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KaVo Kerr Debuts New Products, New Integrated Presence at 152nd Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Posted by Gendex News on Feb 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

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The combined team delivers a tradeshow experience designed to engage and educate dental professionals.


Exhibiting at a major tradeshow as a united organization for the first time, KaVo Kerr is excited to bring a new look and new products to the 152nd Chicago Midwinter Meeting this February.

KaVo Kerr, uniting two global leaders to deliver dental excellence, will debut a new logo representing the organization’s new identity. The logo is symbolic of our two organizations, represented as two building blocks, linked together to promote growth, innovation and forward thinking.

At the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, KaVo Kerr will share one dynamic booth — Booth No. 1604. In addition to bringing our integrated workflow solutions together in a single place where dentists can explore and engage, the new booth will feature an educational theater in its center dedicated to education. Over the course of the weekend there will be a number of presentations that highlight products, dental applications and technology trends. Dental professionals can stop by the booth, learn about the daily schedule and join those that are of interest to them. This is a physical representation of KaVo™ and Kerr™’s shared history and ongoing commitment to education and customer support.

The booth will also be the showcase for a number of exciting product launches from equipment, restoratives and endodontics — details to follow.

“KaVo Kerr’s activities at the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting reflect our ongoing efforts to connect with dental professionals around their core needs: education, inspiration and innovation that drives clinical excellence,” said Phil Prentice, Vice President of North America for KaVo Kerr. “The updated booth is exciting, but we are even more thrilled to see how this new space creates more opportunities for conversation with our customers.”

For more information on KaVo Kerr, visit www.kavokerr.com.

 

About KaVo Kerr 

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community. KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential. KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments. More »

Dental 3D University Updates Speaker Lineup

Posted by Gendex News on Jul 15, 2016 11:16:37 AM

KaVo Kerr Group Imaging’s world-class educational event appoints new event moderator and welcomes dynamic new speaker.

Registration is open for the second annual Dental 3D University (3DU), hosted by KaVo Kerr

August 31, 2016 — An event designed for dedicated clinicians interested in a comprehensive approach to 3D imaging integration in their practices, the second annual Dental 3D University (3DU), features a lineup of world-class educators. Recent updates and additions to this roster include: Highly respected in the dental corporate and education community, President and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group Dr. Lou Shuman, will be taking on the moderator role, bringing his unparalleled ability to make innovation accessible and help dentists across the technology adoption spectrum get the answers they need to make smart choices. Cited by Dr. Gordon Christensen as “one of the most influential dentists in the country today,” Dr. Shuman will also offer his unique expertise in Internet strategy, emerging technologies, e-learning and digital marketing as they relate to the dental community, speaking from his perspective as a Venturer in Residence at Harvard’s Innovation Lab.

A new name on the esteemed list of presenters is Dr. Kevin AminZadeh, an international speaker and a key opinion leader in the field of digital dentistry, implantology, and microscope enhanced dentistry. He has built his practice upon digital treatment planning of complex oral rehabilitations. He is a consultant for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and general dentists. In 2015 Dr. AminZadeh founded Implant Genius, an implant treatment planning company based in Vancouver. He is an expert in digital workflow stages from digital record taking, implant treatment planning using implant planning software, implant placement using surgical guides, and custom prosthodontic restorations.

Held October 7–8, 2016, in Boston, MA, 3DU is hosted by KaVo Kerr Group imaging brands Gendex™, NOMAD™, SOREDEX™ and Instrumentarium™. The 2-day event offers dental professionals an educational environment dedicated to Cone Beam 3D (CBCT) solutions — worth up to 11 CE credits — that will enhance their practice and put them in full control of treatment outcomes. In addition to Drs. Shuman and AminZadeh, other speakers include:

  • Lou Graham, DDS, on his Journey to 3D
  • Gy Yatros, DMD, on 3D Airway Analysis
  • Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD, on using 3D for Implant Planning and more
  • Douglas Chenin, DDS, on Success with surgical guides
  • Terry Work, DMD, on Simple, Predictable Implant Planning
  • Lisa Koenig, BCHD, DDS, MS offering Anatomy and Pathology Review
  • Christine Taxin on Medical Billing and Insurance Reimbursement

The complete agenda will dive into the role of 3D in endodontics, reading 3D scans, real life case presentations and software training, and best practices for incorporating 3D into the practice in order to maximize your investment. For a limited time, dental professionals can enter to win FREE tuition and a 2-night stay in Boston for the event. Go to dental3DU.com/win for details and additional information about the event.

 


For a limited time, dental professionals can enter to win FREE tuition and a 2-night stay in Boston for the event. Go to dental3DU.com/win for details and additional information about the event. Contest ends 9/1/16. 

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Topics: CBCT cone beam technology, Dental 3D University

Why did the pie go to the dentist?

Posted by Gendex News on Mar 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM


Q: Why did the pie go to a dentist?

A: Because he needed a filling!

Now that you’ve had a chuckle, you should know that pie — or, come this Monday, Pi — is serious business. March 14th is a day for the geekier among us to celebrate 3.14, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and a mathematical constant. But why get bogged down in complicated math when we can, instead, focus on simple fractions and carve up a sweet treat to share?

Monday is a perfect opportunity to kick off the week right by treating your staff to a piece of pie. If you decide to bring one in for you and the team to share, this year, we recommend Boston Cream (delicious recipe!). Why?

KaVo Kerr Group will be hosting its second annual 3D Dental University (3DU) in Boston. Held October 7-8, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, this premier educational event on cone beam 3D imaging will feature world-class speakers as well as hands-on training for dentists and practice staff. The two-day event will cover clinical topics, as well as technology integration and maximizing return on investment.

If you have 60 seconds or less, you can check out a video with insights from last year’s attendees, scan the initial agenda, or act now to register and take advantage of early-bird pricing.

Apply promo code GX50 at checkout and save 50% off Dental 3D University tuition.

Unlike other conferences, this event has a laser focus on the practical aspects of 3D imaging – providing a comprehensive look at the technology, its implications for the dentist, team and patients, and the chance to engage in a collaborative learning environment where thought leaders, peers, product experts and the uninitiated can share real-world wisdom and questions essential to a successful transition to 3D.

For more information, go to dental3du.com.

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Topics: CBCT cone beam technology, GXDP-700 Pan/Ceph/3D unit, Pan/Ceph/3D, CBCT cone beam 3D

Three signs of smarter imaging

Posted by Gendex News on Dec 11, 2015 4:10:50 PM

Not all digital sensors are created equal. Having transitioned to digital may make you feel like you’ve made the move to modern dentistry, but the truth is, the best investment isn’t in standard technology, but smart technology.

What are the three signs of smarter imaging?

  1. Integration. If you haven’t thought about the impact your choice of sensor has on your practice management system — or vice versa — you and your team may be in for quite the headache. A sensor like the Gendex™ GXS-700™ is compatible with a wide variety of practice management systems and imaging software, including DENTRIX®, EagleSoft, easydental®, Practiceworks™, and SoftDent™.
  2. Dependability. Cheaper sensors may be good for your wallet, but remember that manufacturers are making up that money somewhere. Gendex products—built with internal construction and software design to maximize reliability —have been honored with leading industry awards recognizing their dependability and quality.
  3. Image quality. GXS-700 sensors offer brilliant diagnostic results thanks to advanced CMOS sensor technology, offering the detail and clarity clinicians need. The high-performance sensor works within a wide dynamic range of X-ray exposure settings to deliver high resolution, consistently outstanding images.

Some of the smartest minds in the industry choose the GXS-700 for their practices. For example, Dr. Parag Kachalia, Vice Chair, Preclinical Education, Technology & Research in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School Dentistry. In his private practice, he’s been a Gendex user since 2005.

“I wanted a sensor in my practice that paired high image quality with easy integration,” he said. “The GXS-700 sensor allows me to capture a crisp image with simple USB connectivity and gives me the freedom to view this image utilizing an imaging software of my choice.”

Gendex is now offering a trade-in deal for dentists ready to switch. Make the smart choice.

 

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Topics: GXS-700 Digital Sensors

Dr. Guisti: Tips for Choosing the Right Digital Sensor

Posted by Gendex News on Sep 9, 2015 10:54:35 AM

By Lola Guisti, DDS

The decision to implement digital sensors in the dental office is significant. Electronic health records can simplify treatment planning, documentation, and communication, among many other facets of patient care. The decision to go “paperless” often transitions the dental team to implementing an imaging system that facilitates electronic image capture and archiving, which provides many benefits for both patients and practitioners. Digital X-rays can reduce radiation dose from 40% to 60% compared to traditional film.1 The transition to digital imaging, however, can be challenging. Understanding how the images will be captured and for what purpose can assist dental professionals in their decision-making process.

 

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This table provides key insights into the digital sensor selection process, which includes a discussion of the benefits of imaging derived from photostimulable phosphor plate (PSP) images vs those captured from a charge-coupled device (CCD) or from complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS). A variety of factors need to be considered when choosing digital sensors. Resolution of the image is important, as the ability of the sensor to capture fine detail of hard and soft tissue is key. How the images will be captured is another important consideration. In a pediatric practice, for example, it may be paramount to have a flexible receptor in small sizes. While sensors with flexibility can be helpful, over time a PSP receptor may degrade and produce images with artifacts, requiring periodic replacement. Sensor size is an essential component to consider, as well. Patient comfort is dramatically affected by the rigidity, size, shape, and bulk (compared to film) of intraoral sensors. Rounded corners enhance patient comfort but slightly reduce the area captured in those corners. A larger sensor may facilitate capture of bone levels, but cover more of the arch in bitewing, as well as periapical X-rays.

 

GXS-700_patient_038The use of extension cone paralleling (XCP) devices is helpful in sensor positioning, and greatly reduces the number of retakes needed in a full mouth series, bitewing radiographs, or individual periapical X-rays. When rectangular collimation is used in combination with digital intraoral sensors, the XCP holders assist practitioners in achieving paralleling techniques—minimizing fogging and further reducing radiation exposure up to five times that of film.1 Patients truly appreciate the efforts of dental teams in dose reduction. They also better understand dental concerns when it is possible to view enlarged images on a computer monitor. The interface between practice management software and image archiving systems should be as seamless as possible.  Does a cordless sensor fit the bill, or will it be too easy to lose? Will the sensor hold up under heavy use (or will it be accidentally dropped)? Sturdiness of the sensor housing and electronics also factor into the decision-making process.

 


 

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Lola Guisti, DDS, is an associate professor of dental practice and the coordinator ofradiology clinical services at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She also directs all coursework in the radiology curriculum.

 

 


 Reference

1. White S, Pharoah M. Oral Radiology Principles and Interpretation. 7th ed. Maryland Heights, Missouri: Mosby; 2013. 

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KaVo Kerr Group Imaging Launches Inaugural Dental 3D University

Posted by Gendex News on Jul 14, 2015 7:00:00 PM

This premier educational event on Cone Beam 3D imaging promises to deliver engaging lectures and valuable networking opportunities.

HATFIELD, Pa., July 14, 2015: Registration is open for the first-ever Dental 3D University (3DU), hosted by KaVo Kerr Group imaging brands Gendex™, NOMAD™, SOREDEX™ and Instrumentarium™. 3DU is an exciting 2-day event that promises to provide dental professionals with an educational environment dedicated to Cone Beam 3D (CBCT) solutions that will enhance their practice and put them in full control of treatment outcomes.

3DU will be held October 1-2, 2015, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL. Up to 12 CE Credits can be earned and an early bird discount of $300 is available for dentists and staff who register on or before August 16, 2015.

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Featured topics at Dental 3D University include: Successfully incorporating 3D into your practice Implant planning with 3D and surgical guides Reading 3D scans Insurance and billing for a smoother reimbursement process And much more!

The educational program will be anchored by world-class presenters, Dr. Lou Graham, discussing his "Journey to 3D: Working Through Data to Make the Right Decision"; and Dr. John Flucke, one of the strongest voices in dental technology over the last decade, sharing his expertise on the value of 3D in endodontic procedures.

In addition to the educational sessions, networking opportunities will offer attendees time to interact with colleagues and industry speakers. "The advancements in 3D imaging over the last several years have generated not only excitement among specialists and tech-savvy dentists, but a genuine interest from a much wider audience in understanding how these developments can make a difference in day-to-day practice and patients' overall quality of care," says Pankaj Jaggi, Director of Marketing, KaVo Kerr Group, Imaging. "We are excited to showcase an exceptional lineup of engaging lectures, outstanding speakers, professional networking opportunities and more. 3DU will offer attendees time to interact with peers and industry thought leaders, explore the technology exhibit, and learn about the latest digital solutions.This will be an event you won't want to miss!"

A KaVo Kerr Group Imaging Owners' Meeting, to be held during the event on October 1, offers an opportunity for existing Gendex, SOREDEX 3D and Instrumentarium owners to take part in advanced training and peer-to-peer networking. Reserve your spot now at dental3DU.com.

About KaVo Kerr Group KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of leading dental brands that share common values of Trust, Experience, Choices, Quality and Smart Innovation. Brands include KaVo™, Kerr™, i-CAT™, Gendex™, NOMAD™, DEXIS™, Instrumentarium™, SOREDEX™, Orascoptic™, Pelton & Crane™, Marus™, Pentron™, Ormco™ and Implant Direct™. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves 99% of all dental practices. Visit www.kavokerrgroup.com for more information.

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Topics: CBCT cone beam technology, CBCT cone beam 3D, Digital Technology

New Gendex.com — ready to take a spin?

Posted by Gendex News on Dec 4, 2014 5:37:31 PM

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If you haven't noticed...we have a fresh new look!

Gendex, a leader in dental imaging, stands by its promise to be Always by Your Side with our newly designed website, Gendex.com. The new website allows you to simplify your imaging search on any device whether on a phone, tablet or laptop!

Highlights of the new Gendex.com offers many improved and modern, user-friendly features. The content is uniform and offers a wide-range of imaging solutions, all in one place. When browsing the new site, you will experience a cleaner and more manageable website designed with the busy practitioner in mind.

One of the most significant enhancements is the new look, which allows viewers, like you, to navigate on any internet-ready device. Information has been reorganized, making it possible to view the site on smaller screens without losing important content.

The brand new Gendex website connects you to the entire product family with ease. Explore digital intraoral sensors, panoramic X-ray, Cone Beam 3D, PSP, imaging software and more. Take a 360-degree product tour or check out the enhanced support section — all at your fingertips, faster and easier.

Gendex is dedicated to improving your practice and advancing patient care through comprehensive solutions and exceptional support. The new Gendex.com is a testament to our commitment. 

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Gendex Celebrates Award-Winning Line and New Innovation

Posted by Gendex News on Feb 19, 2014 8:25:00 AM

Gendex celebrates the Dentaltown “Best Panoramic X-ray” GXDP-300 and GXDP-700 at Chicago MidWinter meeting, and introduces the new Invivo 5.3 to its 3D product line. 

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Hatfield, PA (February 19, 2014) - Gendex, a leader in dental imaging, will showcase its full line of digital imaging solutions at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting from February 20 to February 22, 2014.

At the show, Gendex will celebrate the recent Dentaltown “Best Panoramic X-ray” Townie Choice Award received for its GXDP-300 digital panoramic and GXDP-700 panoramic, cephalometric, and Cone Beam 3D systems. The positive response from dental practitioners and industry experts confirms Gendex’s place as a leader in extraoral imaging innovation.

Gendex will also introduce Invivo 5.3, a new edition of the award-winning 3D imaging software. Current Gendex 3D owners and visitors wanting to learn more about 3D will be able to demo Invivo 5.3. With the integration of new clinical tools to enhance the implant treatment planning process, this latest version elevates the potential of Gendex Cone Beam imaging solutions and ultimately increases the predictability of clinical outcomes.

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Invivo 5.3 new restoration design module

Furthermore, the new software allows users to combine Cone Beam 3D data with digital impressions taken with an intraoral camera or CAD/CAM system. The pairing of patient anatomy datasets allows practitioners to identify a treatment plan that meets both functional and aesthetic requirements. 

The GXDP-300, GXDP-700, Invivo 5.3 along with the entire family of Gendex products including digital intraoral sensors and x-ray solutions, will be showcased at the Chicago Midwinter show in Booth #1000.

 

About Gendex

Gendex, known for its innovative and dependable products, offers a wide variety of comprehensive digital imaging solutions for both general dentists and specialists. The company’s strong history in continuing innovation, along with a deep dedication to deliver products that exceed the needs of dental professionals, have earned Gendex recognition as a global leader. Learn more about the full line of Gendex products at www.gendex.com.

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Topics: GXDP-700 Pan/Ceph/3D unit, GXDP-300 Panoramic, CBCT cone beam 3D, Press Release

It's Christmas with Gendex!

Posted by Gendex News on Dec 25, 2013 6:50:00 AM

The song, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” has lilted over the airwaves for about 60 years. The sights and sounds of the season vary—from sleigh bells in the snow in the more northern states to a bright red Hawaiian shirt peeking out of Santa’s fur-trimmed coat in the balmy south. The look of Christmas in the US is very different than other countries across the world. Here are some traditions that may not be familiar, but reflect the reason for the season.

While American children hang their stockings on the mantel, in France, children leave their shoes in front of the fireplace, in anticipation of a visit and gifts from Pere Noel, or Father Christmas. A very popular decoration is the nativity scene, called a creche that, depending on the region, contains figures of the Holy Family, the Three Kings, shepherds, animals, and other more familiar village people, such as the mayor. In Spain on Christmas Eve, every house twinkles with light from tiny oil lamps. Midnight Mass is called La Misa Del Gallo (The Mass of the Rooster) because the rooster is supposed to have crowed the night that Jesus was born.  After Midnight Mass and Christmas Dinner, the music for a lively song and dance called the “Jota” fills the streets. Three Wise Men bring the gifts instead of Santa. In Denmark, legend has it that an elf called Nisse, dressed in gray woolen clothes, a red bonnet, red stockings and white clogs will visit to play some pranks, especially on farms. So that he doesn’t get too mischievous, families leave him a bowl of rice pudding or porridge.

Traditions are fun to learn about and share.  At Gendex, we are always interested to learn about the special office cultures and aspirations of our customers, and we are happy to provide the gift of innovative technology all year round.  Even if you are too old to believe in Santa, our message is the same: May your Christmas be filled with joy, hope, and the warmth of family and friends—and don’t forget to leave out some cookies and milk…just in case.

 

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With Gendex, "Thanks" is the Real Tradition

Posted by Gendex News on Nov 28, 2013 8:16:00 AM

At Thanksgiving celebrations, people get together to eat, drink, and be thankful for all of the good things in life. Turkey is usually the fare of the day; according to the National Turkey Foundation, almost 88 percent of holiday revelers include a turkey in their feast. After all, they are just trying to re-create the first Thanksgiving soiree in 1621 with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, right? Not quite. Historians note that the Wampanoag tribe’s hunters actually brought five deer to the feast, which lasted for three days. They also shared corn, shellfish, and roasted meat. If they did have turkey, it was of the wild variety, not really resembling the domestic-types of today. And, since forks weren’t invented yet, everyone used big, cloth napkins, 3 feet wide by 3 feet long. This feast started a connection with the tribe that lasted for 50 years.

In schools, Thanksgiving plays often feature Pilgrims wearing black and white clothing, embellished with big silver buckles. Accounts of that time report that buckles were expensive back in England, so the Pilgrims chose to keep their pants and skirts tightened with leather laces. And, although they probably chose to wear black and white or grey on Sunday, colorful fashions were in vogue, tinted with natural dyes. The Native Americans probably wore clothing made of deerskin to keep warm during the chilly New England autumn days.

One fact that we are sure of, is that people have gotten together to give thanks in many places in history.  In 1565, in St. Augustine, Florida (famed for the Fountain of Youth), the Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilé shared a dinner with the Timucua tribe. In Elizario, Texas, near El Paso, in 1598, Spanish explorer Juan de Onate had a grand (Rio Grande, that is) Thanksgiving festival after a 350-mile long journey across the Mexican desert.

Whether you are traveling or have roots firmly planted, the fourth Thursday in November is a day to watch some parades on television, loosen those belts, and get ready to share with old friends, new acquaintances, and family. Gendex is always thankful for our owners, who use our products every day, and our wonderful team members who consistently show us the value of hard work, commitment, and knowledge of the needs of the dental community. At Gendex, no matter what we are eating or wearing on Thanksgiving, we are so thankful to be a part of your world!

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