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Planmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner can now be used to produce Panthera Sleep Mandibular Advancement Devices

Press release   •   Mar 06, 2018 08:12 UTC

Planmeca is pleased to announce that it is now possible to use the new Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner to produce Panthera Sleep’s Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD).

Panthera Sleep designs, develops, manufactures and markets high-end Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) for the treatment of snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea.

The Planmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner can now be smoothly integrated into sleep practices’ workflows. After scanning the upper and lower arches, first alone and then in occlusion, dentists can instantly export the scans to Panthera Sleep.

“We are very excited that we can now offer Planmeca Emerald users the possibility to use their scans for the manufacturing of mandibular advancement devices. By cooperating with Panthera Dental, we are able to provide our customers with an even more comprehensive range of solutions than before”, says Ville Salonen, Product Manager at Planmeca’s Digital Imaging and Applications Division.

“We believe that intraoral scanners simplify the workflow, saving handling and shipping time of the models. Simply attach the open standard STL files to the order, and our engineers will use the imported data to build the custom-made appliance. No compromise will be made on quality or precision, which represents huge benefits for doctors and their patients.” Panthera Dental’s president, Gabriel Robichaud, explains: “Our team is happy to bring this new improvement which will make our Sleep Solutions more effective and accessible to all.”

For more information, please contact:

Ville Salonen, Product Manager
Digital Imaging and Applications division, Planmeca Oy
Tel. + 358 20 7795 843

Planmeca Oy and Planmeca Group

Planmeca Oy is one of the world's leading dental equipment manufacturers with a product range covering digital dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices and comprehensive software solutions. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca’s products are distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. With a strong commitment to pioneering innovations and design, it is the largest privately held company in its field. 

Planmeca Oy is part of the Finnish Planmeca Group, which operates in the field of health care technology. The Group reached a turnover of approximately EUR 730 million in 2016 and employs nearly 2,700 people worldwide.

About Panthera Sleep

Headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, Panthera Sleep is a world leader in CAD/CAM dental sleep appliances. With their 17 years of expertise in CAD/CAM dentistry, Panthera Sleep’s founders have created high end Mandibular Advancement Devices, this solution being the most effective to help people with snoring and sleep apnea-related problems.

Panthera Sleep has successfully combined creativity, science and know-how to develop its proprietary innovative technology and is now able to offer next-generation products to the sleep industry worldwide. By establishing the Sleep Division, Panthera Dental’s goal is clearly to keep helping patients and procure them a most-deserved good night’s sleep and quality of life.

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