Over the past year, Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry graduate and oral surgery residents have placed nearly 300 dental implants. Now, the school is opening a new, state-of-the-art dental clinic this fall thanks to donations from Nobel Biocare.
“We have had a wonderful working relationship with Nobel Biocare for over two decades. They are leaders in the field of implant solutions and have always provided us with unrivalled service,” said Ben Davis, DDS, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.
“We are extremely grateful for Nobel Biocare’s generous support of our clinic renewal, and their gifts will allow our students, faculty, staff, and patients access to top-quality technology and products,” said Davis.
The donations include a new dental CBCT scanner, an LS3 Procera scanner, NobelClinician treatment planning software, and other in-kind contributions to support the faculty’s outreach work. The licenses will allow students to access software to support their treatment plans for patients.
“Continuing our strong commitment to educating the next generation of dental professionals, we are extremely proud of this new collaboration and long-term relationship with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry,” said Hans Geiselhöringer, president of Nobel Biocare.
The relationship between Nobel Biocare and the Faculty of Dentistry dates back to the early 1990s when Doug Chaytor, DDS, MS, implemented the school’s initial implant dentistry elective program. Now, all DDS students get preclinical and clinical experience with patients requiring implant fixture placement and restorations.
“Nobel Biocare has taken the time to facilitate implant education. They have given us the digital tools to create treatment plans and provide safe and effective surgical care,” said Kale Wudrich, DDS, a senior periodontics graduate resident. “This offers an important learning opportunity for students and residents while having a positive impact on patient care and experience.”
Also, Nobel Biocare supports residents in the General Practice Residency, Graduate Periodontal, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs. It also presents workshops and provides hands-on training for faculty, students, staff, and lab technicians on topics such as digital dentistry and restorations.
“It’s been an exciting journey getting to this point, and we are positive that utilizing the solutions from Nobel Biocare will ensure that patients and clinicians are having a world-class experience,” said Cory Sears, regional sales manager of Nobel Biocare Canada.
“With leading digital scanning technologies and the company’s family of implants, the learning experience will be able to reach new levels and continue to be at the highest possible standard in dentistry,” said Sears.