A compact, ergonomic scanning system. Linked with an intuitive full-service software suite, featuring a pediatric and special needs dentistry module.


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We think better together, avoid blind spots & leverage each other's strengths

Dental Laboratory

The only Certified Dental Laboratory (CDL) manufacturing preformed pediatric and permanent crowns for the entire dentition.

Pediatric Module

Alphabyte is a patent-pending digital solution that provides real-time crown selection info and preparation guidance.

Scanner & Software

A compact & ergonomic scanner, linked with full system openness, has been designed to take your practice into the digital world.


Optical Digital Impression System

The Heron Intraoral Scanner functions similarly to most intraoral scanners in terms of optical digital
impressions. Fortunately, for preformed crowns, you do not need to have to scan very many teeth, nor do you have to allow the computer to post-process and send the data anywhere. This saves significantly on procedural time. Usually, in under 10 seconds, you can acquire enough data about the treatment tooth and a few neighboring teeth.

Alphabyte™ - Digital Preformed Crowns

Crown Suggestion Tool

The Alphabyte™ software module runs automatically from the Heron Clinic software after the initial scan. After identifying the treatment tooth, the algorithm automatically cycles through all the libraries of crown forms (only Kinder Krowns®) and proposes the best fit digital crown which corresponds to the crowns you have in your local library. It also allows the provider to adjust and modify the crown position and size proposal per their discretion.

Tooth Conservation & Preparation Guideance

The module automatically identifies the tooth reduction requirements necessary to accomplish the crown suggested. Color mapping indicates reduction requirements, which means you can now be much more conservative with your preparation approach. There are often surfaces of unprepared teeth that require zero preparation whatsoever. With your cheat sheet for preparation, you are much more likely to achieve a passive fit on the first attempt.

Tooth Refinement (only if needed)

Especially as you begin this process, you’re likely to leave an area of under reduction. Knowing exactly what is causing a crown to bind and not fully seat is a completely subjective and usually something corrected by experience alone – this is no longer the case. By simply by using the scanner passing it over your initial preparation attempt and re-running the automated algorithm that analyzed the preparation form, in mere seconds we can pre-answer those questions that were ordinarily blindly refining a tooth circumferentially. Now we can see exactly where the tooth is under reduced. This minimizes risking secondary pulpotomies and over-reducing certain areas.

4X Faster Cases

Additional chairside time in the OR is money. And, more importantly, more risky for the patient. Knowing where to reduce eliminates guesswork and will speed up your cases.

Crown Suggestion

Alphabyte will suggest the appropriate crown size for the patient’s biological width. This is one of the hardest steps for all dentists.

Reduction Guide

Our patented heat mapped guide will show you how much reduction is necessary to properly fit an appropriately sized crown – speeding up your case.

Refinement Guide

Conserve valuable tooth structure. Often teeth are over-reduced when clinicians are unaware of why a crown is not fitting passively.


Our system can do anything a traditional scanner can do - it's full service! Patent specific crowns, special needs restorations, transitional dentistry, orthodontics, clear aligners, modified Kinder Krowns and so much more!