The Newest Version of 3Shape Dental System™ Has Arrived

Posted on March 9, 2015

Copenhagen, February 26, 2015 - 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and dental CAD/CAM software solutions, has released Dental System™ 2015 – the newest version of its industry leading CAD software for dental professionals.

3Shape Dental System™ 2015 introduces several new dental sculpting tools including full digital workflows for creating dentures, a simplified order form, boosted scanning speeds, and more restorative component libraries and compatibility integrations with third party dental product-makers.

“Dental System™ 2015 demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative digital solutions for dental labs that significantly increase productivity and the range of services they can offer,” says Flemming Thorup, president & CEO at 3Shape. “The 2015 release delivers more opportunities for labs to grow their product portfolios and serve more customers.”

3Shape Dental System™ 2015 Highlights:

Upgraded scanners and two new models – D2000 – D1000 

3Shape has given its D-series of dental lab desktop scanners a major upgrade in addition to launching two new models, the D2000 and D1000. The upgraded D-series scanners and the two new models all feature increased accuracy and faster scanning speeds by upwards of 30%. The D2000’s larger interior has room for two models and can scan upper and lower models, bite and dies in one scan.* 

Smile Composer™ 2.0 now integrated with Sculpt Toolkit

Dental System™ 2015enables technicians to combine two steps in one. Choose from the full range of tools that were previously split between Smile Composer™ and the Sculpt Toolkit – and use them in any order. Smile Composer™ gives technicians the option to add/remove material and to automatically connect crowns to the margin line. A new smile library selector makes it easy to choose the best smile library for the clinical situation.

Design positioning guides for placing abutments

Create custom-designed positioning guides that can be milled and printed. Position guides are used to ensure accurate positioning during prosthetic placement.

Digital dentures

Denture Design™ is available as an add-on to Dental System™ 2015 and stand-alone module enables labs to create dentures digitally in fast and accurate workflows. Denture Design™ includes unique tools to improve den ture occlusion and function. Initial clinical tests have confirmed the improved clinical performance and the possibility of reducing both chair time and the number of visits required for denture patients.


- Scanning optimized for dentures - Scan gypsum models (upper, lower, wax-rim) or impressions (centric, single trays).

- Model analysis for easy denture planning – Simply analyze the model ensuring optimal tooth selection and place ment.

- Fast and easy placement with Smile Composer™ - Effortlessly set all teeth, adjust upper, lower, and selected blocks while preserving occlusion.

- Better dentures with new model analysis tools - Click on specific anatomical points directly on the 3D model and au tomatically get suggestions for optimal teeth libraries and placement.

- Flexible manufacturing methods - Extended support for a wide range of manufacturing methods including mono blocks for moulding. Create the gingiva base matched to the denture teeth and ready for 3D printing or milling including basal reduction.


Customized impression trays

Create customized impression trays using CAD/CAM that are shaped and matched to the clinical situation. The impression trays can be printed out on a wide range of 3D printers and materials.

Improved order form workflow - Change a case in the order form

Technicians can now change material and indications during designing without losing any case information. The upgraded Order Manager includes a simplified interface and combines all digital patient case information and ef ficiently organizes all lab orders for guided workflows and easy management.  

Upgrading to Dental System™ 2015 is a part of 3Shape LABcare™

3Shape includes LABcare™ with all Dental System™ subscriptions. LABcare™ is 3Shape’s ensures users continuously receive the latest technologies through annual software releases such as Dental System™ 2015. In addition to upgrades, LABCare™ gives subscribers access to 3Shape’s support network, as well as to training channels such as webinars, videos, etc.

Dental System™ 2015 is available through 3Shape resellers. Availability to end-users is dependent on the specific system configuration. Please contact your local 3Shape supplier, or visit regarding reseller information.

*An additional die scan may be required for cases with limited interproximal space between dies and neighboring teeth. All dies must be trimmed and sectioned.

About 3Shape

3Shape is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions. 3Shape envisions the age of “full digital dentistry,” and its 500 plus employees, including more than 200 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s solutions are applied in thousands of labs in more than 100 countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dental technicians. With TRIOS®, 3Shape brings its vast expertise and innovation power directly to dentists. 3Shape boosts its first-line distributor support network with a training and support force of over 60 in-house experts placed in 5 support and service centers strategically located around the globe. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market’s largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development & Support Offices at several locations in Europe, in North America, Latin America and in Asia. 

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