License will enable 3M to provide more flexibility and choices for orthodontists
ST. PAUL‚ Minn. – (May 4, 5:00pm CST) – 3M announced today its exclusive North American license of uLab System’s treatment planning software for aligner therapy – further providing choice and flexibility for orthodontists.
uLab is a privately held digital dental company that has developed an automated treatment planning software to support in-office aligner treatment. The uLab software platform is designed to import 3-D digital scans and allows orthodontic professionals to rapidly develop a treatment plan in as little as 10 minutes, saving significant time.
“Adding uLab’s capability for allowing doctors to plan treatments in-office using 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners, will give orthodontists more control over cases,” says Sebastian Arana, President and General Manager, 3M Oral Care. “They can set up their cases as they wish on their own through uLab’s streamlined experience, or choose to have 3M create the treatment plan.”
Customers who want 3M to create a treatment plan will submit cases through the 3M™ Oral Care portal, a web-based treatment management and ordering interface. uLab’s software will be fully integrated with 3M’s Oral Care portal, making it easy to upload files for 3M to produce and deliver the aligners.
“We are happy to be partnering with 3M to expand treatment planning options for Clarity Aligners. The uLab software enables orthodontists to deliver high quality treatment to their patients using simple, automated features that give orthodontists full control of their treatment plan. We are excited for orthodontists to experience the benefits,” said Charlie Wen, president and co-founder of uLab Systems.
“3M is committed to developing esthetic and custom solutions that will delight orthodontists and their patients,” stated Arana. “Our goal is to make it easier for orthodontists to engage patients, provide effective treatments, and run a profitable practice.”
In addition to the exclusive license, 3M has made a strategic investment in uLab Systems, Inc.
Orthodontists interested in learning more about 3M’s Oral Care portal or uLab software should visit 3M at the AAO meeting at booth #419.
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