PRESS RELEASE: Carestream Dental Intraoral Scanners Offer New Integration with 3M™ Oral Care Portal


Doctors using Oral Care Portal to plan treatment for 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners and Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners now have an easy and efficient way to submit their digital scans: A new integration that allows doctors to conveniently send their files directly to 3M through CS Imaging software version 8, using the CS Connect portal.

There’s no need to export the case from the CS Acquisition software and then upload it through the 3M portal. Instead, the submission can be handled automatically within Carestream Dental’s software, reducing clicks and saving time.

“Any time cases must be manually moved between software programs there’s a risk for errors,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “Our new integration with 3M automates the process of submitting cases and reduces confusion.”

The CS 3600 features an orthodontic workflow and is known for its speed and accuracy, both important features for capturing dual arches for clear aligner cases. Its acquisition software allows for up to five HD 2D intraoral quadrant “snapshots” to be extracted from the digital impression, eliminating the need to take intraoral photographs for documentation. Just recently, Carestream Dental introduced a new feature that even allows the scanner to play music during the scanning process, further delighting young patients.

“We’re excited to offer this new integration with Carestream Dental as part of advancing our open software platform, Oral Care Portal,” Beth Edgar, Custom Orthodontics Business Director, 3M, said. “Having a process to easily upload and transfer files eliminates manual steps and enables the office to complete their order for Clarity Aligners in a streamlined manner.”

To learn more about Carestream Dental’s intraoral scanners, or any of its innovative solutions, call 800.944.6365 or visit To find out more about the 3M Clarity Aligners System, visit

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