Diagnostic: Radiography

July 5, 2012

Cutting-edge diagnosticsDiagnostic accuracy is at the heart of effective dentistry. The following tools-from digital radiography systems to intraoral video cameras to caries detection-are designed to help you devise the most



Cutting-edge diagnostics
Diagnostic accuracy is at the heart of effective dentistry. The following tools-from digital radiography systems to intraoral video cameras to caries detection-are designed to help you devise the most appropriate treatment plans for your patients.

DIAGNOSTIC  >RADIOGRAPHY  >INTRAORAL
 AFP Imaging (Dent-X)
EVA
800-592-6666
www.afpimaging.com
Specs: Described as easy to use, EVA digital x-ray is now in its fifth year on the market. EVA provides high-quality images and comes bundled with easy-to-use ProImage software. Value-priced docking stations make adding extra operatories simple. EVA is available in both size 1 and 2 sensors and features a 3-year limited warranty.
Select 1.


 Air Techniques
ACCENT
800-AIR-TECH (800-247-8324)
www.airtechniques.com
Specs: The Accent CCD direct digital intraoral sensor with Bluetooth technology produces detailed images fast, keeping your patient at ease. Wireless transmission saves you the time and money of hardwiring your operatory, while ease of mobility allows the sensor and module to be moved between rooms, lowering your equipment costs. Accent is available in sizes 1 and 2, is compatible with any imaging software and comes in a USB version.
Select 2. 

 ARIBEX Inc.
Nomad
866-340-5522
www.aribex.com
Specs: NOMAD is a handheld, battery-powered intraoral x-ray generator. One NOMAD can serve multiple operatories. Internal x-ray shielding and a backscatter shield protects the user from direct and scattered radiation. It works with digital sensors, standard films, and phosphor plates. Up to 300 images can be obtained from one rechargeable battery, depending on exposure length. The unit weighs a little more than 8 pounds. The x-ray system comes with a 1-year product warranty and includes two rechargeable batteries and a charger.
Select 3.



Belmont Equipment Corp.
PHOT-xII
800-223-1192
www.belmontequip.com
Specs: The PHOT-xII high-frequency DC intraoral x-ray system is said to reduce patient radiation exposure as well as enhance details for crisp radiographs. Designed for digital compatibility, it features an ergonomic x-ray head for easy positioning, simple membrane selection controls for exposure parameters, and a compact control module that can be conveniently mounted outside the operatory. This unit gives the practitioner the flexibility to select tube current and potential, film or digital mode, cone type, patient type, and individual tooth exposure time.
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 Dentsply Rinn
Uni-Grip
800-323-0970
www.rinncorp.com
Specs: Uni-Grip Universal Positioning System works with film, phosphor plates and any brand or size of digital sensor. With the Uni-Grip system, it is now possible to perform a complete full-mouth radiography series with just one holder, one arm and one ring.
Select 5.  

 Digital Dental Solutions
RSV MAC
800-323-2690
www.videodental.com
Specs: The RSV MAC comes with free MAC imaging software with no charge for extra operatories. It is available in sizes 1 and 2 like other sensor-based systems. The ‘Hot Plug and Play’ technology allows users to swap between two sensors without touching the computer. The software automatically positions itself onto the next segment to be exposed, saving time during FMS. The x-ray RSV CCD-based sensor produces high-quality diagnostic images, while special filters reveal in-depth information and play a role in the interpretation of the x-ray image. The RSV MAC comes with a prorated 5-year warranty and a set of positioning devices.
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 Flow X-Ray Corp.
HDX
800-356-9729
www.flowdental.com
Specs: The HDX intraoral x-ray is designed and engineered to work with all media technologies, including film, phosphor plates and digital sensors. Its high-frequency DC technology reduces patient exposure time by 50 percent. Advanced diagnostics are said to reduce downtime and improve safety. Installation options and a 2-year limited warranty are available.
Select 7. 

GENDEX DENTAL SYSTEMS
GX-770
888-275-5286
www.gendex.com
Specs: Gendex GX-770 is designed to offer quality imaging at an affordable price. The company emphasizes the product’s reliability, easy functioning and ability to deliver crisp images.
Select 8. 

  DEXIS LLC
Digital CCD System
888-88-DEXIS
www.dexray.com
Specs: The DEXIS CCD system features the PerfectSize sensor, which has three key features: electronics on the sensor’s back so the imaging area is almost 100% of the sensor size; ergonomic design featuring beveled corners and a rounded casing for patient comfort and precise sensor positioning; patented cord placement that allows vertical and horizontal bitewings and all perapicals with a single sensor, thus eliminating the cost of multiple sensors of different sizes.
Select 9. 

Gendex Dental Systems
expertDC
888-275-5286
www.gendex.com
Specs: The Gendex expertDC uses advanced digital and electronic technology to provide consistency in imaging while offering features to help create greater flexibility in workflow. Designed for digital sensors, yet compatible with PSP and film, expertDC has a 0.4-mm focal spot for maximum image resolution. Fully programmable exposure settings are offered in both the main control panel and the Quickset controls on the tubehead.
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  Gendex Dental Systems
VisualiX eHD
888-275-5286
www.gendex.com
Specs: Easily move from film-based to digital radiography with this ergonomic, high-definition digital imaging system. Utilizing the latest CCD-technology, the eHD sensor delivers instant high-resolution images both clear and detailed. The high-speed USB-2 technology aims to ensure reliability. And the eHD’s ergonomic design of rounded corners and smooth edges helps provide patient comfort while allowing for precise positioning.
Select 11. 

 PracticeWorks Inc., Exclusive maker of Kodak Dental Systems
RVG 6100
800-944-6365
www.kodakdental.com
Specs: The Kodak RVG 6100 features a new sensor design for more accurate and comfortable positioning and a wider variety of intraoral examinations. Rounded corners make the sensors comfortable for patients, and the new cable attachment provides easy positioning and cable robustness, in addition to size 1 and 2 sensors, it features new size 0 sensors, which are ideal for easier positioning in children’s mouths, or for adults with smaller mouths.
Select 12. 

 MultiMedia Dental Systems
HDX
877-770-8514
www.mediadentusa.com
Specs: The HDX 12-bit sensor is the next generation digital sensor, featuring a Cesium iodide chip producing 20% more image than older Gadox chips. The x-ray energy is focused on the chip via fiber optic cables to virtually eliminate background scatter. Thus, images are clearer and highly defined for clinical evaluation of caries, canals, bone levels and anatomy.
Select 13.  


Ashtel Dental
Krystal-X Easy
866-ASHTEL-1
www.ashteldental.com
Specs: This exceptionally high-resolution sensor, at 26.3 lp/mm, now comes in two different sizes. It is a versatile, portable system that produces high definition at reduced dose with enhanced ergonomics. The CCD sensor has an active area of 816 sq.mm with a quick image acquisition time of 2 to 3 seconds. The Krystal-X Easy is TWAIN compliant, so it works with existing imaging software. It is USB powered, eliminating the need for an external power supply or for waiting for batteries to fully charge. Simply plug in and go.
Select 14.  


PLANMECA USA
Dixi3
630-529-2300
www.planmecausa.com
Specs: Available in both B1 and B2 sensor sizes, Dixi3 digital intraoral sensors are hermetically sealed and fully submersible for improved asepsis. Features also include 26 lp/mm resolution; a 12-bit dynamic range allowing for up to a 16-bit/16,384 grayscale. The 4 mm-thin sensors have a flexible and reparable cable-to-sensor connection for easy and comfortable patient positioning. The Network Interface Box with Ethernet technology allows direct network connectivity; two sensors can be used with a single interface.
Select 15.  

Progeny Dental Inc.
VisionDX
888-924-3800
www.progenydental.com
Specs: The VisionDX digital sensor system provides high-resolution images via its 16-bit image acquisition and exceptionally sensitive receptors. VisionDX is optimal for stand-alone, networked or peer-to- peer installations with its Power over Ethernet flexibility. The digital sensor is available with size 1 or 2 sensors and comes with Progeny Imaging, the company’s new easy-to-use software. A 2-year warranty and toll-free technical support is available.
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 Schick Technologies Inc.
CDR Wireless
800-873-7683
www.schicktech.com
Specs: CDR Wireless direct digital x-ray sensors transmit images via radio waves to the computer where they are instantly displayed on the screen. Sensor operation is automatic, and images can be viewed without removing the sensor from the patient’s mouth. Additionally, sensor images never need to be downloaded, processed or erased. CDR Wireless sensors work seamlessly with current Schick CDR digital radiography systems. Available through Patterson Dental Supply.
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 Ashtel Dental
Krystal-X Wifi
866-ASHTEL-1
www.ashteldental.com
Specs: The Krystal-X sensor, with a high resolution of 26.3 lp/mm, is now also wireless. It is a versatile, portable system producing high definition at reduced dose with enhanced ergonomics. The CCD sensor has an active area of 816 sq.mm and is TWAIN compliant. With its point to point (ad hoc technology) connection, users can instantly send images to any workstation with a wireless key.
Select 18.

  
Schick Technologies Inc.
CDR
800-873-7683
www.schicktech.com
Specs: Schick CDR digital x-ray sensors use Active Pixel Sensor (APS) CMOS technology to produce sharp, clear images that appear instantly on a computer screen. USB connectivity provides portability, while Schick’s intuitive, , practice-friendly software is easy to use and offers multiple powerful features for diagnostic, communication and patient education purposes. CDR is compatible with virtually all x-ray tubes and is available through Patterson Dental Supply. Technical support is also available.
Select 19.

  
Sirona Dental Systems
XIOS Intraoral Sensors
800-659-5977
www.sirona.com
Specs: Sirona’s new intraoral sensor system, the XIOS, is equipped with the latest CMOS APS sensor technology and offers low noise with optimal resolution. The USB module guarantees data transmission to the computer in real time. Available in sizes 1 and 2, XIOS features a slim design with rounded edges for easy positioning. Disposable, self-adhesive XIOS sensor holders are smaller than the sensor, further simplifying positioning and making it easier on the patient.
Select 20.

 
Schick Technologies Inc.
SDX
800-873-7683
www.schicktech.com
Specs: The Schick SDX has an integrated antenna to complement the Schick CDR Wireless system. By placing the CDR Wireless antenna directly into the collimator assembly, the SDX ensures optimal signal transmission
for every image, every time. The SDX has a conveniently placed plug for standard CDR sensors, and presets for both digital imaging and film. Available through Patterson Dental Supply.
Select 21.  

 Sirona Dental Systems
Heliodent DS
800-659-5977
www.sirona.com
Specs: The Heliodent DS is a compact, ultra-light intraoral x-ray unit for film-based or digital exposures. Using 60kV multipulse (DC) technology, HELIODENT DS delivers high detail resolution, maximum contrast and excellent definition with minimum radiation doses. Positioning is quick and stable with the flexible, vibration-damped support arm, which is available in three lengths. The multifunctional control knob with clearly recognizable tooth icons and digital display for exposure times assures fast and easy operation.
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SUNI MEDICAL IMAGING INC.
Dr. Suni Sensors
800-GET-SUNI
www.suni.com
Specs: Suni sensors incorporate Suni’s proprietary CCD/CMOS x-ray image sensor-chip technology. Dr. Suni sensors are available in three sizes corresponding to standard 0, 1 and 2 dental film. The Dr. Suni Digital Radiography System connects directly into the personal computer USB port. Also include intraoral sensors, sensor holders and the Prof. Suni clinical software, which is compatible with all major practice management software packages.
Select 23. 

 AFP Imaging (Dent-X)
Strato Digital
800 592-6666
www.afpimaging.com
Specs: The Strato Digital digital panoramic x-ray is now available with optional digital cephalometric, which offers full features for any dental speciality. This multi-motor, wall-mounted unit has a variety of options, such as linear tomography, cephalometric, TMJ, sinus and orthoganal x-ray. Strato Digital has front-to-front patient positioning, a safe and powerful DC generator with an adjustable range of 4-10 mA and 50–80 kV to provide the highest diagnostic quality images.
Select 24.

 
Gendex Dental Systems
Orthoralix 8500 DDE
888-275-5286
www.gendex.com
Specs: The Orthoralix 8500 DDE, recipient of the Medical Design Excellence Award, incorporates morphology-following, multi-motorized rotation into an easy-to-use system. Its small footprint and direct LAN connectivity make for an uncomplicated integration. Also, its LCD display panel, graphical user interface and laser positioning are designed to be easily operated by the entire dental team.
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Gendex Dental Systems
Orthoralix 9200 DDE
888-275-5286
www.gendex.com
Specs: The Orthoralix 9200 DDE features multi-motorized movement, sophisticated sensor technology, triple-laser positioning and Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)-all designed to generate sharp images. The system also offers a full scope of panoramic projections and cephalometric options that allow the system to grow with the practice.
Select 26.  

 Instrumentarium Dental
OP/OC200
800-558-6120
www.gehealthcare.com
Specs: The new 200 generation of the Instrumentarium Dental Orthopantomograph X-ray family features the latest HF generator technology, combined with a small 0.5-mm focal spot and Automatic Exposure Control to produce optimal diagnostic images. Digital systems are provided with a dedicated computer, monitor and CliniView diagnostic software for image processing, enhancement and storage all in one complete package. Instrumentarium Dental is a subsidiary of the PaloDEx Group.
Select 27. 


J. Morita USA Inc.
Veraview IC5
866-566-7482
www.jmoritausa.com
Specs: The Veraview IC5 was designed to deliver digital exposures with exemplary contrast, resolution and clarity at the speed of only 5.5 seconds and at 1/5 the effective dose. Unique features such as Digital Direct Automatic Exposure (DDAE) controls voltage and current, and the Automatic Image Enhancer (AIE) optimizes density and brightness. It features triple laser beams for easy positioning, state-of-the-art Cesium iodide sensor and a very small footprint.
Select 28.   


J. Morita USA Inc.
Veraviewepocs FHS
866-566-7482
www.jmoritausa.com
Specs: Veraviewepocs FHS is a digital, high-speed, panoramic/cephalometric x-ray system. This model offers a panoramic scan time of just 7.7 seconds resulting in reduced patient radiation exposure. Its high-resolution images are further enhanced by features such as the Digital Direct Auto Exposure (DDAE) and Automatic Image Enhancer (AIE), which produce exceptional clarity with the best possible contrast and even density. Easy to operate, Veraviewepocs FHS offers the only true auto focus feature on the market.
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DIAGNOSTIC  >RADIOGRAPHY  >PAN/CEPH


 Kodak 8000C
800-944-6365
www.kodakdental.com
Specs: The Kodak 8000C system is a direct digital cephalometric system that can expose standard cephalometric images in a single shot. Kodak’s “One Shot” technology captures the image in just over a second, reducing the risk of blurred images and improving patient comfort. The 8000C system allows you to perform all image programming on your computer with a user-friendly interface. The 8000C provides a full range of panoramic and cephalometric imaging capabilities.
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PracticeWorks Inc.,
Exclusive maker of Kodak Dental Systems
Kodak 8000
800-944-6365
www.kodakdental.com
Specs: The Kodak 8000 is equipped with a computer-controlled interface. Images can be programmed using menus and icons; a help function warns of possible errors and an audible voice help function guides users through each phase. Face-to-face positioning minimizes positioning errors. Equipped with a 140kHz high-frequency generator, the unit is designed to capture TMJ, panoramic, segmented panoramic and maxillary sinus images. Results are immediate, to make diagnoses on-the-spot and communicate treatment options to patients.
Select 30. 


PLANMECA USA
ProOne
630-529-2300
www.planmecausa.com
Specs: Planmeca’s new ProOne digital panoramic x-ray is designed according to the axiom that simplicity is best. It is only 152 lbs., with a sleek design and a small footprint, allowing easy placement in virtually any office. In addition to the standard panoramic programs, the ProOne offers an improved interproximal program, an advanced panoramic program package and more.
Select 32.  


Schick Technologies Inc.
CDR PanElite
800-873-7683
www.schicktech.com
Specs: CDR PanElite combines state-of-the-art technology with ease of use. It is available as both a pan and a pan-ceph unit. CDR PanElite offers eight panoramic and three cepholametric imaging modes as well as motorized temple supports and a patented bite block design for simple patient positioning. Available through Patterson Dental Supply.
Select 33. 


 Schick Technologies Inc.
CDRPanX
800-873-7683
www.schicktech.com
Specs: Designed to provide both optimal patient positioning and outstanding image quality, CDRPanX also provides clear, clinically precise images in only 19 seconds. Featuring eight different imaging modes and three laser alignment beams for optimal exposure, its superior vertical travel allows it to be used easily and with patients of any height, including those in wheelchairs. An excellent complement to offices that use digital intraoral sensors, this advanced system integrates seamlessly with your practice management software. Available through Patterson Dental Supply.
Select 34. 

 MultiMedia Dental Systems
Mediadent Pan Dentistry
877-770-8514
www.mediadentusa.com
Specs: Mediadent’s FMX pan technology incorporates a large scale sensor array coupled with Cesium iodide chip technology to provide detail even at 4-7X magnification. Most users report that they no longer need to take FMX screening series. Tools allow dentists to create PA and BW images. Multiple image formats for both adult and child. Mediadent Clinical Imaging software included for detailed diagnosis and patient education.
Select 35.

 Schick Technologies Inc.
Schick iPan
800-873-7683
www.schicktech.com
Specs: Schick’s iPan technology gives you the benefits of digital imaging without having to buy a new pan unit or permanently alter your existing one. Combined with CDR DICOM, Schick’s imaging software, it enables users to implement a film-free practice.
Select 36.

  Sirona Dental Systems
Orthophos XG 3
800-659-5977
www.sirona.com
Specs: The Orthophos XG 3 offers an attractive price-performance ratio. The XG3 provides high-quality pan and TMJ images, easy operation with the Multipad, effective three-point patient positioning, direct network capability and better patient communication. And the pay-per-exposure option makes the film-to-digital transition accessible to more practices.
Select 37.

  Sirona Dental Systems
Orthophos
XG PLUS DS Ceph
800-659-5977
www.sirona.com
Specs: The sophisticated ORTHOPHOS XG PLUS is designed for the specialized dentist, and automatically adjusts (x-ray diaphragm and orbital curve) to each patient to ensure accurate images every time. Its intuitive Easypad makes operating simple. SIDEXIS XG imaging software included.
Select 38.

  Sirona Dental Systems
Orthophos XG 5
800-659-5977
www.sirona.com
Specs: The Orthophos XG 5 direct digital panoramic/cephalometric imaging unit has eight basic panoramic programs and full digital cephalometric capabilities. It provides high-quality diagnostic imaging and improves productivity and workflow. When used with Sidexis XG software you can use any networked computer to make the x-ray component ready for the exposure.
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DIAGNOSTIC  >RADIOGRAPHY  >CONE BEAM

Planmeca USA Inc.
ProMax 3D CBVT
630-529-2300
www.planmecausa.com
Specs: The new ProMax 3D CBVT (Cone-Beam Volumetric Tomography) X-ray offers three-dimensional imaging, digital panoramic imaging and digital cephalometrics, all with the use of one complete x-ray system. Its small footprint makes it compatible in virtually any office. The unit’s effective exposure time is only 6 seconds, with a rapid scan rate of 16-18 seconds per image. It also offers the ability to choose your required region of interest (e.g., upper jaw, lower jaw) through segment selection. This feature reduces both scan time and radiation dose.
Select 40.  


AFP Imaging (Dent-X)
NewTom 3G
800-592-6666
www.afpimaging.com
Specs: The NewTom 3G Cone Beam Computed Tomography System produces 3-D x-ray images with the ability to perform full-mouth studies of the jaw, mandibular canal, sinuses, and more. The 3-D images are enhanced CT scans of the mouth and are described as an upgrade over 2-D panoramic film images and conventional, higher radiation hospital CT scans. It is suitable for orthodontics, endodontics, implantology, TMJ, oral surgery and more.
Select 41.  

 Imaging Sciences Int’l Inc.
i-CAT
800-205-3570
www.imagingsciences.com
Specs: The Imaging Sciences i-CAT, available exclusively through Sullivan-Schein, offers optimal cone beam 3-D dental imaging. The i-CAT has a new sleek design, enhanced features for complete 3-D imaging and quicker, more comprehensive diagnostic treatment planning. New features include: 5, 8.5 or 26 second scan times; less than 30 second reconstruction time; file sizes of less than 50MB; and a 17 cm height x 23 cm diameter field of view in an adjustable “flip panel” sensor.
Select 42. 

 J. Morita USA Inc.
3D Accuitomo FPD
866-566-7482
www.jmoritausa.com
Specs: The latest generation of the 3D Accuitomo features a new digital panel detector (FGPD), which offers an imaging area of 40x40 or 60x60 mm with no distortion. The result is a very detailed image with very low x-ray dosage. Also, 12-bit image processing offers enhanced visualization of soft tissue. Other features include real-time re-slicing, volume rendering, Dicom 3 export capability and the ability to view patient images with a free 3D viewer.
Select 43. 


Sirona Dental Systems
Galileos 3D
800-659-5977
www.sirona.com
Specs: The GALILEOS 3D imaging system with new cone beam technology goes beyond traditional diagnostics and treatment capabilities by generating a large volume 3D image set. The 3D image set is processed and presented in the new GALAXIS software. GALAXIS works in conjunction with GALILEOS to provide new options for pre-operative planning and enables clear navigation and diagnosis in the traditional pan, ceph, and cross-sectional images.
Select 44.  

PracticeWorks Inc., Exclusive maker of Kodak Dental Systems
ILUMA
800-944-6365
www.kodakdental.com
Specs: The ILUMA Cone-Beam CT provides accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery and more. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. The ILUMA Scanner includes FlashCT Acquisition and Image Reconstruction Software that minimizes patient motion and metal artifacts and reconstructs images across multiple processors.
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DIAGNOSTIC  >RADIOGRAPHY  >INTRAORAL


 A-DEC
Sopro 717
800-547-1883
www.a-dec.com
Specs: Designed for ergonomics and efficiency in dental imaging, the Sopro 717 intraoral cameras by Acteon can be directly operated from A-dec 500 and Radius delivery systems. Operators can view and save images directly into the patient record using the delivery system foot control or the exclusive, patented SoproTouch sensor on the handpiece. It also features the latest LED lighting technology; analog and digital imaging capability; and quick disconnect design for easy sharing between treatment rooms.
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Air Techniques Inc
Acclaim
800-247-8324
www.airtechniques.com
Specs: The portable Acclaim intraoral camera is easy to handle and can be readily moved between operatories using the quick connect feature. Single-hand operation eliminates fumbling and manual focusing. All objects from 6 mm to 50 mm will snap automatically into sharp focus. Capture and save images with the touch of a button and connect via USB 2.0.
Select 47. 


Gendex Dental Systems
AcuCam Concept IV FWT
888-275-5286
www.gendex.com
Specs: The AcuCam Concept IV FWT intraoral camera system provides high-resolution digital video using FireWire technology, without the added cost of video picture cards. The camera uses a ‘smart’ holster that automatically activates streaming video and the image software upon handpiece removal. The system’s compact docking station offers easy incorporation into the operatory.
Select 48.  

DEXIS LLC
DEXcam
888-883-3947
www.DEXray.com
Specs: The DEXcam USB-2 is an ultra-compact intraoral camera. It connects to any standard USB 1.1 or 2.0 port and does not require a video capture card or any additional hardware. The convenient USB connection ensures that the DEXcam has true ‘plug n’play’ flexibility for multi-operatory practices. It also features an ultra-light handpiece with eight durable LED lights with high-quality focus optics from Sony Corp.
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