CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First paragraph after the bullet points, third sentence of release dated February 21, 2020, should read: ADMI plans to procure the next generation Carestream Dental’s CBCT unit for Aspen Dental branded offices (instead of ADMI plans to procure Carestream’s new next generation 8200 3D for Aspen Dental branded offices).
The corrected release reads:
ASPEN DENTAL EXPANDS PATIENT IMPLANTS OFFERINGS
Aspen Dental Management, Inc. makes new technology and training available to doctors at Aspen Dental
Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announced a rigorous development program, supported by advanced three-dimensional imaging and surface scanning technologies, which is being offered to dentists and support staff in Aspen Dental branded practices. The offering, available to all Aspen Dental offices by the end of 2020, includes web-based, didactic and surgical level courses. ADMI is the dental support organization (DSO) that cares for the dental professionals, who care for patients in more than 800 Aspen Dental offices located in 41 states.
In 2019, the Aspen Dental network saw double digit growth in implant treatment. The increase in patient need mirrors research that shows more than 150 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth (partial edentulism). Over one million of these cases go untreated each year, while over 37 million Americans suffer complete edentulism, a condition linked to serious health, social and psychological issues.
Dentists who own and operate Aspen Dental practices view implant treatment as an attractive option for denture patients and those missing some teeth. Implants become a fixed, durable part of the mouth, helping prevent bone loss, maintain facial structure, promote gum health and support overall well-being. Patients report implants look, fit, feel and function like natural teeth.
ADMI has appointed Dr. Sundeep Rawal as Senior Vice President, Implant Support Services. He will offer support for doctors on implant restoration, treatment planning and case presentation. Dr. Rawal co-founded the Digital Dentistry Institute and was a private practice prosthodontist at Florida Prosthodontics, PA. He completed his dentistry training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and his prosthodontics training at the University of California San Francisco.
The customized development content available to Aspen Dental practice teams will be offered as a three-tiered program that is supported by technology:
- Education for doctors on consultation and case presentation and complementary training for managers, assistants and lab techs on consultation, coding and componentry to address implant restorations
- Roll-out of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional (3D) imaging and supports cloud-based image sharing
- Supporting coursework on 3D image interpretation, diagnosis, case selection and single implant and over-denture restorations; defined case work thresholds to ensure quality of care standards
Aspen Dental offices will also be offered CBCT 3D imaging technology to elevate the level of implant treatment. Today, 140 Aspen Dental offices have CBCT and nearly 200 will adopt CBCT in 2020. ADMI plans to procure the next generation Carestream Dental’s CBCT unit for Aspen Dental branded offices. The technology gives dentists an expanded field of view, offers high resolution and low dose modes, and metal artifact reduction. In addition to implants, the refreshed technology can help diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) and sleep apnea, allowing care teams to help address a patient’s broader oral health issues.
“Aspen Dental patients will benefit from having many implant treatment options, because they can choose a better long-term solution to benefit their overall oral health,” said Dr. Rawal. “Every tooth is shaped and shaded to match real teeth, giving patients more confidence every time they smile.”
About Aspen Dental Offices
Aspen Dental branded offices are committed to breaking down the barriers to oral care, getting patients the care they need today. Dentists and team members across the Aspen Dental network believe everyone has the right to quality, affordable oral health care. In more than 800 offices, covering 41 states, these dentists supported 5.5 million patient visits in 2019. Each location offers patients a safe, welcoming, judgment-free environment to address their dental challenges, including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work, and denture services.
About Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI)
ADMI helps streamline and consolidate business support services across more than 800 Aspen Dental branded practices, allowing offices the benefit of shared infrastructure, technology and benchmarked care. Most importantly, offering consolidated support services, from location selection, leasing, outfitting each practice with state-of-the art equipment, accounting and marketing, allows the dentists and support staff in every Aspen Dental network practice to focus on what they do best: practice dentistry with clinical autonomy, while delivering the quality of care that patients expect in today’s changing healthcare landscape.