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February 10, 2023

Last month 3Shape announced it has acquired lab management software provider LabStar.

For those dentists who may be wondering what LabStar is, it is basically like your practice management software but for dental labs.

It is essentially an online software platform to run your lab. It provides a solution for simple, cloud-based management. Everything from case entry to invoicing, with powerful features to manage clients, sales, logistics, digital files, reporting, and billing. 

Today, close to 600 dental labs around the world use LabStar.

How do we personally know about LabStar? We run an in-house lab that services all our personal clinics in Wellington, NZ.

When we were searching for a lab software we actually chose LabStar and continue to use it. It is a great software.

3Shape Senior Vice President Product Strategy Rune Fisker, says, “We are very excited to bring LabStar into the 3Shape family. We believe that LabStar is the very best LMS on the market - and so do the dental technicians we work with. Whether you are a dental lab using 3Shape, LabStar, or both, having LabStar onboard will enable your lab to do so much more.”

Staff from the LabStar team will integrate into the 3Shape organization as of today. Pricing for the LabStar LMS customers remains unchanged.

What can this mean for the future of LabStar? I wouldn't be surprised to see integration with the 3Shape portfolio very soon. Time will tell.

About the author 

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Dr Ahmad is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who owns and has tested all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in his clinic. Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a full-time private dentist in New Zealand and the Director of The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), a world-leading digital dentistry education provider. iDD offers live courses, masterclasses, and an online training platform, with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

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