Friday, August 7, 2009

3D Diagnosis and Planning for Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- DENTSPLY GAC announced today the worldwide release of VistaDent 3D, a diagnosis and planning software package for interpreting 3D DICOM data. VistaDent 3D offers many unique diagnostic features that allow dental professionals to analyze tooth roots, TMJ, impacted teeth, mixed dentition, mandibular nerve, tooth root positions, cortical bone thickness and bone quality, sinus cavity, and more -- all in 3D. It not only provides clinicians with accurate diagnostic tools but also contains a planning environment where users can virtually plan the placement of Temporary Anchorage Devices, oral and maxillofacial surgeries, occlusion of dentition, and simulate soft tissue profiles after treatment.

"VistaDent 3D is just another example by which DENTSPLY GAC is seeking to translate technology to treatment in the world of orthodontics," said Thomas Macari, DENTSPLY GAC's Director of Research and Development. "With breakthrough applications to benefit not only orthodontists, but also oral surgeons and other clinicians, we are thrilled to offer VistaDent 3D to even more users."

Traditional and 3D versions of industry standard Cephalometric Analyses such as Steiner, Ricketts, Tweed, Downs, etc. are available in VistaDent3D. Users can also create their own customized analyses using points, lines, planes, angles, distances and proportions. "VistaDent 3D offers clinicians a precise 3D environment for diagnosis, analysis and planning that leads to a predictable outcome and a renewed sense of confidence," explained Charles Dunham, DENTSPLY GAC's Software Manager . "The real world is 3D and our goal with VistaDent 3D is to give users different ways to interpret 3D data so that they can make the best clinical decisions."

Integration with VistaDent OC provides a complete solution for both orthodontists and oral surgeons. OrthoPlex(TM) users will be able to combine high-resolution digital models with cone-beam CT data and visualize the patient's occlusion before and after surgery. With stunning 3D diagnosis, analysis, and treatment planning capabilities, VistaDent 3D is a premier diagnostic and planning software.

Availability

VistaDent 3D can be used in a networked or single-user environment. It can be run as a standalone program or an additional module to VistaDent OC.

VistaDent 3D is currently available in North America, Europe, parts of South America and Asia either directly from Dentsply GAC, or through authorized distributors and/or partners outside US and Canada. For further information about pricing and availability, call 888.422.2376 (+1 205.945.8911 outside North America).

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