Stony Brook University opens Center for Implant and Digital Technology

STONY Digital Dental Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon cutting: Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine opened Dec. 5 its Center for Implant and Digital Technology, which will serve as a state-of-the-art space for digital dentistry-focused education, patient care and research. From left, Dr. Robert Reiner, clinical associate professor; Carol Sloane, assistant dean for clinic operations; Dr. Allan Kucine, associate dean for information technology; Axel Calderon, manager of the CIDT; Cary Staller, Stony Brook Foundation and SUNY trustee; Michael Bernstein, interim president of Stony Brook University; Dr. Mary Truhlar, dean, School of Dental Medicine; Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, senior vice president of health sciences and dean of Renaissance School of Medicine; Dr. Ann Nasti, associate dean for clinical education; Dr. Steven Zove, associate dean for clinical affairs; and Dr. Rafael Delgado-Ruiz, associate professor. Photos provided by Stony Brook University
Design: Dr. Ana Carolina Botta Martins de Oliveira, right, instructs Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine students to design dental restorations using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies. According to Stony Brook, the creation of crowns and bridges can now be completed entirely onsite, and in less than 24 hours. From there, information can be digitally transferred, and dental practitioners design and then 3-D print or mill dental restorations for delivery to the patient.