On December 6, 2013 the Milford Times wrote ( Hometown newspaper):
International students learn at Huszti Dental
(From left) Dr. Ron Paler, Dr. Anna Chong-Huszti, dental students Gabriella Moura Chicrala and Alexander Maude Batitucci Ambrosia, and Dr. William Huszti at Huszti Dental Care in Milford. The students were visiting to learn more about American dental practices.
Brazilian dental students Alexander Maude Batitucci Ambrosia and Gabriella Moura Chicrala got a glimpse of dentistry in America, thanks to Dr. William and Dr. Anna Chong-Huszti of Huszti Dental Care in Milford.
The day’s activities included a thorough tour of the practice followed by a presentation about comfort technologies and techniques. The students received a hands-on demonstration of the various technologies within the office.
“I cannot believe something like Intraoral cameras even exist,” said Gabriella, “It’s incredible that patients can see what we see inside their mouths.”
Intraoral cameras are an important tool for diagnosing and communicating to patients, said William Huszti. The tool is a tiny video camera that allows dentists to zoom in on one tooth, and the image is displayed on a computer monitor.
“I never thought I would see an iPad in a dental office,” said Alexander, “What a great idea to provide patients with some enjoyment while in the chair.”
The 21-year-old students are both on the verge of graduation from the University of Sao Paulo.
“The entire teams at Huszti Dental Care feels very strongly about taking an active role in shaping the future of the dental profession, which starts with the students,” said Huszti.
The dentists were selected by the International College of Dentists (ICD) to represent an American model of dental care delivery. The exchange program, coordinated through the University of Michigan school of Dentistry, is a signature program at ICD and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students. The visit took place Nov. 20.
“It is an honor to be selected by the International College of Dental Students as a representative of dental care in America,” said Anna Chong-Huszti, “We enjoyed hosting the students very much and hope to welcome others in the future.
Oral health is a worldwide burden, 60-90 percent of school children and nearly 100 percent of adults have dental cavities, according to the World Health Organization.