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CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty

CHICAGOThe CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.
This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal for examining the maxillofacial region, TMJ and the sinus, lets doctors see the whole picture, from a single tooth to the tip of the nose. Three different editions of the CS 9600—up to 12 cm by 10 cm FOV, up to 16 cm x 10 cm and up to 16 cm x 17 cm—ensure that the system covers all of an oral surgeons’ imaging needs, from the routine, such as implant planning and third molar extraction, to advanced, including trauma or orthognathic surgery.
The key to the CS 9600’s exceptional image quality are smart features that aid with patient positioning, which contribute to repeatability and lead “first-time-right” results. The SmartPad, an integrated touchscreen, walks users through the positioning process, provides pre-set programs to minimize the risk for errors and lets the operator check the images immediately after the scan using quality control tools. The CS 9600 is also the first unit that records the parameters for each patient examination, so the system can be primed and ready for each individual patient before they even enter the room for a follow-up exam.
“The way to capture high-quality images is to capture them correctly the first time, no matter who’s operating the system” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “The CS 9600’s smart technology does this is by using cameras instead of laser beams to guide patient positioning and give the operator live feedback. For example, during a 3D exam a FOV target is superimposed on the patient’s face—which is displayed on the SmartPad—so users can visualize and adjust the position.”
SmartAuto technology aids positioning even further: SmartAuto Pan3 automatically calculates the correct exposure settings based on the patient’s jaw shape and size and SmartAuto 3D3 lets users precisely define the field of view position on a low dose scout view. The system is so intuitive, it can even detect when the wrong accessory is inserted and recommends the appropriate one based on the procedure.
"My staff have to do fewer retakes with the CS 9600,” Matthew Nichols, D.D.S., Matthew Nichols, D.D.S., Oral and Facial Surgery, said. “The cameras give them a picture of exactly the area they’re about to scan. If they’re still not sure they can take a scout image to know exactly what they’re getting. It also aids with patient alignment.”
Once the image is captured, exclusive algorithms enhance the doctor’s diagnosis. CS MAR3 technology reduces the scatter caused by metal artifacts which can cause misinterpretation and gives doctors more confidence by being able to dynamically compare images with or without the filter applied.
Of course, the CS 9600 also addresses patient safety concerns and strictly adheres to the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle. It’s able to do so thanks to a 120 kV high power generator that allows clinicians to acquire images at lower dose to the patient as compared to standard 90 kV acquisition while also enhancing image quality. In addition to patient safety, the CS 9600 has patient comfort covered, too: An integrated retractable seat3 allows patients to sit for added stability. The seat can also be rotated out of the way when not in use or to accommodate patients in wheelchairs.
It’s true that any system is only as useful as the software that powers it, and the CS 9600 is no exception. For added confidence when planning and placing implants, the CS 9600 is compatible with the Prosthetic-Driven Implant Planning module, and the CS Airway module, CS Model software and CS Model+ software can also be integrated with the system to take diagnoses and treatment planning capabilities even further. The CS 9600 is also fully integrated with Carestream Dental’s CS WinOMS practice management software.
To protect doctors’ investment, Carestream Dental’s CS Advantage comprehensive service offering is available for the CS 9600. A new option currently exclusive to the CS 9600, CS UpStream, continuously screens the system, monitoring its historical behavior to prevent downtime and maximize system availability. CS Advantage members also get extended warranty coverage, software updates, training and support to ensure the best ownership experience.
To get even more up close and personal with the CS 9600, Carestream Dental invites doctors to take a closer look at a reception at the Chicago Sports Museum, Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register to attend at carestreamdental.com/9600launch. Of course, AAOMS attendees are also welcome to visit Carestream Dental in booth #1211.
To learn more about any of Carestream Dental’s innovative technology, call 800.944.6365 or visit carestreamdental.com.
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About Carestream Dental

Carestream Dental provides industry-leading dental digital product lines and services, including imaging equipment, CAD/CAM systems, software and practice management solutions, for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental technology captures two billion images annually and aids in more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, please call 800.944.6365 or visit carestreamdental.com.

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Nano composite inventor enters the Inventors Hall of Fame

2 0 1 8 N AT I O N A L I N V E N T O R S HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Sumita Mitra BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1949 Sumita Mitra’s dental innovations capture the importance of strength and the elegance of beauty, allowing her to solve ongoing issues plaguing both dental patients and professionals. By revolutionizing the field of dentistry with her invention of the first nanocomposite dental materials, she made the development and commercialization of many dental products possible. Mitra’s invention of Filtek™ Supreme Universal Restorative improved upon previous dental composites by providing superior optical properties both initially and long-term, while exhibiting excellent mechanical strength and wear resistance. The Filtek™ Supreme product line has been used in more than 600 million dental restorations worldwide since the product launched in 2002. Mitra’s innovation will be celebrated this May as she is Inducted into the 2018 Class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame

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NuSmile Summit Set for February 15-16, 2019


Unprecedented CE event targets pediatric dentists, general dentists and their teams
HOUSTON, TEXAS, October 4, 2018—NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the second annual NuSmile Summit will be held February 15-16, 2019 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows doctors and their team members to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses that best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from a combination of hands-on and lecture courses taught by several of the world’s most respected pediatric dentistry experts.
“When we conceived the NuSmile Summit over two years ago, our vision was a simple one: to create the premier continuing education event in pediatric dentistry,” said Diane Johnson Krueger, NuSmile founder and CEO. “The response we got from attendees of last year’s inaugural event told us we were on the right track, leading us to add a whole new Dental Team Member Curriculum. We’re convinced that this year’s Summit will be the finest event of its kind ever held.”
“We’re very excited to invite dental team members to attend our Summit courses and learn from the distinguished experts we’ve been able to assemble to lead them,” said Mike Loessberg, NuSmile Director of Sales, U.S. and Canada. “We’re especially proud our ‘Progressive Esthetics’ hands-on workshop, which provides everything doctors and their teams need to know about pediatric esthetic crown treatment.” According to Mr. Loessberg, workshop topics include treatment planning and the Express Prep technique, as well as high-yield, detail- oriented tips and tricks around proper cementation of pediatric zirconia and pre-veneered crowns.
Throughout the course of the Summit, doctors and their staffs will be able to choose from an unmatched array of course options:
Doctor curriculum (up to 16 CE credits)

  • “Esthetic Primary Crowns and Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF): A Perfect Match” (LaRee Johnson,
    DDS, MS)
  • “Radiographic Findings in Pediatric Diseases” (Shailesh Kottal, DDS)
  • “Managing Those Hair Pulling Out, Drive You to Drink, Make You Want to Scream Situations in
    Pediatric Dentistry (Bill Waggoner, DDS, MS)
  • “New Approaches to Pediatric Pulp Therapy” (Jessica Lee, DDS, MPH, PhD)
  • “Pedonomics and Pedometrics” (Roger G. Sanger, DDS, MSD)
  • “Managed Care Insurance and Pediatric Dentistry – Opportunities or Problems?” (Dr. Sanger)
  • “Advanced Zirconia Treatment Cases” (David Evans, DMD / David Salar, DMD / Eric Ellis, DMD)
Dental team curriculum (up to 14 CE credits)
“Infection Control – Do You Know the Nitty Gritty?” (Rhea Haugseth, DMD)
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  • “Parents – Are Yours Backseat Drivers?” (Dr. Haugseth)
  • “Know it, Show it and Sell it – Getting Parents to Say Yes” (Dr. Haugseth)
  • “Telling your Story on Facebook and Instagram” (Scott Childress)
  • “Big Bad Fluoride – Why the Controversy?” (Stacey Zaikoski, DDS)
  • “Behavior Guidance for the Pediatric Dental Team” (Dr. Zaikoski)
    Hands-on workshop (full day)

“Progressive Esthetics” (David Salar, DMD; David Evans, DMD; Eric Ellis, DMD)
The event’s keynote speaker will again be Gary Zelesky, who will speak on the theme, “Developing Passionate Leadership, Leading Passionate Lives.” Mr. Zelesky’s presentation at last year’s NuSmile Summit helped convince Twana Duncan, DDS of Antlers, OK to bring her 14-person staff to the 2019 Summit. “I found his speech to be so inspirational that I immediately thought, if my team could hear this, we would definitely be having a lot more positivity in our morning planning meetings,” said Dr. Duncan. “Also, we have a lot of new staff members, and they need to be able to talk knowledgeably to our parents and explain things like why we’re recommending a zirconia crown even though it might not be covered by the patient’s insurance. I also knew that my staff would feel comfortable asking questions in the Summit environment.”
The 2019 NuSmile Summit will again take place at the luxurious Grand Wyndham Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida, named the “#1 Beach in the U.S.” by Trip Advisor. To take full advantage of this beautiful location, Summit attendees will have the option of participating in several fun activities, including Friday morning yoga on the beach, a Friday afternoon beach party, a Friday sunset reception at the pool, a Saturday morning 3K run, and a Saturday afternoon beach/pool party.
NuSmile will be awarding three residents scholarships to attend the 2019 NuSmile Summit. The scholarship includes registration, Thursday & Friday night hotel accommodations, breakfast & lunch for Friday and Saturday, as well as all of the extra curricular events scheduled for the weekend.
Doctors and their teams may pre-register for the event by calling 800-346-5133 or visiting nusmile.com.
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About NuSmile
Founded in 1991 in Houston, Texas by Diane Johnson Krueger, NuSmile is the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry. Shortly after its founding, the company invented its first esthetic pediatric crown; more than 4 million have been used in restorations in the 25 years since. The company’s current offerings include the NuSmile ZR Zirconia crown system, featuring Try-In crowns to prevent saliva/blood contamination and NuSmile BioCem® BioActive Cement for exceptional bond strength and handling; NuSmile Signature Pre- veneered crowns; NuSmile SSC Pre-contoured crowns; and NuSmile NeoMTA® pulp therapy medicament. NuSmile prides itself on its passion for customer care, its unwavering commitment to research, and its unmatched support for American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD), the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry/Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique (CAPD/ACPD), the Institute for Pediatric Dentistry (IPD) and several other organizations dedicated to the dental care of children and the dentists who serve them.

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Convergent Dental Announces The Next Generation of Solea®


New, Smaller Solea Cuts Faster, Smoother and 99.2% Anesthesia-Free
Needham, MA (October 1, 2018) – Convergent Dental Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2all-tissue dental laser, is pleased to announce The Next Generation of Solea. The latest advancements provide unprecedented performance, significant software upgrades, improved ergonomics, increased accessibility and a smaller footprint.
“This new generation of Solea provides a quantum leap in performance at every level. Most importantly it enables dentists to do virtually 100% of cavity preps anesthesia-free,” remarked Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo.  “In addition, Solea now cuts faster and smoother so dentists get more done in less time with an even better patient experience.” 
Solea earned its reputation for enabling dramatic practice growth and reduced stress for dentists and patients by taking anesthesia, bleeding, sutures, and discomfort out of the dental experience.  Before the launch of this new platform, Solea dentists reported doing 4 – 6 more procedures per day while feeling like they were doing less work.  With this new generation, Solea dentists will benefit from even more growth while enjoying an even more relaxing work day.  Better still, it all comes in a smaller package that is even easier to use.  
Unprecedented Clinical Performance – Statistics collected from over 1,000 procedures in early use of the new Solea platform include:
·       Improved anesthesia-free performance – nearly 100% of cavity preps were completed without anesthesia and without discomfort.
·       Faster hard tissue cutting by 31% compared to the previous platform.
·       10% smoother surface finishes providing better margins and reduced prep time.
·       Faster soft tissue cutting with minimal to no bleeding.   
Smaller Footprint – Solea is 15% slimmer, making it easier to move around the office and operatory.
Enhanced Software – User-customizable options, user-specific profiles and faster start-up.
Enhanced Ergonomics – A lighter, more maneuverable handpiece with improved rotation and a wider range of motion.
Improved Remote Access – A 4G LTE mobile data connection has been added along with the existing Wi-Fi capability, improving Solea’s accessibility for software updates and remote service and support.   
Actual results: 99.2% of 833 cavities and 132 soft tissue procedures treated successfully without local anesthesia in early use.
For further information about Solea, please visit www.convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.
About Convergent Dental, Inc.
Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. The Company’s flagship product, Solea®, is the only CO2 laser to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications and delivers an anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free experience that you can count on. Solea is a true breakthrough in dental laser technology that delivers a completely different experience for both dentists and patients versus traditional instruments or any laser before. Solea enables better clinical outcomes, dramatic practice growth, and a superior patient experience.
For more information, please visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.
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