Desktop Health Launches Digital Dentistry Subscription Program

ScanUp is billed as more than an intraoral subscription program—it’s intended as a complete ecosystem to help dentists adopt digital dentistry with ease, the company says.

ScanUp is billed as more than an intraoral subscription program—it’s intended as a complete ecosystem to help dentists adopt digital dentistry with ease, the company says.

Desktop Health, production-grade medical 3D printing brand of Desktop Metal, Inc., reports the launch of ScanUp, a new program for dentists designed to help simplify adoption of digital technologies to improve practice efficiency and patient care, the company reports.

The ScanUp program has been in development through a beta rollout since November 2022 and currently has hundreds of members, including several dental service organizations such as Western Dental and Smile Brands. Now, the program is being rolled out to the general dental market. Members of the program receive an iTero Element Flex certified pre-owned (CPO) scanner from Desktop Health as part of a subscription program for lab services.

“ScanUp solves a real challenge for dentists struggling to adopt digital dentistry with a streamlined, easy-to-access solution,” says Lou Azzara, president of Desktop Health and Desktop Labs. “We are proud to launch the ScanUp program to support the digital dentistry journey of general practitioner and family dentists for improved practice efficiencies and enhanced patient experiences.”

“The iTero scanner can be an indispensable tool for efficiently transforming practices from analog to digital, helping doctors drive practice efficiencies, deliver exceptional patient outcomes and provide their patients with outstanding experiences,” says Matt Miller, vice president and general manager US, Align Technology. “We’re excited about the opportunity for Desktop Health to bring the benefits of the iTero Element Flex scanner to Desktop Lab's GP dentists across the U.S.”

ScanUp a Simple Solution

ScanUp solves several challenges faced by clinicians aiming to adopt digital dentistry.

Dentists can participate in the ScanUp ecosystem at any stage in their digital journey with a subscription program that is paid for with routine lab services. The Desktop Health subscription provides an Align iTero Element Flex CPO intraoral scanner, which serves as the gateway to digital dentistry. In addition, the subscription includes certified training and education that doctors and practices can complete at their own pace.

Digital and analog lab services and support are also provided by ScanUp member labs, which are owned by or affiliated with Desktop Health. 

All ScanUp member labs are full-service digital + analog labs that are capable of 3D printing products such as Flexcera restorations and SmileGuard bite splints, along with other digital products. Flexcera and SmileGuard are materials developed and sold by Desktop Health, and they are qualified for 3D printing on Einstein family 3D printers, as well as Carbon 3D systems.

Dental practices can join the ScanUp ecosystem at any stage of their journey, regardless of scanner model. ScanUp supports the entire journey with education, training and support.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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