DS Core for Labs, new features for collaboration and workflows

Dentsply Sirona has introduced new functionalities for labs on DS Core, enabling labs to collaborate in an excellent way with the dental practices they serve.

DS Core is an open platform solution aimed at unlocking the power of digital dentistry for dental labs and practices alike through features such as easy order acceptance, communication of design proposals with the dentist in real-time, and seamless integration of data into the lab’s preferred software.

DS Core for labs
The updates to DS Core focuses on providing efficient collaborations and smart workflows (Image: Dentsply Sirona)

According to the update shared by Dentsply Sirona, order management has received a major boost with the enhanced dashboard. Orders and media are listed under client and patient names for quick and easy access to the relevant information.

Another new feature is the ability to outsource jobs to other labs or even DS Core Create, while retaining all the original job details and files. This is useful when working with production partners or managing temporary staff bottlenecks.

“For me, DS Core is an efficiency gain because I can find everything, I’m looking for in one place. From intraoral scans and X-rays to my orders and correspondence,” said Devaughn Fraser, director of Highland Dental Lab in Canada.

“The potential is vast: With this digital step forward, practices and labs are now digital neighbours, no longer limited by distance, time or file types. All information and communication is centralised, no need to check seemingly endless portals, emails, text messages and file transfer services. All information now cohabitates happily under one roof.”

With DS Core Light*, Dentsply Sirona is also launching a new subscription option that provides two important additional functions. It provides users with 1TB of storage space and enables labs to store order and design files.

Another very special tool: Labs can take their more conventional partner dentists with them on their digital journey. Digitised models of physical impressions and design proposals can be shared back to a dentist via DS Core, even if the dentist is not yet a DS Core user. Once dentists start using intraoral scanners to take impressions, they can send their orders via the DS Core platform that they are already familiar with.

As an open ordering and collaboration solution, DS Core connects dentists and dental technicians in a broad network for efficient collaboration. DS Core is open for numerous data formats (dxd, .stl, .ply and .obj as well as dcm x-ray images), enabling nearly every dentist to send data to the lab, regardless of the digital devices they use.

The data input can be easily viewed by the laboratory partner via a web browser —without the need to install special software so dental technicians are free to choose which lab software they use to design or fabricate their applications.

“Dentistry is a team sport, and dental labs are an essential part of the dental care team. That’s why we are continuously developing DS Core to enable the dental care team to advance with confidence and play together effectively. The latest updates are specifically made for dental labs,” said Max Milz, group vice-president Connected Technology Solutions at Dentsply Sirona.

Milz added: “With DS Core, dental labs can efficiently work together with practices using digital impressions, designs and even X-ray data, supported by real-time chat functionalities. DS Core is a single channel for exchanging many types of data securely, which is a huge improvement compared to the usual fragmented communication channels used today and a significant step towards a new era of connected dentistry.”

“At Dentsply Sirona, we partner with dental professionals to advance our shared vision of transforming dentistry. We are committed to enhancing patient outcomes and supporting practice success. DS Core positions our customers to advance with confidence on all fronts,” said Andreas Frank, executive vice-president, chief business officer at Dentsply Sirona.

(*) Requires a paid DS Core subscription. 

Related: Highlights from DS Core User Innovation Day