7th September 2018 – Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) proudly announced the next step in achieving their vision to be the first choice for healthcare in Brunei Darussalam, the launch of the new Digital Dental Imaging System, The “VATECH Green16”, was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar, The Chairman of Jerudong Park Medical Centre.
“VATECH Green16 has an advanced digital dental imaging system with a complex reconstruction algorithm which provides better quality in dental imaging. The Digital Imaging for the dental system provides a beneficial tool for periodontists to use in diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical management, especially in patients with complex cases. The three-dimensional nature of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) offers enhanced diagnostic information and increased accuracy compared to the two-dimensional (2D) imaging,” stated Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar.
“The new equipment will bring huge benefits and positive impact on the care we provide to our patients.” Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Hj Md Isham stated. “Only Just 5.9 seconds per scan which minimize patients’ radiation exposure and the new installation of the digital dental imaging system at JPMC is a wonderful news for the patients who use JPMC’s dental service. It puts us at the forefront of dental technology and will mean that our patients will benefit from increased accuracy in dental treatment.” Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Hj Md Isham added.
“Patients requiring complex dental imaging as part of their dental treatment are set to benefit from this new cone beam CT scanner”, said Dr. Ravindra Pai, the Head of the JPMC Dental Clinic, and in his capacity as an Endodontist. “Patients who needs dental implants and complex wisdom extractions will be able to scan with better anatomical visualization for proper treatment panning” Dr Pai added.
This scanner has low-dose of radiation, with a high-speed scanner’s high-sensitivity and resolution detector with a noise reduction algorithm to compensate for reduced dose. It has the ability to minimize Motion Artifact due to the movement of the patient; thus delivering high-quality images.
According to Mr Varghese Paulose, Chief Operating Officer of JPMC, “The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (BCT) lets doctors diagnose with precision, it is effective for the extraction of wisdom teeth, which often gets tricky due to their proximity of the inferior alveolar nerve and dental implants. This technology reduce radiation exposure without sacrificing but even improving image quality because the two factors are closely related.”
“Dental radiation per scan is relatively lower than other medical CTs. VATECH Green16 is one of the world’s lowest radiation, advanced 4-in-1 digital dental imaging system that incorporates PANO, CEPH CBCT and MODEL Scan. It provides high quality images with lower radiation by combining imaging processing and accumulated experience in dental imaging. This will improve the diagnostic accuracy with increased treatment planning and patient satisfaction.” said Mr. Paulose
The Dental Clinic is open for consultations from Monday to Friday from 8am to 12 noon, and from 1pm to 5 pm. On Saturdays, the clinic is open from 8am to 12 noon only. Services offered include general dental health check-up, gum disease screening, orthodontics and braces, wisdom teeth extraction, dental x-ray screening, and many more. For further information or to book an appointment, please call the Dental Clinic at 261 1433 ext 2229 / 2114 or email [email protected]. For more information on The Jerudong Park Medical Centre, visit www.jpmc.com.bn.