I-Cat Technology - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S.
Newsletter for March 2008
Now that we have dug out from the incredible snow storm which shut our
city down we must say our prayers that spring is on its way!
Almost two years have passed since I purchased the CAT scan machine.
A miracle of modern technology, this machine allows me to visualize important
anatomic structures in three dimensions. Recent improvements in the I-CAT
software are allowing clinicians to utilize this machine for procedures
which were previously unimaginable. At an educational seminar recently,
an orthodontic company announced they had received FDA approval for the
manufacture of an individualized orthodontic system completely based on
an I-CAT scan. It totally custom fits braces and arch wires without a
single impression. Additionally, dental labs are currently attempting
to get approval for crowns and bridges which are made from the I-CAT scan
which would also eliminate the need for impressions.
As technology in our world improves one can either watch it go by or
embrace it. At our office, we not only embrace it but revel in it! Technologic
advances in the past decade have allowed me to provide a higher quality
of care to my patients;
- By providing almost instantaneous x-ray images, this allow me to quickly
and accurately diagnose pathologies (disease states).
- By allowing me to accurately measure and locate important anatomical
structures, which greatly reduces the potential of surgical mishaps.
- By keeping our office environmentally friendly. Digital x-ray systems
enable me to produce concise radiographs without pumping toxic effluents
into our water systems. Doing our part for the ecosystems and future
Hoping we see spring soon,
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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