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Bellus3D Introduces Visual Smile Aligner™ in Dental Pro App

New patent-pending tool simplifies alignment of intraoral dental scans with 3D face scans.

Campbell, CA, July 15, 2019: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley computer vision company announced today the introduction of a dental industry breakthrough technology for easily and accurately aligning 3D intraoral scans with 3D face scans. The new patent-pending Visual Smile Aligner™ tool is now shipping as part of the company’s recently introduced Dental Pro software applications used in orthodontics, implantology, maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic dentistry and digital smile design practices.

The dental industry is adopting new 3D digital tools for the diagnosis, planning, and delivery of treatments. Combing a 3D scan of a patient’s face with an embedded and correctly aligned intraoral scan of their teeth is becoming a preferred method for before and after visualization of dental treatment planning. Aligning these two 3D scans is time consuming, difficult, and error prone since the face scan and dental scans are captured separately using different hardware and software. Current facial scanning and alignment systems can require an extra scan of the patient’s face with external markers so that the multiple scans can be aligned with common marker locations, which then need to be digitally removed for final visualization.

Bellus3D Visual Smile Aligner™ is a breakthrough in simplicity and accuracy for the alignment of these two 3D scans without requiring any external marker aids. The Dental Pro face scanning app automatically captures a high-resolution 2D photo of the patient’s teeth during a 3D face scan, whose precise alignment with the 2D photo is known. The Visual Smile Aligner™ tool shows a visual overlay of the 3D dental scan, which has been automatically pre-aligned and superimposed over the 2D photo of the teeth. Simple on-screen controls are used to visually fine tune the alignment positioning and angular increments. By precisely matching the projected image of the 3D dental scan with the teeth image in the high-resolution 2D photo, a very accurate alignment between the 3D face and the dental scans can be accomplished in a few minutes. The process is simple and intuitive to operate resulting in improved workflow efficiency and alignment accuracy.

The Visual Smile Aligner™ is available in the Bellus3D Dental Pro application for compatible devices on Apple iOS and Windows. See https://www.bellus3d.com/dental for more information.

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D (https://www.bellus3d.com) is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning designed for mobile platforms.

More information about Bellus3D dental products: https://www.bellus3d.com/dental

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, EZarakov(at)Bellus3D.com, Phone: (408) 389-8737
Bellus3D Reseller Contact: Eric Zarakov, EZarakov(at)Bellus3D.com, Phone: (408) 389-8737

Bellus3D, the Bellus3D logo, and Visual Smile Aligner are trademarks of Bellus3D, Inc.




Bellus3D Announces Dental Pro 3D Face Scanning App

Bellus3D Dental Pro is a new 3D face scanning dental app for iPad Pro and iPhone X that automatically aligns the 3D face with Dental and CBCT scans.

Campbell, CA, May 3, 2019: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley computer vision company announced today that it is introducing new 3D face scanning applications for the dental market. The new software will be shown at the 2019 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Los Angeles, California, May 4-7, 2019.

Three-dimensional face scanning has become a highly desirable visualization tool to aid dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists, labs and oral surgeons for case planning and presentation. When a 3D face scan is matched to intraoral or Cone Beam (CBCT) scans, dental professionals can visually present before/after simulations to patients for improved acceptance of proposed treatments. This integration also improves collaboration and information exchange between patients, practitioners and dental labs.

While highly desirable, 3D face scanning in dentistry has not been widely adopted due to the need for specialized face scanning equipment, high capital investment, and complex integration challenges. Bellus3D’s newest dental solutions bring a breakthrough in affordability and ease-of-use to the dental ecosystem while improving dental work flows. The new Bellus3D applications incorporate the company’s patented computer vision technology and only require the user to turn their head from side-to-side in a guided sequence during the scanning process. Proprietary advanced image processing is then used to reconstruct the user’s lifelike face in 3D.

Bellus3D is announcing two products at the 2019 AAO Conference

Bellus3D Dental Pro is a 3D face scanning dental app that scans and reproduces a user’s 3D face in under 15 seconds on an Apple iPad Pro or iPhone X. Once the scan is complete, a one-click alignment function performs automatic lip-line cutout of the teeth and registers the 3D face scan to align with dental intraoral or CBCT scans for immediate use in dental design software. The app requires the use of an Apple iPhone or iPad Pro that include the built-in FaceID/TrueDepth Camera.

The new Bellus3D Face Camera App 2.0 for Windows has functionality similar to Bellus3D Dental Pro, however it is implemented for the Windows platform. Key capabilities of the new software include fast highfidelity 3D face scanning and one-click functions to align 3D face scans with dental and CBCT scans. The Windows Face Camera 2.0 application can be operated as a standalone application or be optionally configured as an exocad ChairsideCAD or exocad DentalCAD Windows software plug-in. Through the exocad integration, the Bellus3D 3D face scan can be stored and aligned with the intraoral files located in the exocad patient folder. A Bellus3D Face Camera Pro is required for 3D face scanning on a Windows PC with the Face Camera App 2.0.

The new Bellus3D dental software products and Bellus3D Face Camera Pro will be sold exclusively through dental industry resellers. Bellus3D is actively looking for qualified resellers to expand distribution.

Live demonstrations of both products will be shown at 2019 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Los Angeles, California, May 4-7, 2019, Booth 3134. Dental Pro and the new Windows Face Camera App 2.0 will be available in Q2 2019.

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D (https://www.Bellus3D.com) is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning designed for mobile platforms. More information about Bellus3D dental products: https://www.Bellus3D.com/dental

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, Phone: (408) 389-8737
Bellus3D Reseller Contact: Eric Zarakov, Phone: (408) 389-8737




Bellus3D Announces 3D Face Scanning for Dental Market

New iOS app brings affordable integration of 3D Face Scans into Dental Software.

Campbell, CA, March 9, 2019: Bellus3D, Inc. a Silicon Valley computer vision company announced today that it is introducing new 3D face scanning applications and add-on software modules for the dental market. The new software will be demonstrated at the 2019 International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, March 12-16, 2019.

Three-dimensional Face scanning has become a highly desirable visualization tool to aid dentists, orthodontists, laboratories and oral surgeons in case planning and presentation to patients. When a 3D face scan is matched to intraoral and 3D Cone Beam (CBCT) scans, dental professionals can visually present before/after simulations to their patients for improved acceptance of proposed treatments. This integration improves collaboration and information exchange between patients, practitioners and dental labs. While highly desirable, 3D face scanning has not been widely adopted into dental practices due to cost and complex integration challenges.

Previously, obtaining a 3D face scan has required very expensive, specialized, and cumbersome equipment to move a 3D scanner around the subject to capture them from different directions and can take several minutes. The technology developed and now patented by Bellus3D only requires the user to turn their head in a guided sequence using commonly available 3D-enabled mobile phones or devices connected to the Bellus3D Face Camera Pro USB Camera Accessory.

The introduction of Bellus3D’s newest dental solutions brings a breakthrough in affordability and ease-of-use to the dental ecosystem and improves common dental work flows. At the 2019 IDS tradeshow, Bellus3D is announcing two products.

Bellus3D Face App Pro is a new dental app for Apple iPad Pro and iPhone X. The new app uses the built-in TrueDepth Camera of these devices to scan and reproduce a user’s 3D face in under 15 seconds. Once the scan is complete, the newly integrated Bellus3D dental function automatically performs lip-line cutting and registers the 3D face scan with either dental STL arch files or a CBCT scan. By mapping the 3D face scan to these targets, the time consuming and error prone process of manual alignment and lip line cutting between 3D face scans and dental scans is greatly reduced or eliminated. The auto-registration process allows the 3D face scans to be imported into dental design software for immediate use.

The second product being presented is the Bellus3D Add-on Module for exocad. The new add-on allows direct launching of the Bellus3D Face Camera Pro USB camera accessory from a PC running exocad ChairsideCAD or DentalCAD software. Through the exocad integration, operators initiate a 3D face scan of their patient with normal and exaggerated smiles. The import process will automatically perform lip-line cutting while orienting and aligning the 3D face scan with the intraoral scan.

Live demonstrations of both products are being shown at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, March 12-16, 2019, USA Pavilion, Hall 5.2, Booth E-099.

About Bellus3D, Inc.
Bellus3D (www.bellus3d.com) is the innovative leader in high-resolution 3D face scanning and face ID technology designed for mobile platforms.

Bellus3D Press Contact: Eric Zarakov, Phone: (408) 389-8737



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