American Association Of
Dental Radiographic Technicians
Digital Intra-Oral Radiography '04 article
(888)4-SCHICK One of
the pioneers of digital radiography. This product
is exclusively distributed by Patterson. Wired
sensors ( 0,1,2 size) and wireless (1,2 size).
Another of the originals. Software includes
Logicon (digital caries finder). Was part of the
team of products. In October of 2003 Practiceworks
was purchased by Kodak corporation. The new
puts Kodak's technology into Trophy's years of
The sensor has a unique shape- all corners are
beveled. One size sensor. Patients find it very
comfortable. Interface allows easy use with
laptop for offices that are not yet networked.
(888) 88-DEXIS. Distributed by Schein ( 6/05)
Has a wonderful multi-op solution and a very thin
sensor. The new
is competitive in this marketplace.
has digital products to complement their popular
Pracice Management Software. The
puts an excellent sensor in this product line.
sensors have a rounded
corner design and new elctronis making them
competitive in the marketplace. Adds to patient
comfort.They can be combined with teh Denoptix
Phosphor plates (below) for a total affordable
digital soluton.Gendex is now part of the Kavo
EVA sensor- new design, low cost. CMOS, USB
connector. Size 1 and 2- compact connector.
( Sirona). A high quality sensor and software. The
larger sensor has rounded outer edges making it
very comfortable. Note that Sirona is the dental
spinoff of Siemens. This is the same company that
brings you CEREC.
Paul Suni has come up with the thinnest sensor in
the marketplace. The three sizes allow the office
great flexiblity. Coupled with DR Suni software
this system has gained great popularity. You will
also find Suni sensors in other products.
Video Dental Concepts-
Wired and Phosphor plate sensors- sales and
service.They have the
and one of the few wireless sensors,
in the marketplace. The owner of this company,
Claude Berthoin, has been a pioneer in imaging and
digital radiography. They are constantly improving
and inventing new products and applications. They
are changing their name late 2003 to Digital
Dental Solutions and carrying many more products.
system. This integrates nicely into the Planmeca
xray heads. The sensor is fully immersable
It is a simple, lower cost solution for many
practices. It uses a very thin sensor and bundles
apteryx imaging software
has a unique all in one system. The thin sensor is
connected to a tablet computer allowing
poratbality and is ready to go rogith out of the
box. The 5 year warantee is the longest availble.
is a French company with a line of sensors and
xray equipment. The
is wireless ( better explained as non-tethered)
with regard to transmission to the computer- there
is a short (15 Cm) cord that hangs from the
sensor. The radiograph is taken and the sensor is
then removed form the mouth and placed in a
reader. There is not actual wireless tramsmission
Scan-X is a phosphor plate
system using a rapid "drop in" developer. It
integrates with a number of software products that
the office can choose from. Two models- one for
intraoral only, and ond for larger Pan or ceph
QST ( now 4x faster than origianl) sensors which
are just like film- thin and flexible and
inexpensive. Films are put in a carrier and then
placed in special laser scanner. Does Digital
Pans and Cephs. A plate for Panoramic is available
for under $1000. This converts the analog
panoramic to a digital copoy of the same film.
NOTE-this is not a digital pan- it is a method to
take your existing radiograph and have a digital
scan directly into the software.
FMX A PSP system
similar to above. A new chairside scanner ,Optime,
will be introduced late 2004 or 2005.
recently acquired by Kodak. Plates are put in a
carrier and run through a low profile laser
- The new
units are small and are designed to be placed in
the treatment room. Films are put in as they are
taken, one by one, and come out in about 4
seconds. The unit also erases the plates making
them ready for use. Each unit is under $10,000
allowing multiple treament rooms to use them at a
cost comparable to wired sensors.
Listing in process
(Scan your existing radiographs and
manipulate them digitally)
from Televere. #1
rated by CRA. Demo disk on request.This software
suite also has imaging, ScanX software and
(Xray vision assistant) from apteryx. Very
intuitive. Uses a program (Name Grabber) to easily
integrate with your practice management database.
Seveal sensors bundle with this product. It also
has an interface with ScanX.
Put your standard radiographs in their little
scanner ( looks like a slide sorter) and they are
converted to digital images. Comes with nice
Electronic Claims Submission
of digital radiographs. NEA is constantly
increasing its base of insurance companies. Send
them your images. They send you an image number,
which you reference on your claim form. Insurance
company accesses the image from them. (You need an
internet connection or they will supply you with
one).No more lost radiographs, pictures or
can be used for attaching images and radiographs
to electronic claims. Method is similar to above.