Planmeca Brings "CALM" to Imaging

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Dmitry Edelchik, Planmeca Director of Marketing,, 630.529.2300
Chris Martin, Planmeca USA Public Relations,, 630.670.2745

Planmeca Brings "CALM" to Imaging

Roselle, IL—June 12, 2017— There has been a disruption in the capture of dental images, but remain CALM! Planmeca has the solution.

The #1 disruptor of image quality for dentists is patient movement. During a dentist appointment, a doctor may need to take several 3D x-ray scans to get a single image of diagnostic quality. Often times a child, an individual with special needs, or an elderly patient are challenged to remain still. This may result in the patient being x-rayed multiple times, which adds more time to the appointment and frustration for patient and doctor, not to mention the concern of additional exposure to radiation.

We created Planmeca CALM™ (Correction Algorithm for Latent Movement), a proprietary Planmeca algorithm, to address doctor’s concerns over patient movement during a 3D scan. With Planmeca CALM, our CBCTs can analyze and compensate for the slight movement that can occur during a scan to provide improved diagnostic quality images. The addition of this feature (available for every new Planmeca ProMax® 3D imaging system), will streamline the imaging process, minimizing retakes while improving diagnosis. The important benefit to patients: less retakes equals less radiation while achieving better diagnostic images.

“Dentists evaluating CBCT machines for purchase should focus critically on each manufacturer’s solutions for stabilizing the patient in the machine,“ states Dr. Dale A. Miles DDS, MS (Inside Dentistry, May 2017).  Planmeca CALM addresses this doctor’s requirement as it can compensate for slight movement to produce diagnostic quality images. This exclusive Planmeca feature will have an important impact on patients and doctors.

Planmeca CALM is available on new Planmeca ProMax® 3D imaging systems, or as an upgrade for existing units – check with your authorized Planmeca dealer. Our advanced imaging systems provide detailed and accurate 3D scans of patients – children and adults. The Planmeca ProMax 3D family consists of a complete line of CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) imaging systems with optional digital 2D panoramic and cephalometry in the same unit. 

Technology is transforming dentistry – and behind that transformation, you’ll find Planmeca. Our Planmeca CALM™ imaging algorithm is our latest example of dental innovation and how we improve patient safety/comfort and a clinician’s workflow.

Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the dental equipment market and one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of dental X-rays and core equipment. With a North American office located in Roselle, Illinois, and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca is well established in high-tech dental markets and currently serves 120 countries worldwide. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at, on Twitter: and LinkedIn;