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Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca USA originally developed Planmeca Romexis software as an open architecture system, making it compatible with all software operating systems and dental equipment from other companies.
This decision made it easier for Planmeca to develop Planmeca Romexis Cloud Service, which works with Planmeca Romexis software so that dentists can store, access and share diagnostic images from any imaging unit. This information is then accessible on any computer platform, including mobile, Mac and Windows-based operating systems.
“Dentistry is moving towards a complete digital framework and new imaging units on the market now require software to run,” said Bob Pienkowski, president of Planmeca, based in Roselle, Ill.
Planmeca Romexis Cloud service lets general practitioners communicate with specialists and transfer images and key case information securely, quickly and seamlessly. It also provides access to specialists from remote general practitioners, giving rural dentists the same referral base as any dentist in a large metropolitan area.
Pienkowski said today’s dentist practices in a more complex setting-group practices are increasingly common and dental cases are more complex, requiring dentists to use and understand technology. With the emergence of CAD/CAM technology, some dentists are moving to an all-in-one approach to treating patients, bypassing the dental laboratory for some fillings and crowns.
Other features of the Planmeca Romexis Cloud Service include:
“Even for dentists who have not embraced technology to this extent, progress is forcing many to seek out software that can run all their imaging and integrate with their office hardware and software,” Pienkowski said. Dentists using Planmeca Romexis Cloud service can transfer images directly to a dental lab without additional software.
“Romexis greatly simplifies the workflow of the scope and level of services that I provide my patients,” said Gene Antenucci, DDS, a general practitioner from Long Island, N.Y. “I focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as implants, and because I use cone-beam technology in addition to CAD/CAM technology, I find Romexis indispensable.”
Endodontist Brian Trava DDS, from Hawthorn, N.J. echoes Antenucci’s sentiment: “Most imaging software is the same from machine to machine,” he said. “Planmeca Romexis software provides me with the versatility of diagnosing, integrating and treatment planning from any screen. It’s time to diagnose outside of the box.”