New social media contest to celebrate 120 Years of Imaging Excellence. The contest supports a dental charity with the donation of a Gendex Digital X-ray System.
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Hatfield, PA (April 11, 2013) – This year, Gendex proudly celebrates “120 Years of Imaging Excellence” honoring a legacy of remarkable accomplishments that have helped shape today’s dental imaging by delivering: continuing innovation, dependable performance, and comprehensive solutions.
To mark this key milestone, Gendex launches a social media photo contest: the Gendex Family Scrapbook. The contest encourages Gendex owners to submit pictures of their staff using Gendex products and share them with their Facebook community to receive votes. The photo with the highest number of votes received by midnight on November 1, 2013 will be declared the winner of the Gendex Family Scrapbook contest.
The winner will then have the opportunity of naming a dental charity of their choice to receive a digital intraoral x-ray package donated by Gendex. The package, valued at over $15,000, includes the award-winning GXS-700 digital sensor. The 501(c) dental charity selected by the winner will be presented with the donation at a ceremony held during the 2013 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Eligible charities can encourage their supporters who own Gendex products to participate in the Gendex Family Scrapbook photo contest. Detailed information about the program can be found on the Gendex Facebook page. Participants can also receive contest updates on Twitter using the hash tag #FamilyScrapbook.
The Family Scrapbook photo contest is one of several initiatives launched to celebrate Gendex’ legacy, a story that can be traced back to 1893 with C.F. Samms and J.B. Wantz, founders of Victor Electric. Today, Gendex is a global leader in intra-oral and extraoral dental imaging. With a product line that ranges from intraoral sensors and cameras to 3D cone beam scanners, and digital panoramic to imaging software Gendex offers dental professionals a wide range of comprehensive imaging solutions.
For more information on the program, please visit http://www.facebook.com/gendex.
With the advent of any new technology, it’s important for dental professionals to consider not only cost and risks, but also the benefits of switching. In the case of 3D dental imaging, the advantages are clear, granting practitioners and patients alike a better clinical experience.
A dental 3D scan allows clinicians to view dental anatomy from different angles. A 3D scan can help gain a better view of bone structures, such as adjacent root positions, in order to locate canals and root fractures, as well as provide the ability to more accurately measure anatomical structures. These scans also support a wide range of diagnosis and treatment planning, making them extremely flexible. Further, they increase the possibility of treatment success, granting practitioners greater predictability and confidence in preparing for extractions, performing root evaluations, and placing implants.
3D dental imaging also delivers the power of repeatability, providing fast and accurate imaging that’s consistent—and thus, reliable. Using a 3D dental scanner equips dental professionals with a comprehensive view, letting them see specific conditions in the region of interest to determine whether a treatment is necessary. Because details show up so clearly, patients can be more confident in a dentist’s decision. In addition, the use of dental imaging technology often creates a more comfortable and engaging dental visit for the patient.
The Gendex GXDP-700 Series features the pinnacle of 3D dental imaging technology, allowing dentists to plan for more predictable treatment outcomes by taking advantage of powerful 3D software analysis and simulation tools. Plus, dental practitioners can control the exposure and the size of scanned areas using the system’s flexible field-of-view (FOV) to meet individual patient and clinical needs. As a practice grows to offer additional imaging capabilities, the GXDP-700 imaging solution can be upgraded within your own timeline and budget.
X-ray imaging, including dental 3D (CBCT), provides a fast, non-invasive way of answering a number of clinical questions. Dental CBCT images provide three-dimensional (3D) information, rather than the two-dimensional (2D) information provided by a conventional X-ray image. This may help with the diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of certain conditions. Dental CBCT should be performed only when necessary to provide clinical information that cannot be provided using other imaging modalities. Concerns about radiation exposure are greater for younger patients because they are more sensitive to radiation. For more information about the use, benefits, and risks of CBCT, visit blog.gendex.com/risk-and-benefits-of-CBCT
A new, powerful version of 3D imaging software is shipping with our award-winning Cone Beam 3D systems: Anatomage Invivo 5.2.
This software seamlessly integrates with the Gendex VixWin Platinum 3.x imaging application, bringing 3D imaging just a single click away and making all 2D images from digital sensors, panoramic, digital cameras and 3D scans conveniently available in one single patient imaging management system.
Here is a list of new key features and improvements available with the all-new version of the Invivo software.
1. Sharper Image Quality
- Significantly sharper and clearer images for better diagnosis.
- Better bone boundary for improved implant planning.
2. Improved Implant Planning Features
- Ability to check for surgical interference before sending the case reduces treatment time.
- Real-time implant angle control.
- Flexible restoration positioning.
Figure 1. The enhanced implant planning simulation tool of Invivo 5.2
3. Sharing Made Easy
- Wrap image data with the Invivo Viewer and burn to a CD to easily share scans.
- Export 3D/2D images with a work-up as a single-file in DICOM format.
4. New Radiology Tools
- Quick slice review.
- New flexible custom section tools.
- New lightbox layouts.
Figure 2. Invivo 5.2 offers the ability to quickly review x-ray slices
For more information about Anatomage software, please visit anatomage.com.
To learn more about Gendex Cone Beam 3D imaging solutions that utilize this powerful Invivo 5.2 software, or if you are a current Invivo user interested in upgrading to Invivo 5.2, contact a Gendex sales representative here:
Over the last few years, Cone Beam 3D imaging has become more widely adopted in dental offices. The information delivered by this technology creates invaluable data for the treatment and implant planning process.
3D scans used in conjunction with 3D implant planning software represent an optimal method for presurgical assessment of dental implant sites. Specifically the use of 3D technology during any augmentation or implant procedure allows clinicians to examine cross-sectional views of the site of interest. 3D imaging provides an extensive amount of information for the clinician, such as bone structure, bone density, root positioning, fractures, and clear measurements of the anatomical structure. Both doctors and patients alike can visibly understand the precise diagnosis, method of entry, treatment and recovery.
Dr. Norberto Velázquez in Greenville, NC shares his experience with the Gendex GXDP-700 Pan/3D imaging system and talks about why 3D Imaging makes implant planning more predictable.
Implant Planning with 3D/CBCT
The case presented represents a typical instance where an implant is required in the area of the first or second premolar. A three-dimensional scan is used to accurately locate the exact position of important anatomic structures or landmarks. The 3D scan and software allow moving, slicing, and viewing the anatomy from any direction.
A critical step is the ability to mark the position of the nerve (marked in red in the images below) — this becomes especially helpful when virtual implants are used. A first look might indicate that the implant on this image (1) could interfere with the inferior alveolar nerve and mental foramen. This is not the case.
This image (2) is a disto-facial view of the 3D scan showing appropriate clearance between the implant, inferior nerve, and the mental foramen — as indicated by the mint circle. In addition, the Invivo5 software provides a visual indication of such clearance by coloring green the implant model in the lower left of the screen.
The arch section of the software shows axial, sagittal, and coronal slices. Multiple views (3)
provide a more comprehensive understanding of the anatomical features of the patient. After surgery, a follow up with a post-operative image (4)
, either 2D or 3D, can be done based on case necessity.
Dr. Velázquez’s Conclusion
The GXDP-700 system offers several functionalities that benefit my patients. The advantage of the extra dimension to both implant patients for me, and orthodontic patients for my wife, is incalculable. This machine has become a basic part of the diagnostic process for implants — like my explorer and mirror. It allows me to see the location of important anatomical structures and landmarks so I can avoid additional or unnecessary invasive procedures.
With the scan, I can inform patients of my implant treatment plan, and show them how the surgery will proceed. They gain confidence in my knowledge of their dental anatomy even before surgery begins. Before 3D, a surprise could pop up during surgery. Then, the patient would be disappointed that he or she was not going to get an implant immediately, but needed an additional procedure first, such as grafting. My patients understand that I have implemented this technology for the sake of their dental health.
For a dentist, the opportunity for improved diagnostic capabilities is always a benefit to the patient. While they are not always directly aware of all the advantages, the information that I obtain from these pans and scans is beneficial for their care. I witness these benefits every day, in increased patient communication and more successful treatment outcomes.
Norberto Velázquez, DDS - Greenville, NC
Dr. Velázquez graduated from dental school in 2002 and attended a general practice residence (GPR) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from June of 2002 until June 2003. Shortly after finishing the GPR residence, Dr. Velázquez moved to Greenville, NC and worked in Kinston for the J.H. Rose Dental Clinic as the Dental Director for four years. Dr. Velázquez has advanced education in implantology and enjoys working on cosmetic procedures, oral surgery, crown and bridge (prosthetics), implants, and dentures. He just finished another intensive implant course.
Your clear path for growth begins with the GXDP-700™ Series. This dynamic system starts with a digital panoramic with sophisticated styling and an ergonomic design including an advanced touchscreen interface. The GXDP-700 is a modular system, upgradeable from 2D panoramic to Cephalometrics or 3D Cone Beam with flexible field-of-view, or both.
Gendex was a must-visit booth this year at the 2013 Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting for doctors and staff eager to incorporate the digital imaging technology into their practices.
“It’s been fantastic!” said Peter Thomson, Gendex Territory Sales Manager, about the Midwinter Meeting. “It’s been a great turnout. We’ve had a lot of great questions from doctors; they’re so interested in imaging technology, coming by with their staff to see what’s new from Gendex.” The technology most doctors and staffs were particularly interested in exploring this year can be found in panoramic and cone beam 3D (CBCT) systems like the GXDP-700™ and digital intraoral sensors like the GXS-700™.
Dentists and staffs were particularly interested in digital panorex systems, says Erik Beard, Territory Sales Manager for Gendex. “They look at it as a new solution to expand the range of services and treatments provided to patients," Beard said. "They know it’s so much faster to take a panoramic than a full mouth series, so they are interest to see how digital panoramic images can complement intraoral x-rays.” Throughout the conference, Gendex representatives demonstrated the features of Gendex solutions and explained the ultimate benefits they bring to patients, doctors and staffs.
They’re also ready to answer attendee questions like, “How adding panoramic imaging increase productivity in my practice?” They can even explain how Gendex systems compare to the competition: “Very well,” answers Justin Dickinson, Gendex Territory Sales Manager. “We’ve got award-winning products that exemplify our commitment to continuing innovation and provide dependable performace” he says, explaining that patient comfort and workflow efficienciew are a major focus.
To learn more about the GXDP-700™ pan/ceph/3D and the GXS-700™ digital intraoral sensors, contact Gendex today.
Gendex new image optimization technology delivers a new level of clarity and details in 3D scans by reducing artifacts generated by metal or radio-opaque objects
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Hatfield, PA (February 20, 2013) - Gendex introduces SRT™, Scatter Reduction Technology, to its award-winning GXDP-700™ Cone Beam 3D system. This new feature allows clinicians to reduce artifacts caused by metal or radio-opaque objects such as restorations, endodontic filling materials, and implant posts.
The use of SRT image optimization technology delivers 3D scans with higher clarity and detail around scatter-generating material. SRT represents a significant aid when 3D scans are required for a variety of procedures from endodontic to restorative and the post-surgical assessment of implant sites.
"We continue to make significant investments in research and development to bring new, meaningful innovations to the market," says Mike Bosha, Senior Product Manager for Gendex. He adds, "Our proprietary SRT technology further enhances the diagnostic capabilities of the modular GXDP-700 Series."
Comparison of a 3D scan without and with SRT™
The introduction of SRT to the GXDP-700 platform aligns with the Gendex design philosophy focused on delivering innovations with clinicians and patients in mind. The activation of SRT is a very simple and easy step. When a scan is prescribed near a known area of scatter generating material, the user only needs to select the SRT button from the GXDP-700 touchscreen interface to utilize this new optimization technology.
Gendex will unveil the new SRT technology at the Midwinter Dental Meeting in Chicago, IL held on February 21-23, 2013. In booth #4200, Gendex will showcase the GXDP-700 cone beam 3D system with the new SRT image optimization technology, along with its full line of comprehensive imaging solutions: from digital intraoral sensors and panoramics to intraoral cameras.
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.
Some people say that position is everything in life — and for capturing quality panoramic images, that is truly the case! Excellent image quality results from careful attention to positioning, and special features on the GXDP-300™ help clinicians to capture panoramics more easily and efficiently.
In just 5 minutes, the video below will show you how to take optimal panoramic x-ray images:
The process starts by setting up the acquisition within your imaging software. Then, ready the unit by positioning the chin rest and bite guide and fully opening the head supports. After pressing the reset button to position the rotating unit, select the projection and patient size on the touchscreen.
Now, for patient positioning. Before settling the patient into place, tell them to remove any glasses, false teeth, jewelry, hair clips, or pins, and then place the protective apron. Press the up and down buttons on the unit to adjust the height of the chin rest so it is slightly higher than the patient’s chin. Ask the patient to step into the unit and grab the handgrips. After the patient places their chin on the chin rest, ask them to position their upper and lower anterior teeth into the groove on the bite guide.
Laser technology is responsible for the next step in positioning. After asking the patient to close their eyes, press the laser button to initiate the laser alignment lights. For mid-saggital placement, verify that the patient’s head is not tilted or turned to one side. For standard panoramic horizontal placement, use the up and down buttons to bring the patient’s Frankfort plane parallel to the laser. For bitewing projection, horizontal placement, use the up and down buttons to bring the patient’s occlusal plane parallel to the laser. Laser lights can be raised or lowered before making adjustments to the Frankfort or occlusal planes. For standard panoramic placement, adjust the chin rest, posteriorly or anteriorly so the cuspids coincide with the laser. For bitewing projection placement, adjust the chin rest to the bitewing marker.
After positioning the laser, carefully push the unit’s head support towards the patient, and rotate the head-support knob clockwise to close the temple supports for a gentle, yet firm grip on the patient’s head. While the patient holds the handgrips firmly, support the patient’s head position by putting your hand on the back of their head, and ask the patient to step forward slightly. Check that the patient is still in the correct position. Ask the patient to press their lips together and to press their tongue against the roof of the mouth.
Tip: Looking at a fixed point in the mirror will help the patient to remain still.
During exposure, the unit will rotate around the patient’s head until finished. Exposure should take about 12 seconds for an adult panoramic and 6 seconds for a bitewing. During exposure, move at least seven feet away from the unit, to a place where you are still able to see and hear the patient.
Finally, release the head support, and help the patient out of the unit.
With the GXDP-300, the EasyPosition™ system and instructive alignment guides makes positioning patients of all sizes a smooth and simple process. The touchscreen control panel makes panoramic x-ray capture as easy as 1-2-3:
- Select the imaging projection
- Choose the patient size
- Take the scan
Proprietary FOX™ technology facilitates well-defined, high-quality images with consistent magnification and image uniformity. Panoramic images can provide accurate views of patient anatomy for better diagnostics and a more streamlined workflow and capture process. The GXDP-300 blends performance and simplicity — and puts you in a better position to achieve quality panoramic imaging to provide the best treatment planning for your patients.
For more info on the Gendex GXDP-300, visit the product page.
If you are interested in discussing your practice digital imaging needs and learning more about how the Gendex GXDP-300 can benefit you and your patients, contact a Gendex sales representative by clicking on the banner below. We will reach out to you as soon as possible.
The recent approval of the "American Taxpayer Relief Act", also known as the "fiscal cliff deal", has effectively extended and restored the IRS Section 179 deduction to 2011 levels.
What does this mean for you and your practice? The great news is that the maximum deduction limit for 2013 is elevated to $500,000. In addition, a 50% bonus depreciation applies to investments up to $2,000,000. These deduction limits include capital equipment investments, as well as off-the-shelf software purchases. Therefore, offices investing in dental equipment like cone beam 3D systems, digital panorex, digital x-ray sensors, and imaging software may be able to deduct up to $500,000 from the first year cost of ownership.
The Gendex GXDP-700 Pan/Ceph/3D (left) and the Gendex GXDP-300 Digital Panorex (right)
To illustrate some of Section 179 benefits, here is a short example based on a new equpment investment of $100,000 and assuming a combined Federal and State tax bracket of 38%.
|New Equipment Investment
|Section 179 Deduction
|Combined Federal&State Tax
|2013 Tax Savings
|New Equipmnet Net Investment
A good overview of the 2013 Section 179 and other "fiscal cliff deal" implications can be found in this Forbes article "Secrets Of The Fiscal Cliff Deal" or visting the Accounting Web article "New Tax Law Emerges Beyond the Fiscal Cliff".
The details provided above are a very simplified overview of the Section 179 deduction program for 2013. For more complete information on limits and qualifying equipment, as well as Section 179 qualified financing, please carefully refer to the IRS website. Since every office's situation is unique, the best recommendation is to consult your tax advisor to discuss the financials of your practice.
Whether you are thinking about moving your office from film to digital x-ray, or upgrading your digital equipment to the latest digital radiography technology, you can count on Gendex to guide you through the process. If you have any questions about digital imaging solutions or would like to schedule a convenient in-office demonstration, fill out the "Contact a Sales Rep" form and one of our knowledgeable reps will get back to you as soon as possible.
What makes Gendex special is not simply an amazing array of digital imaging innovations, but also a team of associates that strive to continue the company legacy and mission. At Gendex we truly believe that the best team wins.
As always, the December issue of Dental Products Report (DPR) highlights dentistry's top innovations as well as the top industry professionals, including the top 5 sales representatives. This year, the list of top sales reps included our own Larry Gioffre, Gendex Regional Sales Manager for the San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area.
As DPR states: "these sales representatives stood out for great service in the past year. They were recognized and nominated by their peers or by the customers they serve". We congratulate Larry for this recognition and well deserved honor, and we are happy to have Larry be an active part of Team Gendex.
In 2011, we sat down with Larry during the Experience Gendex bus tour to find out a little more about him. Read what Larry had to say about his work with Gendex, but also about his family and hobbies.
Since 2003, hundreds of Dentaltown members, also known as Townies, have come together to select dental products worthy enough to be recognized with the prestigious Townie Choice Awards.
Gendex has been a Townie favorite from the very beginning, and the recipient of a Townie Choice Award every single year for 10 years in a row. This year, with 143 votes, nearly 3 times higher than the second classified, Townies have continued in their tradition of assigning the category award for best intraoral x-ray machine to Gendex.
No other dental imaging manufacturer has had the honor of being selected for 10 years in a row! This outstanding series of awards is a testament to the Gendex legacy and its history of dental innovations, which started back in 1893. The company commitment to excellence has resulted in iconic and solid intraoral x-ray products like the popular CDX and GX-770. The current expert DC intraoral x-ray machine continues the Gendex traditions of delivering dental practitioners with proven dependability, clear diagnostic images, and efficient workflow.
Today, Gendex Dental Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of dental digital radiography solutions that spans from the award-winning GXS-700 digital x-ray sensors, to extraoral digital panorex machines able to deliver consistent imaging results with clear and easy to acquire panoramic and cephalometric views, as well as dental CBCT scans.
For more information on Gendex products and to find out how our latest digital imaging solutions can benefit you, your practice, and your patients, contact a knowledgeable Gendex sales representative by clicking on the button below.