i-CAT™ a brand of the KaVo Kerr Group, exhibited at the recent 2015 AAO Annual Session at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Unique to this meeting, and as part of the company’s “Their Story” campaign launched in November 2014, i-CAT introduced the latest “Their Story” featuring Dr. Sean Carlson and his patient, Natalie.
This growing collection of stories illustrates how doctors are using i-CAT imaging to help better patients’ lives every day. In Natalie’s case of transmigratory impacted canines in the mandibular jaw, information from the i-CAT scan helped Dr. Carlson formulate a treatment that allowed Natalie to save her canines and thus retain her full complement of teeth.
Also at this meeting, the theme of saving canines was taken to the next level as i-CAT partnered with the Milo Foundation, an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter in Northern California. Its mission is to provide education, adoption services, and sanctuary for many types and ages of animals. Representatives from the Milo Foundation including John Fonseca, outreach coordinator for the Milo Foundation, were at the booth on Saturday and Sunday, and attendees got their photos taken with some great little canines that were on site to promote pet care awareness.
We talked with the founder of the Milo Foundation while at the AAO in San Francisco...
“The Milo Foundation was excited to participate with i-CAT in the 2015 AAO Annual Session,” said Fonseca. "As an animal rescue organization, the animals’ good health is extremely important, dental health included. This was an innovative opportunity for us to share information about our work and encourage support to help the many homeless animals not only in California, but throughout the country.”
Jessica Kachmar, marketing manager for i-CAT, added, “We were very happy to host Dr. Carlson and Natalie and eager for clinicians to visit with them and discuss their inspiring story at our booth. The success of that treatment entailed much hard work and knowledge from Dr. Carlson, effort and energy from Natalie, and quality 3D cone beam scans from i-CAT. We are also appreciative of the humanitarian work done for needy animals by the Milo Foundation, and i-CAT donated more than $3,000 to this worthy cause.”
As you can see, the dogs were a huge hit with those who attended the meeting and stopped by the i-CAT booth to make a donation and meet a new friend.