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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...

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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...

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Where To Buy Dental Equipment Online?

Dental equipment is the backbone of a dentist’s office. Without it, you can’t practice, and without good equipment, you’ve got less value to offer your paying clients. The problem is, like quality equipment in any industry, you tend to pay more for good quality. A useful tip for not overpaying for dental supplies is to...

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Where To Buy Dental Equipment?

A dental office or clinic is a complicated machine. If one cog fails, the whole system tends to underperform. And, for the most part, those cogs all come from one place: your friendly neighborhood dental equipment supplier. But what should you be looking for in a supplier? Supplier Options As with any other business, where...

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What Is Dental Equipment?

What Is Dental Equipment? A dentist’s job is to use specialized equipment to help patients recover from a range of dental problems. This is usually done in tight, poorly-lit corners of the mouth, meaning the equipment needs to be extremely versatile, not to mention high-quality. A few common pieces of dental equipment include: panoramic X-ray...

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What Is CBCT Used For?

CBCTs have become a standard element in most dentists’ offices in recent years. But what is CBCT used for in the context of your dental office? Let’s take a closer look. Description A cone-beam computed tomography system, or CBCT, is a variation in the traditional computed tomography system. These are used by dental professionals and...

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What Does CBCT Stand For?

CBCT stands for cone beam computed tomography and is also sometimes known as C-arm CT, cone beam volume CT, and flat panel CT. What this amounts to is a medical imaging technique that specifically uses divergent X-rays to form a cone, which are then used as part of a computed tomography process. In recent years,...

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How To Value Used Dental Equipment

Check out the following valuation techniques for your dental equipment, and never wonder how to value used dental equipment again. The Cost Approach The cost approach is calculated based on the purchase price of the equipment. Calculate value by determining current replacement costs and any comparable sales. Add in physical deterioration, any functions that are...

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How To Clean Dental Equipment

Wondering how to clean dental equipment in a safer, more reliable way?  Pre-Soak When you can’t clean your instruments immediately, leave them to soak in cleaning solutions or enzymatic spray gels to loosen up biological debris.  Clean Before Steaming Before putting equipment into an autoclave, do yourself a favor and pre-clean them. Superheated steam may...

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Dental Cone Beam CT: What Is It?

Dental CBCTs are a special variety of X-ray equipment for situations where standard dental x-rays aren’t enough. They serve a great purpose as diagnostic tools and can be used to produce images similar to conventional CT imaging. The upside is that they do this with far less radiation, which helps to minimize the risk to...

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