Bluecams Propel Us Further Into Digital Age

CEREC Bluecam on the School’s sixth floor
CEREC Bluecam on the School’s sixth floor

The School strengthened its commitment to digital dentistry in December when faculty trained on Bluecams, the new Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction (CEREC) computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) machines made by Sirona.

Pre-doctoral faculty and dentists from the Dental Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Avenue spent the day of December 18, 2013, in training with two Sirona representatives: Betsy Ashworth and Dr. Richard Fox. Ashworth and Fox provided training and updates on the Bluecams, which replace the Redcams.

“This was just the beginning of the training that will continue to take place in preparation for the transition to digital dentistry that will take  place by July 2014 and be fully implemented during the 2014-2015 Academic year.” said Dr. Celeste Kong, who organized the training.

According to Sirona’s website, the advantages of the Bluecams include:

  • works step by step with single exposures, which are computed with high precision into a model
  • short image acquisition times are the basis for shake-free images
  • independently detects the optimum exposure time and automatically takes the image

The faculty members trained include: Drs. Alex Bendayan, Angela Cancado, David Dano, Gerry Dorato, Fred Hains, Waleerat Kaweevisaltrakul, Ryota Kikuchi, Celeste Kong, Afsheen Lakhani, Mayumi Onoe, and Sein Siao.