7th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging is held in Boston

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7th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging is held in Boston

At an annual educational event sponsored by i-CAT and Henry Schein Dental, clinicians received education on cone beam 3-D imaging as a full solution for dental treatment planning. (Photo: i-CAT 3D Dental Imaging)
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Dental Tribune USA

Fri. 22 November 2013


BOSTON, Mass., USA: i-CAT and Henry Schein Dental held the fall session of the 7th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging here Oct. 25 to 26. According to organizers, this session informed, inspired and educated general dentists and specialists on the benefits of cone beam imaging for the modern-day dental practice.

Experienced professionals delved into the many applications of 3-D dentistry for implants, orthodontics, TMD and airway diagnosis, oral and maxillofacial surgery and periodontics.

3-D technology has already become a valuable tool for facilitating efficiency and accuracy of treatment planning for a more precise implementation by the doctor. This educational opportunity allowed dental practitioners to experience real-world utilization of this technology.

Lectures ranged from basic information sessions to detailed clinical use and hands-on training with 3-D planning software programs. Attendees heard from knowledgeable industry experts and colleagues who shared their perspectives on real 3-D imaging applications during main podium lectures and breakout sessions. To maximize the learning opportunities at the conference, small group sessions allowed attendees to meet, socialize, and exchange insights with the experts in cone beam 3D imaging.

Clinicians also benefited from networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world. Partners and vendors demonstrated 3-D imaging tools and options, supporting 3-D products for imaging, implant, restorative systems, orthodontics and 3-D treatment-planning software.

“It is clear that we are all very passionate about our involvement with CBCT imaging, as evidenced by the exceptional presentations representing the state-of-the-art modalities combined with the positive interactions and feedback from participants who attended the Boston 3D Congress,” said Dr. Scott Ganz, one of the speakers.

According to organizers of the event, one attendee was delighted to discover that he was the winner of the $50,000 off of an i-CAT FLX Sweepstakes. Dr. Stephen Dunn of Ocala, Fla., is a firm believer in educating his patients, allowing them to make the best treatment decisions for their oral health. His new i-CAT FLX will be instrumental in providing him with the detailed information needed for such procedures as implants and sleep dentistry, event organizers said.

Dunn noted, “My passion for dentistry has encouraged me to pursue knowledge so that I can look at each patient from many different perspectives and allow the patient many avenues of treatment in order to achieve excellent oral health and function.”

The i-CAT FLX offers the treatment tools and flexible imaging options to help him attain his goal while delivering 3-D imaging at lower radiation dose than a typical 2-D panoramic X-ray, according to organizers of the event.

“When a clinician can operate more effectively and efficiently, both the dentist and the patient benefit,” said Matt Garrett, vice president of marketing for i-CAT. “Education on 3-D technology can help to achieve this goal. To that end, we are proud that this well-respected educational event has completed its seventh year.”

The International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging can help expand the dental landscape for those at any stage in learning about 3-D dentistry — from those researching the technology all the way to advanced users, according to organizers of the event. The next International Congress will be held April 11-12, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. More information is available by calling (267) 954-0330 or by visiting www.i-cat.com/events/congress.

(Source: i-CAT 3D Dental Imaging)


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