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Gold Standard 4.2: New Features Added to Sidexis 4


March 29, 2017
by Dentsply Sirona

The 4.2 version for the IDS is an update for the Sidexis 4 imaging software that primarily makes intraoral X-rays more convenient. Additional functions make the procedure even easier and faster, and also contribute to better communication with the patient. It begins with the X-ray imaging itself. With the “Exposure Advisor” feature, the software helps by directly assessing the illumination of the images and adjusting the parameters for future imaging if necessary. For this, a graphical LED strip displays whether the image is underexposed or overexposed. The dentist or assistant can thus check the quality of the image during imaging process. When the image has been created, the improved operating system ensures that even serial intraoral images can be interpreted reliably and quickly with the Xios XG Sensor – without needing to open a large number of windows or different menus. The dynamic sharpness control with settings that can be selected individually for up to five different diagnoses is also integrated seamlessly into Sidexis 4. For imaging carious lesions, these sharpness and contrast settings help in identifying the smallest defects. Brightness and darkness settings emphasize the anatomic structures more clearly and make the dentin-enamel junction easier to identify. This makes the handling and processing of single and serial intraoral images simpler and more versatile – even in retrospect.

Everything users need at a glance
“It is very important for us that users are able to find their way around the software quickly and that all of functions that support the corresponding workflow are directly available to users and optimized accordingly,” said Dr. Nadia Amor, Senior Product Manager Imaging Systems at Dentsply Sirona. “We have developed new features and integrated the existing functions even better in order to further simplify operation.”
In this way, images from any source can be imported more easily and the sessions can be saved and called up more conveniently as a summary of the current work results. In the patient history timeline, you can now filter by type of image and this means significant time saved when combined with the timeline. There is also “Getting to know Sidexis 4,” an integrated document for a quick overview that displays the software highlights clearly with many images, in particular for functions that are not immediately obvious but that provide real utility.

More options – also in 3D
Another important new feature is the expansion of the open interfaces that Sidexis 4 provides. The software can be integrated optimally into the practice and now also enables the import of 3D DICOM data from third-party suppliers. Such data can be used within the software in a variety of ways. Images the dentist selects from various sources can be displayed clearly in the light box. The new rendering makes all 3D images particularly vivid and offers ideal orientation for dentists and their patients. The “Compare” feature allows images to be displayed next to each other and synchronized for comparison – this is especially useful for treatment planning, monitoring results, and communicating with patients.

Intelligent networking of X-ray systems
The high-performance and user-friendly Sidexis 4 software connects all Dentsply Sirona X-ray units and treatment centers and combines them to provide an intelligently linked complete solution. Sidexis 4 can exchange patient data and images with all commonly used practice management software. Furthermore, X-ray data can be easily electronically transferred – at no great expense and with no loss of quality due to copying.


About Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets comprehensive solutions including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company, Dentsply Sirona provides innovative, high-quality, and effective solutions to advance patient care and ensure better, safer, and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The Company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.

Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.


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