Between 2013 - 2017 there was a huge adoption of Digital Intra Oral Scanning using an Intra Oral Sensor in the Indian Dental healthcare ecosystem, Chesa Dental Care lead the Dental radiology revolution in India, selling the maximum Intra Oral Sensors in the market at that point and ensuring the concept of low radiation and digital diagnosis penetrates into the deepest layers of the market. Chesa Dental Care continues to be a leader in understanding, procuring and selling the best, low radiation, economical Intra Oral Sensors in the market.
OPG was relatively available and accepted, as a manufacturer and trader, Chesa started importing these high end products to create availability for the Indian Dentists to own these machines in their practices.
The OPG market in India grew by 500% once Chesa started dealing in this product, however CBCT was not penetrating as fast as the 2D intra and extra oral radiology solutions in the market.
It was early 2017 and CBCT was a technology that was just only emerging in the Indian market,
not every Dentist knew or understood the concept of CBCT, however
A 2D Image can never give the complete picture of a 3D object :
but adoption of CBCT was slow at the time, primarily due to lack of affordability and awareness amongst Dentists, and that is where our story began!
The problem starts with lack of affordability and availability of the right technology and the end result is substandard treatment for the patient, hampering the complete Dental healthcare ecosystem.
Dr. Shilika Lilaramani led the Implant division, Dr. Vijay Lialramani led the Radiology division and Dr. Anju Lilaramani led the Chair and practice establishment division of the business, It all started with a pen, tissue paper and midnight brainstorming session on the dining table! Facing the most important questions,
"Is this a problem that we can solve? Can we create an impact?"
Having sold over 20,000 premium Dental Implants and also penetrating the intra oral Digital radiography concept across the country the leadership team at Chesa learnt and understood the importance of CBCT scan in a Dentist's practice, they also realised there was a void and the technology was not affordable and easily available for many.
The idea was to be able to solve a glaring problem, the lack of awareness and availability of advanced diagnostic modalities and reporting support. To give Dental Diagnostics the due respect and chance it deserves to be able to positively impact the Dental healthcare ecosystem.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate imaging of hard tissue structures, it provides a three-dimensional image viewing, enabling exact location and extent of lesions or any anatomical region.
With CBCT's introduction in dentistry, dental clinicians can not only have profound knowledge of oral pathology but also enhance the access to a detailed view of the underlying structures and their relations. This 3D image is groundbreaking since the process of decision-making becomes simpler and the recognition of the bony defects from different angles becomes easier.
CBCT has a rapid scan time, the single rotation, which is used in CBCT technology to acquire basis images for 3D imaging usually requires scan time ranging from 5 to 40 seconds comparable to OPG/panoramic radiography. This short scanning time is advantageous in plummeting the artifacts owing to patient movement.
A CBCT has quicker motion compared to the spiral motion of a traditional CT scanner. It is therefore possible to conduct a CT scan using a CBCT scanner with lower doses of radiation. An example can be found in panoramic radiography.
A typical CT scan will require separate maxilla and mandible scans which expose the patient to 200-300 times the required radiation for this radiography.
If both jaws are scanned, the exposure doubles! A CBCT scans both the maxilla and mandible at the same time hence reducing exposure.
CT has not been widely utilized due to the high radiation dosage, the cost of the machine and a dentist’s unfamiliarity with interpreting CT results.
The use of CBCT can negate these concerns and allow for improved diagnosis and patient safety.In comparison with CT, CBCT has high accuracy and sensitivity and can capture the maxilla and mandible in a single rotation of the X-ray source. With CBCT we can experience more accurate diagnosis of skeletal asymmetry, easier location of impacted teeth, improved surgical planning, and increased detection of pathologies.
The data received from these systems is used to reconstruct 3D images predominantly in the following specialties:
The awareness of the opportunity, willpower to make an impact and most importantly faith in the importance of Dentistry synergistically gave us the courage to open the first pilot CBCT centre in New Delhi.
Once the team established the impact it was making, the significance of the solution that was being provided, there was no looking back!
Dr. Shilika Lilaramani, under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Lilaramani (CEO) & Dr. Anju Lilaramani (COO), of Chesa Dental Care, led the project from a single CBCT centre to a brand,Vi-Scan Diagnostics, today, the largest chain of Dental Diagnostic centres in the country with 17 centres and growing.
With large FOV machines, a well trained team, low radiation as a thumb rule, standard processes and a great panel of radiologists working with us, Vi-Scan has been able to establish credibility in the market. Our online presence and customer satisfaction speaks for the effort we are putting to create a sustainable solution for the Dentists and the public.
Imagine travelling long distances to get a scan, in pain, just waiting to get treated and praying that it's all over soon!.
For a Dentist it's always a dilemma, should they take a risk and treat the patient, ease them of their pain quickly or should they ask the patient to get a CBCT or OPG scan so that they can diagnose accurately and carry out the treatment in a predictable manner!.
Our goal and primary reason behind growing and expanding to so many centres is to eliminate this dilemma, one locality at a time. The availability of CBCT technology in the country is low in comparison to CT and MRI, though over 85% of the Indian population suffers from Dental disease and may need a CBCT scan through the course of their life, the lack of availability of this technology forces Dentists to perform basic procedures such as Root Canal and even complex procedures such as Dental Implants without the required visibility before starting the treatment.
We believe one day, NO Dentist, regardless of location, will have to think twice before asking his patient to get an extra oral scan Vi-Scan aims to make that thought a reality!.
Along with Extra Oral scanning Vi-Scan Diagnostics is transitioning to become a complete Dental Diagnostic solution provider, from hard tissue to soft tissue and even Blood Diagnostics for Dentistry, one by one in all the centres!
Vi-Scan is constantly expanding its capacity to add the latest and best tools and services for accurate Diagnosis in order to allow the Dentist to plan his treatment without ambiguity!.
We are in the process of adopting AI and ML software solutions to help our radiologists increase the speed and improve the quality of reporting.
The team is diligently working towards creating a seamless experience for our Dentists, patients and radiologists using technology.
To Infuse our ‘ABC’ – Analysis Based Care concept in every segment of the population and pioneer ways to increase the visibility of every practitioner, before every treatment, for every patient. To create a sustainable and scalable, value-based health care business model (VBHC) in association with like-minded individuals.
To provide access to every healthcare professional to be able to look beneath the surface and empower them to practice in an accurate, precise, safe and predictable manner.At Vi-Scan, your patients are our patients and we believe their comfort comes first. We work with the utmost level of care and consideration because every patient deserves the best quality of care.
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