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Three Essentials to Successful X-ray Acquisition

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KaVo Kerr Team

Three Essentials to Successful X-ray Acquisition

While we know that our hygienists and assistants are superheroes, real X-ray vision in dentistry can only be achieved with the best equipment. When looking for impacted teeth, gum disease, caries, cysts, tumors, or periodontal disease, the clinician should be able to simply, efficiently, and safely acquire quality X-rays.

Below are three must-haves for successful X-ray acquisition for you and your staff.


1.  Patient Comfort

The more comfortable patients feel during the radiographic process, the easier it can be to capture X-rays.


Uncomfortable or painful sensors are a common complaint of dental patients. The TrueComfort™ design of DEXIS™ digital sensors includes beveled corners, a smooth, rounded casing, and small angled dome. Paired with the novel, PerfectSize™ shape, this sensor features a comfortable, award-winning fit for patients of all ages.


Patient comfort is not only about the physical aspect of the radiograph procedure, but also the emotional aspect. Utilizing a handheld X-ray system, like the new KaVo™ NOMAD Pro 2™, the clinician can safely stay chairside with patients during X-ray capture. This is helpful for fearful, sedated, or challenging patients who need a calming influence by their side.


2.  Quality Equipment

Not all dental equipment is created equal.


Choosing to invest in dental equipment from a company with a history of innovation and a proven track record of quality craftsmanship often means the beginning of a long-term partnership, not just a transaction.


In 1997, DEXIS introduced digital radiography on laptop computers— making it the first truly portable and affordable digital X-ray solution. In 2001, DEXIS became the first intraoral digital radiography system to be accepted by the American Dental Association into the highly prestigious ADA Seal Program. Today, DEXIS is committed to continued innovation and is the most highly awarded intraoral digital X-ray system on the market.

NOMAD is the world’s leader in handheld X-ray systems. First introduced to the market in 2005 by Aribex, NOMAD is now part of KaVo. For more than 100 years, KaVo has focused on innovation and quality in dental products and services, building an outstanding reputation among dentists, dental technicians and dental hygienists.


3.  Optimized Workflow

The best dental technology is designed to easily integrate into your workflow.


Ensuring your staff is equipped with the right tools to get the job done is crucial to successful radiograph protocols.  


With quick and easy X-ray capture—the one-click, 5-minute FMX—the DEXIS software makes it easy to use the images you take. Stored in a logical way, images are easy to access and you can also keep your intraoral and extraoral photos together. Chose the images you want with just one click and easily enhance them to see all the details. 

NOMAD provides workflow freedom and efficiency that is unattainable with wall-mount units. As the clinician can remain chairside, they can ensure the sensor is positioned appropriately throughout the entire acquisition process, avoiding any drift that can be associated with wall-mounted units and subsequent image retakes. NOMAD’s user interface also lets you preset custom radiation dosages to optimize your practice’s workflow. Plus, the new system’s battery features 30% greater capacity and can last for up to 600 exposures on a single charge.


The success of the radiograph acquisition protocol at your practice is dependent on the comfort of your patients, quality of your equipment, and optimization of your workflow. You can look to the powerhouse KaVo brands, DEXIS and NOMAD, to give you a clear X-ray vision for the reliable, versatile diagnostics and exceptional patient care.

KaVo™ NOMAD Pro 2™
The KaVo NOMAD PRO 2 handheld X-ray system is a dental X-ray unit that has revolutionized the way intraoral X-rays are taken. Its shielded, portable design enables operators to stay in the room while taking X-rays, making it possible for the image acquisition process to be faster, more efficient, and more enjoyable to both dental professionals and patients.
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