Join Our April Q&A Roundup: Questions from Medit user group

Join Our April Q&A Roundup Questions from Medit user group

Welcome to the comprehensive summary of the latest Medit webinar, the April Q&A Roundup, presented by Dr. Keun-Young Jang and Chae-yeon Lee.

In this session, the focus shifted to scanner performance and additional insights into Medit’s software capabilities. Continuing from where the last session left off, this April session delved deeper into practical applications and user queries regarding Medit’s innovative tools.

If you haven’t seen the March webinar yet, it’s highly recommended to enhance your understanding of Medit’s software functionalities.

 

Q1. Wired vs. Wireless Scanners: Which is Better for Small Practices?

One common question within the Medit User Group concerns the choice between wired and wireless scanners, especially for newcomers in the digital dentistry space. Dr. Jang and Ms. Lee shared their expertise on how to select the best scanner for different practice sizes and needs.

 

Flexibility and Mobility with Wireless Scanners

Wireless scanners are favored in small practices due to their flexibility. These devices can easily connect to laptops and are often enhanced with portable batteries and Wi-Fi amplifiers, increasing their mobility. This setup is ideal for clinics with limited space, allowing practitioners to move freely without the encumbrance of wires.

 

Wired Scanners for Dedicated Stations

On the other hand, Dr. Jang employs both wired and wireless scanners in his clinic, each configured to enhance procedural efficiency. Wired scanners are preferred in fixed dental stations where movement is minimal. These scanners can be directly connected to desktop systems, providing stable and continuous connectivity that is crucial during complex dental procedures.

 

Q2. Comparing Scan Quality: Medit i600 vs. i700

The Medit User Group frequently discusses whether there’s a difference in the quality of margin scan data between the i600 and i700 models. This is a critical consideration as precision in scanning directly impacts the fit and longevity of dental prosthetics.

 

Performance of Medit i600

Despite being the more basic model, the i600 is competent in performing standard scans with proper technique. Dr. Jang and Ms. Lee emphasized that effective scanning technique is just as crucial. They shared that even the i600, when used with proper scanning motions—such as continuous rolling to capture multiple angles—can produce results that meet clinical standards.

 

Advanced Capabilities of Medit i700

The i700, known for its higher specifications and HD scan mode, offers enhanced detail and precision. This model is particularly beneficial for tasks requiring finer detail, such as intricate margin scans. However, both models are adept at delivering clinically acceptable scans when used appropriately.

 

Q3. Preventing Detail Loss in Scan Data

An issue raised by a Medit User Group member involves the loss of detail during the saving process of scanned data. The webinar addressed how to maintain detail integrity through proper scanning techniques and software settings.

 

Causes of Detail Loss

Detail can be lost when converting scan data from voxel to shell format. This often happens during the data saving process if not managed correctly. Medit advises using higher detail settings for cases where precise texture capture is essential, albeit at the cost of slower processing times.

 

Solutions to Enhance Data Integrity

Ensuring accurate initial scans and selecting appropriate save options are crucial. Medit provides several save settings that can be customized to minimize data loss, enhancing the overall quality of the saved images.

 

Q4. Changes in Undercut Analysis with Recent Updates

The recent updates to Medit’s software have affected the accessibility of the ‘Undercut Analysis’ tool, an essential feature for many dental professionals.

 

Impact of Interface Changes

The simplification of the user interface, while initially causing confusion, has not removed any functionalities. Dr. Jang suggested that users familiarize themselves with the new settings to regain quick access to this tool.

 

Adjusting Settings for Access

Medit allows users to adjust their interface settings to facilitate easier access to the Undercut Analysis feature, ensuring that it remains a highly usable tool in the planning of dental prostheses and implant placements.

 

Q5. Innovations in Undercut Depth Functionality in Medit Design

Enhancements in undercut depth measurement within Medit Design were also highlighted, showcasing Medit’s responsiveness to user feedback.

 

New Functionalities in Undercut Measurement

Recent software updates have introduced functionalities that allow the visualization of undercut depth and automated suggestions for optimal prosthetic insertion paths. These tools are designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of partial denture designs.

 


 

The April Q&A session provided invaluable insights into the practical and technical aspects of dental scanning, underscoring the value of active participation in the Medit User Group.

 

Stay tuned for further sessions which promise to delve deeper into the evolving world of dental technology!

 

Watch the full April Q&A session here

 

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