Wilton dental team assists 'Mission of Mercy'

Dr. James T. Aris and the Wilton Center Family Dentistry team volunteered their services at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, June 7-8, at the Webster Bank Arena at 600 Main Street in Bridgeport. The mission, often called CTMOM, provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut.

Dr. Aris and his team offered their expertise in E4D technology, a chairside CAD/CAM system for digital impressioning, designing and fabricating metal-free inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in a single day. E4D’s high-speed laser makes a digital impression of the preparation and proximal teeth to create an interactive 3D image. The image is sent through wired or wireless connections to the milling center to fabricate the restorations on-site.

The E4D equipment was donated by Henry Schein, a long-time supporter of Connecticut Mission of Mercy.

The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) held the state’s first Mission of Mercy project in 2008. Every year, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state. Last year 2,008 patients were served by 1,605 volunteers from the dental community.

Dr. Aris is a member of the American Dental Association, CT State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and past president of the Greater Norwalk Dental Society.