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Meet ALPHABYTE

The ULTIMATE TOOL for your restorative armamentarium.™

Digital Impression System Featuring the World’s First Scanning Application for Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry.

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

Pre-op Scan

Taken by your assistant

In under 10 seconds, you can acquire enough data about the treatment & neighboring teeth.

 

Prep Guide

Alphabyte™ Algorithm

Follow the patent-pending, heat-mapped reduction guide provided by the Alphabyte™ module.

Trial Fitting

Try-in your Kinder Krown

Try the preselected Kinder Krown form on the preparation. If it does not go on passively, do not force it.

Refinement Guide

Only if Needed

Scan over your initial preparation attempt and re-running the automated algorithm.

Placement

Place your Kinder Krown

Once you’ve achieved a conservatively passive fit, you may now cement and place your crown.

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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.

How it works

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.

Digital Preformed Crowns

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.

Conservation & Prep Guidance

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.

"The Heron IOS - Is a complete intraoral scanning solution, not just for our GPs, but also our PEDS and ORTHO customers."

Brandon Richards – General Manager

Easy to use and intuitive Software. Designed for a simpler, faster and more accurate impression, making Dentists confident in the success of their scans.

Using the HeronClinic software, your team can easily navigate the intuitive, user-friendly interface to meet all your restorative, orthodontic, and implant needs. Whether it is in case creation, scanning or case integration, the Heron IOS with clear workflows and a cloud sharing platform, makes it easier than ever to create and browse patient cases, scan and share with labs.

Heron™ Clinic Software


INTUITIVE INTERFACE

3DISC has designed a User-friendly interface for the clinician to navigate through the software swiftly.


INTELLIGENT REPOSITIONNING

AI designed to help the dentist start from whatever point he already scanned on the arcade.


ONE CLICK OCCLUSION MAP

Designed to check the occlusion points before sending to the lab. Created to reassure the dentist on the occlusal distance for the preparation.


QUALITY CONTROL WHILE SCANNING

Used as a complement to the scan path protocol, the Quality Map allows the user to determine whether sufficient data has been acquired in key zones. In the event of insufficient data, the practitioner can scan those areas for which more data is required.

Heron™ IOS - a Compact and Ergonomic Scanner

HIGHLY PRECISE


22μm quadrant accuracy

59s SCANS


For an entire arch

SMALL AND LIGHT


Just 150G

AGILE


Rotating Autoclavable Tips