- New features:
- Visual levels of Connectivity
- Post-scan progress indicator
- Case Sharing
- Percentage of processing
- The latency time when navigating Medit Link
- Deeper Colors
- “Scan box” to “Case Box”
- Left sidebar collapse
- New features:
- The option for a pre-op scan
- High Resolution
- toggle for partials
- Filtering levels
- Scan Replay
- Option to have a fixed point of view when scanning
- Impression scan mode
- Improved scanning algorithm
- Improved processing times
- Improved Optimization process times in between arches
- Improved rendering
Hello! My name is Luke and I am the clinical tech specialist at Dentcore. I wanted to share my experiences testing the new beta version to shed light on what might come in the near future. Medit has always been very good at talking to the masses about what is wanted and what can be improved by directly asking them in the forums and online communities. We got a chance to sit down for a couple weeks and really go in depth with this beta version of Medit Link 2.0 and came back with a couple of thoughts.
Initial Thoughts: I’ve greatly appreciated the efforts to improve the aesthetics of the UI. The dark colors seem darker and the blues appear deeper. One huge thing that was noticeable right away was the lack of latency when navigating the left tabs. Simply put, no more delay after every button on the homepage. Last update, the issue surrounding the orders with poor connectivity was address directly. For the beta, they included a indicator of whether you are within safe connectivity to be able to order!
Scanning: Right before going into the iScan window, they included the option to include a pre-op scan of the area that is going to be prepped to keep the natural shape as an option. Once we move into the iScan window there are noticeable changes made in the interface. The first thing that caught my eye were the levels of filtering I can choose from. The filtering settings are going to let the user customize a bit more for each patient. When going through the prepped tooth, the user has the option to toggle on the HD Scanning mode. On v1.2.2 and before, that feature was buried within the settings making it hard to locate and use effectively. The fixed point of view for during the scan came in handier than I initially thought. There have been so many cases where I was trying to get the distal and mesial sides of the adjacent teeth to the prepped area and I would never know if I had patched up all the holes until after I end the scan and manually turn the 3D file over.
After Scanning: After the iScan, I was met with another pleasant surprise, a loading bar for the processing stage! That was one of the best features on this beta in my opinion as every user had to wait an unknown amount of time before they can order the scanned case. One it was processed, the beta included something we were all asking for: Bite STL scan files. Included were pre-op STL’s if needed, and a clever little new feature, a shareable link. The post processed case presented a little link, that will expire after a certain amount of time, that opens up within a internet browser to view the case that was just created! Patient consultation and file sharing became so much more dynamic with this little link.
Final Thoughts: Great beta experience. The biggest thing initially was the absence of lag after every input. You can navigate through the main window without any latency and that’s really how it should have been. The extra features within the Medit Link and iScan gave me a very positive impression of going in the right direction of what the consumers wanted in their product. I personally have great hope after testing out the beta, that the software will eventually catch up to the quality of the hardware as there are active improvements almost on a monthly basis.