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Ep5- Going Digital: Xray Sensors and Handheld Xray Generators 

Ep5- Going Digital: Xray Sensors and Handheld Xray Generators 

Digital Sensors:  Are you still using E-speed or F-speed films in your office? Do your assistants or hygienists still have to go to the dark room to process radiographs? If you answered yes and you are reading this in 2022 and beyond, then I believe it’s really about time for you to go digital! It’s time for you to come out of hibernation and update your office equipment!   Top 3 Advantages of Digital Sensors:  Ease of Use- No darkrooms, no manual xray processing, image on the screen in seconds! (This reason alone in my opinion, should be enough for you...

Ep4- Going Digital: Intraoral Cameras Must Haves

Ep4- Going Digital: Intraoral Cameras Must Haves

In our previous articles, it was obvious that we couldn’t stress enough the basic need of having an intraoral (I/O) camera. This is the bare minimum of going digital. I/O cameras are essential tools to have better patient communication and increased case acceptance.     Things to look for in an intraoral camera:  Lightweight- I/O cameras must be ergonomic and leave a small footprint. This will make navigation inside the mouth easier and would take up less counter space when not in use.   Easy to use – point and shoot cameras were a hit for this very reason. The same principle...

Going Digital: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple St**id!)

Going Digital: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple St**id!)

If you’ve been following our series, you know that leveling up your practice into the digital world is inevitable. We’ve shown you the pros and cons that you must consider carefully (and we hope you really did!). We’ve also given you a glimpse of what’s in and what’s out  in the world of dentistry today.   So now, maybe you are asking yourself: How do I really make the transition to digital dentistry? Where do I start? Which one do I buy first?   Well, today is your lucky day! We’re giving you our TOP 3 tips to make going digital painless and...

GOING DIGITAL: PROs and CONs

GOING DIGITAL: PROs and CONs

Taking the step to dip your toes into digital dentistry may seem like a giant leap. It can be a daunting decision to the uninformed and the misinformed, but it can also be an exciting, thrilling decision to those who are well informed.  In today’s episode, we’ll list down some advantages and disadvantages of going digital to help you move towards the right direction.   PROs:  Improved quality of care– We can serve our patients better by providing an awesome, pleasant dental experience. For example, intraoral scanners reduce the use of taking alginate or vps impressions… No gagging= happier patients! Happy...

Going Digital: If Not NOW, When?

Going Digital: If Not NOW, When?

Technology, in general, has permeated every aspect of our lives. From the moment we wake up to the end of our day, most of our activities involve the use of all sorts of tech- smartphones, watches, computers, TVs, etc. With this much progress around us, it shouldn’t be a surprise that technology has also affected the way we do Dentistry. YEAR 2022: WHERE IS DENTISTRY NOW? In case you’ve been busy treating patients one after another and from one operatory to the next since you graduated from Dental School 20 or so years ago, here’s where we’re at now: More...

WHY I USE: QUICKSCAN IOS

Entry-level intraoral scanner offers full-color digital scans at a low cost, an easy-to-use interface, simple file sharing, and impressive speed and accuracy   I acquired my first QuickScan 2 years ago when it was introduced at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. Since then, I’ve been using it on a regular basis and have captured hundreds of digital scans. The 3 clinicians in our office are beta testers for several leading scanner brands, so we know a thing or two about scanning technology. I have to say: The QuickScan IOS is not just a good scanner, it’s an incredible scanner. It...

Who Invented CBCT?

In 1967, engineer Sir Godfrey N.Hounsfield invented the 1st generation C.T. scanner. A single detector element captured an x-ray beam. The detector and source rotated by a single degree, only, and were known as “pencil” beam scanners. At the time, they were only designed to scan the head. It wasn’t until 1982 that Robles RA built the Cone Beam CT for angiographies. This machine used a 2D detector to generate scans in a single rotation of the gentry. Other scanners had to use multiple slices to complete their images, putting CBCTs leagues ahead of the competition. Visit Video Dental today...

Who Discovered CBCT?

Sir Godfrey N. Hounsfield invented CBCT technology in 1967, although it was originally developed for use in angiography, not dentistry. In the years that followed, it would subsequently be applied to work in the maxillofacial field, which was a step in the direction of dentistry. It was only in the late ‘90s that it became possible for dental professionals to use this technology in inexpensive clinical systems in their offices. Other notable dates are 1974 when the first CT was developed by a medical equipment manufacturer, and 1976, which saw the first whole-body CT. But, when it comes to the...

Who Buys Dental Equipment?

The dental equipment industry is booming, with new developments in technology, features, and image quality every year. With so much great functionality to be had, more people than ever stand to benefit from the amazing technology that keeps emerging. But who are these people? Who buys dental equipment in today’s advanced age of technology? Dentists Dental Hygienists Retailers Refurbishers At Video Dental Concepts, our longrunning portfolio of cutting-edge equipment has set us apart within our industry. Get in touch with us today to find out about our intraoral scanners, x-ray generators and sensors, and accessories, and start asking for more...