Carestream 3D Symposium on Friday, March 9 in Atlanta, Georgia

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For those who are interested to learn about Cone Beam CT, Carestream will be holding a Cone Beam CT symposium with expert presenters from different backgrounds (Oral Surgery, Perio, Endo and Ortho) as well as General Dental. In short,

  • No fees for doctors (you only pay for travel and hotel)
  • 11 CE credits
  • Held during Ortho Users meeting but you don’t need to be an Orthodontists to take advantage of this meeting
  • More information can be found at Carestream Dental 3D Symposium

Carestream Dental’s November 2011 3D Symposium

carestream dental symposium

This is a FREE Symposium with a breadth and depth of speakers on all things CBCT. With speakers on all of the dental specialties and from billing to legal, we are excited to give back to the dental community this great educational opportunity Nov. 4 – 5, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.

Please look over the invite and follow the links to discover the details on this exciting symposium!

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM – Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Atlanta, United States

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Has Apple lost its innovation? We are dropping support for iOS apps


We give credit for Apple for their innovation with the iPhone / iPad and laying down the way to how smart phones / tablets should be like, however, recently Apple has waged a war against Android after all the success it got. Not only the phones were targeted but the tablet as well.
With all the support from different vendors and to name few: HTC, Samsung, Motorolla. Android has gained a lot of market share in the mobile arena. Android has beaten Apple to sales of devices according to recent NPD study.
While it is common these days that companies file lawsuits against each other; however, Apple has put a ‘hostile and organized campaign’ against Android. Although HTC has been targeted in the past however, most of the current injunctions are targeting Samsung both their Galaxy S phone and Galaxy 10.1 Tab. The pictures in the injunctions has been manipulated to make Samsung products mimic Apple products.
We work in the education business and we embrace Google’s moto “Don’t Be Evil”. Our goal is to teach and educate. Personally although we develop for Apple platform  but we use Android (both phone and tablet) for doing our day to day work.
We love Koreans and Samsung. Their products rivals Apple in quality if not exceeding it.. Our main focus will be from now on towards building innovative oral radiology and dental apps for Google and Microsoft platforms. Both of which has a long track record for philanthropic support for education which is a place completely unknown to Apple. Given the current circumstances and unless Apple goes back to innovation rather than fighting through litigation we are cutting support for our iOS apps.

Digital Intraoral Imaging at Dentistry 2011 in Abu Dhabi, UAE


Join us for an exciting hour long presentation on digital intraoral sensors at Dentistry 2011 conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Nov 1, 2011. The presentation will introduce fundamentals of 2D imaging and factors affecting image quality. We will go in details over comparison of different imaging and physical properties of latest CMOS intraoral sensors available on the market and how to integrate radiographs into clinical practice.

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Source: Dentistry 2011

The Ultimate Digital Intraoal Sensors Benchmark

Digital intraoral sensors

Digital radiography has transformed the way clinicians acquire radiographs. It allows practitioners to access and share radiographs through digital devices. Clinicians can manipulate the image and improve diagnosis and treatment planning. However, the many marketed technologies and intraoral sensors come in variety of configurations. Practitioners need objective benchmarks to make an informed decision regarding the right sensor to be incorporated into the practice.


We’re skipping the philosophical debate to between digital sensors and photo-stimulable phosophor (PSP) plates. We’re interested in digital sensors as they provide less radiation dose than F-speed films and PSP by up to 75%, much better resolution, and significant time saving! However, if you look around you will see a lot of sensors on the market and every sales reps claiming their sensor is the best. That should not come surprising as these sensors are sold for thousands of dollars. It is a big industry and multi-million dollars business.

Over 8 months of tedious testing and countless hours calibrating, exposing, and tinkering with the sensors. The research will reveal information regarding image quality and physical properties of latest CMOS digital sensors on the market: Kodak RVG6100, Schick Elite, Dexis Platinum, Planmeca ProSensor, Imageworks EVA+, XDR E2V, Gendex GXS 700, and Sirona XIOS Plus sensor. Some of this information has never been released to the public before. We will go over line pairs, active area, bit depth, resolution, active to surface ratio, back scatter shield, physical dimensions…etc



Join us at the IADMFR (International Academyof Dentomaxillofacial Radiology) congress meeting in Hiroshima, Japan. Session 29C1 on Sunday May 29.

The presentation is: “Evaluation of the imaging and physical properties of the latest CMOS digital intraoral sensors”

Don’t miss it !