Digital Study Models Required by NHSBSA from January 2014

At the 2013 British Orthodontic Conference, it was announced that as of January 2014, all practitioners in England and Wales may only submit study models requested as part of the routine review process in a digital format. Follow this link to read further - NHSBSA-Digital Study Models.

Early in 2013 Precision in partnership with ESM Digital Solutions and Cathedral Orthodontics (one of the Country's top Orthodontic Practices) launched a new 3D digital service, the first private lab in Wales to do so. This service initially focussed on converting thousands of Cathedral Orthodontic's archived plaster study models to digital files in an electronic file format and we have now moved on to providing Cathedral Orthodontics with new live patient electronic study models.

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We use the market leading 3 Shape system - Scanner and OrthoAnalyser software. OrthoAnalyser is fully compatible with practice management software such as Do-It, Orthotrac and Dolphin and allows you to view 3D study models from within their environment and patient files.

As a busy clinician you will probably be all too well aware of problems with traditional plaster study models:


Digital Study models can overcome all of these issues and help you to provide an improved patient experience but we understand for some going digital may on the face of it appear to be a significant expense. However, technology and associated costs are coming down all of the time so you may be surprised and you would likely find the value and benefits outweigh the costs.

This area of our business is constantly developing and technological developments mean we are always finding new ways of improving our services to you. We can provide you with digital study models for all your ongoing live patient cases and we can also offer a range of services for scanning your archived models at highly competitive rates.

Our services can be a full 'wrap around' type where we can arrange for collection, digital scanning, provision of 3D digital files and confidential disposal of your old plaster study models. It can also be bespoke to cater for your individual needs and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss these with you.

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