Dentists working in the Kodak-sponsored Olympic Polyclinic in Athens this summer assisted 950 athletes, performing everything from prosthetic repair to endodontic procedures.
The dental facility in the Polyclinic operated from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. throughout the duration of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. It was staffed by 14 dentists from the Athens area, including Dr. Georgios Vougiouklakis, dean and director of the operative dentistry department, Athens University Dental School and Dr. Konstantinos Tsiklakis, head professor, oral diagnosis and radiology, Athens University Dental School.
The most common complaint that brought athletes to the dental facility was pain. Diagnosis was achieved using digital and film imaging technology provided by Kodak, a Worldwide Sponsor of the Olympic Games. A total of 203 intraoral and 189 extraoral imaging exams were performed. The most common treatments were endodontic procedures, third molar extractions, treatment for trauma and repairing or replacing broken prosthetics.
Kodak also provided medical imaging equipment to assist in the examination of non-oral injuries or illness.
Kodak's dental technology used in the Polyclinic included:
** Three TROPHY RVGui Sensors for immediate, high-quality viewing and diagnosis of intraoral radiography examinations. The RVGui Sensors are used chairside in conjunction with three KODAK 2000 Intraoral X-Ray Systems (formerly TROPHY ELITYS Intraoral X-ray System);
** KODAK INSIGHT Dental Film, Kodak's high-quality, fast-speed radiographic film, which is processed using KODAK READYMATIC Dental Chemicals;
** A KODAK 8000 Digital Panoramic System (formerly TROPHYPAN Digital Panoramic System) for high-quality diagnosis of overall dental structures of patients;
** Three KODAK 1000 Intraoral Video Cameras (formerly TROPHY STV PRO2 Intraoral Video Camera) for real-time color intraoral examination and patient review;
** One KODAK DX6490 Dental Digital Camera System for capturing photographic images of oral injuries or pathology.
Inkjet prints of dental radiographs and photographs were produced using KODAK Dental and Medical Imaging Inkjet Paper. In addition, the KODAK 8000 System was linked to a KODAK DRYVIEW 8300 Laser Imaging System