exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider, has announced the release of DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina, the latest version of its globally renowned CAD software for labs and full-service clinics. The new version introduces over 60 features designed to optimally meet customer requirements, enhancing workflows from treatment planning to design and manufacturing.
“DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina delivers the exciting functionalities dental experts have been waiting for,” said Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO of exocad. “The new release offers more automation, speed, and intuitive workflows from CAD to CAM.”
New features, increased automation, and seamless integration
DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina incorporates numerous time-saving features. The new preparation margin repair tool allows users to maximise imperfect intraoral scans, enabling them to fix margins and achieve acceptable results despite artifacts or holes in the scan. The addition of a new autoarticulator ensures fully automatic consideration of dynamic occlusion. Also, a new integration of compact milling machines enables users to select their preferred block, initiate production seamlessly within their CAD software, and switch tooth libraries while retaining their previous setup.
Elevated Smile Creator for enhanced visualisation and pre-operative treatment planning
New tools in the Smile Creator module provide users with more predictability and better planning options. Users can now design virtual gingiva for more realistic outcomes and create smiles based on patients’ natural teeth. The ability to adjust 3D rendering to the camera’s focal length enables a more precise photo-driven smile design.
Improved Bite Splint Module and Full Denture Module
The Bite Splint Module in DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina introduces increased automation in bite splint design, saving design time. The Full Denture Module now includes a feature to rapidly copy an existing denture in a highly automated workflow, offering a faster and more cost-effective alternative to relining, leveraging recent advances in 3D printing. Additionally, dentures on ball attachments are now supported. An add-on module for the Ivoclar Ivotion™ Denture System is available, along with a dedicated tooth library from Ivoclar.
iTero-exocad ConnectorTM redefines seamless workflows
To enhance collaboration between labs and doctors, clinicians can now share external case-related files such as images, videos, and X-rays with exocad DentalCAD users through the MyiTero portal. The new bi-directional case communication allows DentalCAD users to share their 3D designs with the doctor for an efficient preview-and-approval process. Within the CAD software, lab users can also validate margins with iTero intraoral camera images and visualise internal tooth structure with iTero NIRI (Near Infra-Red Imagery) technology.
Other major highlights of the DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina release include:
- Designing post and core restorations so that a crown matching the core can be designed in the same step (beta)
- New Virtual Articulator support for Gamma Dental Reference SL, Kavo PROTARevo 5B, plus an anatomical “in-skull” articulator visualisation
- An easier and more efficient process for titanium bases supporting variable screw channel angulation
Exocad will offer hands-on demonstrations of the new DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina release at various upcoming dental exhibitions and at Insights 2024, the company’s global event, taking place May 9-10, 2024, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two-day event will include numerous opportunities for attendees to discover more about the latest Elefsina features from dental industry leaders and application specialists.
DentalCAD 3.2 Elefsina is an essential part of the Align Digital Platform, Align’s integrated suite of unique, proprietary technologies and services delivered as a seamless, end-to-end solution for patients and consumers, orthodontists and GP dentists, and lab/partners.
The release is now available in the EU and other select markets. exocad names its releases after current EU “European Capitals of Culture” and has chosen the Greek city of Elefsina for this year’s release.