7th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging: From Scan to Plan to Treat

Posted on November 21, 2013

Hatfield, PA (November 19, 2013) i-CAT and Henry Schein Dental held the fall session of the 7th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging in Boston on October 25-26, 2013. This session informed, inspired, and educated general dentists and specialists on the benefits of cone beam imaging for the modern-day dental practice. During these two information-packed days, experienced professionals delved into the many applications of 3D dentistry for implants, orthodontics, TMD and airway diagnosis, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and periodontics.

3D 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 3D planning software programs. Attendees heard from knowledgeable industry experts and colleagues who shared their perspectives on real 3D 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 3D imaging tools and options, supporting 3D products for imaging, implant, restorative systems, orthodontics, and 3D treatment-planning software.

Speaker Dr. Scott Ganz noted, “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.”

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, Florida 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. Dr. 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 3D imaging at lower radiation dose than a typical 2D panoramic X-ray.*

“When a clinician can operate more effectively and efficiently, both the dentist and the patient benefit,” states Matt Garrett, VP of Marketing for i-CAT. “Education on 3D 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 3D dentistry — from those researching the technology all the way to advanced users. The next International Congress will be held April 11-12, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, call 267-954-0330 or visit www.i-cat.com/events/congress.


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