Imaging Sciences International (ISI) opened the i-CAT Imaging Institute in Raleigh, NC, in February 2008. The Institute’s focus has been education of ISI i-Cat® and Gendex GXCB-500TM owners. The center has now expanded its program to offer continuing education courses for dentists interested in the technology as well as those who have invested in it.

The Institute’s educators include W. Bruce Howerton Jr, DDS, MS, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist; Maria Mora, DDS, MS, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist; and Laura Jansen Howerton, RDH, MS, director of the Institute; as well as guest
lecturers in dental and medical fields. The goal is to provide attendees with insightful information on the benefits and applications of 3D imaging.

Seminar subjects range from fundamental information designed to aid dentists in the decision to move forward with 3D imaging to more advanced courses that include radiation biology and physics, oral and maxillofacial anatomy and pathology, treatment planning, developing relationships between dental and medical professionals, and an introduction into 3D imaging software programs.

The last 2008 meeting of the comprehensive course, “Successful Implementation and Utilization of Cone Beam 3D Imaging in Your Practice,” will be held on December 11–12. Space is limited. 

For more information, visit or contact Laura Howerton at  (919) 571-1404.