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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

Gendex Launches the Family Scrapbook Photo Contest

Posted by Gendex News on Apr 11, 2013 9:30:00 PM

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.

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Topics: GXS-700 Digital Sensors, Digital Technology, 120 Years of Imaging Excellence

Digital Panorex X-ray Machine: How To Take Great Panoramic Images

Posted by Gendex News on Jan 21, 2013 3:05:00 PM

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.

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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.

Positioning for a Panorex

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:

  1. Select the imaging projection
  2. Choose the patient size
  3. 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.

 

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Topics: Panoramic X-ray Imaging, GXDP-300 Panoramic, Panorex, Digital Technology, dental imaging solutions

2013 Section 179. Yes, it's Back!

Posted by Gendex News on Jan 11, 2013 9:29:00 AM

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 systemsdigital panorexdigital x-ray sensors, and imaging software may be able to deduct up to $500,000 from the first year cost of ownership. 

Gendex Digital Panorex

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   $100,000
Section 179 Deduction  $100,000
Combined Federal&State Tax  38%
2013 Tax Savings  $38,000
New Equipmnet Net Investment  $62,000

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. 

 

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Topics: Digital Technology, dental imaging solutions

2012 Section 179: A $139,000 Dental Equipment Tax Savings Opportunity

Posted by Gendex News on Nov 15, 2012 8:33:00 AM

NEW ARTICLE on 2013 Section 179 is now available. Read more >>

Yes, it's that time of the year. Dental offices across the country are thinking about year-end capital investments and how they can take full advantage of the tax savings opportunities offered by Section 179 for 2012. Since deduction limits vary from year to year, many offices seem to be confused on this year's deduction limit. "Is it $125,000 or $139,000?" Several dental practitioners are asking.

The deduction limit for 2012 is $139,000

This Section 179 deduction limit includes 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 $139,000 from the first year of ownership costs. 

Any purchase above $139,000, and up to a total of $560,000, may still qualify for a 50% bonus depreciation. Two additional items to note about bonus depreciation: 1) It is available for new equipment purchases only, 2) It can also be taken by businesses that will have net operating losses in 2012.

The details provided above are only a very simplified overview of the Section 179 deduction program for 2012. For more and complete information on limits and qualifying equipment, as well as Section 179 qualified financing, please carefully refer to the IRS website. Also, since every office's situation is unique, the best recommendation is to consult your tax advisor.

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. 

 

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Gendex GXDP-700 X-ray System - Track and Win!

Posted by Gendex News on Sep 7, 2012 9:48:00 AM

The month has finally come where we reveal the much anticipated Gendex GXDP-700 Panoramic X-ray sweepstakes winner! Thousands of contestants have been entering to win and the excitement has helped build a fan base for the Experience Gendex Tour that has taken this sweepstakes on the road.

The Experience Gendex North American Tour has housed the 3-in-1 digital system even before the first doctor’s office. As dental professionals around the country stepped aboard the 46ft. “rolling blue thunder” bus, there was no denying the presence of the gorgeous GXDP-700. The sleek style and ergonomic design were instant head turners and when the doctors learned they could have the digital system in their office for the price tag of FREE, everyone jumped at the opportunity. 

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Figure: The GXDP-700 onboard of the Experience Gendex Bus

Tens of thousands of miles were driven to showcase the equipment. Thousands of doctors entered to win the sweepstakes. And now thousands wait for the bus as it sets out on its last leg of the North American tour. The bus will complete its’ final mileage as it rolls into the winning doctor offices parking lot to present them with their GXDP-700 series. If you are one of those anticipating doctors, you can track us live as we travel the country over the next few weeks. The winning stop will be made the last week in September. Perhaps we are closing in on your office!

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Knowing the excitement that graced the faces of the thousands who stepped aboard the bus to see and learn about the product, we can only imagine the thrill on the face of the winning contest and their staff as they see the Gendex blue bus pull up to their office. Hold on to your hats, this last month will be an exciting ride.

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Topics: GXDP-700 Pan/Ceph/3D unit, Digital Technology

Upgrading My Gendex Panelipse Panoramic to Cone Beam 3D

Posted by Gendex News on Aug 20, 2012 9:55:00 AM

Are you thinking about upgrading your Gendex Paneliplse x-ray machine? You know your Panelispe has served you and your practice well, but you do feel that it is now time to move up and take advantage of the latest technology in dental digital x-ray imaging. If you are contemplating upgrading your Gendex Panelipse panoramic x-ray system, and are somewhat undecided about which way to go, the following reading might stir you in the right direction.

Dr. Bryan L. Couch was in a similar spot. His dental office in Coppell, TX is at the forefront of dental digital technology, incorporating the latest in CAD/CAM and digital imaging technology. His trusted Gendex Panelipse panoramic unit was the last piece of the digital puzzle to figure out. The end result of his research led him to replace his Gendex Panelipse with the latest Gendex Pan and Cone Beam marvel: the GXDP-700 S Pan/3D unit. 

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Figure 1: Gendex Panelipse II

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Figure 2: Dr. Couch and his GXDP-700 S Pan/3D unit

We sat down with Dr. Couch, and he was extremely kind to share his story with us. Here is a series of questions we asked: 

Why did you choose the Gendex brand?

All other pieces of equipment in my office were already in digital format. My old panoramic machine, a Gendex Panelipse®, was a trusted workhorse. Although it was still in working condition, I wanted to switch from a traditional film unit to a digital format. I was curious about advancements in imaging technology offered by modern digital panoramic x-ray machines. It offered reduced radiation with flexibility for different projections. The model that I chose had a 3D component, increasing its value to my patients and practice even more.

Why did you choose to add a Gendex GXDP-700 to your practice?

At first, my intention was to use the pan-3D system to help with implant placement.  However, after realizing how advantageous it is to view my patient’s anatomy in three dimensions, I no longer felt comfortable using my older film pans for implant cases because I didn’t feel that I was obtaining the quality diagnostic information necessary for accurate diagnosis and planning.

Implant and Restoration Plan with Gendex Cone Beam

Figure 3: Implant and Restoration plan with GXDP-700 3D scan and InVivo 5 Software

How has your GXDP-700 helped you to expand your practice?

My new pan-3D unit gives me confidence, predictable diagnostics, and results in better treatment. With the 3D option, I can capture a volume of information that I need to confidently place implants, to appropriately and accurately prepare for extractions, to perform root evaluations, solve “mystery endo” cases, and to obtain anatomical documentation for collaboration between me and specialists.

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Figure 4: Nerve Mapping, Root Investigations using GXDP-700 Cone Beam scans

What other digital equipment do you already use?

I already have digital intraoral x-ray sensors, digital cameras, and CAD/CAM digital impressions - the E4D™ system.

How does having a digital system improve communication with your referring colleagues?

Consulting doctors are also very grateful to have such detailed information. With traditional film x-ray, the quality is not consistent from office to office. When I electronically send a pan or scan, I know that the specialist and I are both seeing the same quality image. 

Does having a digital system impact patients?

Yes. Patients are so familiar with technology in every aspect of their lives, from phones to computers, and they are used to viewing information on the computer screen.  When I used my film pan, explaining an implant case or other conditions seemed to confuse or even intimidate some patients. Now, I can zoom in on the crisp 2D digital pan image or 3D scans on my large monitor, point out even the smallest details, and in the case of 3D scans, slice and rotate the images to gain the right perspective for education. They appreciate that I have invested in the tools to provide them with individualized treatment.

 

Patient Communication facilitated by Digital X-ray and 3D Scans

Figure 5: Patient Communication facilitated by Digital X-ray and 3D Scans

If the next path forward in upgrading your Panelispe x-ray machine is a feature-rich cone beam unit like the GXDP-700, or simply a rock-solid digital panoramic with TMJ and bitewing capabilities like the GXDP-300 Digital Panoramic, be assured that Gendex offers multiple options in digital panoramic x-ray technology to fit your clinical needs and budget. 

To learn more about the GXDP-700 Pan/Ceph/3D x-ray unit, you can download the product brochure, visit the product page, or simply fill out a request form to have one of our consultants follow up with you with a phone or in-office consultation. With Gendex, Your Imaging Future Starts Today

 

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

First JADA Live Series of CE Seminars covers Dental Imaging and More

Posted by Gendex News on Aug 10, 2012 12:37:00 PM


The word is out! The Journal of the American Dental Association will launch "JADA Live," a series of continuing education seminars to take place at selected venues across the country.

The first series of CE Seminars is planned for the month of September 2012 with 3 educational events in Dallas, Chicago-land area, and Philadelphia. Two of the seminars will cover topics regarding digital technologies, x-ray imaging, and cone beam 3D (CBCT).

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Here are the key highlights of the first JADA Live Seminars:

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Advancing Your Practice through Office Design
When: September 14, 2012
Where: The Westin Galleria Dallas
Featured Speakers: Dr. Mark Tholen
CE Credits: Up to 7.5 CE units
Imaging Specific Content: none
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 JADA Live Chicago

Dentistry in the Digital Age: Unlock Your Practice Potential
When: September 21, 2012
Where: Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
Featured Speakers: Dr. Bryan Couch, Dr. Justin Moody, Dr. Lou Shuman, Dr. Edward J. Zuckeberg.
CE Credits: Up to 7 CE units
Imaging Specific Content: from Digital Intraoral to Panoramic, to Cone Beam 3D.
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 JADA Live Chicago

Modern Day Treatment Planning & the Role of 3D Imaging in the Dental Practice
When: September 28, 2012
Where: DoubleTree Philadelphia – Valley Forge
Featured Speakers: Dr. Scott Ganz, Dr. Juan-Carlos Quintero, Dr. Steven Olmos, Dr. Justin Moody, Dr. Michael Wing.
CE Credits: Up to 6 CE units
Imaging Specific Content: Cone Beam 3D.
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Don't miss this unique continuing education opportunity brought to you by The Journal of the Americal Dental Association. Both ADA members and non-menbers are inviteded to join the seminars. 

This independent CE activity is supported in part by educational grants from Gendex. 

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Topics: CBCT cone beam technology, Digital Technology

Why Choose the Gendex GXS-700 Digital X-ray Sensors

Posted by Gendex News on Aug 8, 2012 9:35:00 AM

The latest census data* on dental technology adoption tells us that more than two- thirds of U.S. dental offices use digital x-ray systems. While there are still a number of offices in the process of moving from film to digital, many dentists embarked on their digital journey years ago. These practitioners have been able to appreciate the benefits of digital imaging and also have come to a better understanding of what digital sensor features are most critical to their practice success.

Now we could write pages on why to choose the Gendex GXS-700 digital x-ray sensors for your practice, but we think it would be more valuable for you to hear it direclty from GXS-700 owners. Dr. Parag Kachalia is a GXS-700 user since 2010, and he has kindly shared his story and point of view on the subject with the folks at Dental Products Report, the leading dental resource for dental products.     

The digital x-ray journey for Dr. Parag R. Kachalia and Dr. Charity L. Duncan at Innovative Dental Concepts in San Ramon, CA started in 2004. Since then, many things have changed. Today, new patients expect modern dental offices to provide digital x-ray systems — conventional film x-ray is a thing of the past. In other words, digital imaging "is an expectation now," says Dr. Kachalia.  

More recently, the practice was ready to upgrade its digital imaging infrastucture and move up to the new Gendex GXS-700 system. In a video interview with Dental Products Report, Dr. Kachalia talks about his discovery process, the factors that were important to the selection, and why the office chose the Gendex GXS-700 sensors:

 

 

Among the factors mentioned during the interview, Dr. Kachalia highlights the ability to fit all patients, efficiencies achieved in his office, and the value of digital imaging software to engage and educate patients.

Abitity to fit all patients

As a family dentist, Dr. Kachalia keeps all his patients in mind. To accommodate all sizes or shapes of patients’ mouths, format and comfort of digital sensors was a key element in the decision-making process. The GXS-700 sensor system, with an adult and pedo format, encompasses all patient sizes and all applications. To offer the best possible experience to his patients, the sensor housing design with smooth, rounded corners, no seams, and no sharp areas was another major factor in the decision-making process.

Efficiency with no compromises

Implementing digital imaging comes with key benefits — no worries about dark rooms, processors, films, and chemicals that need to be ordered. The GXS-700 takes efficiencies to a new high. The simple and direct USB connection of the GXS-700 makes the system truly plug and play — "just pop it into the USB port, and you are ready to go," says Dr. Kachalia. This makes digital imaging very easy for the entire staff to use.

Digital imaging as engagement and educational tool

One of the main benefits of a digital imaging system is patient education. The ability to enlarge images on the screen, apply treatment tools like colorization, and zone in on areas of interest allow Dr. Kachalia to engage patients on a completely new level.

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If you are interested in experiencing the Gendex GXS-700 digital sensors in your practice, or simply would like to discuss your practice digital imaging needs with a Gendex sales representative, just click on the banner below and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. 

 

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*76% of U.S. offices own a digital x-ray system (Dental Products Report, Oct. 2011 Tech Census).

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Digital Radiography in Pediatric Dentistry

Posted by Gendex News on Jul 11, 2012 11:46:00 PM

As a pediatric dentist, I get to see children grow—from birth through age 18. During the short time of an office visit, my mission is to educate them about their dental health, providing a foundation for a future of successful dental care. To achieve my goals, I need to have theright tools. Digital radiography, with GXS-700™ sensors, is an important element in my toolbox—for diagnosis, patient education, and communication.

GXS-700 sensor pedo office

In my fifth year of practice, I have already encountered several types of imaging systems. When I first opened my practice, I knew that I was not going to use traditional filmradiography. I didn’t need the extra expense of the film, and all that goes with it—paper, charts, and hazardous developing chemicals. So, in my quest for a “chartless practice,” I started out with a phosphor-plate system. While it was still better than film, I was not satisfied with the image quality and artifacts that occur with that imaging method. Before I switched to Gendex sensors, I utilized another company’s digital system. But I found that it was not user-friendly for my staff, and it was also difficult to capture x-rays on children.

The GXS-700 sensors come in two sizes, which give us flexibility for our wide range of patient ages, shapes and sizes. With children, the x-ray experience must be comfortable. The sensors’ rounded corners and smooth edges help to achieve that goal, so the children have a positive experience. In pediatric dentistry, I am constantly amazed that kids let us do the dental procedures that we have to do. Even in the most challenging of situations, the durable sensors allow us to do a great job. For example, small children are more prone to bite and damage phosphor plates, so we have had to replace those more frequently. Even worse, those bite marks show up as artifacts on the image. We don’t have to worry about that with the digital sensor. Even if they do bite it, the sensor will not be damaged, and the images stay clear and detailed.

Another great aspect of these digital sensors is speed of image capture. GXS-700 sensors are user-friendly and ergonomic, so team members can take the x-rays quickly - digital images also are immediate, so no time is wasted. With kids on the go, that is a great accomplishment!
Digital images also give me an opportunity to communicate with all ages—the patients and their parents. We always encourage parents to be present at the time of diagnosis. On the computer monitor, I can enlarge the image, magnify, point out areas of concern, and know that the patients are actually seeing what I see in clear, vivid detail. Clinicians are trained in reading x-rays, but parents need high-quality, clearly visible images to see certain aspects, such as areas of decay. When parents understand my areas of concern, they are more inclined to accept treatment.

GXS-700 sensor pedo office

For the children, digital images are a great education tool. They are excited to see their x-rays and learn about their teeth, and over time, watch themselves grow. I show them how their “big kid teeth” are forming, and then teach them about proper dental care and diet so that their permanent dentition will remain healthy in the years ahead.

The Gendex sensors, with their direct USB connectivity, offer a lot of flexibility. We have USB ports in multiple treatment rooms, and we can just plug in, without docking stations, controllers or adapters. Sensors can travel with us to the hospital where some children require treatment under general anesthesia. All patient records can be obtained via the sensors and downloaded into the patient’s file in the office when we get back. 

Besides the advantages to the patient, the office staff also benefits from our Gendex sensor technology. Digital information can be transmitted electronically for insurance purposes, to referring colleagues, or even to patients.

I discovered my passion for pediatric dentistry as a young girl, working for my own dentist. My enthusiasm for helping kids to maintain healthy teeth continued throughout my dental school years, and now extends to my private practice. I truly love my job, and Gendex technology makes working with my young patients even more rewarding

Jessie Banks, DDS. 

Dr. Jessie Banks completed her pediatric dental residency and internship at Texas A&M University—Baylor College of Dentistry and received her D.D.S from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Banks has extensive experience in working with children who require special needs through her residency training at Baylor’s Dental Clinics, Children’s Medical Center and at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Banks has also completed her Board Certii cation in Pediatric Dentistry and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She was the recipient of the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3% of the nation for the written board exam.

Catalyst magazine, Issue 3, 2012

 

If you are interested in experiencing the Gendex GXS-700 digital sensors in your practice, or simply would like to discuss your practice digital imaging needs with a Gendex sales representative, just click on the banner below and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. 

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