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Innovators Invest in Technology

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Content provided by Jeanne Giovinco, CDPMA

Jeanne GiovincoThere are many reasons to invest in technology. By innovating, offices can become more efficient and productive, thereby saving time and money. But the best reason dentists should use new technologies is that these tools can provide better care for patients.

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Section 179 – A Slam Dunk!

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Section-179.jpg“It’s a slam dunk.” That’s how Keith Drayer, vice president and general manager of Henry Schein Financial Services, describes purchasing equipment during the 2015 tax year and taking advantage of the benefits of Section 179 of the tax code. According to the Section 179 website, “Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the full purchase price from your gross income. It's an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.”

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Topics: Digital X-ray, DEXIS Sensor, Digital Imaging, DEXIS Digital Radiography, Return on Investment

DEXIS congratulates another Sweepstakes winner, Dr. Véronique Benhamou, of Montreal, Québec!

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Before winning the sweepstakes, Dr. Benhamou already had researched the DEXIS system. She recalled, “In the light of making the best decisions for our practice, I was browsing the Internet looking for information, and I just happened to find the contest and entered. Shortly after I had already purchased the DEXIS system with two Platinum sensors, I got notified that we had won and would be receiving another sensor!”

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Topics: GXS-700 Digital Sensors, DEXIS Sensor, Digital Imaging, DEXIS Digital Radiography

To DEXIS, With Pride

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Pride_BOC_LogosWhen DEXIS adds a new product to its imaging brand, it’s going to be the best. When CariVu™ and DEXIS™ Imaging Suite both won “Best of Class” Technology Awards, we were thrilled to hear that technology leaders in the dental field agreed that those products achieved our lofty goals. Launched 7 years ago, “Best of Class” Technology Awards recognize innovative products that set a quality standard in their respective categories. The process is unbiased and non-profit, and the designation is awarded after a rigorous and uncompromising selection process. The panel, comprised of a respected group of technology leaders in dentistry, seeks out “game changing” products that they feel will have significant impact. There is no “check-box template” during the voting process. While some products are so new and different that they literally create their own category, some tried-and-true traditional products affirm their quality and class leadership year after year.

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Topics: Imaging Software, ADA, DEXIS Sensor, CariVu, Caries detection

Insights from a dental IT professional

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FFeld1The DEXIS™ team enjoys hearing from dental professionals who contact us about how digital imaging has improved their practices from both a clinical and business perspective. Recently, we heard from Forrest Feld, an IT professional from Seminole, FL, who installs and troubleshoots technology in dental offices. He shared some interesting insights on dental offices that have finally switched from their troublesome imaging systems to DEXIS.

“Some of these customers start by calling their equipment representative and asking for the cheapest system,” he says. “They don’t ask, ‘What is the best?’ Then, when they start having problems, such as glitches due to software incompatibility and insufficient beta testing on the part of the manufacturer, they call me to ask why.” He says that these dental offices use the less expensive imaging system until frustration sets in, and sometimes they switch to yet another system, and then, eventually, they switch to DEXIS, which is the system that Feld recommends. 

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Topics: GXS-700 Digital Sensors, Imaging Software, DEXIS Sensor, Digital Imaging, DEXIS Platinum Sensor, DEXIS Digital Radiography, DEXIS Software

Winning doctor has a winning training day

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Dr_Brockman_Team_winTraining day is always exciting for Brenda Hornby, RDH, a Certified DEXIS Instructor. Bringing a new DEXIS™ system to Dr. John Brockman’s office in Lone Tree, Colorado, gave her even more satisfaction, because he is not only a new member of the DEXIS family, but also winner of the 2014 Win DEXIS Sweepstakes!

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Topics: GXS-700 Digital Sensors, DEXIS Sensor, DEXIS Platinum Sensor, DEXIS Digital Radiography

Winning smiles and winning contests

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Ellis_2After 37 years of helping patients maintain their winning smiles, Dr. David Ellis also has a winning track record with contests. After winning a DEXcam™ intraoral camera just a few years ago, most recently, he won a CariVu™ caries detection device as part of the company’s 2014 Win CariVu sweepstakes. Dr. David, along with his son, Dr. Jonathan Ellis, already began using it in their Hopewell, Virginia dental practice. Julia Ellis, office manager and Dr. David’s wife, noted that they had considered scheduling a CariVu demonstration, but she added, “Winning is much better!” She also said that in the short time since they have had this near infrared technology device in the office, “We have used it to verify cavities found on X-rays. Dr. Jonathan has also used it on several young adults with numerous incipient lesions as an additional detection and educational tool.”

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Topics: DEXIS Sensor, CariVu, Dental diagnosis, Digital Imaging, Caries detection

Use ALL your images to help gain insurance coverage

Posted by Team DEXIS

drlougraham2The process of insurance authorization and payments can be challenging both for the dental office and patients. Denial of claims is all too often a response from an insurance company, and the question is, how do we get more acceptances for our procedures?  Seeing is believing, and comprehensive imaging — X-ray, camera, and more — can be the key to achieving coverage. For one of Dr. Lou Graham’s patients, a CariVu™ image helped to change a denial to acceptance. CariVu, the transillumination technology caries detection device, can be used to identify occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks, even at the beginning stages.

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Topics: DEXIS Sensor, CariVu, Dental diagnosis, Caries detection

Beaming about radiation-reducing DEXshield

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john_james_headshot_webTeam DEXIS recently sat down with Dr. John James of West Lafayette, IN for a conversation about his positive experiences with DEXshield™. Here’s what he had to say:  "When I was looking for a digital X-ray system, my biggest requirement was an increase in diagnostic capacity — with DEXIS, I was able to achieve that immediately. I also wanted to be able to attain a more comfortable fit for patients. DEXIS Platinum sensors offered that attribute, as well. Now, after using the system for a while, I have realized that not only are we getting a more comfortable fit, we are also needing fewer retakes due to the size and shape of the device and also the holding system, which is very well designed. But there's more to the system!

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Topics: DEXIS Sensor, Dental Radiography, DEXshield, Digital Imaging, DEXIS Digital Radiography, Lowered Radiation

CariVu: Love at First Sight

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Eileen_1A while back, I had just been to the dentist and was feeling pretty proud of my cavity-free mouth, when I received an e-mail from DEXIS inviting me to learn about and train on their new caries detection device, CariVu™. Don't tell anyone at DEXIS, but I groaned inside. I've been in dentistry for 20 years and have seen and evaluated a lot of caries detection devices. A few were good, but more were not that impressive. All the caries detection devices that I had used gave information that was highly subjective and sometimes difficult to interpret. However, I knew that DEXIS doesn’t put its name on anything but the best, so I decided to participate.

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Topics: Digital Technology, DEXIS Sensor, CariVu, Hygiene, Digital Imaging, Caries detection