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The California Implant Institute offers a range of implant courses

  • 4-Day Live Patient Surgical Course (Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico): March 18-21, 2015 and June 24-27, 2015
  • 1-Year Fellowship Program (San Diego, California) starting April 15, 2015
  • Advanced Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting with Cadaver Program (Honolulu, Hawaii): April 24-26, 2015
  • 14-Day Continuous Fellowship Program (San Diego, California): August 3-16, 2015
    For more information, visit

Independent study recognizes extreme low dose capabilities of Carestream Dental’s CS 9300 Low Dose Mode

Recent studies have confirmed that the CS 9300 family of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems can provide 3D exams at up to 85% lower dose than traditional 2D panoramic imaging. The research, conducted by John Ludlow, DDS, of the University of North Carolina’s School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, found that 3D images captured using the Low Dose Mode for a 5×5 cm adult exam provides an effective dose of just 3 microsieverts (µSv).1
Dose-saving algorithms and noise reduction processing enables the new Low Dose Mode to drastically reduce the dose and scanning time of the CS 9300 — between 73% and 95% as compared to standard acquisition mode2 — while maintaining diagnostic image quality. Low Dose Mode is available for 17×11 cm down to 5×5 cm scans and covers multiple applications such as implant planning; follow-up exams for orthognathic, maxillofacial surgery, or implant; analyzing skeletal symmetry; assessing airways; evaluating impacted teeth and supernumeraries; and pediatric examinations. An additional benefit of the new Low Dose Mode is that existing units in the CS 9300 family can easily be retrofitted with the module, so that doctors can ensure they’re treating their patients with the lowest dosage possible. For more information, call 1-800-944-6365, or visit

Implant Practice-021. Based on studies conducted by John B. Ludlow, University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry: Dosimetry of CS 8100 CBCT Unit and CS 9300 Low-Dose Protocol, August 2014; Dosimetry of the Carestream CS 9300 CBCT unit, June 2011. 85% reduction (3µSv) found in 5×5 cm adult exams; exact dose reduction varies based on field of view and ranges from 0% to 85%.
2. Based on study conducted by John Ludlow, University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, Dosimetry of CS 8100 CBCT Unit and CS 9300 Low-Dose Protocol, September 2014.

Implant Practice-01OCO Biomedical presents “Exploring the Implant Treatment Modality”: The Next Generation of Dental Implant Training

OCO Biomedical, Inc., will present power-packed, 2-day, AGD-Pace Accredited Courses called “Exploring the Implant Modality” on February 20-21, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and on February 27-28, 2015, in Irving, Texas. These value-priced, in-depth, 2-day implant dentistry introductory courses form the core of OCO’s nationwide launch of OCO 2015: The Next Generation of Dental Implant Training. These 16 CE unit AGD-Pace accredited courses are designed for either experienced implantologists or for dentists looking to expand their practice by implementing implant treatment modalities. Attendees will become familiar with the implant surgical kit and the necessary prosthetic components for start-up. The basics of bone regeneration and grafting, an integral part of endosseous implants, will be taught. The company’s seminar-style training focuses on The OCO Advantage: A Complete Dental Implant Solutions Approach, a successful, clinically proven methodology created and developed by OCO Founder and President, Dr. David Dalise, and OCO Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, Dr. Charles Schlesinger. Additional 2015 training also offered by OCO Biomedical in numerous locations nationwide include Exploring the Implant Treatment Modality with Cadavers (16 CE units) and Advanced Cadaver Grafting and Implantology Training (16 CE units). For more information, call OCO Biomedical at 1-800-228-0477, or visit

Global Dental Science partners with Good Fit Technologies

Global Dental Science (GDS), creators of AvaDent® Digital Dentures, has partnered with Good Fit Technologies to be the exclusive distributor of Good Fit™ Denture Tray products in North America and Europe.
Good Fit Technologies manufactures a variety of moldable denture trays that simplify and shorten the denture fabrication process, including the “All-in-One Denture Tray,” the “All-in-One Implant Tray,” and the “Immediate Denture Tray.” These trays can be adapted and fitted in minutes to create custom impression trays, bite blocks, and stents right in the dental clinic. They allow for fast, accurate impressions and measurements, enabling dentists to get all the information required for complete denture fabrication in a single clinical visit. AvaDent Digital Dentures’ revolutionary technology brings the precision, speed, and profitability of digital process automation to removable dentistry using Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). AvaDent makes it possible for providers to offer a precise fitting denture with superior bio-hygienics and esthetics and, for the first time ever, create a treatment plan for full mouth rehabilitation all within a digital environment.
For more information, call 855-AVADENT (282-3368), or go to For information about Good Fit™ denture products, call 617-973-5136, or visit

Gendex announces new website launch

Gendex, a leader in dental imaging, stands by its promise to be Always by Your Side with its newly designed website, The new website allows you to simplify your imaging search on any device whether on a phone, tablet, or laptop. The brand new Gendex website connects you to the entire product family with ease. Explore digital intraoral sensors, panoramic X-ray, Cone Beam 3D, PSP, imaging software and more. Take a 360 degree product tour, or check out the enhanced support section — all at your fingertips, faster, and easier. Gendex is dedicated to improving your practice and advancing patient care through comprehensive solutions and exceptional support. The new is a testament to the firm’s commitment.

LED Medical Diagnostics officially opens new Atlanta training facility and support center

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. officially announced the opening of its new training and support facility in Atlanta, Georgia, which has been in use since October 15, 2014. LED Dental Inc., a wholly owned Canadian operating subsidiary of LED Medical, has completed a 20-person training room, which is equipped with Wi-Fi and wireless high-resolution displays for customers, installers, and employees. The training facility includes a lead-lined laboratory for X-ray emission from intraoral and extraoral units and a fully functional RAYSCAN Alpha – Expert dental imaging system, with 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) as well as panoramic and cephalometric capabilities. A dedicated LAN for testing within various types of dental clinic networks, including commonly used operating systems and practice management software, is also available. On-site technical support staff members manage a 12-hour, 5-day-a-week call center. In addition, the training facility includes conference and board rooms for meetings with current and potential customers.
For more information, visit

DEXIS™ and TeamSmile® demonstrate teamwork in bringing dental care to underserved children

TeamSmile®, a unique national dental outreach program, gains continued support from DEXIS™, a brand of the Kavo Kerr Group, for the 7th consecutive year. Since the inception of the TeamSmile program in 2007, DEXIS has been a proud supporter through its donation and maintenance of its digital imaging systems, DEXIS™ Platinum sensors, CariVu™ caries detection, and DEXcam™ intraoral cameras, as well as financial contributions. TeamSmile partners with dental professionals and athletic organizations to bring together athletic role models and underserved children in communities across the country at events held throughout the year. These events allow the children to obtain free screening and treatment and also learn about the importance of their overall health. DEXIS has rededicated efforts to assist TeamSmile with company volunteers, on-site systems, and funding.
For more information about DEXIS, visit

J. Morita USA introduces AdvErL Evo

J. Morita USA has introduced AdvErL Evo, an Er:YAG laser effective for a wide variety of applications on both hard and soft tissue and clinically ideal for periodontal treatment. AdvErL Evo eliminates the vibration of a high-speed handpiece, providing a comfortable laser treatment option. Its wavelength is readily absorbed by water and efficiently vaporizes soft tissue. This unit offers a wide variety of tip options, adding to its versatility, with an extensive selection for periodontic procedures. Applications include removal of subgingival calculus, diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket, subgingival calculus, and granulation tissue from bony defects. It may also be applied for soft tissue curettage, sulcular debridement, and osseous crown lengthening. Most notably, AdvErL Evo has been studied and recognized clinically in the effective treatment of peri-implantitis, a challenging disease leading to bone loss around an implant. With use of AdvErL Evo, a method has been found to regenerate tissue and permanently remove bacteria with a low-heat treatment process. Information about this study, and other peer-reviewed clinical articles, can be found at In terms of patient benefits, AdvErL Evo is virtually painless. There is far less trauma compared to other laser types, as vaporization is concentrated at the surface of the tissue. The energy does not penetrate and damage deep layers of tissue, nor does it disperse widely to the adjacent area around the irradiation target.
For more information, call 877-JMORITA (566-7482), or visit

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