Align Technology Wins Software – Health Technology Category in the 2022 SBR Technology Excellence Awards – Recognizing its iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System
Align Technology continues to lead the evolution of digital dentistry.
The company is focused on expanding its end-to-end digital platform and producing innovative new technologies to improve patient care in dentistry. This year, it received the SBR Technology Excellence Awards 2022 in the Software – Healthcare Technology category, for its latest development in intraoral scanning, the iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System.
The iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System is recognized for its innovative features that facilitate oral health assessment and improve practice productivity for the Invisalign¹ treatment workflow. It became available in February 2021 and builds on the success of the award-winning iTero Element family of intraoral scanners, providing all of the existing digital orthodontic and restorative capabilities that physicians rely on. The technology now offers faster processing times², detailed visualization capabilities and simplified workflows.
The annual awards program shines a spotlight on technological innovations, rewarding outstanding Singapore companies that are riding the wave of digital disruption and leading the tech revolution and digital journeys of their respective industries.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by our industry peers for our accomplishments and salute this prestigious win,” said Moez Attia, Vice President, Global iTero Restorative General Practitioner (GP). “The iTero Element 5D Plus Imaging System is an integral part of our Align digital platform – an integrated suite of proprietary technologies and services delivered as a seamless, end-to-end solution to customers – to transform smiles and change faces. lives.”
In a single scan, the iTero Element 5D Plus imaging system enables diagnostic, restorative, and orthodontic workflows. The all-in-one scan simultaneously records 3D, intraoral color, near-infrared imaging (NIRI) images and allows comparison over time using iTero TimeLapse³ technology. This eliminates the need to re-scan or modify scanning tips, developing a more efficient workflow for physicians and improving the patient experience.
iTero NIRI technology has the potential to change the way dentists conduct routine hygiene appointments, providing a proactive approach to oral health management, improving patient education and acceptance . By integrating the iTero Element 5D imaging system into their professional practice, surveyed physicians reported an increase in bitewing caries (caries between adjacent teeth) detection of 56%⁴, an increase in company revenue of 34 %⁵ and a 71% increase in patient acceptance. %⁶. iTero NIRI technology works by scanning the structure of the tooth, helping to find hard-to-detect early decay between teeth that is not easily visible to the naked eye. Supporting this technology, a recent study published in the Journal of Dentistry stated that the iTero NIRI technology of the iTero Element 5D Imaging System was 66% more sensitive than bitewing x-ray (BWX) for detecting proximal lesions⁷, operating without radiation harmful, scan the internal structure of a tooth, enamel and dentin, in real time.
From the diagnostic space to the orthodontic space, the new iTero Element 5D auto-upload feature streamlines Invisalign clear aligner case submissions by eliminating multiple manual steps, saving doctors approximately 10 minutes per case⁸ . It streamlines the Invisalign case submission workflow by automatically uploading iTero scan images instead of intraoral photos.
With these achievements combined, the innovative features of the iTero Element 5D Plus imaging system support an improved scanning experience, show significant increases in practice productivity, and lead to better patient treatment acceptance by physicians. “Align Technology has 25 years of innovation in digital orthodontics and dentistry, and we have continually focused on bringing the latest technologies to physicians and their patients,” says Raj Pudipeddi, director of product and marketing, vice- Executive Chairman and Managing Director APAC. “Today, as practices in all regions embrace digital dentistry more aggressively than ever, we are helping to modernize today’s practices by enabling enhanced digital orthodontic and restorative workflows to help improve patient outcomes and practice efficiency. »
1 Some features described in this article may only be available with the purchase of a service plan from iTero.
2 The processing time of the iTero Element Plus series is 20% faster compared to the previous generation. On average, based on comparison of scan processing time of 40 Invisalign scans and 40 restorative scans with 3 preparation teeth processed by iTero Element 2/iTero Element 5D computer units and iTero series computer unit Element Plus.
3 Data on file at Align Technology, as of December 4, 2018.
4 Based on a May 2019 survey of n=15 practitioners who participated in a limited global release, working with iTero Element 5D for an average period of 6 months, representing both GPs and Orthos in CAN , UK, IT, FR, DE , AU, NZ, HK, which were presented with an agreement level scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree with the following statement: “By integrating the iTero scanner Element 5D in my current diagnostic protocol, I have diagnosed a higher number of bitewing caries above the gumline on my patients in my practice.” Data on file at Align Technology, as of November 15, 2019.
5 Based on a May 2019 survey of n=15 practitioners who participated in a limited global release, working with iTero Element 5D for an average period of 6 months, representing both GPs and Orthos in CAN , UK, IT, FR, DE , AU, NZ, HK, which were presented on a scale of agreement ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree with the following statement: with the following statements: “In integrating the iTero Element 5D scanner into my current diagnostic protocol, I have seen an increase in bitewing caries cases treated on my patients in my practice,” then I was asked to estimate the average increase in revenue from the Firm Data on file with Align Technology as of November 15, 2019.
6 Based on a May 2019 survey of n=15 practitioners who participated in a limited global release, working with iTero Element 5D for an average period of 6 months, representing both GPs and Orthos in CAN , UK, IT, FR, DE , AU, NZ, HK, who were given a level of agreement scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree with the following statement: with the following statements: “By integrating the iTero Element 5D scanner in my current diagnostic protocol, I have experienced an increase in the number of cavities treatments accepted by my patients in my practice,” then I was asked to estimate the average increase. Align Technology, as of November 15, 2019.
seven Based on a subset of 59 cases where the iTero Element 5D Imaging System was compared in the clinical assessment of posterior proximal carious lesions above the gingiva observed during caries debridement, reported in the context of a multi-site clinical study conducted in real-world settings with patients at five clinics in Germany and Canada comparing the iTero NIRI (Near Infrared Imaging) technology of the iTero Element 5D Imaging System to bitewing x-rays (BWX) (n=3,502 surfaces posterior proximal dental surfaces on 5,796 proximal surfaces in 102 patients). Study sponsored and funded by Align Technology, Inc. iTero NIRI technology is only available on iTero Element 5D and iTero Element 5D Plus imaging systems (excluding Lite software configuration). Data on file at Align Technology, as of September 2, 2021.
8 Based on a survey in August 2021 of n=39 physicians who participated in a limited global release, working with iTero Element 5D Imaging Systems for an average period of 1.5 months, representing at both general practitioners and orthos in North America, EU, APAC and LATAM who were presented with a scale of agreement ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree with the following statement: “The submission of Invisalign cases using the iTero Element 5D system’s auto-upload feature is faster than the conventional Invisalign case submission process (including manually capturing and uploading intraoral photographs)” and were then asked to estimated time saved in minutes per case 10 minutes was the median of all responses.
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