Align Technology (Nasdaq:ALGN) announced that it unveiled its latest iTero-exocad Connector software.
Tempe, Arizona-based Align designs its iTero-exocad Connector software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry. It integrates the iTero intraoral camera and NIRI images within the exocad DentalCAD 3.1 Rijeka software. The company introduced it yesterday at the exocad Insights 2022 event in Mallorca, Spain.
According to a news release, this integration supports the goal of a seamless, end-to-end workflow for doctors and lab technicians. It optimizes the design and fabrication of highly esthetic restorations, the company said. This allows dental professionals to visualize the internal and external structure of teeth.
Using the software, lab technicians can download files via the software. Then, they can design within the exocad DentalCAD platform in just one click.
“With the iTero scanner’s origins in restorative dentistry, this latest innovation and integration with exocad CAD/CAM software demonstrates our commitment to providing advanced restorative solutions via integrated digital workflows and virtual tools designed to improve treatment efficiency, clinical and patient outcomes, and experiences,” said Yuval Shaked, Align Technology EVP and managing director, iTero scanner and services business.
Align activated the iTero-exocad Connector release yesterday, Oct. 3, 2022. Activation made it available to anyone using iTero Element 5D imaging systems and exocad 3.1 Rijeka CAD/CAM software.
“We are excited about the latest release of the iTero-exocad Connector and the opportunity to further improve communication between labs and doctors,” said Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO of exocad. “Dental technicians will greatly benefit from the seamless visualization of intraoral photos and NIRI images, as the detailed information on a patient’s tooth structure enables them to take their restorations to a new level.”