Planmeca donates top-level dental devices to the dental clinic in Japan tsunami region

The Finnish company Planmeca Oy, one of the world’s leading dental equipment manufacturers, announces its donation of a Planmeca Compact i dental unit along with a Planmeca ProMax 3D s imaging unit to the temporary dental clinic that is being set up by the Japanese government and Japan Dental Association in the tsunami region.

”We found out that there are temporary dental clinics to be established in Tohoku region with the support of Japanese government. We would like to do our share in contributing to the rebuilding efforts of this tsunami-ridden region. With these dental devices modern, high-quality dental care become available for people in the crisis area,” says Mr. Heikki Kyöstilä, the president of Planmeca Oy.

The design of the Planmeca Compact i dental unit has been strongly steered by the importance of ergonomics and uncompromised safety of the dental team as well as highest level of hygiene. There are over 25 000 Planmeca Compact i dental unit installations and users around the world.

Planmeca is the market leader in dental imaging devices – panoramic, intraoral and 3D imaging units – in the world. The Planmeca ProMax 3D s digital imaging unit is designed to obtain complete information on patient anatomy in the minutest detail. The unit complies with a multitude of diagnostic requirements: those of endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, implantology, dental and maxillofacial surgery, and TMJ analysis. Planmeca ProMax 3D s unit is ideal for imaging with a smaller field of view: the imaging size is optimal for e.g. single implant and wisdom tooth cases, as well as for implant surgery and orthodontic treatment. “All Planmeca imaging units comply with the best practices of dentistry. Pulsed X-ray of 3D units, together with the short rotation scan, virtually eliminates artefacts, contributing to outstanding image quality. Planmeca’s patented, computer-controlled SCARA (Selectively Compliant Articulated Robot Arm) technology allows a variety of imaging programs,” states Mr Kyöstilä.

The announcement of this sizeable donation will be made in cooperation with Planmeca’s distributor in Japan, the GC Corporation, at the 18th International Congress of DentoMaxillofacial Radiology in Hiroshima 26–28 May, 2011. The temporary dental clinic is expected to be set up in Tohoku region in June.