The Lava Scanner

This week in GRD we got a chance to play around with the LAVA scanner which takes a digital impression of a patient’s arches and converts them into a 3D model on the computer. Though it takes a while to take a full scan of the arch, it definitely isn’t as messy as alginate.
Here’s how you take the impression in the mouth:

And this is what shows up on the screen! It actually looks so cool that it looks fake!

And this is the final result:

It actually ended up being more difficult than I thought. The scanner shines really bright LEDs to capture the image so ideally you want to look at the screen and not at the flashing lights. It gets a little difficult trying to redirect the scanner while looking at the screen!

Of course provisional panda also got a scan!

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