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April 11, 2023

Ever since the Virtuo Vivo released in 2019 and didn’t exactly garner a lot of positive reviews, Straumann have been on a mission to massively improve the scanner - in fact, it actually won most improved at our Intraoral Scanner Awards.

I was previously impressed with how much they improved the scanner when I tried it last year, especially given the lower price point and the inclusion of a laptop. Check the full review here.

At our recent trip to IDS, we stopped by the Straumann booth for a quick chat with Straumann’s Global Training and Education Manager Vanessa Boivin about the Virtuo Vivo.

You can watch the full video, or read the transcript below. 

What’s new with Straumann’s Virtuo Vivo?

We’ve released a brand new UI/UX, which looks amazing.

It's softer, it's cleaner, it has a medical look. We’ve also introduce the ability to back up all your cases on the cloud on Straumann AXS, which is another one of our new tools.

We also introduced what we call the Fast Scan. We went from doing a lower scan in mouth in about approximately 48 seconds, and now it only takes around 20 seconds. So it's much faster than the previous version!

Those are really big improvements. So you've got a full cloud service now connected with the Virtuo Vivo software.

Exactly. A fully cloud service, everything is for free, there is no click fee. There is nothing.

What's the storage limit? How does that work?

There isn't one.

Currently no storage limit. Upload everything you can think of and, that's always a benefit for users to know that their data is safe and secure. 

On the Fast Scan, is there any change in accuracy on the models? Is it only suitable for certain indications or can you use it for everything?

Right now the Fast Scan can only be used for Clear Correct cases. However, this year we will release Fast Scan for every workflow available within Virtual Vivo. It'll be very handy and helpful for all customers.

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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