Nov 13, 2022
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Since its inception in Japan in 2006, PreXion has been committed to revolutionizing dental and medical imaging. President & CEO Yasutoyo Imada has over 15 years of experience in both imaging and dental equipment manufacturing. In 2007, the company presented the PreXion 3D Elite, which offered the world’s fastest data reconstitution time. After that, it began its expansion into the United States market with the distribution of its U.S.-exclusive PreXion 3D Excelsior model. PreXion’s distribution has been rapidly expanding, serving thousands of customers across seven countries and in all 50 states. Through diligent manufacturing processes and tireless research and development, the company has remained on the cutting edge of CBCT technology, having increased market share 600% from 2016 to 2020. The company offers unrivaled customer support and dedication to continuing education opportunities, with partnerships among fellow industry leaders such as Catapult Education and 3D Diagnostics (3DDX). PreXion is a subsidiary of Funai Electric Co., LTD, a major consumer electronics manufacturer, which is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO). To learn more, please visit https://www.prexion.com.
Explorer EX & PRO 3D CBCT models
3-in-1 CBCT (CT, dedicated pan and world’s 1st integrated ceph x-ray)
The PreXion Explorer PRO 3D CBCT is the world’s first 3D imaging scanner that contains an integrated cephalometric x-ray. This 3-in-1 model (CT, dedicated pan and integrated ceph x-ray) is designed for dental professionals seeking high quality image clarity provided by one the smallest focal spot’s in the industry at just 0.3mm. The model offers 4 fields of view (FOV) include 5x5 cm, 10x10 cm, 15x10 cm and a single pass, 15x16 cm FOV with no stitching. This large FOV is made possible by the largest TFT-type, flat panel detector (FPD) in the industry. It allows a 15x16 image to be taken in a single pass with no stitching in only 12 seconds. This provides both excellent image capture for sleep and airway analysis as well as TMJ diagnostics and reduced patient exposure. A 2-1 in version (CT and dedicated pan modes only) is also available and is called Explorer EX It is compatible with all DICOM compliant 3rd party implant surgical guide and CAD/DICOM merging software programs.
Excelsior PRO 3D CBCT
2-in-1 CBCT (CT and dedicated pan)
The PreXion Excelsior PRO 3D CBCT provides high quality image clarity with its 0.3mm focal spot, which allows for improved diagnostics of many conditions. Its 4 fields of view (FOV) include 5x5 cm, 10x5 cm, 10x8 cm and 15x8 cm for a large number of uses, including, but not limited to implant placement, bone quality studies, pathology, periodontics and endodontics. An optional 15x13 cm FOV is available for diagnostics requiring a larger field. In addition, an optional cephalometric arm attachment can be added. Explorer PRO is compatible with all DICOM compliant 3rd party implant surgical guide and CAD/DICOM merging software programs.
Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach.
Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
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