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Brett E. Gilbert, DDS

Brett E. Gilbert, DDS

Combining clinical excellence and compassion What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I attended college, dental school, and my postgraduate endodontic residency at the University...

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Randy Garland, DDS

Randy Garland, DDS

Exceeding expectations What can you tell us about your background?
I grew up in southern Orange County and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at San Diego State University in 1983. There I met my future wife, Kim, at the...

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Scott A. Norton, DMD, MSD

Scott A. Norton, DMD, MSD

Focus on family, patients, friends, growth, and community What can you tell us about your background? For as long as I can remember, I wanted to make people smile. I always loved getting the class laughing in grade school. Looking back, I am sure...

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Management of a tooth with a large internal resorption defect

Management of a tooth with a large internal resorption defect

Dr. Robert Slosberg facilitates accurate mapping and obturation of the resportive defect with CBCT imaging Abstract
A patient presented with advanced internal root resorption of tooth No. 9. The prominent location of this tooth...

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Pulpal diagnosis of teeth presenting with condensing osteitis prior to endodontic treatment — a retrospective study

Pulpal diagnosis of teeth presenting with condensing osteitis prior to endodontic treatment — a retrospective study

Drs. Brian Shaughnessy, Margaret Jones, Ricardo Caicedo, Joseph Morelli, Stephen Clark, and Ms. Jennifer Osborne review the occurrence of teeth presenting with condensing osteitis and their associated pulpal diagnosis over a 2-year period. Introduction Read More...

GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

Dr. Andrei Zoryan dispels some of the common myths surrounding carrier-based obturation Carrier-based gutta percha Carrier-based obturation (such as Thermafil®, GT® obturator, ProTaper® obturator [Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties]) is one...

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Effortless, fun, and profitable endodontics

Effortless, fun, and profitable endodontics

In part 2 of his series, Dr. Ace Goerig suggests ways to reduce stress in the practice Almost all endodontists could be completely out of debt and on the way to financial freedom within 5 to 7 years if they only knew the secret. But the secret is...

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Life after root canal — it’s not just about having enough money

Life after root canal — it’s not just about having enough money

Dr. Robert Fleisher ruminates on how to prepare for retirement There are so many articles about everything that you become pretty much overwhelmed and can never expect to read them all. So you pick and choose. You like to learn about the latest and...

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Superior customer service

Superior customer service

Dr. Roger Levin presents the 10 top ways to help create a perfect dental team With the changes brought on by the economy, top companies are bringing in the best resources they can find to evaluate where their organizations stand. They want to know...

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PreXion_Scanner_Hi_Res_30_JULY_2010The leader in high quality 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging systems for dentistry, today announced that it has launched and started shipping a new 3D cone beam imaging product, the PreXion3D Elite with CLEARimageTM Scanning Technology.  The new system incorporates PreXion’s proprietary CLEARimageTM technology that produces industry leading high quality, high definition images while reducing radiation exposure by up to 53% in a fast 8.6 second scan.   The Elite will be showcased at the upcoming Chicago Dental Society’s 146th Midwinter Dental meeting in booth number 804 from 24-26 February, 2011.

The Prexion3D Elite is the result of years of research and development focused on providing the dental community with the highest quality and most diagnostic images possible.  In addition to significant reductions in radiation exposure and faster scanning times, this new system offers a wide range of innovations:

1. Up to a 53% reduction in radiation exposure;

2. Up to a 50% reduction in scanning time;

3. Four new scanning modes, all faster and with reduced radiation:

a. RAPID – 8.6 second full mandible & maxilla scan for use in most clinical situations;

b. HIGH DEF – 16.8 second full mandible & maxilla scan providing higher resolution and detail for difficult clinical cases;

c. HIGH RES – 16.8 second limited area scan providing higher resolution and detail for targeted quadrant diagnosis

d. ULTRA HIGH DEF – 33.5 second full mandible & maxilla scan providing the highest level of resolution and detail for maximum clarity and anatomical detail.

4. GREEN environmental Computer Server reducing energy consumption by more than 50%;

5. Advanced Software Features- PreXion3D Viewer:

a. Fusion/Stitching Mode;

b. New Endodontic Tracing Tool that allows for identifying root structures with a 0.2MM marker;

c. New Panoramic support in the PrexViewer DVD creator;

d. Enhanced diagnostic capability with more detailed slice thickness of 0.1 or 0.15mm for 2D protocol output;

e. Enhanced Raysum mode with new 32x & 64x modes;

f. Automatic Database Backup System for added information security.

PreXion’s Director of Marketing, Keith Bateman, noted, “Prexion has long been known as the industry leader in producing very high quality images that provide clinicians with the most diagnostic images in dentistry.  With the launch of the new PreXion3D Elite Cone Beam Imaging System with CLEARimageTM Scanning Technology, PreXion has distanced itself from competitors with faster, lower radiation scanning while maintaining image quality and diagnostic capability.”

“This updated volumetric imaging software further enhances the power and flexibility of our industry leading software and high quality 3D CBCT images.  It also demonstrates our commitment to listen to our customers, focus our R&D on their needs and maximize their investments in CBCT technology.  PreXion is committed to continuing to lead in imaging technology R&D and is focused on providing our customers with excellent support.  High quality 3D images enhance diagnostics and treatment planning for a wide range of procedures including dental implants, surgical procedures, endodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry and even general dentistry.  3D CBCT imaging is becoming standard of care in many instances.”

The enhanced PreXion3D software incorporates, and is totally integrated with, implant planning tools that allow clinicians to quickly and easily locate and mark the mandibular canal, nerves and place virtual implants.  These markings and implants are immediately visible in the 3D, axial, coronal and sagittal views, visualizing patient’s anatomy with accuracy and precision.  This is done chair-side with the patient moments after completing the scan and enhances patient consultations and treatment acceptance.

About PreXion, Inc.

PreXion, Inc. (www.prexion.com ), the leader in high quality 3D Cone Beam Imaging systems for dentistry, was established to focus on the development, distribution and service of high quality dental and industrial CBCT scanners and imaging software.  The PreXion3D Cone Beam CT scanner is unrivaled in delivering the highest quality images with the fastest processing times and providing the dental community with powerful user-friendly 3D tools.  PreXion 3D CBCT systems provide the dental community with tools for faster, more complete and more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.  PreXion is a spin-off company of TeraRecon, Inc.( www.terarecon.com ), a technology solutions provider of advanced 3D imaging systems for medical and industrial applications since 1997.

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