Friday, January 08, 2010

Patterson Dental Releases Smile Channel 9


Patterson Dental Releases Smile Channel 9
New and updated presentations, all in widescreen

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (Dec. 28, 2009) – Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. introduces Smile Channel 9, the latest version of the educational reception area program designed to inform and entertain patients on a variety of topics related to general dental care and esthetic dentistry. This edition of Smile Channel, a product of the esteemed CAESY Education Systems family, includes four new and four updated presentations, which are all offered in widescreen to showcase the latest in office technology.
Among the new presentations, the “Tech Minute” segments trace the evolution of the technology used in operatories today, with features on cone beam 3D imaging, lasers, and CEREC CAD/CAM. Also new is a “Smiles for the Whole Family” segment, which features photos demonstrating how cosmetic dentistry can help every member of the family.
Updates have been made to the existing “Did You Know?” presentations, with new information on both veneers and all-porcelain crowns. Additionally, the “Technologies in Dentistry” feature has been updated to include new material on minimally invasive dentistry, as well as CEREC CAD/CAM.
“These new presentations help practices showcase their capabilities as well as project a cutting-edge image to patients,” said Jana Berghoff, Patterson Dental corporate technology manager. “Smile Channel 9 can be a valuable tool in educating patients and raising awareness of a practice’s offerings.”
CAESY Education Systems has been dentistry’s premier developer of leading-edge patient education technology and content since 1993. CAESY was acquired by Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. in May 2004. The award-winning multimedia information on preventive, restorative and esthetic treatment options helps dental practices educate their patients and grow their practices. The CAESY content is distributed via video and computer networks or DVD players throughout the clinical and reception areas of the dental practice. The family of products includes CAESY DVD, Smile Channel DVD and CAESY Enterprise, which includes CAESY, Smile Channel and ShowCase. For more information, visit www.caesy.com or call 1-800-294-8504.

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