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Table 1 Features of the IOSs investigated in this study

From: Trueness of 12 intraoral scanners in the full-arch implant impression: a comparative in vitro study

Name Manufacturer Acquisition technology Output files
ITERO ELEMENTS 5D® Align Technologies, San Josè, CA, USA Parallel Confocal Microscopy 3ds (proprietary format); ply and stl
(open formats)
PRIMESCAN® Dentsply Sirona, York, PN, USA High-resolution Sensors and Shortwave Light with Optical High Frequency Contrast Analysis for Dynamic Deep Scan (20 mm) dxd (proprietary format) with possibility to export .stl files (open
format) with Cerec Connect®
OMNICAM® Optical Triangulation and Confocal Microscopy cs3, sdt, cdt, idt (proprietary format) with possibility to export .stl files (open format) with Cerec Connect®
CS 3700® Carestream Dental, Atlanta, GA, USA Active Triangulation with Smart-shade Matching via Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function dcm (proprietary format); ply and stl
(open formats)
CS 3600® LED light scanner -Active Speed 3D Video csz (proprietary format), ply and stl (open formats)
TRIOS3® 3-Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark Confocal Microscopy and Ultrafast Optical Scanning dcm (proprietary format), with possibility to export stl files (open formats) with Trios on Dental Desktop®
i-500® Medit, Seoul, South Korea 3D in Motion Video Technology obj, ply and stl (open formats)
EMERALD S® Planmeca, Helsinki, Finland Red, green and blue lasers- Projected Pattern Triangulation 3oxz (proprietary format), ply and stl (open formats)
EMERALD® Red, green and blue lasers- Projected Pattern Triangulation 3oxz (proprietary format), ply and stl (open formats)
VIRTUOVIVO® Dentalwings, Montreal, Canada Blue laser-Multiscan Imaging Technology xorder (proprietary format); ply, stl (open format)
DWIO® Blue laser-Multiscan Imaging Technology xorder (proprietary format); ply, stl (open format)
RUNEYES® Runeyes MI, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China Synchronous 3D Video Quick Technology obj, ply and stl (open formats)