PRESS RELEASE: Carestream Dental and 3DMouthguard Partner to Deliver Digitally Designed, 3D Printed Mouthguards

STUTTGART, Germany—Carestream Dental has partnered with 3Dmouthguard to provide protective sports apparel fit for athletes. Together, the two companies have developed a process involving Carestream Dental’s digital intraoral scanner and 3Dmouthguard’s design and printing to automate, digitize and customize mouthguard design and manufacturing.

It all starts with a quick scan of the maxilla by one of Carestream Dental’s highly accurate intraoral scanners, which digitizes the teeth and allows 3Dmouthguard’s software to virtually fit the mouthguard before printing it through a process called selective laser sintering.

“Whether it’s a restoration or a mouthguard, if it’s going into the mouth it just has to fit,” Mirjam Hermann EMEA Marketing Director, Carestream Dental said. “Fortunately, study after study shows that digital intraoral scanners lead to more accurate results and better outcomes for patients and athletes alike.”

3Dmouthguard offers a production capacity of 150.000 mouthguards per year and is now ready to scale up its production. New technology like digital scanners, 3D printing and the right material makes 2021 the year the company plans to increase its capacity, with a goal of producing more than 5.000.000 mouthguards within 3 years.

“The constant feedback from our athletes is Carestream Dental’s digital intraoral scanners are comfortable and less intimidating the traditional molding gel,” Arno Hermans, CEO 3Dmouthguard, said. “We then take the digital workflow to the next level and turn a scan into a mouthguard in five seconds. As we explore the opportunities for intraoral scanning in the sports industry, we offer an extra service for dentists and orthodontists.”

Carestream Dental and 3Dmouthguard will showcase their advanced technology 16-19 Nov. at Formnext, the international trade show for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing in hall 11, stand D11. On 17 Nov., Vincent Faure, EMEA CS Solutions Regional Manager will be discussing the “Digitalisation of the Dental Industry” and providing demos of Carestream Dental’s newest wireless scanner, the CS 3800, in action. Visits to stand D11 will be scanned and receive a free mouthguard.

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About 3Dmouthguard
3Dmouthguard improves the way athletes enjoy their favorite sport by using cutting edge technology to produce sports apparel. Together with its partners, 3Dmouthguard automates and digitizes the complete process of producing customized mouthguards. Turning part of the production process digital allows better access, accuracy, delivery and personalisation. 3Dmouthguard combines comfort and safety and is “fit to score.” For more information please visit  

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