Planmeca’s ProMax 3D with patented SCARA technology is a multi-purpose unit that provides clear, dependable 2D/3D imaging with versatile imaging programs and volume sizes to accommodate a wide range of clinical needs. ProMax 3D units also offer users the freedom to upgrade to cephalometric, ProFace 3D facial photo, and digital impression/cast model scanning modalities.
Planmeca’s ProMax 3D is a versatile and dynamic 2D/3D imaging system that brings new possibilities for diagnostics, treatment planning, and patient counseling. With the ProMax 3D, clinicians can capture 3D volumes in addition to panoramic images and anatomically accurate extraoral bitewings. Volumes ranging from the smallest specialized cases to larger fields of view (Ø 4x5cm- Ø 8x8cm) are available, providing the ability to limit patient radiation by restricting dosage to areas of clinical interest.
The ProMax 3D’s patented SCARA (Selectively Compliant Articulated Robotic Arm) technology enables customized, accurate imaging based on patient anatomy. It is ideal for a wide range of specialties, with a broad range of imaging views for diagnosis, planning, case presentation, and treatment for the dentist whose practice includes general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, implants, and other specialties.
The ProMax 3D is delivered with open-architecture Romexis software for processing, viewing, and enhancing images, as well as planning treatments; Mac OS compatibility and DICOM compliance provide seamless integration. The ProMax 3D is also upgradable to radiation-free ProFace 3D facial photo and digital impression/cast model scanning modalities for a wide variety of options to accommodate any growing practice.
Past, present, or future, ProMax’s upgradeability is due to SCARA (Selectively Compliant Articulated Robotic Arm). This patented technology enables customized imaging based on patient anatomy and is software-driven for limitless upgrade options. From upgrading a film unit all the way to a 3D unit, or adding a cephalometric arm, Planmeca offers solutions for every upgrade need. This single piece of technology makes ProMax the most versatile all-in-one X-ray unit available on the market.
As a general practitioner who surgically places and restores dental implants, cone beam technology seemed a natural fit for my practice, and the progression from a Planmeca film based panorex to the Planmeca ProMax 3D was simple. What I did not realize in 2008 was how valuable the tehnology really was. My practice was elevated to an entirely new level, encompassing far more than implant dentistry. Implants were the first thing to come to mind with 3D, and there is not an implant case planned without a cone beam study. But to my surprise 3D studies have become an indispensable diagnostic tool for certain cases in every area of general practice - in evaluating impactions, diagnosing difficult endodontic problems, understanding soft and hard tissue pathology, planning periodontal therapy, and assessing trauma just to name a few. Practicing without the information that 3D makes available seems like practicing blindfolded!
- A General Practiioner