed of delivery, receiving the case within minutes and reviewing it on the web without having to download anything.”
Ashley Byrne, Lab Manager, Byrnes Lab, Wheatley, UK
We’re here for you and your iTero-enabled doctors.
How we support you:
Expertise, support, and growth opportunities provided by:
• Lab business development
• iTero territory managers
Validated connections to your doctors and lab workflows
Digital workflow troubleshooting experts for all types of cases
How we support your iTero-enabled doctors:
Virtual training with the entire dental team
Access to learning portals and training webinars
Seamless lab connections, restorative workflows, and practice growth supported by
• Lab Business Development
• iTero territory managers
1 Based on 10,000 scans, mean transfer time, defined as the time between the practice sending the iTero scan and the dental laboratory receiving it, is 4.6min. May vary based on internet connection. Data on file at Align Technology, as of February 12, 2020.