What was new at the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting Part 1

Chicago is where many manufacturers announce their new products for 2010. So in no particular order here are some products that caught my eye.

Lets start with imaging and more in the next few days.

Cone Beam goes High Definition – Introducing the GXCB-500 HD

My buddy John Flucke is talking about the new Gendex GXCB-500HD. Building on its award-winning 3D design, Gendex is pleased to introduce the GXCB-500 HD Medium Field of View Cone Beam system, featuring an advanced High Definition sensor for precise i-CAT®-powered 3D scans and detailed 2D pan images. Along with High Definition, the GXCB-500 HD offers scan flexibility, fast workflow, and integration capabilities. As a result, clinicians can select 3D scans and traditional 2D pans, choose scan sizes specifically designed to work with targeted procedures, and blend technologies for a wide variety of treatment options.

Dexco showed an all in one hand held the ADX 4000 Digital Radiography System. You have an xray head, sensor and viewer all in one. This system does not have FDA approval. This would be a good system for missionary work or a satellite office.

Video Dental Concepts was selling 2 sensors for under $8000. These are USB sensors. No software but should integrate with any of your imaging software.

Lester Dine was showing a small camera that produces very good intra-oral photos. For $695 Lester Dine had a complete photography package using a Pentex Optio W80. This is a 12 Megapixel camera with mirrors, retractors and carrying case and 2GB memory card and reader.
The images I saw were excellent and the camera is waterproof and shock proof. This makes it perfect for the dental operatory. Take it from someone who has dropped his camera. Check out the video.


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