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Radiography

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How Many Sensors

July 24, 2017

How many corded digital radiography sensors do you need? To understand the answer to this question ask yourself how many dark rooms or automatic processors did I need? The answer of course is one. A corded sensor is not just a film substitute it is a processor substitute as well. Think of it as a […]

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Global Oral Health Summit

July 10, 2017

Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit is a collaborative learning experience, uniting oral health professionals across all specialties and skill levels. Attendees learn new ways to tackle everyday challenges. They discover the latest industry trends and explore innovations in diagnostic techniques. Source: Global Oral Health Summit – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

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Digital Radiography Guide

July 6, 2017

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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Registration is Now Open for Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit

May 9, 2017

Oral health professionals of all specialties are invited to take their practice to the next level at the 2017 Global Oral Health Summit. This is a two-day immersive learning experience designed for professionals looking to enhance their workflow by either learning more about the software and equipment they already have or by introducing new technology […]

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Digital Diagnosis

April 4, 2017

What is the purpose of a radiograph? At the most basic level a radiograph is a diagnostic tool. However a radiograph does not possess any intrinsic diagnostic knowledge. It only has value because we have learned to interpret features we see on the image to mean the tissue is either healthy or there is a […]

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WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT?

February 13, 2017

Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants WhatImplantisThat.com is a FREE resource to the dental profession. We help you identify dental implants by merely looking at your patient’s radiographs. Source: WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT? – Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants This amounts to an online atlas of dental implants with 952 images that a dentist […]

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Which imaging system is better for diagnosing tooth cracks?

January 30, 2017

From Dr. Bicuspid: …reported overwhelming evidence that CBCT is a preferred method for detecting vertical root fractures, compared with radiography. Sensitivity of CBCT vs. radiography for teeth cracks   CBCT Radiography Graduate student 77.27% 22.73% Endodontist 81.81% 8.19% Radiologist 88.64% 11.36% Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental Social networking The linked study compared users, grad […]

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Nomad and Aw Shucks

January 20, 2017

Intraoral x-rays have evolved, have you?

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Defining Resolution

November 21, 2016

Line Pairs per Millimeter (lp/mm). This is a measure of resolution, which refers to pairs of lines pressed tighter and tighter together until they eventually merge into a single line. The more lines that can be pressed into a millimeter and still be seen as individual lines, the higher the resolution. This type of resolution […]

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Run and hide no more

November 3, 2016

From RDH: Dental hygienists take most of the radiographs in a typical dental office, and experience the frustrations of taking X-rays on a daily basis. Fortunately there is an amazing new technology that eliminates many of the hassles and frustrations of taking radiographs in the traditional way. The Nomad from Aribex is a hand-held X-ray […]

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Comments and volunteers sought for digital radiography standard

September 27, 2016

From ADA News: The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment a standard related to digital radiography. The committee also is seeking volunteers for Working Group 12.1 on Digital Imaging to participate in the development of the standard, Proposed American National Standards Institute/ADA Standard No. 1094 for Quality Assurance for […]

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The Goal of an Implant

September 22, 2016

“The goal of implant placement is not the implant it is the tooth we replace.” This gem is from Scott Ganz. When you hear or read it your reaction will probably be; well, of course…duh. It isn’t particularly new or seemingly even insightful. It seems too obvious to be insightful. However the fact that it should […]

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Roentgen’s Lab

September 12, 2016

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Europe. I managed to drop by the lab in Wurzburg where Roentgen discovered X-Rays in 1895.  

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Creating a Safe, Effective X-ray Practice

July 15, 2016

From Dale Miles: I’m shocked at how many dentists sometimes order dental X-ray images based on the frequency of the payer or insurance companies’ reimbursement schedules. That is not a reason for prescribing X-ray images in the first place, and second, it would be hard to defend requesting these images for diagnosis if you haven’t […]

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CON Commission votes to deregulate dental CT scanners

July 14, 2016

This is good: Dentists have complained for years that the 10-year rule that required a CON to purchase dental CTs only increased dental practice costs and made it more difficult to diagnose and treat patients. The cone-beam CT scanner is also fast becoming a standard tool for specialists, they said. Source: CON Commission votes to […]

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Guide to Digital Radiography

June 9, 2016

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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Hand Held X-Rays Goes Anywhere.

June 2, 2016

I am a big fan of the Nomad hand held x-ray device from Aribex. Interestingly the inventor, Dr. Clark Turner started out looking for a completely portable x-ray unit for use in missionary work. Nomad can be used in mobile clinics, nursing homes, hospital wards, missionary work, and even forensics. However it is also great […]

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Digital Radiography Training

May 10, 2016

There are three separate areas that will require training for the doctor and staff in order to use digital radiography well. These are: General use of the software. This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific radiograph and how to copy or print the images. How […]

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CEREC SIROWORLD

April 14, 2016

Interesting meeting with some great presenters. SIROWORLD is a place filled with engaging conversations about the equipment, skills, and practices you already implement and those you’d like to explore.  It’s a place to share and learn from your collective experiences as well as to hear from top expert clinicians.  It’s a place to collaborate on […]

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The Captive Dentist

April 7, 2016

Imagine a world in which—if you owned a Volkswagen­—you could only fill up at a Volkswagen gas station using Volkswagen gas. Ford gas won’t work. You can only drive in the Volkswagen lane and take the Volkswagen off ramp. If the Volkswagen off ramp is closed for repairs, you can’t take the Ford or Toyota off ramp. That whole […]

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