Last updated 1 day 16 hours ago
Digital x-ray imaging technology is revolutionizing the modern-day dental practice. Dentists are able to work with high-resolution images much more quickly than ever before, and many are leaving traditional x-ray film behind. If you’re considering making the switch to digital x-rays and dental sensors, take a moment to consider these factors:
Most dentists would probably agree that having a little extra space around the office would be helpful. With digital x-ray equipment, you won’t need a dark room for film development and you won’t need to store potentially hazardous chemicals to develop the film. When you transfer your x-rays and other patient records to a digital format, you won’t need bulky storage units taking up space in your office. Making the switch to digital x-rays can help smaller practices make room to grow and help larger practices become more efficient.
Dental sensors and digital x-rays can benefit a wide range of dental practices. If you’re a pediatric dentist, for example, your patients’ parents will be comforted knowing that you’re using the lowest possible dose of radiation to evaluate their children. Dental sensors have versatile applications, ranging from detecting jawbone abnormalities and osteoporosis to the hidden signs of gum disease and cavity development.
Digital x-ray systems are often designed to work seamlessly with certain computer systems for the best results. Preferred software programs are mostly designed for Mac or PC computers, but they may also be designed for dental offices that use Unix or cloud-based systems. Using a preferred software partner will help launch your dental practice into a new, high-tech era.
Digital x-ray systems can allow dentists and hygienists to transfer patient information from a range of patient management software systems directly to the imaging software. This saves you the time and hassle of cross-referencing patient information or entering it multiple times.
Learn more about the benefits of digital x-ray systems for your dental practice by speaking with a knowledgeable representative from Suni Medical Imaging. Give us a call at (866) 473-1006 or visit our website if you have any questions about our dental sensors.
Last updated 6 days ago
Your dental practice probably relies heavily on dental x-rays to detect cavities, infections, and abscesses that are not visible to the naked eye. When it comes to dental imaging, the radiation dose should be as low as reasonably achievable in order to ensure patient care and safety. This is why many dentists prefer the SuniRay dental sensors.
Learn more about the design of the SuniRay Sensor by watching this video. You’ll hear from the VP of Engineering at Suni Medical Imaging on why his design team decided to use larger pixels to optimize for low-dose imaging.
Get more information on the SuniRay sensor and other dental sensor products. Call Suni Medical Imaging at (866) 473-1006 or visit our website if you have any questions.
Last updated 8 days ago
X-ray images are an important part of your dental practice. Not only do they reveal hidden problems like abscesses, infections, and osteoporosis, they can also indicate potential problems with incoming teeth in younger patients. While some dentists still use traditional x-rays, more practices are shifting toward digital x-rays. Here’s an overview of the different types of dental radiography:
With a traditional dental x-ray, the technician places a lead apron on the patient to reduce radiation exposure, and then steps out of the room to take the image. The photographic film is exposed to radiation, and the technician develops the image with chemicals in a dark room.
Digital x-rays do not use photographic film; rather, they use digital dental sensors. The advantages of digital x-rays are numerous: dentists have much quicker access to images, the images tend to be more accurate, and they can be digitally enhanced and transferred. This method also exposes the patient to a reduced level of radiation. As an added bonus, the chemicals for developing film are not needed for digital x-rays.
In addition to the categories of traditional and digital x-rays, imaging devices can be categorized by which parts they’re designed to take images of. Intraoral dental x-rays are most commonly used because they provide a high degree of detail on the teeth and teeth roots. Dentists use intraoral x-rays to check for dental problems, such as cavities, and to evaluate incoming teeth.
Extraoral x-rays also show the teeth; however, the primary use of this type of imaging is to depict the jawbone and skull. Since they do not offer as much detail as intraoral imaging, dentists do not generally use these x-rays to detect cavities and other problems. Rather, this imaging is helpful for monitoring the development of the jawbone and related facial bones. These images help dentists evaluate potential issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
If you’re looking for state-of-the-art dental imaging systems for your practice, look no further than Suni Medical Imaging. Our intraoral and extraoral digital x-ray systems can help you increase patient comfort while improving accuracy. Call us at (866) 473-1006 to learn more about our line of products.
Last updated 13 days ago
Digital x-rays with handheld dental sensors can greatly enhance accuracy and improve patient comfort. However, some patients may be particularly sensitive to dental procedures. Fortunately, there are a few extra measures you can take in order to successfully use the Trollbyte Plus sensor with patients who have heightened sensitivities.
Follow the instructions that come with the sensor kit and place the foam cushions, which support the patient’s comfort. Perform the paralleling technique with the dental sensor holders and correct the settings on the x-ray source. The dental sensor should be parallel to, but not touching, the patient’s teeth. If you require a maxillary image, position the sensor at the palate’s midline, or closer to the tongue if you need a mandibular image. Keep the dental sensor holder’s arm parallel to the x-ray source’s cone and direct it at the aiming ring’s center.
For more helpful tips on using dental sensors, contact the helpful representatives of Suni Medical Imaging. Reach us at (866) 473-1006 or visit our website to learn more about our range of dental x-ray devices.
Last updated 15 days ago
At Suni Medical Imaging, we pride ourselves on our innovative technological developments, which have been at the forefront of digital x-ray imaging for dental practices. Our highly experienced teams of engineers and physicists have staked new frontiers in dental imaging by developing the thinnest sensors in the industry. Founded in 1995, Suni is focused on long-term success by emphasizing three main characteristics: quality, reliability, and helpfulness. Learn more about our digital x-ray technology by reviewing our company’s history.
At Suni, we believe that quality control doesn’t stop with the design team. That’s why all of our dental sensors and other products are both designed and manufactured in our advanced facility in California. We are certified for a quality management system and remain dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of quality.
Early Technological Development
Suni Medical Imaging was founded by Paul Suni. Before building his own company, Paul was already hard at work developing innovative new technologies, including the first CCD intraoral x-ray sensor at Trophy Radiology. He also developed the first intraoral x-ray sensor from Schick Technologies and several other digital technologies.
Advanced Dentistry Technology
After founding Suni Medical Imaging, Paul’s innovations propelled the company to become a leader in dental x-ray imaging. In 1997, the first Suni sensor was introduced: the MPDx Ultrathin CCD/CMOS sensor. Later, the company introduced the Dentrix ImageRay sensor and the SuniCam II intraoral digital camera system. In 2009, the company introduced its line of extraoral and three-dimensional imaging products for the U.S. market.
Suni is proud to say that it maintains global influence. In 2002, Suni made its first forays into the international community with the introduction of the next generation technology for the CCD sensor. By 2006, Suni sensors were being used in dental practices in 54 countries.
Take advantage of Suni technology in your dental office. Call Suni Medical Imaging at (866) 473-1006 or visit our website to view our line of digital x-ray products. Feel free to ask us about our intraoral and extraoral products.