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FACULTY FOCUS

A huge thanks to

SIRONA

DENTAL, INC., John Caccamese Jr.

a leader in the dental technology field, for its generous gift to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry of 10 CEREC Blue Cams and milling units, and 180 software licenses for all of the simulation stations. Sirona develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), panoramic and 3-D imaging systems. The program for CEREC Gifting has been in place since 2009 and is offered to all dental schools in the U.S., according to Betsy Ashworth, who works in academic relations with Sirona. “Sirona created this program recognizing that schools could not afford to bring this technology in at the levels needed to provide all students with access to this technology for both their education and for patient care,” says Ashworth. “The newest software, CEREC 4.4, increases the number of dental materials available for use with patients, enhances the features of the CEREC software and allows for increased ease of use. In supporting universities with this technology we are hoping that students will be more ready to use this equipment in their dental practices after graduation.”

 This image of cell distribution offers a direct comparison between full field fluorescence microscopy (A) and the research team's proposed fluorescence laminar optical tomography system (B).

interaction and collect feedback on the design of scaffolds in order to achieve optimal cellular function. This means that the system proposed by the Chen/Fisher/Caccamese research team could have a tremendous impact on how engineers construct and evaluate tissue scaffolds, and could pave the way for major advancements in bone tissue engineering. The team’s efforts also demonstrate how multidisciplinary collaboration — like the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s MPowering the State research initiative — can produce revolutionary advancements in engineering. Caccamese, who is also affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System, contributed clinical expertise to the project, while Chen and Fisher brought their engineering expertise. More information about the MPowering the State initiative is available at http://mpower.maryland.edu.

The digital dentistry training program was a great introduction to digital dentistry and CAD/ CAM technology. The Year I dental students were given a unique opportunity to digitally scan one of their tooth preparations, and I was amazed at its precision and accuracy. It was a privilege to learn cutting-edge technology as a Year I dental student, and I look forward to more experiences with this incredible technology. This exposure will definitely give me a head start to the future of dentistry." SEANN M. ROBINSON, MS, University of Maryland School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery candidate, 2019

MDENTAL | FALL 2016

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Mdental Fall 2016  

This issue of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry magazine covers the latest initiatives to provide care for uninsured and underi...

Mdental Fall 2016  

This issue of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry magazine covers the latest initiatives to provide care for uninsured and underi...

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