Live dental events help grow 3-D education

From Dental IQ – June 3, 2011

HATFIELD, Pennsylvania–The 3D Imaging Institute, sponsored by Imaging Sciences International, has announced the latest addition to its curriculum of 3-D dentistry events: the Live 3D Dentistry Forum.

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The clinical event combines lectures, live scans, real-time surgical,and treatment-planning procedures.

The first Live 3D Dentistry Forum,co-sponsored by Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental division of Henry Schein, will be held July 29-30, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif., at the Sybron Learning Center. Each day will present an individual program that provides eight continuing education credits per day.

Day one is specifically geared toward orthodontists with four highly experienced speakers covering topics such as integration of 3-D Cone Beam in the orthodontic practice, imaging and dose control, diagnosis and treatment planning in 3-D, and comparison of 2-D and 3-D radiography using case examples. The program culminates with a live i-CAT scan and 3-D orthodontic treatment-planning session by a California board-certified orthodontist.

Day two’s courses focus on implants. The program covers such topics as the precision of CBCT for implants, 3-D technology integration of CBCT and CAD/CAM; responsible imaging, and a live, single-placement implant procedure. Beginning with the initial examination and discussion of the 3-D scan, a California board-certified dentist will discuss diagnostic findings, demonstrate the planning phase using 3-D imaging software, and then perform the placement of the implant.

To gain the most benefits from these offerings, the attendees will be able to interact with the clinicians performing any of the live procedures.

“The Institute believes that this interaction will allow doctors to achieve a true picture of how 3-D technology can enhance the procedures they perform each day,” stated Nicole Serago, coordinator of the Institute’s Live Dentistry events.

Adding to the Institute’s schedule of live events, this year’s Fifth International Congress on 3-D Dental Imaging will be held Nov. 4-5, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. Along with courses spanning a variety of topics suitable for specialties, the Institute will offer live scans and real-time planning.

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