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Cone beam CT Scans

Last month I took part in a course to update my skills in interpreting Cone beam CT scans. We have been using this amazing imaging equipment on site for several years. I travelled to London with my colleague Lidia Ferritto, long time Implant dentist at Helens Bay.

Cone beam CT scans have revolutionized the way we approach planning for Dental Implants and are also beneficial in the diagnosis of other conditions. We took part in a two day course giving us the opportunity to get world class training to refine and develop our skills.

The consultant leading the course Dr Jimmy Makdissi from the Maxillo Facial Radiology department at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry was not only an expert in his field but also very familiar with the beach at Helens Bay!

His wife was originally from Bangor and he knows Helens Bay and the surrounding area very well. Having met the team from Helens Bay Dental he said he now has an additional reason to visit Helens Bay and call in to meet the rest of the team!

As a result of meeting Jimmy we are able to utilize his training and skills in Helens Bay. The world becomes an ever-smaller place with technology as we can upload our scans on a secure link to Jimmy in the London Hospital. He can then interpret complex scans allowing local patients to avail of his great knowledge.

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