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Radiography

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Dentrix Smart Image

October 1, 2018

Dentrix G7 and Dentrix Smart Image are the first products launched by Henry Schein One, the company formed by Henry Schein and Internet Brands to deliver better integrated software solutions for dentists. Dentrix Smart Image allows practitioners to access 2D, 3D and CAD/CAM images from the Dentrix Chart, while linking images with CDT codes that […]

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Still waiting for Digital X-Rays

August 24, 2018

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Clinical Computer Monitors

August 23, 2018

One of the smartest guys I know is Doug Yoon. Doug is a dentist but more importantly he is a digital image scientist and the founder of XDR digital radiology. I asked Doug to give me some advice on the best clinical monitors for digital radiography. Here is what he had to say. Even the […]

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The World’s First Full-Color, 3D X-rays Are Freaking Me Out

July 19, 2018

But after 120+ years, x-ray imaging is getting a remarkable update with 3D, full-color images that reveal far more than just the bones inside you. These images will improve what a doctor can diagnose without cutting you open… …smaller test versions of this scanner are already being used to study cancer, as well as bone […]

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Flexible Sensor

March 19, 2018

From Dexis: …pairing the newly developed flexible sensor technology with a soft housing, FS Ergo can “give” as X-rays are being captured. Source: Flexible Sensor | DEXIS Brand new. It is interesting and I am sure it would be more comfortable in some situations. My first concern would be distortion. If the sensor bends will […]

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Buy Now Save Taxes

December 14, 2017

Good news, if you have or are considering purchasing equipment this year!  Section 179 allows you to deduct up to $500,000 of the purchase price.  Important, this is only for items purchased and installed in the 2017 Calendar Year. In other words before December 31, 2017. Go to www.section179.org  to find out more information. I suggest you […]

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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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