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3M™ True Definition Scanner, 78011

Catalog Number 780113M ID 70201095349
  • Accuracy: Proven to be more accurate—and more consistently accurate—than other leading intraoral scanners*
  • Ease of Use: Innovative design for fast, easy and comfortable scanning
  • Affordability: Low cost of entry into digital impressioning

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  • Digital Intraoral Scanning

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Attribute Name
AC Power
100-120 / 200-240V ac, 50/60 Hz 8 A
No field calibration required
Equipment and Software
Digital Impressions
Impression Type
Digital Impressions
Net Weight
75 Pound
Net Weight (Metric)
34 kg
Product Type
System Dimensions
19.2 in. x 28.9 in. x 42.6 in.
  • Accuracy: Proven to be more accurate—and more consistently accurate—than other leading intraoral scanners*
  • Ease of Use: Innovative design for fast, easy and comfortable scanning
  • Affordability: Low cost of entry into digital impressioning

The 3M™ True Definition Scanner was designed to give you a true advantage through unparalleled Accuracy, Ease of Use, and Affordability. Includes: 3M True Definition Scanner cart, scanning wand, software, 1 year service and warranty, US accessory kit and consumable kit.

Suggested Applications

  • Crown and bridge
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Veneers
  • Implant workflows
  • Partials
  • Clear aligners
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Models
Customer Reviews
3M™ True Definition Scanner, 78011 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst investment of my 38 year career. Sales rep talked me into buying that it would save money. With all charges it was costing me 15$/crown more doing 30 plus crowns per month. Hated powder. Difficult software. Support no help.
Date published: 2019-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst purchase of my 37 year career!!! Without a doubt this is the worst purchase of my 37 year career. I have always been a supporter of 3M and their products. The support for this product changed my mind about this company. They should stick with adhesives (no pun intended).
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great results Most accurate scanner on the market, light powder is easy and makes it the most accurate. You need dry margins as is true with any scanner. Over half of restorations go in with no adjustments needed, the others only need light adjustments.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY 3M Trudef NOT indicated for all cases! Like the other review, subgingival/deep margins are impossible to scan. Still ended up using traditional impression materials. So with this, plus a high monthly data plan, plus the cost of the unit, we are now in the losing end! Never buy this product!
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy Worst purchase I’ve made in 35 years of practicing dentistry! From installation, training, and performance; it’s been a nightmare. 3M is not very accommodating - it’s like “tough break”. To make things worse you have data charges every month. Must pay extra to do scans for Invisalign. The powder is a pain to work with!!!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good investment I purchased this scanner in hopes of reducing cost and saving time. We followed all of the recommendations made during training and after training. We completed 85 cases. 26 of those cases had to be remade due to unacceptable fit. 12 of those cases resulted in the patient not returning. Our crown seat appointments customarily scheduled for 30 minutes required 1 hour or more. I worked with 3M extensively to achieve a better outcome. Unless you are willing to prep a supragingival crown margin across the board, this scanner will not benefit you. I am still paying for this equipment, 3M is fully aware of the problems I had, and they blamed them on software glitches and operator error. They proposed a work around to my lab of outsourcing the task of margin marking to a 3rd party instead of using 3M's software without ever disclosing this to me. We did not save money, we did not save time. The crowns we produced that could be seated were barely acceptable. We lost patients.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wait! Scanner picks up margins well but when it sends info to milling software for IOS ts 150 the margins are never as clear and you have to guess too much. Have had many different reps out to check margins and machine software and they just keep telling me they are working on it and it will get better. Have had system for 2 years and have not used it for last year.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful experience with 3M TrueDef I am not a 3M representative nor am I paid to make this review. I simply came upon this website wanting to know more about my scanner and found that I could review the scanner. Words cannot describe enough how much I love this scanner... I have been using it for around the past 3 years, in fact, I was trained in my dental school how to use the original Lava scanner. After getting into my own practice, I knew I wanted to get an intraoral scanner, but couldn't find anything that could match the accuracy and price of the 3M scanner. I scan for crowns, bridges, implants, and even my stone dental models before they go to the lab. My restorations have never fit better in my life, I know within seconds if I have captured the margin properly, and the wand is very comfortable to use. Thanks 3M for making such a great product! Mike
Date published: 2017-03-18
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