Intraoral Sensor Provides ‘Huge Step Forward’ on Recent Mission Trip

Though he retired from his practice in St. Louis, Mo., in 2013, Jerry Albrecht, D.D.S., still uses his skill and cutting-edge RVG intraoral sensor to bring smiles to the faces of people around the world.

Twice in 2016, Albrecht and his wife, who manages dental triage, traveled to Honduras to serve impoverished communities. In March, they worked with the Washington Overseas Mission, which seeks to improve the health and quality of life of the people of Honduras. Then, in July, the couple visited the Central American country again with a different aid group, which focuses on returning to the same village each year to provide assistance.

“I believe this totals my 20th trip to serve the wonderful poor of Honduras,” Albrecht said.

Albrecht is able to provide exceptional care to communities that need it most thanks in part to his Carestream Dental RVG intraoral sensor. It offers excellent image resolution, and the size 2 sensor is ideal for bitewing radiographs. Featuring rounded sensor corners and a rear-entry cable, the sensor can be positioned quickly and easily, thus improving patient care and comfort when working in the field.

“With the help of intraoral X-rays, the Honduran dentists we worked with were able to educate patients as to the best treatment we could provide with our limited resources,” Albrecht said. “The last day, in fact, we had three dentists doing restorative work. This is a huge step forward from the days of only being able to perform extractions.”

The Albrechts have a passion for serving communities in Latin America. In addition to Honduras, the couple has also visited Peru and Venezuela to provide dental care.

 


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