New Toronto Implant Institute Teaching Centre Helps Dentists Develop Surgical and Technological Skills

TORONTO – The Toronto Implant Institute today announced the grand opening of its teaching centre, which will offer practitioners further education on dental implants and improve their surgical techniques. Leading the charge in opening the new teaching centre is Natalie Wong, D.D.S., a prominent prosthodontist based in Ontario. The facility also doubles as an imaging centre, using Carestream Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital intraoral sensors.

The centre now offers hands-on surgery classes led by Dr. Wong, with cases provided by the doctors participating in the program. Classes are limited to four people per session, and each session spans six to nine months with one meeting per month. The class size is limited by design, in order to focus the learning and tailor it to each doctor’s needs. The participating doctors will bring their own patient cases with them to the first class, and surgeries will be scheduled for the remaining sessions. In addition to hands-on surgery training, Dr. Wong will lecture during the classes and host guest speakers.

"I’m very excited by the growth of the Toronto Implant Institute and look forward to teaching many practitioners at this incredible facility,” said Dr. Wong. "My goal is to provide a high-level training facility, with individualized learning experiences, enabling these clinicians to improve the quality of dental health in their communities.”

“We’re proud that Dr. Wong has chosen to equip her new teaching centre with Carestream Dental technology,” said Matt Whiting, Carestream Dental Canada national sales manager. “We’re excited to partner with the Toronto Implant Institute and look forward to working with other organizations and oral health professionals in Canada.”

The new teaching and imaging centre is powered by Carestream Dental’s CS 9300C Select and two RVG 6100 sensors. “When I decided to open the Toronto Implant Institute Teaching Centre to promote higher learning, I also wanted to introduce doctors to new technology – Carestream Dental’s equipment was the best option for this purpose because of the superior image quality, ease of use and collaboration capabilities,” said Dr. Wong. “I want this centre to be a place for practitioners to receive top-notch, comprehensive training with industry-leading equipment.”

The CS 9300C Select is a multi-purpose extraoral imaging system that offers 3D CBCT imaging, 2D digital panoramic imaging and a cephalometric modality. With four selectable fields of view ranging from 5 cm x 5 cm to 10 cm x 10 cm,* the CS 9300C Select gives practitioners the ability to limit radiation exposure by collimating the field of view to a precise region of interest. The RVG 6100 digital intraoral sensor has exceptional image resolution (>20 lp/mm) and delivers images in seconds. This system is designed to streamline workflow with easy image capture and analysis.

For more information about the Toronto Implant Institute, please call 1.416.566.9855 or visit www.torontoimplantinstitute.com. For more information on Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions or to request a product demonstration, call 1.800.933.8031 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

*Dr. Wong only uses fields of view ranging from 5 cm x 5 cm to 8 cm x 8 cm to abide by Ontario regulations.

About Toronto Implant Institute
Founded in 2005, the Toronto Implant Institute aims to improve the quality of dental health within each member's community by raising the level of awareness and skill of oral health professionals through clinically applicable lectures, hands-on laboratories and interactive group treatment planning sessions. For more information, call 1.416.566.9855 or visit www.torontoimplantinstitute.com.

About Dr. Natalie Wong
Dr. Natalie Wong graduated from the University of Toronto with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 and received her Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2007. She is a Diplomate of many prominent dental organizations including the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the American Board of Prosthodontics (APB) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC). Dr. Wong also holds fellowships with the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). In addition, Dr. Wong lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry.

About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 1.800.933.8031 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 1.888.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.