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Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Empathy, tenacity, and perseverance are keys to this clinician’s flourishing practice  What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and lived there until I was 13 years old. My family relocated...

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Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Focus on patients, family, academics, and endodontics What can you tell us about your background? I have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in business. I was accepted off of the alternate list for dental school and then attained...

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Practice Profile - Dr. Anthony Horalek

Practice Profile - Dr. Anthony Horalek

Practice Profile | Dr. Anthony Horalek: The art and science of endodontics.

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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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Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Dr. David C. Baker uses a technique that facilitates quick and predictable results Patient history The patient is a 34-year-old female who was referred by a local colleague. She had broken her lower right first molar and complained of some general...

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The Laschal FXP set incorporates transferred oscillation technology

Background There are other ultrasonic devices on the market that depend upon direct contact with a separated file to loosen and remove. However, it is absolutely impossible to restrict the contact of the tip to the file remnant itself. The vibrations...

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Practice Management

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Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

In part 1 of his series, Dr. Ace Goerig offers the first steps to becoming debt-free I was presenting at a recent AAE national meeting with over 200 endodontists in the room, and I asked the question, “How many of you are completely debt-free?” ...

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Ethics, morals, and law in the professional office

Ethics, morals, and law in the professional office

Dr. Bruce H. Seidberg discusses how ethical and moral behavior are governed by law A relationship exists between medicine, dentistry and the law1 (Figure 1). Dentistry is to medicine as medicine is to dentistry: They have a cause and effect...

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Feedback – lateral thinking

Feedback – lateral thinking

Jacqui Goss explains how to gather reliable patient feedback

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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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There remains a growing belief among clinicians that obturation is to blame for endodontic failures. This notion has more recently fallen under scrutiny as researchers have discovered that the most thorough obturation can only reflect the quality of the cleaning and shaping of the canal. In fact, a number of researchers point to the thorough use of irrigants — making sure that the debris and irrigant itself are lifted completely out of the canal, not forced out the apex — as the most important determinant in the long-term success of an endodontic procedure.

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