New level of 3-D imaging education available for dental professionals

Oct. 27, 2008
The i-CAT Imaging Institute expands its 3-D imaging educational curriculum.

HATFIELD, Pennsylvania--Imaging Sciences International, a leader in Cone Beam 3-D dental imaging, offers education on this technology with the aim of raising the level of patient care.

ISI has developed the i-CAT Imaging Institute in Raleigh, N.C., a learning center to meet the demand for knowledge in the rapidly growing area of 3-D imaging.

Since its opening in February 2008, the institute's focus has been education of ISI i-CAT and Gendex GXCB-500 owners. This center has expanded its program to offer continuing education courses for dentists interested in the technology, as well as those who have invested in it.

The institute's educators include W. Bruce Howerton Jr., DDS, MS, board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist; Maria Mora, DDS, MS, board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist; and Laura Jansen Howerton, RDH, MS, director of the institute, as well as guest lecturers in the dental and medical fields.

Their goal is to provide attendees with information on the benefits and applications of 3-D imaging.

"With any new technology, the right training makes all the difference in the effective and efficient delivery of quality patient care," said Dr. Howerton. "Here at the institute, we strive to give dental professionals the tools to help grow their 3-D aspirations into practicing reality. We urge dentists who are interested in, or using 3-D, to visit us to increase their knowledge and gain the most from this powerful tool."

Seminar subjects range from fundamental information designed to aid dentists in the decision to move forward with 3-D imaging to more advanced courses that include radiation biology and physics, oral and maxillofacial anatomy and pathology, treatment planning, developing relationships between dental and medical professionals, and an introduction into 3-D imaging software programs.

"Since we lead the industry in dental Cone Beam 3-D technology, as represented in our i-CAT and GXCB-500 systems, we are proud to also take the lead in 3-D education," said Chuck Ravetto, vice president of global marketing for Danaher's imaging companies. "As the need for this type of training increases and evolves, we are poised to further expand our programs at the i-CAT Imaging Institute."

Dental professionals are welcome to visit i-CAT Imaging Institute or contact Laura Howerton at (919) 571-1404 or Laura Howerton to gain more information about courses offered at the i-CAT Imaging Institute.

This includes the last two remaining comprehensive courses for 2008, "Successful Implementation and Utilization of Cone Beam 3-D Imaging in Your Practice," to be held Nov. 13-14 and Dec. 11-12 (space is limited).

Learn more about Imaging Sciences' cutting-edge technologies at Imaging Sciences International.

Learn more about the GXCB-500 and other Gendex imaging products at Gendex Dental Systems.

To read more about 3-D imaging, go to 3-D imaging.

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