Vatech America and Sinclair Dental Donate State-of-the-Art Technology to SickKids
SickKids First Paediatric Hospital to Receive REVE 3D Dental Imaging Diagnostic Tool
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - SickKids Foundation is pleased to announce a donation from Vatech America and Sinclair Dental that will provide healthcare professionals at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) with enhanced, state-of-the-art three-dimensional imaging diagnostics for patients who require specialized dental care.
The Vatech REVE Panoramic/Cephalometric CBCT unit will give the SickKids dental team the ability to see three dimensional views of the patient's head, jaw and teeth, as well as provide 'pulsed scan exposure' which allows ultra-low dose, two-dimensional views of the head and oral cavity.
"Compared to traditional CT, the REVE uses far less radiation to produce these diagnostic images," says Dr. Peter Judd, Dentist-in-Chief, SickKids. "This is especially important for children, for whom it is most important to minimize radiation exposure."
The device, worth $240,000, will be used for patients who require oral surgical and complex cranio-facial procedures, including reconstructive surgery, implants, orthodontics and endodontics.
"This new imaging system means our team can view the images sooner and more clearly so we can make better diagnoses in a shorter amount of time," adds Dr. Judd. "We can plan our surgeries more efficiently and avoid surprises during the procedures."
Sinclair Dental is proud to be able to support such a world-renowned facility," says Arjang Nowtash, CEO, Sinclair Dental. "Having personally spent time with staff and patients at SickKids, it was obvious to me that the community needed to support the great work they do.
Children may have some facial or dental issues, but when they have the correct diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care they can go on to have regular, fulfilling lives. We are very proud to support such a fabulous hospital by providing the REVE."
The Department of Dentistry at SickKids is the largest in Canada. Doctors see over 15,000 patients and perform an average of 1,200 operating room cases every year. This month marks the department's 100th anniversary.
About SickKids Foundation
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids -- one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, SickKids Foundation made an investment of $61.3 million in children's health, a direct result of community and corporate support. For more information, please visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com.
About Vatech America
This leading provider of dental digital radiography offers the most diverse product range possible, including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), panoramic imaging, cephalometric radiographs and intraoral sensors. And unlike some companies, Vatech develops and manufactures all of its own digital radiographic sensors, a critical component of any diagnostic X-ray system. That means sensor quality; system integration and quality control are second to none. For more information, please visit www.vatechamerica.com.
About Sinclair Dental
Currently the fastest growing, full-service dental supply company in Canada - Sinclair Dental's phenomenal expansion has not compromised its tradition of quality products and exemplary service. Proudly Canadian owned and operated, Sinclair constantly strives to be the industry leader in improving customer satisfaction, providing innovative solutions and adapting to ever-changing trends and needs. For more information, please visit www.sinclairdental.com.