Scanning Hard-to-Reach Areas

The video and instructions in this article review Dandy's recommended Twist Techniques.

These techniques can help scan hard-to-reach areas such as:

  • Interproximals
  • Contact points
  • Posterior mesial and lingual surfaces

These are especially useful when scanning the prep site.

Dandy Recommended Twist Techniques:

Instructions:

Once you've scanned the prep and marked the tooth, the system will scrutinize the site for patches that weren't entirely captured

  1. If any issues are found, click jump to issue for a better view. Any patches of missing data in critical areas will need to be filled in before you submit your order.

Twisting Along the Lingual, Buccal, and Distal Surfaces

  1. Line the scanner along the occlusal surface.
  2. Depending on where the missing data is, slowly roll your scanner so that it is flat against the lingual or buccal surface.
  3. Carefully rotate the scanner approximately 45 degrees.
  4. Twist the scanner in one direction and hold it there for a moment or two.
  5. Then twist in the other direction and hold it there for a moment or two.

Distal Surfaces

When you twist the scanner one way, the scanner will face the mesial of the tooth. When you twist the scanner the other way, the scanner will face the distal surface of the tooth.

Twisting shines light in hard-to-reach areas while holding gives the camera enough time to capture the area.

Capturing the Mesial and Distal Contacts

  1. Lie the scanner flat along the occlusal surface.
  2. Rotate the scanner 90 degrees outside the patient's mouth.
  3. Twist the scanner in one direction and hold a moment or two.
  4. Then twist the scanner in the other direction and hold a moment or two.

It's helpful to have your laptop in front of you while scanning.

The screen will show you exactly where you need to angle your scanner, and you'll see the missing data fill in before your eyes.

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