Donation equips DOCS program for the future of digital dental care

Schulich Dentistry is improving dental training, research opportunities and community care with the addition of a newly donated scanner.

A donation from 3M Oral Care, the True Definition Scanner will benefit the School’s Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program, as well as research being conducted by Dr. Les Kalman, assistant professor and chair of the DOCS program.

Valued at approximately $23,000, the scanner provides an updated and more efficient system for dental records, communication and impressions.

“I am thrilled to have the support of 3M for my research and for the DOCS program,” said Dr. Kalman. “The scanner will offer dental students exposure to new technology and techniques in digital dentistry that are common in modern dental practices. It will also allow further research into merging different digital images together and expanding our footprint in the mobile technology platform.”

The new scanner arrived at the School in March and is fully operational.