Dental Technology
Dental Technology
By: Terry Shapiro, Categories: Dental Safety,Dental Technology,Your Dental Health, Comments Off on Dental Technology

Our East Setauket dental office is excited to have just upgraded our digital radiography system to the Dexis Platinum System. This system uses an even smaller intra-oral sensor so it is more comfortable for the patient, and it uses even less radiation than the earlier digital system. The resolution of the new system is much better so we can see incipient decay and other pathologies. The integration to our practice management system as well as the hardware interface are both improved. Altogether a huge advance of technology!

We first integrated digital radiography into the practice several years ago to better serve our dental patients, and patients are even happier with this upgrade. Digital xrays appear instantly enlarged on the computer screen – no waiting for developing! We can enhance the images and compare older and most recent images side by side and point out areas of concern to the patient. We can email digital x-rays and digital photographs for consultation with specialists – periodontists, oral surgeons, or orthodontists – and get an instant opinion. Digital radiography is also “green,” preventing harmful chemicals from being released into the environment and reducing the cost of containment and disposal. I am surprised that only 40% of dentists nationally have implemented digital radiography. I couldn’t imagine practicing today with old fashioned xray film!