PLANMECA IDS Cologne 2017

Interview: “Our new products are game-changing”


Tuomas Lokki, Senior Vice President of the Planmeca Group, presenting the Planmeca Emerald intra-oral scanner, one of

several new devices the company has developed to enhance the clinician’s workflow. Planmeca is a family-run business

based in Helsinki in Finland and has exhibited at more than 20 editions of IDS. (Photograph: Julia Maciejek, DTI)


On Monday night, global leader in dental manufacturing Planmeca welcomed around 700 international distributors to its Dealer Event at the Musical Dome in Cologne in Germany. In a groundbreaking and visually impressive show, participants were introduced to the company’s latest inventions, including a new CBCT unit, a lightweight oral scanner, a milling unit, state-of-the art software and an operating light. At the event, Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak to Planmeca Group Senior Vice President Tuomas Lokki about the game-changing products and the Dream Clinic Show, which the company is presenting at its booth during the International Dental Show (IDS) this week.

Dental Tribune Online: Mr Lokki, Planmeca has developed a large number of new products that are all being launched during IDS. Which of them are especially noteworthy?
Tuomas Lokki: That is difficult, but if I had to pick three, it would be Planmeca Viso, the next-generation CBCT unit, which is capable of capturing outstanding images at a low radiation dose even during longer working days and introduces a renewed imaging workflow; Planmeca Emerald,