PAST EDITOR'S MESSAGE | SUMMER 2006
Camille Mayorga, DRT
The last newsletter included 2 new features. Matt Kroona sent in the first "Case Study" about a patient that came in to his lab to rule out a fractured jaw. The patient's dentist initially asked for a standard panoramic, but when that did not reveal anything unusual an I-cat 3 dimensional scan was taken. The scan clearly showed a left mandible fracture. Matt included pictures of the panoramic, axial and cross sectional slices from the i-CAT cone beam volume scan, and a 3 D rendering that showed the fracture well. I would like to have a new "Case Study" added as one of the regular features of every issue of the newsletter. All of us come across interesting cases and I would like for you to send yours to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature it in the newsletter. Don't be shy!
Also a new item in the last newsletter was "Spotlight Tech". Craig Dial was kind enough to be the first technician to share some of his personal history with all of us. I believe we all enjoyed reading about Craig and how he got into the business. We are not looking for the most technical lab or long-time technician; each and every one of us has a unique situation that we would all like to read about. I would also like to include a Spotlight Student, so please let us know about your special story and how you got into dental imaging as a profession.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the members who always help with the newsletter and are always willing to give me a write-up on a topic when needed. The same members can always be counted on. Please join in on the fun and enter your special Case Study or Spotlight Tech. Check out the photo collage on page 14 of this newsletter, Craig added a secret picture, can you find it? I look forward to receiving many e-mails!