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New Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace system enables safer and faster facial surgeries

Press Release   •   Mar 21, 2011 15:27 GMT

Planmeca introduces Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace – a unique CBVT imaging unit with integrated 3D face scan system. This true 3D application is designed to fulfil the most diverse diagnostic needs of today’s maxillofacial and dental professionals. The Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace unit acquires patient’s facial 3D photo in a radiation-free process giving the medical or dental professional opportunity to plan operations and document the follow-up images.

Planmeca is first to introduce an integrated 3D unit producing a realistic 3D face photo in addition to traditional digital maxillofacial radiography. One single scan generates both a 3D photo and a CBVT volume. Alternatively, the 3D photo can be acquired separately in a completely radiation-free process: the lasers scan the facial geometry and the digital cameras capture the colour texture of the face.

The 3D photo visualises soft tissue in relation to dentin and facial bones, providing an effective follow-up tool for maxillofacial operations. As Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace acquires both a CBVT image and a 3D photo in single scan, the patient position, facial expression, and muscle position remain unchanged, resulting in perfectly compatible images. Careful preoperative planning, where the medical professional can study the facial anatomy thoroughly using Planmeca Romexis software, facilitates a detailed operation and enhances the aesthetic results.

“This new product clearly demonstrates our groundbreaking R&D and best practices in imaging. Planmeca provides the most advanced tools – 3D imaging units and software – for visualising patient anatomy making treatment planning and follow-up for orthodontic, maxillofacial and aesthetic surgeries more precise, faster and safer,” explains Ms Helianna Puhlin-Nurminen, Vice President of Digital Imaging and Applications Division at Planmeca Oy.

The product is based on the acknowledged Planmeca ProMax platform which makes future upgrades extremely simple. The Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace feature is available for products in Planmeca 3D concept: Planmeca ProMax 3D s, Planmeca ProMax 3D, Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid and soon also for Planmeca ProMax 3D Max.

Planmeca Oy

Planmeca Oy, established in 1971, designs and manufactures a full line of high technology dental equipment, including dental care units, panoramic and intraoral X-ray units, and digital imaging products. Planmeca Oy, the parent company of the Finnish Planmeca Group, is strongly committed to R&D. Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the field and the third largest dental equipment manufacturer in Europe.

98% of Planmeca’s production is exported to over 100 countries. The company is well established on the US market and has considerable market shares in many European countries. The market share in Asia is also growing favourably. The Group estimated turnover for the year 2011 is approximately EUR 700 million with over 2,400 employees.

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