The 2nd International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging, hosted by Imaging Sciences International, was held July 25 to 27, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. At the Congress, industry experts presented the latest 3D imaging advancements and techniques. They discussed the importance of capturing the patient’s true anatomy to see and plan for surgery in advance, as well as the practitioner’s responsibility to the patient while examining 3D scans.

Speakers and topics included:

• Dr. Kathleen Roth, immediate past president of the American Dental Association: The New "Face" of Dentistry—Where is Technology Taking Us

• Dr. Richard Monahan, department head of oral medicine and diagnostic sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago: Radiation: Definition, application, control; Why we love 2-D Imaging; 3-D Digital Options: Advantages and Limitations

• Dr. David Hatcher, associate professor, University of California San Francisco, University of Pacific, ddi Imaging Center: Recognizing Pathology with 3D Technology

• Dr. Ed Lin: Practical experiences with the benefits of 3D imaging for diagnostics and therapeutic patient care utilizing third party software

• Dr. David Way: The Path to Excellence: The one appointment, comprehensive initial orthodontic examination, and treatment presentation utilizing CBCT

“We are extremely pleased with this year’s International Congress on 3-D Dental Imaging," said Bob Joyce, president of Imaging Sciences International. "The level of participation and attendance from some of the industry’s top doctors reflects very strong interest in 3D dental imaging technology. Imaging Sciences is thrilled to have brought this event to the dental community for a second year in a row. As more and more practitioners adopt 3D technology as the standard of care, we will continue to provide the dental community with education and information dedicated to improving diagnosis and patient care."

[Imaging Sciences International, August 27, 2008]