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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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Dual-Modality Extraoral System Offers Exceptional 3D Imaging, Flexibility with Up to Seven Selectable Fields of View

Carestream Dental, the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, today introduced the dual-modality CS 9300-1 at the California Dental Association – South meeting, being held through Saturday, May 14, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The all-in-one CS 9300-1, the first system launched from Carestream Dental’s new extraoral imaging family, provides clinicians with exceptional image quality and ultimate practice flexibility, covering a wide scope of clinical needs. It features up to seven selectable fields of view for 3D images, ranging from 5 cm x 5 cm to 17 cm x 13.5 cm. Additionally, the CS 9300-1 offers clinicians 2D digital panoramic imaging with variable focal trough technology.

“For practitioners who have been waiting to integrate cone beam computed tomography into their practice, the CS 9300-1 offers everything they need in one, space-saving system with exceptional image quality,” said Jeffrey H. Brooks, D.M.D., Clinical Director of 3D Imaging, Carestream Dental LLC. “Frankly, images from the CS 9300-1 show patients the precise nature of their case to a degree that only the third dimension can provide,” Brooks said. “With the ability to see such significant details with this level of clarity — up to 90μm — clinicians can be more confident in their treatment plans and give a significant boost in diagnostic confidence to their patients, too.”

The new CS 9300-1 features multiple fields of view for 3D images that enable practitioners to focus on a specific region of interest by collimating the field of view, giving clinicians the ability to limit radiation exposure to patients. Also, because of the system’s fast scan times (as low as 12 seconds), clinicians capture optimal images with a lower risk of retakes needed due to patient movement.

“The wide range of selectable fields of view available with the CS 9300-1 supports practitioners adhering to the ALARA Principle, or ‘As Low as Reasonably Achievable,’ which advises that every precaution should be taken to minimize radiation exposure for patients when obtaining the necessary diagnostic images needed for treatment planning,” Brooks said. “What’s more, the CS 9300-1 comes pre-installed with Carestream Dental’s CS 3D imaging software,” Brooks said. “This is our industry-leading imaging software that has been designed by clinicians, for clinicians. It’s so easy to use, it helps clinicians dramatically enhance treatment planning while also delivering fast, accurate results for enhanced patient communication.”

In addition to the product’s multiple imaging options, the CS 9300-1 provides a streamlined user interface and computer control system that makes exams quick and simple. Users also maximize their time spent capturing images, as the system automatically positions to the region of interest depending on the program selected; laser beams and motorized movement provide precise alignment; and preview image “scout” technology lets you evaluate patient positioning before 3D acquisition. The system’s open design makes exams comfortable for patients, and with both standing and seated options available, it accommodates patients of all sizes.

Carestream Dental invites all CDA – South attendees to visit booth #502 to get a hands-on demonstration of the CS 9300-1 during the show.

For more information on the CS 9300-1 or to request a product demonstration, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com/9300.

About Carestream Dental

On Sept. 1, 2010, Carestream Health’s dental systems group, the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, announced the harmonization of its worldwide dental divisions under the Carestream Dental name. Carestream Dental offers imaging and practice management systems that enable dental and oral health professionals to easily capture and share images, streamline their workflow and enhance patient care.

For more information, or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health, Inc.

Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions as well as molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments, and X-ray film and digital X-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact a Carestream Health representative at (888) 777-2072 or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.

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