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Another Article about Oral Cancer?

June 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yes. This morning, in my email, I found to notifications about oral cancer information, but they weren’t the same old heart wrenching statistics we already know about. Every dental professional knows that oral cancer screening is an essential part of a thorough dental checkup. The highly publicized statistics about oral cancer frequency, mortality rate, and […]

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Tags: Clinical · Diagnostics

Manual Oral Cancer Exam. VELscope ®. ViziLite ®.

January 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Manual Oral Cancer Exam. VELscope ®. ViziLite ®.

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation: 30K people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year One person dies each hour from oral cancer Oral cancer is the 6th  cause for cancer-related deaths in the US 52% survival rate; 80% when caught early; only 35% caught early 5-year survival rate is 50% 8K deaths annually Not […]

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Tags: Diagnostics · Uncategorized

Florida Probe Integration

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments

I am often asked about using the Florida Probe (My favorite high tech diagnostic!) with various practice management systems. See below for an update on Florida Probe links. By the way the way I do not try and import the Florida Probe data to Dentrix. I use a to bridge from Dentrix to Florida Probe as I feel the Florida Probe charts are nicer than the Dentrix perio chart.

There are approximately 37 different Practice Management Software that offer links to the Florida Probe System.
We are in the process of completing a Link to many others. If you do no see your software company listed contact us by Email for additional information or feel free to contact your Practice management software company directly. If a link does not exist we will be happy to contact them on your behalf and start the linking process.
There is no charge by Florida Probe for this service and we hope to have a link (aka “bridge”) to all dental software products on the market.
Welcome to Florida Probe Corporation [1].


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Tags: Diagnostics · Software

PreXion 3D

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

I saw this at the ADA in San Francisco. It was one of many new products in the rapidly expanding Cone Beam market. What I liked about this was the clarity of the images.

TeraRecon’s PreXion 3D is a revolutionary X-ray system that provides high-resolution solutions in dental imaging. Powered by TeraRecon’s proprietary image reconstruction and volumetric image rendering technology, PreXion 3D provides sharper images with more information than the traditional dental X-ray unit. It’s the ideal in-office imager for the specialist performing implants.
With TeraRecon’s clear and 1:1 scale images, accurate measurements assure that the optimum implant is placed. Patient treatment is improved with the powerful computed tomography technology and its precise measurement tools. Accurate dental implant planning and placing, orthodontic investigation, and improved general dental imaging are some of the many true benefits PreXion 3D delivers.
In just 19 seconds, TeraRecon’s PreXion 3D acquires 512 initial X-ray views which are ‘reconstructed’ into a 3D dataset of the patient’s anatomy. Conversion to DICOM 3 is built-in and compatible with all major 3rd party software and systems (NobelGuide, Simplant, ILS, I-Dent, Dolphin, and others).
Revolutionary 3D CBCT | PreXion 3D | TERARECON, INC. [1].


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Tags: Diagnostics · Radiography


November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

This looks like a phone add on. However if it reduces noise would this be useful to improve voice activated charting. Interesting.

CrystalTalk™ (kris’t?l-tôk). n. Noise-canceling technology manufactured by Motorola; “a bundling of microphone noise reduction and noise adaptive speaker enhancements meant to improve the clarity and intelligibility of speech while you are in a noisy environment.” –
Motopure H12 = H680 + CrystalTalk – Gearlog#more [1].


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Tags: Diagnostics · Hardware · Just for Fun · Security

Dentists Give Patients a Good Night’s Rest

October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Dentists Give Patients a Good Night’s Rest

With more information at their fingertips on the Internet, your dental patients may come to you – in addition to their primary physician – looking for some sweet dreams. A recent study revealed what some already know, that patients with a sleep-deprived brain respond more acutely to negative situations. Matthew Walker, researcher and neuroscientist at […]

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Tags: Diagnostics · Just for Fun · Uncategorized

Dentists Turn to PreViser for Comprehensive Risk Analysis

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments

You use technology – like digital X-rays, DIAGNodent, and ViziLite or VELscope – to aid in diagnoses of many oral conditions, but what about digital assessment for periodontal disease? PreViser, a worldwide leader in diagnostic and risk assessment software, can generate periodontal assessment reports while your patient is in the operatory. Simply input 23 bits […]

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Tags: Diagnostics · Patient Service · Technology · Uncategorized

Universal Shade ARM

October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I have not been a fan of the Clear Match shade system; in my opinion there were too many variables and the images were inconsistent. I saw a new product at the ADA developed by Dennis Braunston which eliminates much of the problem.
The Universal Shade Arm is perfect for Clear Match but it is also a very good tool to simply take consistent shade photos even with out the Clear Match software.

Precision consistency and predictability in taking a tooth shade it just a click away with the new Universal Shade ARM.This device provides a consistent camera to shade tab relationship. The precise distance, angle, position and lighting are achieved every time!
Dental Learning Centers | Universal Shade ARM [1].


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Tags: Cameras · Diagnostics


October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

One of the amazing new products I had a chance to preview at the ADA was a new digital impression device from Brontes. The system is now being developed by 3M which purchased Brontes earlier this year. The actual digital impression device is in clinical beta testing and not yet available but is expected to be on the market soon.
This will compete with the CaDent product which I recently mentioned. The Brontes has a different system to capture the digital impression and can take a full arch. This is one of the most exciting developments since digital x-ray and will in my mind have an even greater impact on the profession.
Stay tuned. 

Over 50 million dental impressions are performed in the U.S. each year for the production of almost all dental prosthetics and appliances, including crowns, bridges, implants, braces, aligners and retainers. The average dentist takes several impressions each day in spite of the costly, time consuming, inconsistent, and unpleasant process.
Digital tools for production have been available to the dental industry for many years, but all of these tools start with the same problematic physical input – the dental impression. Brontes will enable a long overdue digital revolution by taking 3D digital data directly from the patient’s mouth and removing the barriers to digital production.


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Tags: Diagnostics · Hardware · Just for Fun

More on the CaDent Digital Impression

September 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

iTero—powered by proprietary imaging technology—enables the dentist to take a digital scan of the patient’s teeth and bite, make any necessary adjustments in real-time, and then transmit the file via a wireless Internet connection to a Cadent-partnering laboratory for further processing. From there the digital file is transmitted to Cadent where a model is milled. The physical model is then sent to the laboratory where a highly precise physical restoration is created. With significant benefits such as increased patient satisfaction, improved clinical outcomes, and enhanced office efficiencies, iTero will change your impression of digital impressions.The Benefits of an iTero Lasting First Impression

Eliminate the uncomfortable patient experience of traditional impressions
Enhance your reputation as a high-quality practice
Utilize advanced digital technology to maximize your potential
Achieve superior fitting prosthetics with little or no adjustments
Enjoy increased patient satisfaction
Reduce consumable expenses
Realize improved clinical results

Digital Imaging for Dentists – What is Cadent iTero? [1].


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Tags: Diagnostics