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digital radiograph

Another New Product at Cerec Meeting

August 16, 2012

Schick 33 Sensor. The 33 stands for thirty three line pairs per millimeter. It should be noted that the 33Lp/mm is “theoretical”. Actual is different and frankly depends on which line pair guage you use. Never the less it is a significant improvment over the previous versions and based on the show floor demos the image is […]

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How to integrate dental digital imaging with your paperless workflow

June 25, 2012

Follow the link to my most recent DPR article: At the basic level you need to realize the terms “paperless” and “digital” are interchangeable. A paperless chart is a digital chart and a digital radiograph is a paperless radiograph. It is not possible to have paperless records unless you have paperless diagnostics such as digital […]

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High-tech Diagnostics and Advanced Services Webinar

June 2, 2012

Webinar Thursday June 14, 1:00 pm (PDT) Some of the most exciting and amazing developments in technology are in the area of advanced diagnostics and treatment. Everyday dentist are faced with remarkable new high tech products that do everything from finding caries to making a crown. We are on the cusp of full 3D virtual […]

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Film vs. Digital Radiography

June 1, 2012

From David Gane For many dentists, transitioning to digital radiography after using film for most of their careers seems like a monumental change. However, the benefits for your dental practice (as well as the patient) are clear. Consider this chart via Film vs. Digital Radiography—Have you looked at digital lately? (Chart) | The Digital Image […]

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Harriett the Harried Dental Assitant

May 4, 2012

Find my most recent Dental Compare article here: Harriett the Harried Dental Assitant A light hearted look at an all too typical day in the dental office. The hero of the story is…of course…technology.

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New Website for Nomad

March 14, 2012

Nomad the handheld x-ray unit has launched a new website. The site is fresh,easy to use and…best of all 🙂 has some videos of me.

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Nomad Introduces New Collimnator

February 21, 2012

What could be better than an easy to use hand held x-ray device that both patients and staff love to use? How about the same device with a beam collimator that reduces exposure by 58%? Nomad is introducing a rectangular collimator at the Chicago Midwinter meeting. The collimator modifies the x-ray beam from a 6cm […]

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Top 11 of 2011

February 20, 2012

From Dentalcompare. What I found interesting is that nine of the eleven items dentists were most interested in can be considered high tech. we decided to take a look at what the top products for 2011 were. We looked at a few different metrics, combining views, how many times information was requested and how many times […]

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ClikRay – ShaRing

February 2, 2012

This new holder for digital sensors was designed with the help of XDR Radiology and Adam Chen, DDS. It is a single ring designed to replace the need for three separate rings used in a full mouth series. Plus the metal positioning rods have been replaced with a non metal high heat plastic resin, these rods […]

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The 5th International Congress on 3-D Dental Imaging

November 2, 2011

Starts Friday I went to this last year and I will be going again this year. It was well worth the investment of time and money. If you are new to CBCT, if you are a veteran user or if you are considering this amazing technology this meeting will be valuable. I will follow up with […]

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The Future is 3D

September 22, 2011

The Dr Bicuspid article linked below discusses CBCT with two pioneers in the field. The primary message is, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Cone-beam CT doesn’t have to be a tool that is just used for implant diagnostics any longer. And this is partly because of the robust viewing software, which allows you to look at […]

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Handheld X-ray Safety

September 12, 2011

One of my favorite products is the hand help Nomad X-Ray device. I have written about it frequently. Of course there is a concern about the safety of using a hand held device. Nomad has done a great deal of testing as have other independent research centers. Follow the link for a look at some […]

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Acteon Goes Apple

September 9, 2011

Acteon North America has released an Apple (OSx)  version of their acquisition and viewing software for use with the Sopro brand cameras. That means you can use a Sopro camera (including the amazing SoproLIFE that uses light fluorescence to detect caries) or even a digital radiography sensor and capture and view the image directly on an Apple computer such […]

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Epson Perfection V700 Good Choice for X-Ray Scanner

August 17, 2011

The best way to digitize film radiographs is to scan them with a flatbed desktop scanner. The scanner needs to have a “Transparency Adapter”. This is a device which allows users to shine a light through a transparent object in order to scan it. Transparency adapters were devised primarily for scanning 35 mm slides but work just […]

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XDR Diagnotic Features

August 12, 2011

I have long held that one of the primary benefits of digital radiography is the ability to use software to enhance the image and improve diagnostic efficiency. All too often dentists, and even the vendors selling radiography to dentists, have been caught up in the mantra, what looks most like film. I assert this is […]

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CS 9300 3D Image System

May 16, 2011

Carestream (Kodak) is showing a new cone beam (CBCT) unit the CS 9300 at CDA. The unit looks like a fancy stand up pano. It is a combination pano and 3D Cone beam similar to the Kodak 9000. Both  machines take pano equivalent images and 3D images. The improvement in the 9300 over the 9000 is the multiple […]

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Intelligent Positioning System

April 20, 2011

 It doesn’t matter how sophisticated the sensor is – or how powerful your image software is – the fact is that if you don’t position the sensor and align the tube head properly you will get a lousy radiograph. For the most part we are still using the aiming system used by America’s most famous dentist…Doc Holiday. […]

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Cone Beam CT Comparison

April 15, 2011

Thanks to Conebeam.com for the comprehensive chart linked below. It features 21 different cone beam machines and compares 17 variables like dosage and voxel size. CBCT Chart | CBCT For Everyone.

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Intra Oral Positioning Survey

July 26, 2010

Imaging Sciences (i-cat) is doing some market research and running a survey on intraoral positioning and portable x-ray. As a thank you to those who take the survey, they will enter your name in a drawing for a FREE GXC-300 intraoral camera.   Click here to take the survey.

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The “Digital” Advantage

May 25, 2010

One of the most powerful features of a digital radiograph 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 fact that the x-ray image is digital is a tremendous benefit. To digitize […]

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