Users give their take on these Pride Institute products recognized for excellence

September 19, 2013
Stan Goff

Issue 9

Chosen by a distinguished panel comprised of some of the most forward-looking dentists in the industry, this year’s winners were narrowed down after lively debate.

Chosen by a distinguished panel comprised of some of the most forward-looking dentists in the industry, this year’s winners were narrowed down after lively debate.

Each month between now and October we will highlight a handful of the 18 honorees.

You’ll find general information on the product, insights from the panelists and a testimonial from a relatable user who has seen that excellence in his or her own practice.

All of this background prepares you to see the products in action at the “Best of Class” Technology Fair at the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans.

Gendex Scatter Reduction Technology (SRT)

Gendex introduced SRT™, Scatter Reduction Technology, to its award-winning GXDP-700 Cone Beam 3D system earlier this year. This new feature allows clinicians to reduce artifacts caused by metal or radiopaque objects such as restorations, endodontic filling materials, and implant posts.

The use of SRT image optimization technology delivers 3D scans with higher clarity and detail around scatter-generating material. SRT represents a significant aid when 3D scans are required for a variety of procedures from endodontic to restorative and the post-surgical assessment of implant sites.

“We continue to make significant investments in research and development to bring new, meaningful innovations to the market,” said Mike Bosha, Senior Product Manager for Gendex. “Our proprietary SRT technology further enhances the diagnostic capabilities of the modular GXDP-700 Series.”

The introduction of SRT to the GXDP-700 platform aligns with the Gendex design philosophy focused on delivering innovations with clinicians and patients in mind. The activation of SRT is a very simple and easy step. When a scan is prescribed near a known area of scatter generating material, the user only needs to select the SRT button from the GXDP-700 touchscreen interface to use this new optimization technology.

“Crisp and highly detailed images are paramount in order to make a proper diagnosis. The Scatter Reduction Technology allows the clinician to properly see the details of a patient’s oral structures even when the patient has metallic restorations.”

-Dr. Parag Kachalia

“By removing ‘reflections’ from the images, Gendex has given doctors more information and better viewing by simply improving software filters. SRT simply takes the images and makes them better.”

-Dr. John Flucke

In My Experience | Dr. Jay Weinberg, Cranford Endodontics

I share my Gendex GXDP-700 with a periodontist right next door. We do a lot of retreatment and cone beam shows you very clearly things you can’t see with a traditional 2D x-ray. With the latest update (SRT) you can create detailed views and get a much more accurate look at what you are trying to see.

It’s more diagnostic and has helped a lot. And from a periodontic standpoint, with implants you can’t work without this technology.

Read about Isodry by Isolite Systems on the next page ...

Isodry by Isolite Systems

The Isodry® dental isolation system is a proven, easy-to-use alternative to traditional forms of dental isolation, such as the rubber dam or manual suction and retraction. The system aids in dental procedures by improving patient management and giving dental professionals optimal control of the oral environment: keeping the patient mouth open, improving visibility, controlling suction and oral humidity, and minimizing sources of contamination.

The key to Isodry’s effectiveness are the Isolite Mouthpieces that work with the system. Morphologically correct Isolite Mouthpieces are available in five sizes and are designed to fit patients from pediatric to large adult.

The wide range of mouthpieces means it is now much easier to have effective isolation

for every patient of every size. Isolite Mouthpieces also provide an added measure of safety during the dental procedure-protecting the patient from foreign body aspiration and shielding the tongue and cheek from injury by the handpiece or other dental instruments.

“One of the best products in terms of ROI in dentistry. This is a product that benefits the patient, doctor and staff.”

-Dr. Parag Kachalia

In My Experience | Dr. Rollin Sarradet, Managing Partner, Rose Dental Group

As the Isodry ensures complete soft tissue retraction, as well as providing a rest for the patients’ teeth and jaw, I am able to perform my procedures with greater speed and efficiency.

This means reduced chair time for my patients and therefore less fatigue. The built-in suction, coupled with effective tongue retraction, allows me to perform bonding procedures with confidence that in the past would have required the use of a rubber dam to ensure proper isolation. This improves the comfort of the patient and ultimately the overall experience.

Read about the Orascoptic XV1 on the next page ...

Orascoptic XV1

XV1 is reportedly the world’s first wireless loupe and headlight in one. This brand new advancement seamlessly combines Orascoptic’s award-winning loupes with the company’s award-winning headlight - featuring a lightweight and completely cableless design.

Additionally, by removing the heavy and bulky beltpacks of past headlights, XV1 was ergonomically designed for comfort, function and style. It is designed to deliver optimal procedural outcomes with greater ease.

“This cordless loupe gives you magnification and illumination in one lightweight package. It is what I wear and now I don’t have a cord getting in the way and tangled.”

-Dr. Marty Jablow

“...a cordless LED light that is merged into an all-in-one device. No longer do you need to buy magnification and then try to figure out which light best suits your needs.”

-Dr. John Flucke

Read about SciCan STATIM G4 on the next page ...

SciCan STATIM G4

SciCan’s G4 series is the newest member of the company’s STATIM family. The STATIM G4 is the same well-known and trusted autoclave it has been for more than 20 years but now boasts a new contemporary look and connectivity that is reportedly the first of its kind.

The G4 technology will change the way you interact by providing a direct channel of communication through the Internet to you, or anyone you desire. Still powered by SciCan’s signature steam technology to provide sterilization and dryness at speeds faster than conventional chambered autoclaves, the STATIM has been drastically upgraded.

  • Statim 2000 G4 cycle times: 6 minutes unwrapped – 14 minutes wrapped

  • Statim 5000 G4 cycle times: 9 minutes unwrapped – 17.5 minutes wrapped

  • A large 3.5” high-resolution touchscreen offers a vivid display of messages and current cycle information all with extraordinary clarity

  • SciCan’s STATIM G4 Technology offers a platform with numerous possibilities. The product expansion and modes of communication provide visibility from every facet, from usability to troubleshooting

  • Uses fresh steam distilled water with every cycle

  • Dri-Tec drying system for fast dry loads

In My Experience | Paul Feuerstein, DMD

What if your dental equipment told you that it was not working properly and knew what was wrong? The SciCan Statim G4 has a built in Internet port that communicates with the service department.

When there is a malfunction of a cycle or a breakdown of a part, a message is sent to the service center who in turn notifies the office. In addition it identifies the problem and if relevant, the faulty part and the service technician can come ready to work.

Additionally, the Statim keeps track of every cycle and there is a USB port allowing the office to get a report with that information to comply with state regulations. This is, of course, in addition to the excellent reliability of the Statim and its rapid turnover of equipment. The best little sterilizer has gotten even better.

Read about Interactive Diagnostic Imaging TRU -ALIGN ™ on the next page ...

Interactive Diagnostic Imaging TRU -ALIGN ™

Interactive Diagnostic Imaging’s Tru-Align Laser-Aligning X-Ray Positioning System incorporates rectangular collimation, which greatly reduces scatter radiation, resulting in clearer, crisper images and greatly improved image resolution.

Adding Tru-Align to your existing x-ray head is said to result in a 60-70% reduction in radiation exposure to your patients. Reducing scatter radiation is safer for your patients; focusing radiation means better diagnostic images; and positioning and aligning faster minimizes retakes.

“Tru-Align uses lasers and magnets to perfectly align the cone and the sensor... it beeps and snaps into place, even a rookie can take perfect radiographs with virtually no retakes.”

-Dr. Larry Emmott

 

In My Experience | Jeffrey C. Hoos, DMD, FAGD

It’s an amazing product. I have 10 operatories and everyone has a Tru-Align in it. It’s a practice builder as patients immediately see the benefit of radiation reduction and better clarity. Dentists should understand the features of better images including the elimination of cone cuts and retakes. Another benefit is the short learning curve.

You know you are successful when you hear the staff talking to the patients about the positive aspect of this state of the art product. This product balances the art science and business of dentistry. Tru-Align is the perfect addition.

Read about DEXIS Imaging Suite and Dexis go on the next page ...

DEXIS Imaging Suite and Dexis go

DEXIS® Imaging Suite is the latest software program in a long, dynamic history of bringing the best possible imaging solutions to general dentists and specialists alike.

This advanced program has been rewritten on a next-generation code platform combining the image management capabilities of the award-winning DEXIS® 9 with a solid base for growth and exciting future tools and applications. One such application is the new companion iPad app, DEXIS go® that provides a sleek, engaging new way for dental professionals to communicate with patients using an iPad®.

This free application is designed to provide a great visual patient experience around image presentation in support of clinical findings and treatment recommendations. Like DEXIS Imaging Suite, DEXIS go functions as an imaging hub, displaying all radiographic and photographic images within a patient’s record.

DEXIS users will find a comfortable familiarity with its simplicity and quad environment now infused with a modern iPad-style flair and elegance.

“DEXIS go makes getting your imaging to your iPad a cinch. Now it is easy to access images anywhere in the office. Patient education is easier and more personal, as you sit with the patient explaining their dental issues using the vivid iPad Retina display...”

-Dr. Marty Jablow

In My Experience | Dr. Gerald Bittner,Jr.

I was excited to learn that DEXIS won a Best of Class Technology award from Pride Institute. To be honest, DEXIS has always been “best in class” for me and my practice. DEXIS Imaging Suite serves us well on several fronts; it’s easy to use, it has great diagnostic tools, and we particularly like the way it seamlessly integrates with our practice management program, Dentrix.

Now with DEXIS go, we have the option of utilizing iPads or iPad minis to move about the office and share images in an amazing way. With this application, we continually make a real connection with patients in a very important aspect of our practice-education and communication. I applaud DEXIS for their innovation and dedication to improving the professional lives of dental teams.

And for DEXIS Imaging Suite and DEIXS go, great workflow, great products!

Read about Lexi-Comp VisualDX Oral on the next page ...

Lexi-Comp VisualDX Oral

Lexicomp Online for Dentistry provides industry leading reference information and screening tools to help answer prescribing, diagnosis and treatment questions.

Dental professionals can help enhance patient safety by accessing dental specific pharmacology information on more than 8,000 prescription drugs, OTCs and natural products, plus decision support tools like VisualDx® Oral lesion diagnosis and an unsurpassed drug interactions screener.

VisualDx® Oral is the new lesion identification tool designed to help dentists quickly develop a differential diagnosis and reduce diagnostic error. Available only through Lexicomp Online for Dentistry, dental professionals can have access to both VisualDx Oral’s specialist-level information and the top-rated dental-specific pharmacology information provided by Lexicomp-saving time in research and helping to enhance treatment safety.

Lexicomp Online for Dentistry, enhanced with the advanced lesion diagnosis tool VisualDx Oral, will change how you practice dentistry, help save time in your office and help enhance treatment safety.

In My Experience | Dr. Steven Fink, DMD

I rely on VisualDx to hone in on a differential diagnosis rapidly and accurately. It is an amazing tool available with Lexicomp Online for Dentistry. Just like the swift results from the drug interaction screening provided by Lexicomp, Visual Dx keeps our patients safe and the practice of dentistry efficient.

It is comforting to have such precise dental information whenever we need it!