NEW PROVIDENCE, New Jersey--3Shape, a user-acclaimed leader in 3-D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, will present the key features of Dental System 2012 and the TRIOS digital-impression solution at a dental event in May 2012 in Orlando, Fla. 3Shape will stage new products May 10-12, 2012, at the Southern States Symposium and Expo presented by FDLA.Related information, click here.3Shape has developed a range of new digital features and dedicated workflows designed to help labs and dentists while helping streamline cooperation between them. 3Shape’s 2012 version is packed with indication, new features, improved functionality, and new tools to improve productivity. Some of the features are:* 3Shape Communicate: Enables labs to collaborate closely with the dentist; technicians can send 3-D design visualizations, screen shots, and questions about cases to the dentist directly from Dental System. The dentist can comment and approve a case before it is milled.* ModelBuilder: Allows technicians to design lab models for a range of indications, including crown and bridge, implant models directly from intraoral scans and conventional impression scans* TRIOS integration enables labs to receive TRIOS digital impression scans from the clinic directly into their Dental System inbox* Dynamic Virtual Articulator: Supports the articulators. Technicians can define and play their motion sequences in customized scripts, and with the Occlusion Compass functionality, the colors of contact points are mapped to specific occlusion movements. * Temporaries and Diagnostic Wax-ups: A workflow solution for producing temporary crowns and diagnostic wax-ups directly from the pre-preparation scan without pouring a gypsum model. (includes virtual prep, virtual gingiva, CAD temporaries, and virtual diagnostic wax-up design).* Multilayer Design: Enables productive bridge design for pressing or combinations of milled glass-ceramics and zirconia. Automatically splits full anatomy designs into two parts without undercuts or lost areas.* Improved SmileComposer: Optimized auto-placement of crowns and morphing to preparation.3Shape will showcase the TRIOS digital-impression solution, including a range of new features. TRIOS enables dentists to capture an intraoral situation and send the 3-D model directly to a lab. Some features include:* Fast optical sectioning technology for high speed* Spray-free for accuracy and patient comfort* Accurate scanning with up to 1,000 3-D pictures per second for true geometries* Scans a quadrant in 25 seconds* The system clinically validates the impression and includes flexible tools allowing dentists to edit scans, even "delete-and-rescan" specific areas where neededFor more information, refer to www.3shapedental.com. To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.