Dr. Sean Carlson – The Digital Future Is Happening Now
Orthotown Interview with Dr. Carlson at the 2017 HSO Symposium.
Dr. Sean Carlson sees the future of orthodontics, and digital technology is on its horizon. That’s why he partnered with Henry Schein Orthodontics (HSO), which has the same perspective on where the industry is headed.
“My relationship with HSO is an organic relationship built with people, rather than a product. I’m in alignment with that thinking, and I want to be around people who are like that,” he says. In his role as clinical advisor for HSO, he recently developed a course on low-dose CBCT as the new standard of care.
Dr. Carlson credits HSO with helping him and his teaching partner, Dr. J.C. Quintero, bring their vision of cone beam education to the forefront long before they were involved with the company. He’s also thankful for HSO’s support in creating digital teaching opportunities that didn’t exist before-particularly regarding the dosage safety of 3-D X-rays, as opposed to traditional scans. “We weren’t able to have that conversation 10 years ago, and now we have more opportunities where people can discuss it,” he says.
While the doctors approached several companies about their cone beam vision, HSO was the first company who showed interest in developing the idea. “Those involved with our case were interested in what we were trying to teach, not just what we could sell,” says Dr. Carlson. “That’s what has kept me here.
“I want to be around good people, and I’m going to go where good people are, wherever that happens.”
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