In March 2013, Carestream Dental donated a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging unit to the University of Florida College of Dentistry in an effort to help further the college’s mission to develop outstanding clinical, research and teaching professionals committed to lifelong learning.
“Partnering with dental schools across North America is rewarding for Carestream Dental because we believe that training with the latest technology is essential to the next generation of dental practitioners,” said Marc Gordon, Carestream Dental’s general manager of U.S. equipment and software. “Through our donation of the CS 9300 to the University of Florida, we’re proud to support the future of dentistry.”
The new equipment, a CS 9300, brings the latest in dental X-ray technology to future dental professionals studying at the college in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. This donation also benefits the uninsured and under-insured patients who receive care at the college’s dental centers and through the college’s community outreach programs.
“This will be the third CT scanner installed in the college and it couldn’t come at a better time because we are starting a residency program in oral and maxillofacial radiology,” said Madhu Nair, D.M.D., Ph.D., chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences. “The scanner can detect bony and dental disease in the head and neck region in a matter of seconds, with scan times as short as 10 seconds. It can reconstruct images in 3D in almost real-time. The unit will benefit patients from many services and programs within the college including head and neck cancer patients who undergo radiation and chemotherapy, and are seen in the college’s oral oncology clinic.”
The CBCT unit delivers rapid imaging of paranasal sinuses, implant sites, trauma, cysts and tumors, developmental anomalies, orthodontic cases, surgical cases etc. using variable fields of view, at relatively high resolution of up to 90 microns at a fraction of radiation dose used by medical grade CT scanners. Clinicians can also receive digital panoramic and cephalometric images from the scan, and issues created by patient movement during the scan are minimized.
“This unit will enhance patient care, facilitate more research projects, and provide educational experience to dental students, residents, faculty and attendees of continuing education courses at the college,” Nair said.
About Carestream Dental LLC
Since 2007, Carestream Dental has been a growing standalone company with strong earnings and a healthy cash flow. Providing industry-leading dental equipment such as imaging systems and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals across the globe, Carestream Dental’s products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners to deliver exceptional patient care. For more information on dental equipment, or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, visit us online at www.carestreamdental.com.