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Lions Dental Equipment Specials

Dental Digital X-Ray Sensors

$ 2,500 Off Clio Prime Dental Digital Sensors


Genoray GIX-1 Dental X-Ray Imaging Sensors

Owandy Opteo Digital X-Ray Sensor System

Clio Digital X-Ray Sensor System

QuickRay DX Digital Imaging Dental X-Ray Sensors

Genoray GIX-1 Dental X-Ray Imaging Sensors

Reg $ 3,199

As Low As $ 2,999

Sota Imaging Clio Digital X-Ray Sensors

Reg $ 6,295

Starting At $ 3,999

Woodpecker DBA i-Sensor Dental X-Ray Sensor

Apixia Digirex Dental X-Ray Imaging Sensors

ClioPrime Dental Digital Imaging X-Ray Sensor

QuickRay Digital Imaging X-Ray Sensor Systems

Woodpecker DBA i-Sensor Dental X-Ray Sensor

reg $ 3,199

As Low As $ 1,599

Apixia Digirex Dental X-Ray Imaging Sensors

Reg $ 3,199

As Low As $ 2,259

Clio Prime And Pedo Digital X-Ray Sensor 

Reg $ 7,999

  As Low As $ 5,195


HDI-S Digital Dental Xray Sensors

HDI-S Digital Dental Xray Sensors

Reg $ 5,699

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Take your practice to the next level of radiography with digital solutions from Lions Dental Supply & Equipment. With phosphor plate and Digital sensor technologies for panoramic and intraoral needs, Dental Digital radiography represents the perfect alternative to traditional x-ray processing techniques.

Benefits to the Practice:

Improved efficiency and patient flow through quicker image processing and utilization of images.
Cost-effectiveness and return on investment is immediately realized with the eliminated costs of film, chemicals, processors and maintenance.
No need for a darkroom.
Environmentally friendly.
Electronic storage of images means no more bulky filing cabinets containing yellowing or browning patient x-rays.

Benefits to the Patient:

Higher sensitivity of image plates/sensors means reduced x-ray exposure to patients.

Benefits to the Dentist:

Minimal learning curve – image acquisition and processing similar to traditional radiography.
Improved patient education.
Improved diagnostics for better clinical decision-making and acceptance of treatment plans by patients.
Possibility to email images to colleagues or specialists for consultation.
You can email Dental Digital images for billing purposes. To speed up getting an approval, or getting paid.
With the many clear benefits that come from having digital radiography, Lions Dental Supply and Equipment can also offer you other digital options for total integrated solutions that completely digitize your practice.

Overcoming CMOS sensor challenges

Q: I have been practicing for many years and have lived through the analog radiograph era as well as the introduction, use, and current state of dental digital radiographs. I like certain aspects of the currently available complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor concept, but the limitations far outweigh the advantages. Can’t we do better than this? A day does not pass when I don’t complain about some aspect of the current CMOS digital sensors. What is in the future for this major void in dental practice?

A: Many older dentists have had experience with analog radiographs, which are not used to a significant degree at this time. They had numerous disadvantages, including the need to maintain a darkroom and developing area, deal with developing and fixing solutions, purchase and change the solutions routinely, organize and save the images, and tolerate patients’ worry about the relatively high radiation required with their use.

But the analog radiographs were thin, flexible, easy to place and use on a positioning device, easy to place in the mouth without causing patient discomfort, relatively inexpensive, and they actually showed initial caries relatively well. 

What are the complaints dentists make concerning the current digital CMOS sensors and the images they make? The sensors or the images are:

Excessively expensive
Thick and resist proper placement
Rigid and unable to bend to accommodate oral anatomy
Often painful to use because of their size, rigidity, and sharp angles
Delicate and break often, especially cords
Expensive to repair
Contaminated when used and require routine infection control procedures
Sometimes difficult to produce predictable, consistent images
Prone to digital manipulation, perhaps allowing dishonesty
The same in each brand with changes for different outside coverings, variation in thicknesses, and shapes and angles on the edges
Basically the same regardless of brand name since all brands use the CMOS sensor concept
Not equal to the size of the sensors, so a significant portion of the anatomy is not shown on the edges of the sensor
And the big ones:

Aren’t capable of showing initial or even deep dental caries (figures 1 and 2)
Aren’t expected to be improved or replaced in the near future
Are there advantages to digital CMOS radiography?
Yes, there are a few:

Fast to use
Do not require a darkroom and conventional developing
Have low radiation compared to analog radiographs
Do not require developing or fixing solutions
Allow immediate viewing
Images can be stored and retrieved at will
Allow easy patient education
What are the alternatives to CMOS digital sensors?
Figure 2: The actual extent of the carious lesion in the mesial of the second molar, not identifiable on the radiograph, clearly highlights one of the major problems with current CMOS sensors.Photo courtesy of Dr. Norman MarksSince the CMOS concept is unlikely to be improved or changed anytime soon, what are the alternatives for a frustrated practitioner? Using the analog technique is not a good alternative for 2021 due to the stated advantages of digital and the disadvantages of analog. I advise using some of the following concepts to overcome the major problem of CMOS—the lack of ability to identify initial caries. Take some time to research these concepts online and see if they would be useful in your practice. The existence of so many of these products validates and reinforces the known inadequacy of dental CMOS radiographs to identify initial dental caries.

The following concepts are proven adjunctive techniques for detecting dental caries:

Air polisher (Prophy Jet, KaVo, or similar)—to clean the occlusal grooves of stain and plaque. If color remains in the groove, the likelihood of class I caries is very high.

Logicon (if you have Carestream or Kodak sensors only) to determine presence and activity of class II and III areas.

Microlux Transilluminator to determine the presence of class II and III caries.

Silver diamine fluoride to stain caries black in occlusal grooves, easily showing class I caries.

CariVu to show the location and depth of class II and III caries.

Digital Doc LUM to show the location and depth of class II and III caries. 

CamX Spectra Caries Detection Aid to locate class I caries.

SoproLife and SoproCare to identify class I caries.

Canary System to locate class II caries.

There is another very good alternative—the use of phosphor plate digital radiographs.

As you know, CMOS and CCD (charge-coupled device) digital sensors have been used in dentistry for many years, and currently CMOS sensors are the most popular. But the use of phosphor plate digital sensors is a viable alternative to replace CMOS sensors for some clinical situations. This technology has been available for many years.

The most popular brands are ScanX from Air Techniques and Soredex Digora Optime from KaVo. Over the past several years, phosphor plate sensors have nearly replaced the previously dominant CMOS sensors in numerous European and Asian countries.

These are the advantages of phosphor plates:

After purchase of the processor/reader to convert the latent image on the plate to digital, the cost of the sensors is very low and can be used up to 200 times.
Flexibility similar to film
Low radiation needed
Images are equal to but not better than CMOS images
The image captured is the same size as the sensor, which is much larger than typical CMOS sensor images.
Simplicity and ease of use
Sensor positioning for the image is fast and easy, much like film.
There are five sizes of sensors.
There are several limitations of phosphor plates:

An immediate image is not obtained. A short time is required to convert the latent image on the plate to digital in a processor. With experience, this time is short—just a minute or two. However, this limitation is a challenge when an immediate image is desirable during complex endodontic treatment, impactions, and implants.

While sensors can be used about 200 times before replacement and cost is less than $100 USD, they must be replaced when they develop artifacts, including lines, across the sensor. It is a limitation to have to replace sensors frequently.

The sensors are light-sensitive and must be protected from light exposure.

Using both CMOS sensors and phosphor plates is a logical concept
Some dentists are using phosphor plates for situations not requiring an immediate image, such as dental hygiene appointments and initial exams, and they’re using CMOS sensors for difficult endodontic procedures, removal of impactions, and implant placement. The same dental x-ray unit can be used for both concepts.

How to overcome radiographic challenges in a typical general practice
Radiographs are taken on almost every patient during almost every appointment. They are essential for many oral diagnostic and treatment procedures. Various surveys report diverse estimates of the number of radiographs made in dental practices. It is obvious that hundreds of images are made monthly in a typical busy practice. 

I consider the inadequacies of the current generation of digital sensors to be among the worst voids in everyday oral care. What are the major clinical radiographic challenges?

Lack of ability for current digital sensors to show initial dental caries. Clinicians have to wait too long before restoring teeth, which weakens the teeth, requires more time for the procedure, uses more material, and results in more difficult restorative procedures. Apparently, this problem cannot be overcome with the current generation of digital radiographs. Use of caries-detecting devices and careful magnified visual observation are the only current solutions.

Inconsistency of diagnostic data on images. Making images of a specific anatomic area often provides information that leads to different diagnoses of the same situation. Dentists admit that a definitive diagnosis often cannot be made because the radiographs differ in the digital images shown. Making more than one image of a specific suspicious location is one useful solution, but careful clinical visual observation with magnification is usually necessary.

Difficulty properly positioning the sensors. Positioning in both a sensor-holding device and in the mouth are nearly impossible procedures to accomplish due to the thick, rigid, and often painful CMOS sensors. These challenges can be overcome by adding phosphor plate sensors to your practice. Phosphor plate sensors are as easy to use as film, and you can still use CMOS sensors for situations that require an immediate image.

The transition from analog radiography to digital radiography has brought about some advantages, but most dentists agree that these advantages are outweighed significantly by the limitations of this concept. Until improvements in digital dental radiography occur, this article outlines several ways to mitigate the challenges presented by the current generation of digital radiographs.  

Dental Sensors
Dental sensors are an important piece of equipment used in modern dentistry. They are used to take digital X-rays of the teeth and jaw, allowing dentists to diagnose and treat dental issues more accurately. Dental sensors are also used to monitor the patient's oral health, as well as to detect cavities and other dental issues.

Dental sensors come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. The most popular manufacturers of dental sensors are Kodak, Carestream, and Planmeca. These companies offer a wide range of sensors, from basic models to more advanced models with features such as digital imaging and 3D scanning capabilities.

The cost of dental sensors can vary greatly depending on the type and features of the sensor. Basic models can be purchased for a few hundred dollars, while more advanced models can cost several thousand dollars. It is important to research the different models available and compare prices before making a purchase.