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Press releases and product news

Planmeca announces new 3D printer

3 May 2016

The Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced a 3D printer to expand its product portfolio. Named Planmeca Creo™, the new 3D printer will allow dental laboratories and large clinics to perfect their craft and grow their business.

Planmeca ProModel™ part of first facial tissue transplant procedure in Nordics

3 March 2016

The first facial tissue transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. Planmeca contributed to the demanding and rare operation, which was the 35th of its kind in the world to date.

Planmeca ProMax® 3D Classic, Mid and Max devices now certified for use with suresmile

26 October 2015

Planmeca and OraMetrix/suresmile are pleased to announce that Planmeca ProMax® 3D Classic, Planmeca ProMax® 3D Mid, and Planmeca ProMax® 3D Max imaging units are certified for use with suresmile by OraMetrix.

Planmeca at the Sofia Dental Meeting

9 October 2015

Planmeca was a Gold Sponsor of the Sofia Dental Meeting. Held at the Ramada Sofia hotel in Bulgaria’s beautiful capital from 1 to 4 October, the congress brought together international dental professionals to share and learn the latest knowledge and skills in their field. Planmeca organised two presentations at the event, with Dr. Herluf Skovsgaard and Planmeca Sales Manager Mr. Jan Moed as speakers.

Scientific evidence on the effectiveness of the Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging protocol

30 March 2015

A new scientific study on Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ by Ludlow and Koivisto establishes that the low dose imaging protocol enables CBCT imaging with a significantly lower dose than standard imaging, without a reduction in image quality.

Planmeca Romexis® 4.0 – a completely renewed all-in-one software

9 March 2015

Planmeca Romexis® is the first dental software in the world to combine 2D and 3D imaging and the complete CAD/CAM workflow, while also providing extended connectivity with Planmeca dental equipment. The new version 4 of the software introduces an improved user interface that will ease the daily workflow of dental professionals around the world. Available for Mac OS and Windows, Planmeca Romexis 4.0 allows Planmeca products at a dental clinic to work together seamlessly.

Planmeca announces advanced Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion tracking system

9 March 2015

Planmeca is expanding its extensive product range with an unmatched method for tracking jaw movement. The standard-setting Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion system offers incomparable visualisation and measurement data of mandibular 3D movements in real-time. It will be available as an option for the Planmeca ProMax® 3D Mid and Max X-ray units.

New Planmeca ProSensor® HD elevates the standard of intraoral dental imaging

9 March 2015

Planmeca further strengthens its position in the intraoral imaging market with a new addition to its product portfolio. The Planmeca ProSensor® HD intraoral sensor offers a unique combination of image quality, patient-centred design and usability. It sets a new standard for intraoral dental imaging – ensuring successful results in all treatment situations.

The Planmeca mRomexis™ multiplatform application provides unmatched freedom to go mobile

9 March 2015

Planmeca mRomexis™ is a fast, easy and light image viewing application designed for flexible multiplatform use. It enables quick access to images, allowing dental professionals to conveniently communicate with other specialists and patients wherever they are. Planmeca mRomexis is available for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems, and as a browser-based desktop application.

Planmeca Romexis® Smile Design allows dentists to create harmonious new smiles for patients

9 March 2015

Planmeca has made a strong commitment to improve the daily workflow of dentists all over the world. The newest addition to the company’s vast product portfolio is Planmeca Romexis® Smile Design – a powerful and intuitive software program developed for smile designing, visual communication and treatment planning. It revolutionises dentists’ communication with other specialists, dental labs and patients – resulting in a higher rate of case acceptance, as well as an improved realisation of created designs.

Planmeca PlanScan® is the world’s first dental unit integrated intraoral scanner

4 February 2015

Planmeca’s full range of open CAD/CAM solutions for dentists and dental technicians includes the world’s first dental unit integrated intraoral scanner – Planmeca PlanScan®. The scanner’s unique integration with Planmeca dental units guarantees a smooth workflow, as real-time scanning data is now immediately available from the chairside tablet device. Scanning can also be controlled from the dental unit’s wireless foot control for hands-free operation.

Royal Technology Mission with His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden visits Planmeca

27 November 2014

The Royal Technology Mission, with His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden as its patron, visited Finnish healthcare technology manufacturer Planmeca in Helsinki on November 27th. His Majesty, along with 30 other top representatives from Sweden’s government, private sector and academia were introduced to the healthcare technology leader’s growth story and innovations.

Planmeca Romexis® user support information now online

4 September 2014

The NEWS & VIDEOS section brings you valuable information on different Planmeca Romexis software releases and includes a collection of tutorial videos.

Planmeca and the University of Turku to found Nordic Institute of Dental Education

9 June 2014

One of the world’s leading dental technology companies Planmeca Oy and the University of Turku have founded a joint venture company, Nordic Institute of Dental Education (NIDE). The Finland-based company offers high-quality continued education courses to international dental professionals. 

Denmark’s leading dental supplier Plandent A/S acquires Fiskers Dental Service A/S

13 March 2014

Denmark’s largest dental supplier Plandent A/S has acquired Fiskers Dental Service A/S, the fourth biggest dental distributor in the Danish market.  Plandent A/S is a part of Plandent Division, which is Europe’s second largest distributor in dental supplies, technology and services. Plandent Division belongs to the Finnish Planmeca Group.

Planmeca Group awarded as financial Achiever 2013

24 January 2014

Planmeca Group has been granted an Achiever 2013 status for its financial performance by Finland’s largest financial newspaper, Kauppalehti.

Planmeca makes strategic investment in E4D Technologies

30 December 2013

Planmeca, the world’s largest privately owned dental imaging company and equipment manufacturer, announced today that it has made a non-controlling, strategic investment in E4D Technologies, LLC, developer of the E4D CAD/CAM Restorative System.

Plandent Division expands into Poland

4 October 2013

The second largest distributor of dental supplies in Europe, Plandent Division, is expanding its business into the Polish market. Plandent has acquired a stake of 51 % in the share capital of Kol-Dental, a market-leading Polish dental supply company

Plandent Division expands into Turkey

28 August 2013

The growing full-service dental supply chain opens its fourteenth market.

Finnish-made medical and dental equipment to Ice Hockey World Championship 2013 in Helsinki and in Stockholm

2 May 2013

Planmeca Group participates once again in organizing the Ice Hockey World Championships by providing a Planmed Verity® Extremity Scanner and Planmeca Compact i dental care unit for the on-site emergency rooms both at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki and Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. Both devices were already used in the Helsinki venue last year.

Finnish Plandent Division enters fast-growing dental market in Russia

9 April 2013

Northern Europe's largest distributor of dental supplies, Plandent Division, expands its business into the rapidly growing Russian market. Plandent Oy has acquired 51% of the share capital of the dental supply company Firm Medexpress Company Limited based in St. Petersburg.

Three types of 3D data with one Planmeca unit

12 March 2013

Planmeca’s 3D X-ray unit range now offers a unique combination of three different 3D data. With just one unit, the user can acquire a patient CBCT image, 3D face photo and 3D model scan, and combine these data in one software suite. A virtual patient is created for different clinical needs.

A radically new dental unit concept – Planmeca Sovereign Classic

12 March 2013

Planmeca extends its product range with a new high-tech dental care unit. The Planmeca Sovereign® Classic offers incomparable user-friendliness and flexibility for every field of dentistry. This digital unit combines intelligent infection control and usability wrapped up in beautifully slim and compact design.

Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus – a new member to the Planmeca ProMax 3D X-ray unit family

12 March 2013

Planmeca introduces a new product to the acknowledged Planmeca ProMax® 3D family. The Planmeca ProMax® 3D Plus provides a wide selection of 3D volume sizes in addition to traditional 2D panoramic, extraoral bitewing and cephalometric imaging.

New Planmeca Romexis Cloud service enables easy image transfer from professional to professional

12 March 2013

Introducing Planmeca Romexis® Cloud – an image transfer service integrated into Planmeca Romexis® software. The service allows dental professionals to share their images and expertise securely with others.

New features and improvements to Planmeca ProMax 3D X-ray units

12 March 2013

Planmeca ProMax® 3D is a family of true all-in-one X-ray units that provide digital panoramic, cephalometric and CBCT imaging, 3D face photos and 3D model scans, i.e. impression and plaster cast scans. Planmeca constantly develops its state-of-the-art imaging units and is now proud to introduce new features that further improve their image quality, patient comfort and usability.

Planmeca ProCeph is a new one-shot cephalostat

12 March 2013

Planmeca is proud to introduce a new one-shot type cephalostat that is available for the company’s Planmeca ProMax® 2D and 3D units. In addition, Planmeca offers all the necessary tools and software for orthodontic treatment planning and follow-up.

Planmeca introduces new 3D tools for orthodontists and dental labs

12 March 2013

Planmeca Romexis® is a comprehensive software suite used by dental professionals for acquiring, viewing and processing 2D and 3D images. Planmeca now introduces a new Planmeca Romexis® 3D Ortho Studio module to the software, bringing innovative 3D tools for orthodontists and dental laboratories. The new module is designed for examination and analysis of digital dental models scanned with Planmeca ProMax® 3D X-ray units and for planning orthodontic treatments in 3D.

New open CAD/CAM solutions for dentists and dental laboratories from Planmeca

12 March 2013

Planmeca now introduces a full range of open CAD/CAM solutions for dentists and dental labs to complete its offering in industry-leading dental equipment and software. The dentist or lab can choose either the entire workflow solution or only certain parts, according to their needs. This is made possible with Planmeca’s unique and open interfaces between devices and software. From high-precision desktop milling units to sophisticated CAD software, this unique solution includes all necessary tools for open CAD/CAM dentistry.

Planmeca announces co-operation with 3D Diagnostix

11 March 2013

The Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca Oy and US based 3D Diagnostix join forces to offer new valuable services to users of Planmeca ProMax® 3D imaging devices. Planmeca ProMax 3D users can now place an order for 3D Diagnostix radiology reports and computer guided surgery solutions directly from the Planmeca Romexis® software.

Significant sales growth for Finnish Planmeca

6 March 2013

One of the world’s leading dental equipment manufacturers, Planmeca Oy, has just completed a remarkably successful financial year. In 2012, the company experienced a record-breaking 30% sales growth over the previous year.

Finnish Plandent Division expands to Belgium

14 February 2013

Northern Europe's largest distributor of dental supplies Plandent Division is to expand its business into the Belgian market. The newly formed company Plandent Belgium Holding S.A., established by Plandent Oy and the Humblet and Demarbaix families, will become a new full-service dental supply company in Belgium.

Planmeca Showroom application for iPad

16 November 2012

The free new application enables users to explore Planmeca’s dental units, imaging devices, and software through their iPad. The Planmeca Showroom application provides a thorough product information package for users of Planmeca's dental and X-ray units.

Planmeca signs record-breaking contracts

17 August 2012

Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca delivers three fully digital teaching environments to King Saud University College of Dentistry and the National Guard of Saudi Arabia Health Affairs as part of an extensive local health care development and investment to education.

Planmeca introduces a new analysis tool for planning orthodontic treatments

5 June 2012

Planmeca Romexis® is a comprehensive software used by medical and dental professionals for acquiring, viewing and processing 2D and 3D images. Planmeca now introduces a new Cephalometric Analysis module to the software in order to facilitate the daily work of orthodontists around the world. The new and easy-to-use analysis tool brings valuable benefits to orthodontic planning and treatment.

Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace awarded with the red dot award product design 2012

14 March 2012

The multipurpose 3D imaging unit by Planmeca Oy convinced the 30-member international expert jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012”. Manufacturers from all over the world had submitted a total of 4,515 designs to the renowned product competition. Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace inspired the experts and received the globally sought-after red dot for its fine design language in the product category of Life Science and Medicine.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2012 in Helsinki uses advanced medical and dental equipment from Planmeca Group

12 March 2012

Planmeca Group participates in organizing the World Championships in Ice Hockey this spring by providing a Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner and Planmeca Compact i dental care unit for the on-site emergency room at Helsinki Arena.

Unique dental education concept takes over South East Asia

11 January 2012

Planmeca Oy further strengthens its position as a preferred university supplier of the dental field. The latest delivery agreement was signed with the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). In co-operation with its local distributor Amedix sdn. Bhd Planmeca equips IIUM with 173 Planmeca Compact i dental units, one Planmeca Sovereign dental unit along with three Planmeca ProMax 3D imaging equipment, and 7 digital Planmeca Intra and Planmeca ProSensor intraoral imaging systems.

New Planmeca ProX intraoral X-ray unit makes intraoral imaging easier and more precise than ever before

7 December 2011

The Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca Oy increases its comprehensive collection of imaging products with a new intraoral X-ray unit – Planmeca ProX. The advanced unit provides easy and precise positioning, a straightforward procedure and high-quality, high-resolution images.

Planmeca and Materialise Dental announce co-operation

14 October 2011

Planmeca Oy and Belgium-based Materialise Dental started a joint effort that benefits users of Planmeca ProMax 3D imaging devices. Planmeca ProMax 3D users now can directly order Materialise Dental SurgiGuide® drill guides based on the implant planning done in the Planmeca Romexis software.

Planmeca honours its 40th anniversary by enlarging its premises

12 September 2011

The Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca Oy enlarges its premises in Helsinki, Finland. After completing the new 118,000 square feet annex building, the company owns and occupies a total of 475,000 square feet of production and office space. The new facilities are located within a walking distance from the Planmeca headquarters.

Planmeca donates top-level dental devices to the dental clinic in Japan tsunami region

20 May 2011

The Finnish company Planmeca Oy, one of the world’s leading dental equipment manufacturers, announces its donation of a Planmeca Compact i dental unit along with a Planmeca ProMax 3D s imaging unit to the temporary dental clinic that is being set up by the Japanese government and Japan Dental Association in the tsunami region.

New Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace system enables safer and faster facial surgeries

21 March 2011

ProFace – a unique CBVT imaging unit with integrated 3D face scan system. This true 3D application is designed to fulfil the most diverse diagnostic needs of today’s maxillofacial and dental professionals. The Planmeca ProMax 3D ProFace unit acquires patient’s facial 3D photo in a radiation-free process giving the medical or dental professional opportunity to plan operations and document the follow-up images.

Planmeca Compact i Touch - Fully integrated touch panel for excellent usability and workflow

21 March 2011

Planmeca has launched the new generation Planmeca Compact i dental unit with an integrated 4.3 inch touch panel. The dynamic user interface adapts to the selected instrument and displays all relevant functionalities at a touch of the fingertip. The touch panel technology provides the opportunity to fully enjoy the benefits of a digital dental unit in the daily clinical work.

Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid – an optimal volume size for every 3D imaging application

21 March 2011

Planmeca introduces a new product for the acknowledged Planmeca ProMax 3D concept. The Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid provides an extended selection of 3D volume sizes combined with traditional 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging.

New Planmeca iRomexis application together with Planmeca Online service enables sharing of images to mobile devices and between clinical partners

21 March 2011

Planmeca introduces Planmeca iRomexis – an advanced mobile image viewing application for Apple iPhone and iPad devices. This comprehensively featured 2D and 3D image viewing application is designed to let users of Planmeca X-ray units utilise their investment to unprecedented extent. The Planmeca iRomexis application allows accessing images from anywhere in the world using Wi-Fi or 3G networks.

Planmeca ProMax represents Finnish technology at the EXPO 2010

7 May 2010

Planmeca is one of the official partners of the Finnish pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, China. The Planmeca ProMax is on display in the Finnish pavilion “Kirnu” throughout the exhibition and showcases pioneering Finnish technological innovation and design. The Planmeca ProMax is today’s most advanced hybrid 2D/3D unit for demanding dental and maxillofacial imaging.

Medical University of Vienna chooses Planmeca’s dental units

5 May 2010

Planmeca Oy has signed an agreement to deliver dental units and auxiliary equipment to Bernhard Gottlieb University in Vienna, Austria. Planmeca has a recognised tradition of equipping dental universities around the world, with recent installations including teaching institutions in the US, Australia, Denmark, and Ireland.