Omnicam Scanning Technique
The Omnicam camera is the most advanced intraoral scanning device in dentistry. As with any tool, practice makes perfect, even with the easiest-to-use items. Here are a few helpful hints to make scanning with the Omnicam more efficient and productive with each and every case. Remember that pace, consistency, and data relevancy are the keys to any successful digital impression scan.
- Balanced and steady scanning technique is very important. Because the Omnicam is so easy to use, many users work very quickly in the scanning phase. Too quick of a scan can lead to missing data during the calculation process, as the Omnicam brings together millions of data points in the software. Simply slowing down your scan slightly can lead to a better overall model in the next phase.
- Because scanning with the Omnicam is so easy, many users focus on capturing EVERYTHING, including a lot of time spent on non-crucial areas for the case at hand. The important point here is to ensure that you have captured all relavent data. A steady, continuous motion is the key to a great scan.
- In anterior regions, use a rolling technique over the anteriors until crossing the mid-line.
- A steady, consistent pace of scanning is especially important when scanning the buccal bite. It is extremely easy to scan the buccal bit with the Omnicam because it is a flat plane.