3Shape’s new Splint Designer™ CAD software opens new business opportunities for dental labs

3Shape recently released a groundbreaking software tool for CAD design of common dental appliances, such as Splints, Night Guards, and Protectors, all ready for output using 3D manufacturing machines and materials. 3Shape is offering this attractive tool to Dental System™ Premium subscribers for free.


Copenhagen, January 13, 2014 – 3Shape, the user-acclaimed leading innovation company for 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, has released a unique CAD software tool to the dental market that enables labs to provide common dental appliances as a new service. The 3Shape Splint Designer™ is offered as an add-on module to 3Shape Dental System™. The new module offers labs a cost-efficient getting-started tool and opens new business opportunities for both dental labs and their dentist-clients.

“3Shape is continuously seeking ways to help labs compete through new service options and Splint Designer™ is a prime example,” says Flemming Thorup, President & CEO at 3Shape. “3Shape’s business model provides customers with valuable system upgrades, and this time, we are giving away a complete add-on module with high business potential to our Dental System™ Premium subscribers as a part of their LABcare™ package.”

3Shape Splint Designer overview:

  • CAD design of Splints, Night Guards, Protectors and similar dental appliances.
  • Splints and appliances can be ordered directly through the Dental System™ Order Form.
  • An intuitive workflow guides users through the design steps: open the bite with a virtual articulator, create a shell, add a bar profile on top, combine both parts, and optionally “cut” the design with the antagonist in the included virtual articulators.
  • Option to engrave ID tags in the appliance for patient identification or branding of the lab.
  • Included free of charge for all 3Shape Dental System™ Premium subscriptions.


The new Splint DesignerTM module is a light version of the Appliance DesignerTM which is 3Shape’s complete CAD toolbox for all types of dental and orthodontic appliances.

The 3Shape Splint Designer™ module is available with Dental System™ 2014 through 3Shape resellers. Availability to end-users is dependent on the specific system configuration. Please contact your local 3Shape supplier, or visit www.3shapedental.com regarding reseller information. 

About 3Shape
3Shape is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes.  3Shape envisions the Age of “Full Digital Dentistry,” and its more than 150 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s flexible solutions empower dental professionals through automation of real workflows, and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 80 countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dental technicians.

With TRIOS, 3Shape now brings its vast expertise and innovation power directly to dentists. 3Shape boosts its first-line distributor support network with a second-line support force of over 40 in-house experts placed in 5 support and service centers strategically located around the globe. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market’s largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development & Support Offices at several locations in Europe, in North and South America, and in Asia.

For further information regarding 3Shape, please refer to www.3shapedental.comVisit us on www.facebook.com/3shape, or view our mobile site on m.3shapedental.com

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Phone: +45 70 27 26 20


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