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Expand your diagnostic capabilities with the next generation of DEXIS cone beam technology

The DEXIS ORTHOPANOTMOGRAPH OP 3D digital X-ray system. (Photo: Provided by DEXIS)


Thu. 22 February 2024


When it comes to dental care, the more doctors can see their patients’ anatomy, the more efficient they can be in their diagnosis and treatment planning. In the quest for expanded visibility into patients’ conditions, many practices are embracing cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), which captures high-resolution 3-D images that reveal exceptional detail.

CBCT images capture a wealth of information about the patient’s anatomy and conditions, including the location and relationship of anatomical structures. This allows them to detect issues such as bone loss and diagnose otherwise hard-to-see problems. With CBCT units, practitioners also have the flexibility to adjust image resolution and field of view (FOV) to capture images at low-dose settings — a benefit for patients.

“Dentists who don’t have CBCT may be missing information that might impede their diagnostic tasks,” says Dr. Katya Archambault, owner of the San Diego Dental Health Center and a specialist in implant surgery, oral and maxillofacial radiology, and dental oncology. An enthusiastic proponent of cone beam technology, Dr. Archambault chooses ORTHOPANOTMOGRAPH OP 3D digital X-ray systems for her practice and patient care.

This multimodal imaging platform provides both 2-D and 3-D options to cover a comprehensive range of dental extraoral needs — from endodontics to complex surgical cases. Along with standard panoramic and extraoral bitewing, the OP 3D LX includes up to six FOVs ranging from 5x5 to up to 15x20 maxillofacial complex, the largest view option available on a DEXIS OP 3D platform to date and the option to upgrade to a cephalometric modality.

This FOV flexibility makes the OP 3D LX an optimal solution for a wide range of dental professionals, especially for total service provider practices, because it enables practices to offer an array of diagnosis and treatment options to their patients, including general dentistry, implant dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, TMJ and airway analysis, periodontics, prosthodontics and more.

The OP 3D LX offers up to 96 additional customizable FOV options and four resolutions including endo and low-dose modes. Versatility comes with simplicity; all the practitioner needs to do is select which areas they want to see on the screen and the machine performs all the calculations.

With the OP 3D LX, practices can treat patients in-house without having to refer them to outside specialists for further diagnosis and treatment.

“I see details on large FOVs that I would never have expected to see,” says Dr. Archambault. “DEXIS really hit a home run with this machine.”


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