Planmeca USA, Inc.

Address:   100 N. Gary Ave. Suite A
Roselle, IL 60172
Main Phone:   630-529-2300
Main Fax:   630-529-1929
Overview:   Planmeca®: Innovative, Upgradeable Imaging Technology Company History Planmeca is the world’s largest privately held dental imaging company and one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of panoramic and cephalometric X-rays. Over the past four decades, it has expanded its sales network in more than 100 countries worldwide. Planmeca’s imaging units offer superior image quality, reduced radiation during routine procedures, easy upgradeabililty, and advanced, user-friendly imaging software. Planmeca has been a leader in digital imaging and advanced computer-integrated dental care concepts for years, and remains in the forefront of technology. Since the company’s establishment, Planmeca’s developers have worked closely with dentists and leading universities to anticipate future trends, using this data to design an advanced line of high-tech products. From the introduction of the first microprocessor-controlled chair, to the development of the ProMax™ line of imaging units with SCARA (Selectively Compliant Articulated Robotic Arm) technology, Planmeca has always led the way with new technology. The company’s goal is to supply dental professionals with the highest quality dental equipment that is uniquely designed for today's modern, technologically advanced practice. Patented SCARA Technology What truly sets Planmeca apart from the competition is the company’s patented, exclusive SCARA technology. This robotic arm, which comes standard on all ProMax units, enables free geometry based on image formation and can produce any movement pattern required. The precise, free-flowing arm movements allow for a wide variety of imaging programs not possible with any other X-ray unit on the market; this allows the dental professional to take images based on diagnostic needs, not machine limitations. True Extraoral Bitewing Program Planmeca’s ProMax imaging units offer an exclusive extraoral bitewing program, possible only with SCARA technology. This innovative program consistently opens interproximal contacts, eliminates patient positioning errors, and is more diagnostic than other intraoral modalities. ProMax extraoral bitewings are ideal for a number of patients, from the elderly and those requiring periodontal work to those with claustrophobia, sensitive gag reflexes, or those in pain. All of this comes in a true bitewing program that enhances clinical efficiency and takes less time and effort than a conventional intraoral bitewing. Upgradeable Innovation One of Planmeca’s greatest contributions to dental imaging is its innovative, upgradeable product platform —all based on exclusive, patented SCARA technology. This robotic arm enables limitless possibilities to upgrade existing equipment, allowing the new dentist on a smaller budget to grow while making only appropriate and necessary equipment investments. For example, Planmeca products can be upgraded from a 2D panoramic X-ray to a combination of pan/ceph capabilities, which can be further upgraded to accommodate 3D imaging needs. Whether it is the transformation of a film to a 3D unit, or the addition of a cephalometric arm, Planmeca offers solutions for every upgrade need. This single piece of technology makes the ProMax the most versatile all-in-one X-ray unit available on the market. Reduced Radiation for Safer Procedures All Planmeca products are designed around the ALARA radiation principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Through specially designed programs, such as horizontal and vertical segmenting, autofocus, and pediatric pans, dental professionals are able to provide their patients with excellent care without compromising their safety. Horizontal and vertical segmenting options limit the exposure to diagnostic areas of interest. By selecting these options, patient dosage can be reduced by up to 93%, which is highly advantageous when follow-up images are needed. Autofocus automatically positions the focal layer using a low-dose scout image of the patient’s central incisors, and uses landmarks within the patient’s anatomy to calculate placement. The result is a fast, diagnostic pan every time, which drastically reduces retakes caused by false positioning. Pediatric programs automatically select the narrow focal layer of young patients, adjust the collimator, and reduce the area of exposure from the top and the sides. This reduces the dosage area, while providing full diagnostic information. Exclusive Dealer Network In order to meet the growing demand for high-quality dental imaging units in the United States, Planmeca has partnered with an exclusive network of dealers to create a unique sales and distribution system for all Planmeca products. The company has chosen a very selective distribution network, which consists of Henry Schein Dental, Patterson Dental, six ADC members, and two independents. Through this network, Planmeca is able to accommodate its growing customer base with a support team of professionals throughou