Medit and Panthera reveal integrated digital workflow for provision of dental sleep devices

Panthera Dental, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) implant solutions and dental sleep appliances, has partnered with Medit to provide patients custom-made sleep apnea devices from Panthera Dental that are integration within the Medit software.

After scanning the patient’s arches and registering the bite, Medit users can open the Panthera App from Medit Link, complete the prescription, and send everything to Panthera Dental. Within eight days, the D-SAD Classic or X3 will be designed and manufactured by Panthera Dental using its CAD/CAM process. The appliance will then be shipped to the dentist via express courier so the patient can begin treatment in as little as 10 days.

“It is our great pleasure to announce a successful collaboration with Panthera Dental,” said Inhaeng Cho, CSO of Medit. “With a company that has long been a companion of Medit, we have developed another level of partnership, and we are eager to provide a seamless workflow to our users. This integration will provide both convenience and efficiency for our clinic users as well as our lab users.”

The scanning process is reportedly comfortable and quick, and the D-SADs are made from 100% medical-grade biocompatible type-12 polyamide nylon, a durable material that is resistant to bruxism.

A range of plateaus and bands are available, allowing for over 300 design combinations to maximise comfort and tongue space, and minimise side effects, regardless of the complexity of the patient’s morphology. D-SADs are also simple for the patient to adjust and care for at home.

“We are excited to collaborate with a company that shares our values and vision for digital dentistry,” said Beatrice Robichaud, co-founder and vice-president of marketing and customer experience at Panthera Dental. “Medit has created a workflow that is perfectly streamlined. There is no need to leave the Medit app to provide everything we need to make a great appliance for that customer. It represents a truly seamless and efficient user experience that we know customers will love.”

Both Panthera Dental’s D-SADs, the Classic and X3, have FDA 510(k) clearance for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, bear the CE mark, and comply with the Canadian Medical Devices Regulations.

The Panthera App is now available for download at Medit Link.