A close look at new products

Thursday’s lineup of Innovation Center B product showcases kicked off with the latest in digital imaging from PracticeWorks, Exclusive Maker of Kodak Dental Systems.

Matt Hendrickson (pictured below), Regional Director for PracticeWorks, gave a presentation on the new Kodak 9000 3D extraoral imaging system, which is also featured in an Applying New Technologies article in the May 2008 issue of DPR.

The two-in-one system enables doctors to obtain low-dose, high-resolution 3D images as well as high-end panoramic images.

Hendrickson also described how PracticeWorks’ Logicon Caries Detection software helps dentists improve their caries detection capabilities.

Dentrix was next up and Kansas City dentist Dr. Bill Busch explained the many features of Henry Schein Dentrix’s new G3 practice management software. Dr. Busch uses the new software to help his practice go paperless. More than 400 enhancements were made from previous versions to satisfy more than 4,000 requests made by Dentrix users.

G3 features a new easy-to-use interface and allows users to import any document using the Document Center print driver, Dr. Busch said. He also showed how the software can improve efficiency as well as serve as a great patient education tool.

Dr. Joseph Maggio’s Innovation Center presentation showcased SybronEndo’s new Twisted File endodontic file. Manufactured by twisting nickel titanium, the files were recently launched at the American Academy of Endodontists annual session.

“These files were five years in development and I think this is the first time we’re speaking to GPs about them,” Dr. Maggio said from the Innovation Center stage.

The flexible files are designed to prevent breakage.

Schick Director of Strategic Sales Initiatives Jim Gaitan not only spoke about his company’s great digital radiography products, but spoke of how Schick’s partnership with Patterson Dental helps assure dentists get the best possible support.

“We not only manufacture, but we do the R&D, the design,” he said. “We’re a full service digital company We have the largest number of users, and our partnership with Patterson means you get great, fast support.”

Gaitan explained the many benefits of the CDRwireless sensors, along with Schick’s various digital x-ray offerings.

Look for videos of these and many more great products coming soon at DPRWorld.com.

~ by cwaring on May 16, 2008.

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