Treatment Planning

What’s New in Trios

Experience the new and awesome features of TRIOS 2014 – including shade measurements, HD photos, live bite alignment, patient-driven interface, measure undercuts, improved send form, and more…

100 Days of Trios

Interview with Dr. Wendy AuClair  Clark, DDS, MS
Whether regarding the market’s hottest smart phone or something bigger, most owners of new technology will start out by critically scrutinizing their new piece of equipment. And Doctors just setting off with the TRIOS® Digital Impression solution are no exception.  Some say that the first 100 days is the perfect span of time needed in order to judge a sophisticated product.  100 days is not long enough to forget the learning stage, yet it is long enough to form a qualified opinion about functionality, usability, and results. The 100-day user will always be special – so we went out and found one for TRIOS® – and asked for her verdict.
Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark is a practicing prosthodontist at Goldstein, Garber & Salama, which is located in Atlanta, GA.  This practice, sometimes known as “Team Atlanta Esthetic Dentistry”, has been a leader in smile design for more than three decades.  When the decision came to implement the 3Shape TRIOS® into the practice, Dr. Clark was very excited to be using a new intra-oral scanner. She had had previous experience using other digital impression scanners in the past and was eager to learn how TRIOS® would differ – and if she would even use it.

How was your experience getting started with the 3Shape TRIOS® solution?

Both the set up and the training was a very easy and simple process. The system expert got us started. He did the installation the first day, which was setting it up with our network and setting up the connection with our labs. The second day was for training. We worked with TRIOS® – the interface, turning it on, adding users, checking cases, and scanning […]

Interdisciplinary Dentistry at Its Best

How like-minded dentists and technicians who work as true partners stand to profit most

By Ellen Meyer

The relationship between the dental technician and the dentist is unlike most customer-vendor relationships, mainly in that their jobs are so interdependent—they need to work together effectively as true partners to succeed. The technician can only produce restorations that meet exacting standards if the dentist provides the information that can make that possible, and they must both be accessible and responsive to efficiently execute the treatment plan together to the patient’s satisfaction. The best of these relationships is built on mutual trust and compatible working styles, and perhaps, most of all, a shared vision. Those dentist-technician partners who have achieved a well-honed working relationship place a high priority on accountability, high professional standards, and the use of the latest technology to facilitate communication.
Identifying The Right Partners
Finding such a partner doesn’t typically occur through happenstance. As in personal relationships, which they often become, “chemistry” is important, as are shared goals and the ability to balance one another. The partnership may be “set up” via mutual professional associates, or find its beginnings at gatherings focused on the professional interests the dentist and technician share.

Arnold Liebman, an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry with a private practice in Brooklyn, New York, has clicked with like-minded team partners of all kinds through co-education. He says he enjoys being around dentists and technicians who are educators and are invested in continuing education. “I always look for technicians who are using and understand technology, basically those who are on the forefront of the dental field,” he adds.

Among those who fit this description is his frequent partner, Robert Kreyer Jr., CDT, who […]

Determination and Communication of Color

The determination and communication of color in dentistry is based on dated concepts that cause difficulty for clinicians and technicians who use their personal experiences to interpret this parameter, which is so important in aesthetic care. In this article, the author proposes a concept of color that has evolved from the observation and study of extracted and in vivo natural dentition. This research has been performed with the aim of providing the clinician with a predictable method of determining color from clinical evidence.