Digital technology is changing dentistry and dental education. The Kois Center has long been recognized as a leader in utilizing science and technology to advance dental education. Today, at its annual educational symposium in Seattle, the Kois Center announced a new partnership with 3M, a trusted leader in applying science and technology toimprove oral care. The goal of the collaboration is to improve oral wellness through advanced technologies and education.
As a first step, the Kois Center has selected the 3M™ True Definition Scanner for its educational offerings. In addition, Kois will pioneer an advanced education course starting later this year for new digital workflows and applications utilizing the 3M True Definition Scanner. The Kois Center also announces a collaboration with Evidentiae software, a new web-based application designed to utilize accurate intra-oral scan data that’s based on Kois comprehensive risk assessment and treatment planning principles.
“The digital technologies to this point have been primarily used by dentists as a tool to automate existing dental procedures,” said Dr. John Kois, owner and founder of the Kois Center. “The exciting opportunity for us going forward is to utilize this new technology as an intelligent analytical system to predict, plan, and communicate treatment. To realize this vision, we needed an intra-oral data capture system that was not only highly accurate, affordable, and easy to use, but we also needed a partner like 3M who shares our values and our vision for the future.”
“A true digital replica of the oral anatomy will be an essential component of the patient record of the future,” said Dan McMaster, global business director of 3M Digital Oral Care. “Not just because it is the starting point of most advanced dental procedures, but it is the easiest way to communicate with the patient, and the most efficient way to monitor change over time. Dr. Kois and the Kois Center have been truly visionary in understanding how to utilize this digital data to take the practice of dentistry to new levels, and we are excited to partner togetherwith them on this most important health initiative.”
A preview of the new offering was introduced to the Kois faculty at the annual symposium today, and will begin an evaluation phase with select Kois faculty during the remaining half of 2015. For more information on the 3M True Definition Scanner, visit www.3M.com/TrueDef. More information about the Kois Center can be found at www.koiscenter.com.