Nelson dental practice is at cutting-edge with latest 3D device

This Is Lancashire: PIONEER Dr Malik with the The Cone Beam Computerised Tomography machine PIONEER Dr Malik with the The Cone Beam Computerised Tomography machine

A DENTIST practice in Nelson has become the first between Preston and Manchester to use a cutting-edge 3D imaging device.

The Cone Beam Computerised Tomography (CBCT) machine installed at the NHS Reedyford Dental Centre in Leeds Road, is so new, it is not even available at Blackburn or Burnley hospitals.

Leading dentist Dr Ausman Malik said: “All other dentists in the area are using X Rays, which only give a 2D image. For most work this is absolutely fine, but when you’re doing certain things, you need 3D images.

“CBCT means that I can get a complete image of someone’s mouth.”

Diagnostic CBCT scans are useful for a variety of reasons including checking a patient’s suitability for dental implants, to check depth, width and density, to have a 3D view of the sinus cavities, to asses the need for sinus lifts, and to investigate previous root canal treatments.

Dr Malik has purchased the machine because he is currently studying a part time masters course in oral surgery at the University of Central Lancashire.

He added: “I’m hoping to do more oral surgery at the practice, and this machine is necessary for that.

“There is nothing like it as far as I know in the whole of East Lancashire, and from Preston to Manchester.

“The Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Hospitals do not have this facility, so patients are being referred to Manchester Dental Hospital, but we would like to offer a referral service to all dental practices for their patients as we can provide copies of images taken.”

He added: “The practice is fully committed to the NHS and is also training practice for newly graduated dentists.

“It is important that we future-proof the practice, and give the best treatment we can to patients in East Lancashire.”

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10:42am Sat 18 Aug 12

Angry Bob says...

I wouldn't have thought there would be much call for dentists in Nelson as seen as most of the local cave dwellers don't have any teeth!
I wouldn't have thought there would be much call for dentists in Nelson as seen as most of the local cave dwellers don't have any teeth! Angry Bob

7:52pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Wetwangman says...

Well, quite apart from this chappie looking like a Bond villain ( do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger ? ) sorry about the Oirish occent...Do you really expect a Dentist's Surgery to offer such wonderful treatment to the plebs... ? Get out of here.. the Dentists roll in the punters...95 per cent benefit chasers..so if you are actually working your privates off, just standing there in the waiting room, with all the Giro Jockies and the bloody foreigners who cannot even read the forms to claim the benefits correctly, you will sit back and think if it is all worth it....The first thing they ask is ' are you paying by cash or card '... that is before you have even taken your seat ! They will charge the hard working individual the same exorbitant price that they charge the Government for the hoards of Scroungers who pile in for the ' free treatment ', which, if you think about it, back in their own country, it would cost a year's wages. It is a well known fact that the Dentists are ' milking the system. The scroungers, the foreigners, the hanger's on are getting their treatment free... but are they really getting the treatment that the TaxPayers, pay for ?
Well, quite apart from this chappie looking like a Bond villain ( do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger ? ) sorry about the Oirish occent...Do you really expect a Dentist's Surgery to offer such wonderful treatment to the plebs... ? Get out of here.. the Dentists roll in the punters...95 per cent benefit chasers..so if you are actually working your privates off, just standing there in the waiting room, with all the Giro Jockies and the bloody foreigners who cannot even read the forms to claim the benefits correctly, you will sit back and think if it is all worth it....The first thing they ask is ' are you paying by cash or card '... that is before you have even taken your seat ! They will charge the hard working individual the same exorbitant price that they charge the Government for the hoards of Scroungers who pile in for the ' free treatment ', which, if you think about it, back in their own country, it would cost a year's wages. It is a well known fact that the Dentists are ' milking the system. The scroungers, the foreigners, the hanger's on are getting their treatment free... but are they really getting the treatment that the TaxPayers, pay for ? Wetwangman

2:13pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Angry Bob says...

And since when has Nelson been between Manchester and Preston?
And since when has Nelson been between Manchester and Preston? Angry Bob

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