In our November issue, we profile Sandra Tai, BDS, MS, Cert Ortho, FCDS (BC), FRCD (C), an orthodontist practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here, we talk to her about how intraoral scanner technology has evolved and how she specifically is using the iTero Element 5D intraoral scanner from Align Technology in her practice. She talks about the role the scanner plays in her new patient consults and how it builds her relationship with referring dentists. She also talks about how the latest technology embedded in the scanner can facilitate ongoing treatment for success. 

In this interview, Tai touches on how COVID has impacted her practice and the tools she has embraced to maintain continuity of care for her patients. She concludes by talking about the textbook she has written on clear aligner techniques. She talks about how this was a labor of love to fill a void in the literature. OP

Read our full profile of Dr Tai and how she maximizes the technology in today’s intraoral scanners in her Vancouver-based orthodontic practice.