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Planmeca Creo C5 3D Printer Provides 'Last-Mile Delivery' in Digital Workflow


Bring Same-day Convenience to the Dental Office with Planmeca Creo C5

Planmeca Creo c5 in-office printer “Last-mile delivery” is a buzz word for some of the world’s biggest companies, including retailers like Amazon and Walmart. It’s defined as the movement of goods from a retailer’s transportation hub to its final destination as quickly as possible. In 2019, last-mile delivery should become a buzz word in your dental practice as you aim to go the final distance in delivering same-day treatment to patients. Here’s why…

Behind the strategy of last-mile delivery is a larger concept called “omni-channel,” meaning a customer’s experience is seamless, whether they’re shopping online or in person. Customers, and patients, bring that same-day convenience mentality to your dental office. They demand excellent service in treatment as well as speed.

If you want to deliver a seamless, omni-channel patient experience, you need to be willing to leverage the latest technologies that enable same-day dentistry.

Your practice might already be leveraging technologies like intraoral scanners and CBCT, but now it’s time to go the “last mile” with an in-office 3D printer.

Planmeca is a dental technology leader that has recognized 3D printing as the next frontier of the digital workflow. At the recently held Chicago Midwinter meeting, the company introduced Planmeca Creo C5, a 3D printer that has been custom-engineered for dental professionals to create same-visit appliances. It’s indicated for use in high-speed printing of surgical guides and dental models.

How fast is “fast”? 

Here are some estimated 3D printing times for same-day appliances:
• Surgical guide or dental model in 8 to 10 minutes
• Up to 5 full-arch dental models in one print

Model printed from the Planmeca Creo C5Planmeca Creo C5 also offers speed in setting up, eliminating the need for calibration so that you can simply plug it in and start printing.

Its LCD Photomask Technology projects a uniform light source designed to eliminate imperfection and create high-resolution appliances—a common concern for dentists who rely on outsourcing to a lab. Compatibility is another key concern for many dentists, and Planmeca Creo 5 uses open STL and PLY files for seamless integration with current equipment. A user-friendly touchscreen and compact footprint brings all the features together.

It’s a great time to be on the cutting edge with the still-evolving technology of 3D printing. Offering reliability and high output speeds, Planmeca Creo 5 could very well be your practice’s next frontier of revenue.


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