The Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Suite is now open at the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. The clinic features a fully integrated computer network with case management software; a fully equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suite with 37 new treatment units; intraoral digital x-ray stations; state-of-the-art endodontic motors; ultrasonic units; intraoral sensors; and a CBCT scanner.
“Today, NYU has the most sophisticated endodontic suite in the nation, ensuring our ability to provide the finest endodontic education in an environment that reflects truly patient-centered care,” said Charles N. Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc, the Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry. “And it could never, ever have happened without Dentsply Sirona.”
“Just one of the new treatment centers would be impressive. That there are 37 of them is remarkable, and that they are all in the same location and interconnected is even more so,” said NYU president Andrew Hamilton, PhD. “It is wonderful to know that the future endodontists we are training will have a positive impact on the lives of our patients and on our community because of the splendid environment they now have in which to learn.”
“At NYU, the scarcest commodity is space. The Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Suite is a magnificent example of a brilliant use of space,” said NYU executive vice president for health Robert Berne, PhD, MBA. “It is the lodestar for future renovation projects at NYU, the one that people will look to again and again, and it is a major contribution to the education of our students.”
Prior to the renovation, NYU’s endodontic dental units were more than 25 years old, and space limitations meant that there were no chairside radiographic units. Yet when the college approached Dentsply International last spring to propose a partnership on behalf of the renovation, the company was in the midst of a complex, international merger with Sirona Dental Systems. Yet as soon as the merger was completed, renovation of the existing clinic began and was completed in just 3 months.
“This was the first project undertaken by the newly merged Dentsply Sirona and represents our commitment to research, product development, and clinical education. Now, one of the best departments of endodontics has the most modern clinical suite. With this new facility, the standard has been set, and together we’ve created an unparalleled environment for research and clinical education,” said Bret W. Wise, executive chairman of the board of Dentsply Sirona.