Carestream Dental 3D Extraoral Imaging System Installed at Interfaith Dental Clinic to Enhance Patient Care in Middle Tennessee
ATLANTA—“A smile changes everything,” Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, D.M.D., CEO, Interfaith Dental Clinic, said. Now, thanks to the donation of a CS 9000C 3D extraoral imaging system from Carestream Dental to Interfaith Dental Clinic, residents of Middle Tennessee have even more reason to grin.
“Through this donation, Carestream Dental has provided Interfaith Dental Clinic patients the latest technology, which improves diagnosis accuracy and treatment planning,” Switzer said.
Interfaith Dental Clinic serves people in Middle Tennessee who struggle to have their oral health care needs met. The clinic operates on a sliding fee scale, and asks patients to pay only what they can afford. This means that donations from generous companies, foundations and individuals are crucial to the clinic’s operations.
The donated CS 9000C 3D is a three-in-one unit that can capture 2D panoramic, 3D images and cephalometric images with less radiation than traditional computed tomography imaging. The system can be used for a range of diagnoses and treatments, including endodontic, periodontic and orthodontic. Also, by not having to refer patients to outside dental practices for 3D scans—as was customary in the past—Interfaith keeps costs low, which allows for more cases to be done on the same budget.
“Years of oral health neglect can make treatment planning for our patients complex,” Switzer said. “The charity and the patient cannot afford to do the treatment twice. The services our volunteers, staff and residents provide need to be done right the first time and done to last, as this might be the only chance some of our patients will ever have to receive fully restorative dental care.”
As Switzer points out, improved oral health care can mean new employment opportunities, a confident new outlook and a pathway to better general health.
“Interfaith Dental Clinic delivers world-class services to a population that, quite frankly, works too hard to not get good oral health care,” Ed Shellard, vice president, global sales and marketing, Carestream Dental, said. “We greatly admire Interfaith’s mission to provide care to those who need it most, and we hope that the new imaging system will help them achieve their goal.”
For more information on how to volunteer with Interfaith Dental Clinic, or to seek treatment, visitwww.interfaithdentalclinic.com or call 615.329.4790.
For more information about Carestream Dental’s innovative imaging solutions, please call 1.800.944.6365 or visitwww.carestreamdental.com.