Dentsply Sirona and Siemens Healthineers are working on a joint research project to explore using MRI in dentistry.

Dentsply Sirona and Siemens Healthineers have joined forces to explore the scientific introduction of MRI in dentistry.

Researchers and leading scientists from North American and European universities, along with representatives from Dentsply Sirona and Siemens Healthineers, presented the current status of the joint research project for using MRI in the dental environment at the “Scientific Symposium on ddMRI” in Bensheim, Germany.

“The possibility to use MRI for dentistry represents a new milestone in oral diagnostics and a connecting technology between oral and general health care that can make history,” said Max Milz, group vice president of digital platforms and solutions at Dentsply Sirona. “We are therefore pleased to evaluate all options together with Siemens Healthineers and to share scientific and technological expertise.”

As part of this scientific partnership, the two companies are working closely with renowned dental universities worldwide to broaden awareness of the advantages of magnetic resonance imaging in oral diagnostics and to jointly advance the current state of dental care.

“Working with ddMRI has opened many new possibilities regarding how much can be achieved in dentomaxillofacial diagnostics,” said Rubens Spin-Neto, DDS, PhD, dr odont, associate professor department of Dentistry and Oral Health, a section for oral radiology, Aarhus University. “It adds value to the previously established imaging modalities and starts a new field of research for the coming years. I believe fully integrating this innovation into the dental clinic routine will be very straightforward.”

With the increasing demands on dentists and physicians to combine oral and general health aspects, new imaging techniques with greater sensitivity in detecting early stages of disease and inflammatory processes are gaining importance. It potentially opens new interdisciplinary fields of research between oral and systemic health.

“It is our dedication to bring MRI where it has not been used before. Therefore, we are excited to advance into new clinical territory and to explore the value of MRI in the dental field with Dentsply Sirona,” said Arthur Kaindl, head of magnetic resonance at Siemens Healthineers. “Our MRI systems which are designed to flexibly fit new clinical areas, are the ideal basis for this endeavor. We look forward to working with the world’s leading dental educational institutions to break the boundaries of preventive and curative dentistry.”

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