Live Dental Events Help Grow 3D Education

The 3D Imaging Institute and Henry Schein Dental collaborate to bring live 3-dimensional education to dentists

Hatfield, Penn, June 2, 2011 — The 3D Imaging Institute, sponsored by Imaging Sciences International, announces the latest addition to its curriculum of 3D dentistry events: the Live 3D Dentistry Forum. This highly engaging clinical event combines lectures, live scans, real-time surgical and treatment planning procedures.

The first Live 3D Dentistry Forum, co-sponsored by Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental division of Henry Schein, Inc., will be held in Anaheim, Calif. at the Sybron Learning Center on July 29-30. Each day will present an individual program that provides eight Continuing Education credits per day. Day one is specifically geared toward Orthodontists with four highly experienced speakers covering topics such as integration of 3D Cone Beam in the orthodontic practice; imaging and dose control; diagnosis and treatment planning in 3D; and comparison of 2D and 3D radiography using case examples. The program culminates with a live i-CAT scan and 3D orthodontic treatment planning session by a California board-certified orthodontist.

Day two's courses focus on implants. The program covers such topics as the precision of CBCT for implants; 3D technology integration of CBCT and CAD/CAM; responsible imaging; and a live, single-placement implant procedure. Beginning with the initial examination and discussion of the 3D scan, a California board-certified dentist will go over diagnostic findings, fully demonstrate the planning phase using 3D imaging software, and then perform the placement of the implant.

To gain the most benefits from these offerings, the attendees will be able to interact with the clinicians performing any of the live procedures. "The Institute believes that this interaction will allow doctors to achieve a true picture of how 3D technology can enhance the procedures they perform each day," states Nicole Serago, Coordinator of the Institute's Live Dentistry events.

Adding to the Institute's schedule of live events, this year's 5th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging will be held in Dallas, Texas on November 4-5. The Congress has become the industry standard on 3D education and this year is no exception. Along with courses spanning a wide variety of topics suitable for all specialties, the Institute will offer live scans and real-time planning.

For a full agenda, including speakers and topics and to learn more about all of the live events offered by the 3D Imaging Institute visit www.i-CAT3D.com.

About Imaging Sciences
Serving the dental industry since 1992, Imaging Sciences has a solid reputation within the dental community for the manufacture of quality radiographic equipment. Members of the company's design and development team have substantial expertise in dental imaging, and they actively collaborate with clinical professionals to further expand their knowledge of the science of radiology. The company's marquee product, the i-CAT®, a leader in Cone Beam 3D dental imaging, creates anatomically accurate three-dimensional images for the effective planning and treatment predictability for all dental specialties. As manifested in its dedication to education, the manufacturer is committed to supporting programs that meet the needs of practicing clinicians and those dedicated to life-long learning.

About Henry Schein Dental
Henry Schein Dental, based in West Allis, Wisconsin, is the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners. Through its team of Sales Consultants, Specialists and Technicians, Henry Schein Dental serves its customers by providing integrated, innovative solutions that enable the best quality patient care and enhance practice management efficiency and profitability. The Company offers approximately 51,000 different products in stock and many more as special-order items. This offering includes exclusive, innovative technology solutions, such as value-added practice management software, as well as Henry Schein private-brand products. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Dental Web site at http://www.henryscheindental.com.