Two months ago, we became the proud owner of Galileos, the 3D imaging machine that allows better diagnosis for implants and periodontal conditions. Technology is addictive! Last week, we purchased the CEREC, the in-office crown-maker. We are thrilled with this new addition to our office.
Last Friday, we traveled to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, to be trained in our newest toy. The Cerec device will allow us to create full porcelain (metal-free) crowns in less than an hour! It uses digital imaging technology to capture an image of the teeth and gums – eliminating the need for messy impressions or temporary crowns. Gone are the days where patients would have to wait 2-3 weeks for their crowns to be made in a lab. Dr Schmidt, our prosthodontist, now has complete control over the entire crown making process. She can fully utilize her training in oral aesthetics to synthesize beautiful crowns, using materials that are ideal for each individual patient, right here in the office!
The training course was an intense 2 days of 8-5pm lectures. We felt like we were back in dental school again! But we fully mastered the machine, and can’t wait for it to arrive next week!