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Radiography

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Understanding Line Pairs per Millimeter

July 7, 2020

Line Pairs per millimeter or LP/mm is a resolution measurement commonly used to evaluate digital radiography sensors. LP/mm is a measurement of spatial resolution, that is how small a space can you perceive. Spatial resolution is important if you want to see a very small item such as the tip of an endo file on […]

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Digital dentistry: The new state of the art — Is it disruptive or destructive?

July 6, 2020

From  ScienceDirect: Following is the summary of this scientific article by E. Dianne Rekow, King’s College, London. Digital innovations have unquestionably disrupted dentistry. With these innovations, patient experience has improved. More restoration options are available delivering longer lifetimes, and better esthetics. Fresh approaches are bringing greater efficiency and accuracy, capitalizing on the interest, capabilities, and skills of […]

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USB Sensor Saver

June 4, 2020

This looks like a great idea. I have not tried it or talked with dentists who have used it but the concept makes a lot of sense. The leading cause of digital sensor failure is normal USB wear and tear? Issues like ‘half-images’, ‘grainy images’, ‘undetected exposure’, ‘random disconnects’, ‘hardware errors’, etc – are all likely […]

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The Captive Dentist

May 4, 2020

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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A GREAT new resource from Carestream Dental

March 12, 2020

Download free educational materials, infographics and more to share the Digital Dentistry Difference story, and see the difference it makes for your patients and your business. Source: Home – Carestream Dental

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DEXIS Smart Image

December 19, 2019

From Dentrix: The much-awaited Dentrix® Smart Image connector for DEXIS is now available! This new imaging integration can mean unprecedented time-savings, clinical care enhancements, and revenue opportunities for Dentrix users. Dentrix Smart Image expands your ability to provide quality care by connecting your clinical and financial process into one efficient workflow. Source: DEXIS Smart Image […]

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Walter Reed failed to examine nearly 2K dental CT scans, investigation finds

December 5, 2019

From Becker’s Review: If you read the article it doesn’t really amount to much. Supposedly no pathology was missed and no one was damaged by the failure to read the scans. If that is true, is there really any value to insisting that all CBCT scans be read by a trained radiologist? At this time […]

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What to buy before year end?

November 5, 2019

Where should you spend your one million dollars of section 179 money before the end of the year? Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows businesses to expense certain capital investments. For details regarding the law look here. Complete or upgrade your technology infrastructure. If you still do not have computers in every treatment […]

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Study tests imaging modalities’ accuracy on root canal anatomy

May 30, 2019

Cone-beam CT (CBCT) performed better than periapical radiography in detecting the apical delta in more than 100 premolars, but both modalities fell short compared with the gold standard of microcomputed tomography (micro-CT), t Source: Study tests imaging modalities’ accuracy on root canal anatomy

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Still waiting for Digital to be as good as Film

May 17, 2019

 

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CBCT can Detect root fractures

April 25, 2019

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is useful in detecting vertical root fractures (VRF) in vivo even when the fracture line itself could not be visualized on CBCT, according to Russian researchers Source: Endodontics — April 12, 2019 What makes all of the amazing things possible we see with CBCT is that second “C” it stands for […]

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Photos and Digital Charting

April 11, 2019

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You […]

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Dentrix Smart Image is Here

February 26, 2019

From Dentrix Magazine: Smart Image makes it easy for you to access more patient information quickly through a seamless integration without searching through separate software for a history of patient images.So, what imaging software do you use? Sopro by Acteon? Romexis by Planmeca? Sidexis 4 by Dentsply Sirona? Chances are that you may even use a […]

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It is better just because it is Digital!

November 15, 2018

One of the most powerful features of a digital record, a digital radiograph, a digital impression or for that matter any digital application is one which is so obvious that it is sometimes ignored. It is an advantage which people with limited experience with digital technology often do not appreciate. That is, just the simple […]

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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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