July 19, 2016
by Jason Logan, Dentsply Sirona
New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, is proud to announce a new, fully equipped endodontic clinical suite that will employ the most advanced educational and patient care technologies available. Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry, announced this collaboration on June 15, at a gala in Manhattan celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, the oldest department of endodontics in the nation. In recognition of this partnership, the new clinical suite will be named the Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Clinical Suite.
Dean Bertolami said, “NYU College of Dentistry is grateful to Dentsply Sirona for its commitment to advancing excellence in endodontic education, research, and patient care. With our new state-of-the-art facility, NYU will have one of the most sophisticated endodontic clinical suites in the nation, thus ensuring our ability to provide the finest endodontic education and to help alleviate patients’ suffering in a manner that reflects truly patient-centered care.”
The clinical suite will feature a fully-integrated computer network with best-practice case management software, along with a fully equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suite; fully equipped restorative and endodontic treatment centers; intraoral digital X-ray stations; state-of-the-art endodontic motors; ultrasonic units; intraoral sensors; and a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner, utilizing state-of-the-art scanning technology to produce 3-D images of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.
Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO of Dentsply Sirona, said, “Dentsply Sirona believes that our next generation of endodontists and general practitioners should have the opportunity to learn in the most innovative training facilities with the latest technology available. We couldn’t be more excited to enter into this collaboration with the NYU College of Dentistry, one of the most advanced dental schools in the world, and thereby continue to support the profession through research and education.”
Dean Bertolami added, “It is altogether fitting that we announce this collaboration at the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the department of endodontics at NYU, as it ensures that the department will continue to play a leadership role in endodontic specialty training in the future as it has in the past.”
The suite will also house two full-time continuing education programs, the Advanced Programs for International Dentists in comprehensive care and in esthetics. Construction on the suite has begun, and NYU Dentistry plans to open the Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Clinical Suite in early September 2016.