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3D is closer than you think - Stuart Clark

3D is closer than you think

2D digital imaging has given the dentist greater opportunity to visualise the tooth than ever before, but with the revolution in 3D imaging and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), the practitioner can now visualise the full picture.

Due to its wide range of applications and its contribution to easier, quicker and more effective results, it has become embedded in the practice’s daily routine. It allows the tooth to be viewed in any direction or orientation, and negates the need for speculation, which is what has often happened with 2D views. Dentists can interpret this valuable new information to make better treatment plans and give more accurate diagnoses.

One of the more specialised areas of dentistry that 3D imaging is of particular use in is implantology. CBCT allows for bone evaluation in terms of thickness and density, identification of anatomical landmarks and provides multiple options for views. Most notably it also allows for ‘virtual’ implant placement. When the implant has been placed, historically, 2D images would have only shown a portion of the placed implant, but with 3D imaging, the whole picture can be seen meaning the greater likelihood of long term success.

Endodontics is another speciality finding this development in technology essential. Root morphology can be more accurately assessed and the ability to see different views of the canal, be it in cross section, long axis or oblique, allows the endodontist greater virtual visualisation of the form and structure of the root canal. More accurate measurements can be achieved resulting in more effective treatment success. It is also effective in the identification of post endodontic treatment infections, which often could not be identified with 2D radiographs.

Making it a Reality

Manufactured by the world class Sirona and supplied by the experienced Clark Dental, the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D is at the cutting-edge of technology. Clark Dental can help you make the leap to 3D imaging, and all the advantages that it brings with it, a reality.  The ORTHOPHOS SL 3D offers exceptionally sharp 2D panoramic images with its ‘Direct Conversion Sensor’ (DCS) and ‘Sharp Layer’ (SL) Technology, but also full 3D flexibility with its selectable fields of view. 

With just a single rotation, thousands of images can be taken and the SL technology can bring the entire jaw into sharp resolution.  Further still, the interactive element of SL allows you to manipulate the image and select a particular area that you want to focus on.  The ground-breaking DCS provides unrivalled character sharpness with unmatched clarity, ultimately resulting in greater success in all fields of application.  

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk

 

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Radiographic multifunctionality

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If you are looking for a truly exceptional panoramic X-ray solution, look no further than the Sirona ORTHOPHOS SL range available from Clark Dental. 

 

The ORTHOPHOS SL 2D is capable of capturing incomparably sharp 2D panoramic images. This is possible thanks to the powerful DCS sensor, which significantly reduces conversion signal loss, and the unique Sharp Layer Technology. Not only this, but the 2D system can be upgraded to full 3D and can include an optional Ceph arm for greater diagnostic flexibility.   

 

The ORTHOPHOS SL 3D is available in two main volume sizes: 8x8cm or 11x10cm. Both of these devices have flexibility in volume, starting from 5x5.5cm upwards, for use with endodontic issues and single implant planning. With this expansive scope you will be able to adapt your diagnostic range to the specific needs of every patient and produce excellent 3D images every time.      

 

Complete with a number of innovative features that will help you ensure optimal positioning for your patient, the ORTHOPHOS SL range makes it possible for you to streamline your workflow and achieve diagnostic excellence.

 

The Sirona ORTHOPHOS SL range from Clark Dental will provide your practice with a truly flexible diagnostic system, benefitting both your team and your patients. Discover what it could do for you today.

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email  HYPERLINK "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk

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07

A cabinet for every practice

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Clark Dental provides its customers with stylish, highly functional practice designs, complimented by some of the most attractive and practical cabinets available today. With cabinetry options from the outstanding Apex and Edarredo ranges, Clark Dental truly has a cabinet to suit every style of practice.

 

Apex cabinets are custom made and hand finished to optimise workspace whilst reflecting a practice’s identity. For uncompromising dental cabinets, the Apex range includes a distinctive selection of bespoke wall and base units that feature all the modern conveniences and functionality.

 

For a more contemporary practice aesthetic, the Edarredo range comes is a variety of worktop colours and finishes, and features aluminium and glass styling. Ideal for a space-conscious surgery, it is designed for maximum efficiency and safety.  

 

Whatever your practice specialist requirements or style, Clark Dental has a range of cabinets to suit. To find out how your practice can benefit from Clark Dental’s vast experience in the dental market contact the team today.

 

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JAN
14

How a small change can have a big impact

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By making just one small change to the way you work, you could vastly improve your efficiency and output. Discover what the Sirona XIOS Scan from Clark Dental could do for you.

 

Enabling you to effortlessly integrate your conventional radiographic diagnostics with powerful digital technology, the XIOS Scan consists of two main components: the scanner and the imaging plates.

 

These imaging plates are suitable for any patient, and because they have been specifically designed, you can be certain of exceptional image quality every time.

 

After exposure, the plates are inserted into the XIOS Scan itself, where thanks to an outstanding scan quality of up to 22 line pairs/mm, you are presented with extraordinarily sharp digital radiographs, sent directly to your computer. The automatic plate detection will also ensure that the first scan you take will be the only one you need.

 

With this cutting-edge solution, you will be able to easily digitise traditional radiographs without having to working with environmentally harmful chemicals ever again.

 

If you want to take advantage of all the benefits of digital radiographic technology, without having to disrupt your tried-and-tested diagnostic workflow, consider the Sirona XIOS Scan, available from Clark Dental, today.

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk  

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JAN
14

“Professional, consistent and excellent service”

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Dr Nikhil Shah of Brentwood Orthodontic and Implant Centre recently undertook a practice relocation project working with Clark Dental. He says:

 

‘We came to work with Stuart Clark, Matt Rowlingson and the team from Clark Dental because they helped me with my initial practice fit out ten years earlier, and I have worked alongside them ever since. The team are always professional and provide consistently excellent service, so we knew they would be the best company to work with. They get things done and resolve any problems that arise with experience and confidence. I can have an idea and they make that vision a reality.

 

“As far as managing the project, Matt from Clark Dental took care of all the dental aspects. They oversaw the dental fit and installation, including coordinating with builders and other contractors, and they were fantastic at ensuring this all came together for us.

 

“For anyone undertaking a relocation or renovation project, I would highly recommend working with the team from Clark Dental, this project would not have turned out as well as it did without them.”

 

For more information contact Clark Dental on 01270 613750,
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Florida Probe - Single Operator Accuracy and Efficiency

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For a complete electronic probing and charting system that allows a single operator to complete a comprehensive periodontal exam in under ten minutes, turn to the Florida Probe from Clark Dental.

The Florida Probe handpiece exerts a constant force regardless of the strength or pressure of the operator, which guarantees accuracy and reproducibility between users.

Alternatively, the new VoiceWorks microphone and headset system can be used to capture the same data into the same software.

Using either system means there is no need to have another member of staff present to record the results. 

The Florida Probe aids patient communication by providing a detailed periodontal chart that can be used to create a “treatment map” for scaling and root planing, subgingival antimicrobials or laser treatment. When combined with the patient diagnosis sheet, this becomes an invaluable clinical and legal record of informed consent to protect your practice.

To explore the benefits of utilising the Florida Probe, contact Clark Dental’s team of experts who will be pleased to demonstrate and offer advice about the Florida Probe System and the new Voice Works system.

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk

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JAN
14

Bringing you the best of new technology

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For over 40 years, Clark Dental has brought you the most cutting-edge dental equipment from around the globe. The most recent additions to their high-quality range are from market-leader, Sirona, and includes:

 

The XIOS Scan: this innovative product allows you to easily digitise conventional radiographs to an exceptional standard. After exposure, specifically designed imaging plates are inserted into the XIOS Scan where, thanks to an outstanding scan quality of up to 22 line pairs/mm, incredibly sharp digital images are produced and sent directly to your computer. With the XIOS Scan, you will no longer need to develop radiographs with environmentally harmful chemicals – nor disrupt your tried-and-tested diagnostic workflow.  

 

The ORTHOPHOS SL range: a multifunctional range of radiographic systems, ORTHOPHOS SL can offer you incomparably sharp 2D images, thanks to the powerful DCS sensor and unique Sharp Layer Technology. Then, either upgrade your system with an optional Ceph arm or choose full 3D utility. Alternatively, take advantage of the fully dedicated 3D system which is available in two flexible levels of volume range, from 8 x 8cm or 11 x 10cm, that will help you easily create perfect 3D images without having to unnecessarily increase the radiation dose for your patient.

 

For all the latest in exceptional dental technologies, contact Clark Dental today. 

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk  

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DEC
03

Making your Vision a Reality - Stuart Clark

Making your Vision a Reality - Stuart Clark

When undertaking a building project to create a new surgery or practice, the excitement can quickly dissolve into dismay, as the true extent of elements needing consideration come to the fore. Regulations, branding, accessibility, finances; they are just a few of the factors that need to be decided upon. Your true expertise lies within the clinical arena, treating patients, and so it is worthwhile approaching the professionals in the field of design and building of dental surgeries and practices.

Rules, Regulations and Requirements

The minefield of regulations to adhere to can be overwhelming and trip you at the first hurdle. There are requirements to ensure you adhere to stringent clinical welfare needs, such as with cross infection control to keep your patients and staff safe. HTM01-05 is updated periodically so it is best to consult with experts to ensure you follow the latest mandates and are therefore compliant. 

Then there are the non-clinical rules that must be obeyed; especially pertinent if you are considering building a new dental practice. Planning permission can become a necessity depending on your level of development, and this can be time consuming and needs to be applied for via a particular route. There are other building related regulations too. Many dental practices are located in beautiful historic houses, and so the listed building status needs to be assessed to see if relevant.

Design and Branding

Another essential consideration is the design and branding of your practice. As a dentist, you will have a keen eye for detail but are perhaps more used to working at a microscopic level. From the building layout to the dental units used in surgeries it is crucial that every aspect of the practice conforms to a clear notion of what you have to offer, however this can require a lot of time to plan and implement successfully. Working with a reputable design company that utilises the latest technology and has experience in implementing dental surgeries will help you to achieve a practice that has a consistent aesthetic and unifying brand message.

Experts in this field can work with you to understand what your practice’s vision is and how you want your services to be conveyed to existing customers. They can also advise on how to create branding that will attract new patients. Your practice says a lot about you and so you need to get this right to encourage patients to attend.

Motivated Workforce

It’s not just your patients that may need encouragement; you will need to spend as much time ensuring your staff and colleagues have a comfortable environment to work in. It is remarkable, how when people operate in a new, clean and pristine setting it motivates them to work even harder. They feel the need to exude the same level of competency as their environment conveys. It is not only the aesthetics that can be motivating but also the facilities available to members of the team. The staff room can therefore be as important a consideration in the building of a new practice as a surgery, and should be carefully thought through.

Further still, there is the health and safety of your workforce. “Ergonomically friendly” is a term used frequently when discussing a new surgery set-up. A new build project is the ideal chance to maximise the latest technology and design concepts to ensure your team work in the most healthy and comfortable way.

Customer-Centric

The final consideration to discuss is probably the most important to you: the patient. If you are an existing practice that is refurbishing a surgery or even the whole building, you need to ensure there is minimum patient disruption. Good communications with patients and keeping them informed of the progress of the project will help put their minds at ease and further engage their interest in the practice. If you are unable to proceed with their treatment due to the building work, then alternative arrangements need to be made.

The new surgery and practice should ensure accessibility for all patients and create a comfortable, peaceful environment, especially for those that are more nervous of a dental visit. The décor and design can assist with this, such as the colours used, and the layout of surgeries to the waiting room.

With you all the way

There is so much to contemplate when embarking on a new practice, new surgery, rebuild or redesign that it’s impossible to know where to begin. By turning to the experts at Clark Dental you will have a bespoke design and build solution tailored to your specific needs. They help take care of every aspect; from that initial discussion right through to completion, when you open your new door ready for the first patient to walk through.

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk

 

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NOV
09

High quality dental units - Clark Dental

High quality dental units - Clark Dental

Clark Dental provides a comprehensive range of high quality dental units from the most prestigious manufacturers. Supplying the latest dental chairs from Anthos, Stern Weber and A-Dec, whatever you’re looking for in a dental unit, Clark Dental has the solution.

 

The extremely reliable manufacturer Anthos is well known for its beautiful dental units that exude quality and style. The range includes a number of chairs that feature the latest technology and dental delivery systems.

 

Or for the very best of Swiss innovation and precision engineering for dentists that require a perfect blend of sophisticated design and pleasing aesthetics there is the Stern Weber range. With over 50 years of pioneering invention and intelligent design, the Stern Weber range has everything to meet the needs of modern dentistry. 

 

Meanwhile, the A-Dec range includes the entry-level Performer, updated A-dec 300: Evolved, the contemporary A-Dec 400 and the outstanding A-Dec 500 series, which are extremely flexible for superb ergonomics, come in left and right handed models, and optimise operator access whilst enhancing patient comfort.

 

Clark Dental has the range of products and wealth of experience to help ensure you make the right choice for your practice, contact the expert team today.

 

For more information call Clark Dental on 01268 733 146, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdental.co.uk

 

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08

Innovative mobile X-ray device - Nomad Pro 2

Innovative mobile X-ray device

When Dr Nikhil Shah of Brentwood Orthodontic and Implant Practice undertook his recent practice renovation and relocation, he chose the new Nomad Pro 2 hand held X-ray device to fulfil his radiography requirements.

 

“The Nomad Pro 2 handheld X-ray machine is great for our practice. The beauty of it is that we can walk around and there is no clutter on the walls – just one fully mobile machine.

 

“The advantage to us is that radiographs do not have to be taken in only one X-ray room as before. We can move around across multi-surgeries and so our patients don’t have to, which helps them to feel more at ease. As it’s handheld the practitioner can work around the patient much more freely, ensuring they get the most appropriate radiographs.

 

“The images quality is great too, and perfect for our practice needs.”

 

To learn more about the fantastic Nomad Pro 2, and the benefits it will bring to your practice contact the Clark Dental team today.

 

For more information contact Clark Dental on 01270 613750,
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