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Radiography

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Reading Radiographs

May 27, 2021

People think reading radiographs is easy. But its not just black and white… There is a lot of gray area.

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New Portable X-Ray Generator is Battery Free

May 4, 2021

PRESS RELEASE From Carestream: Carestream Dental has introduced the CS 2400P,* a portable generator that offers practices the powerful X-ray beam needed for exceptional diagnostic images yet is small enough to be handheld. It features an innovative battery-free recharging system that’s fast and convenient so it’s always at the ready to capture high-quality images. Source: […]

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Dental Implant Identification Service

March 29, 2021

New service Spotimplant to identify an implant based on a submitted x-ray. AI-based | Spotimplant How Does It Work? 1. Upload an x-ray image showing an unknown implant to identify 2. Our AI will analyze the image, and our implantology experts will review the results 3. You will receive your identification report shortly Source: Dental Implant […]

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X-Ray Sensor Security

January 21, 2021

A great tip from Henry Schein technology specialist Jason Ney. Digital x-ray sensors are expensive and can be damaged or even lost. Extended warranty programs for most sensors cover technology failure but do not cover accidental damage. If you run over the sensor with a chair or damage the cord you are out of luck […]

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XDR

January 11, 2021

Is it as good as film? Wrong question. Is it diagnostic? What makes a digital radiograph diagnostic? It is a combination of image and software. Dentists tend to focus on the sensor and the final image but it is the software that matters more – or at least as much – as the sensor when […]

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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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