J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2015 Sep;31(3):221-231. 10.14368/jdras.2015.31.3.221.

The user-friendly, ergonomic design aspect of recent intraoral scanners: a literature review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral Anatomy, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. orana9@snu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • 3Department of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Recently, traditional impression has been rapidly replaced by digital impression using intraoral scanning. There are more than 7 types of intraoral scanners available in the dental market. It is difficult to make effective strategic choices due to a lack of standards and guidelines for optimal intraoral scanning devices. So far, little has been reported about evaluating the ergonomic aspect of these scanners. This literature review compares current intraoral scanning systems based on different types of handles and suggests the most comfortable, user-friendly intraoral scanners from an ergonomic standpoint.

Keyword

intraoral scanner; ergonomics; handle; user-friendly design

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Human Engineering
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