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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 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Second Scanner in 12 years “I recently purchased a TruDef Scanner after 12 years of using a different CAD-CAM technology in my office. We did both same day restorations and sent digital impressions to the laboratory. We had wonderful success using the technology and became very proficient using the scanner. Its use was limited, however, to single tooth restorations. We purchased the 3M Scanner to improve and augment our digital workflow, but even though we’ve been using the scanner for only a month, we have seen phenomenal results. From single tooth borne crowns to implant crowns using scan bodies to full arch scans for an occlusal appliance, the results are remarkable. The marginal fit is exquisite, proximal contacts are spot-on, and the occlusion rarely needs adjustment. The learning curve has been tolerable due to my previous experience with digital impressions, but I am amazed at how well we have integrated it into our restorative workflow. I have only taken two PVS impressions since our training session, and one was for a five-unit bridge. I look forward to scanning my Invisalign cases.” KA DMD
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy scanning! I have been using the 3M True Definition for almost one year and have been extremely pleased with its ease of use, data capture and overall digital workflow. The scanning wand is extremely small and ergonomic and very easy to use. My staff are very comfortable using this scanner and patients don't find it uncomfortable at all!
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Fast ad Easy! I have really noticed a significant increase in our ability to scan faster and easier than ever before. I just scanned a 3 molar case in under 2 minutes total time. Something that I could never imagine doing with other scanners or even PVS material. Wow what a powerful tool to have at my chair!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unparalleled speed and accuracy I bought the True Def scanner feb 2014 , and the new upgrade in November 2014. We have not taken a single traditional impression since acquiring the scanner over a year ago. The crowns and bridges fit with precision and chair insert times due to this precision in as little as 4 minute appointments with no adjustments from MDM Lab in Bloomington.
Date published: 2015-03-12
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