Yes, 3 Shape sends email notices when a scan has arrived. It's like Christmas 365.
i would like to note:Carestream is free to make an account and to use. I am not sure if Dr has multiple options on what files you receive though.
I receive both .stl's and a .dcm color file. I do not receive a margin file.
Itero has 3 levels for labs. All 3 a different price points (they often have a 50%off promotion).
In all 3, itero processes the data and marks/ditches the scans before you can use them. Most of the time the cases are ready the next day they are taken.
- You don't receive .stl files. Itero prints model and ships them to you. You pay for models.
- You are able to export stl's from their portal however you cannot modify the margins.You are also able to order models if you want, at a slightly lower price. They charge you $5 for every case export.
- Same as 2 except there is no $5 charge for every export. Models are a bit cheaper than 2 as well.
Yeah, that's my bish about 3Shape, they encrypted the color part of the scans. Seriously, I'm like wtf...they don't realize they are just hurting the patient/doc/tech in the long run. Currently, you have to flip back to the 2D to see the color since 3Shape encrypted the color in their scans by using the .ocx file. Also, the guys that do have 3Shape can't see color scans from Medit because 3Shape doesn't read .obj or .ply files. They better up there game!!! I'm curious, what are you going to use to scan the face of the patients?So I am wondering about the color scans? I do get color photos from one Dr. but I am not sure how to open the color scans, except in 2D? Is there a way to see it in 3d W/OUT buying there software. As long as were discussing, I am going to get the Articulator Model for EXO along with Virtual Provisional and Design. I want to overlay Patient photos and create diagnostics white wax ups for treatment planning. I would then want to print the temps for them etc., anyone near WI doing this? If so I would love the chance to see it in action. If so PM me and I would bring gifts of Glorious means to thier place of business. Thanks in advance
In addition, the one thing I do get hung up on is the way trios scan come into EXO makes Margins hard to see unless Drs.' use cord and isolate. I have had them comment they see it intraorally, but there the tissue and teeth are different colors?
Yep...as I bang my head, here we are ten years later into digital dentistry and we are still whining about 'open' systems!!! I'm going to need a steel plate for my forehead, or a new wall.The difference is, that OBJ and PLY are open formats, readable by a bunch of 3d apps... DCM's are not.