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The freedom to choose and an upgrade, too

by: Jim Mack

Think of diagnostics and treatment planning software and your first association is probably “Windows!” No need for that any longer. Nobel Biocare gives you choices.

NobelClinician Software is now available for both Mac and Windows, and for the first time in the dental industry, clinicians can decide which platform is best for them. With an increasing number of dental professionals moving towards Apple products, that’s a very nice choice to have.

“The look and feel of a treatment planning software is very important as it is often used to explain the treatment directly to the patient,” says Dr. Pascal Kunz, who leads the guided surgery solutions team at Nobel Biocare. “A clinician using a software like NobelClinician projects a modern image which can help build up additional confidence with the patient that this is the most favorable treatment for him or her.”

Making a good impression

Nothing says “cutting edge” like demonstrating a treatment plan to a patient on a sleek-looking MacBook Pro, but it’s important to note that the software has the same look and feel on Windows as well. On either OS, NobelClinician allows you to easily and impressively move between workspaces and display both the thought and process behind the plan. This provides the assurance a patient needs in order to select a safer, more predictable solution.

Here’s some good news: opening up for other implant systems, NobelClinician v1.5 includes Straumann® implants fully integrated into the system for planning for the first time.

What’s more, reports in the new version contain more clinical information than ever before. The OPG cross-sectional X-ray views are included for each implant planned. You can create reports automatically in just a few seconds and use them with both free-hand and guided surgery.

One of the things users asked most for in this version of NobelClinician was the removal of streak artifacts in the 3D model. Caused by metal fillings in remaining teeth, these artifacts are now history, leaving a clean 3D bone model that makes for faster planning, good-looking lecture pictures and easier-to-understand patient presentations.

In version 1.5, tooth roots can now be visualized in the 3D scene. This feature makes it easier to ensure than implants won’t collide with natural roots.

NobelClinician now even provides an option to simulate tooth extraction in the 3D scene so the extraction socket can be visualized.

New planning warnings

New clinical warnings have also been added. You will now get a planning warning when an implant is either too close to a nerve or a root, which makes it easier to complete a plan. Minimum distances to trigger the warning—you’ll be glad to know—are customizable.

“Our customers need to be able to have state-of-the-art tools for diagnostics in order to determine the best possible treatment plan for each one of their patients’ needs,” according to Dr. Kunz. “NobelClinician Software focuses on offering our clinicians all the tools and solutions they need to find the correct diagnosis and establish an optimal treatment plan in an efficient way.”

Whether on Mac or Windows, NobelClinician allows you to easily and impressively move between workspaces and display both the thought and process behind the plan. This provides the assurance a patient needs in order to select a safer, more predictable solution.

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