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CAD-Ray Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device- Exclusively Printed by Burbank Dental Labs (Coming July 2018)

Introducing the CAD-Ray Obstructive Sleep Apnea Device, manufactured by Burbank Dental Lab.  This appliance is printed with an FDA approved material by an FDA certified lab.  They also happen to print thousands of surgical stents and models with a variety of printers.

You can submit your case digitally and the whole process is done without pouring up any models or suck-down stents.  Printing vs. milling also has a lot of advantages with faster turn around time and less cost.  Instead of delivering a device that has to meet minimum thickness requirements that inadvertently increase the patients vertical dimension, this oral appliance is ultra thin and durable.

In this video, you can see the required thickness of some materials that increase the vertical dimension to the pointy that they may cause discomfort.  Moreover, we can customize the design to include small hooks and knobs, in which patients can even use orthodontic rubber bands, reducing the bulk of the material significantly.

These cases can be submitted through the CAD-Ray portal for design, sent to Burbank Dental for manufacturing (printing), and returned to you in a short period of time.

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As the Pulp Dies

If you have had a CT in your practice long enough, you can start appreciating changes that happen on patients that you have scanned more than once in their lifetime. In this particular case, you can see how the preop scan shows an intact sinus floor, where as the second image, taken five years after the first one shows a periapical lesion and a perforation of the sinus floor. The patient was symptomatic and uncomfortable while biting on the second molar, but there were no other over signs of pulpal involvement. Also, if you are well versed in these matters, you can appreciate the inflammatory response, namely the opaque “cloud” right above the floor of the sinus. This is called Maxillary Sinusitis of Dental Origin MSDO

For a closer look, watch this video that walks you through the area of the perforation instead of just a single slice of an image. There is so much more information to be garnered when you “walk through” the slices