Prominent orthodontist, Thomas Pitts, D.D.S, M.S.D., has chosen Carestream Dental technology to power the new Ortho Country Learning Center in McMinnville, Ore. The Learning Center, which is located at Ortho Classic’s headquarters, offers lectures and clinical discussions; treatment planning; hands-on clinical procedures; and live patient sessions. Each course is structured to help the orthodontist become a more efficient clinical doctor.
“Carestream Dental is a dynamic company and has kept ahead of the game, with many updates every year,” Pitts said. “When I had the opportunity to open this new training facility in Oregon at Ortho Classic, I started to investigate CBCT systems and scanners. Carestream Dental was recommended by several practitioners.”
Pitts, who serves as the executive clinical director for Ortho Classic—a leading supplier of high-quality orthodontics products—has practiced orthodontics exclusively since 1970. He is an active educator in the orthodontic community and puts an emphasis on orthodontic finishing and smile arch protection.
The new Learning Center is powered by a number of Carestream Dental’s orthodontic solutions, including CS OrthoTrac practice management system, the CS 9300C system, the CS 3500 intraoral scanner and RVG sensors.
In addition to tracking appointments, clinical information and billing with automated tools, CS OrthoTrac bolsters communication and understanding between doctors and patients with detailed treatment cards for patient education and customized letters to report findings in layman's terms.
As an all-in-one CBCT, panoramic and cephalometric imaging system, the CS 9300C is the ideal imaging system for orthodontics. It can provide 3D exams at up to 85 percent lower dose than traditional 2D panoramic imaging. Also, the enhanced images captured by the system allow practitioners to uncover critical information that cannot be detected when relying solely upon 2D imaging.
The CS 3500 intraoral scanner creates digital impressions, eliminating the need to fill patients’ mouths with the “goo” associated with traditional impressions. Digital impressions can be used to create 3D models or sent to labs to fabricate orthodontic appliances, offering faster turnaround between practices and labs.
Carestream Dental RVG sensors feature excellent image resolution and are perfect for bitewing radiographs. Featuring rounded sensor corners and a rear-entry cable, the sensor can be placed sensor quickly and easily, thus improving patient comfort.
“I began using OrthoTrac in my Reno practice back when it first began 1982 or 1983,” Pitts said. “I was totally impressed with both the CS 9300C images, as well as the accurate scanning images of the CS 3500. I had these two advanced machines installed in my new office and I would highly recommend to all orthodontists and dental practitioners.”
“We are very proud that Dr. Pitts selected Carestream Dental as the sole technology provider for his new world class teaching facility,” Matt Hendrickson, US director of orthodontics, Carestream Dental, said. “It is an honor to be selected by a clinician with the expertise and experience of Dr. Pitts.”
In addition to his work at Ortho Classic, Pitts also serves as an associate clinical professor of orthodontics at the University of the Pacific. He earned his dental degree from University of Pacific and earned a Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Washington. Pitts is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Nevada State Dental Association, the Northern Nevada Dental Society and the Progressive Study Group.
For more information about the Ortho Country Learning Center and Ortho Classic, call 1.866.752.0065 or visit www.orthoclassic.com.
For more information about Carestream Dental or any of its innovative solutions, please call 1.800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.