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The Hidden Value of Digital Radiography for Caries Detection

Description:
Digital radiography allows the dentist to use powerful image analysis tools to extract information from the image that might otherwise be missed by visual inspection alone. Historically interproximal caries detection is done by visually inspecting the radiograph for evidence of a radiolucency produced by the decay and visually determining if the decay is deep enough that a restoration is required. The webinar will cover the basic features of Logicon and how it works, our recommended protocol for using it, and its role in the treatment plan for the version (4.0) presently on the market, where the dentist selects the surfaces to analyze and initiates the analysis. The webinar will also describe a new version (5.0) presently under FDA review that raises digital caries detection to a new level where all the surfaces in a bitewing radiograph are analyzed automatically at one time to give the dentist (and patient) a more global view of the state of their teeth.

Date Added:
4/26/2013

Author(s):

David C. Gakenheimer, PhD David C. Gakenheimer, PhD
Dr. Gakenheimer is one of the inventors of Logicon Caries Detector and presently the Product Line Manager for Carestream Dental. He has a PhD from the California Instit...
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Questions & Comments
Band Ditto64 - (5/6/2013 3:33 PM)

Really great stuff but is it "overdiagnosing" caries?? How accurate is this? Has it been compared with other techniques? Band

Ronald Goldstein - (5/4/2013 1:07 PM)

David Great program...I worked with the technology when it was first developed over 20 years ago and so pleased to see it has just gotten better.

David Gakenheimer - (5/2/2013 1:30 PM)

Dr. Hasan Logicon (V4.0) works with all RVG radiographs. The new PreScan feature (in V5.0) only works with our latest sensors RVG 6500 and 6100. But all the other features in 5.0 still work with all RVG images.

David Gakenheimer - (5/2/2013 1:26 PM)

Dr. Tourne Logicon is presently designed to work only with 2D radiographs. We are looking at 3D applications for the future.

Colby Ledbetter - (5/1/2013 10:50 PM)

Great presentation, informative and useful.

Jalil Zhian - (5/1/2013 6:11 PM)

Very informative. Thank you !

Emerson Tourne - (5/1/2013 5:01 PM)

Exellent presentation just one question can we work this technique with 3D scan and move around the axis line tank you Dr Tourne

Arshad Hasan - (5/1/2013 1:57 PM)

excellent presentation. Dr Gekenheimer just one question though. I noticed you are using Kodak RVG 8100 with logicon. Can the previous models of RVG e.g. 5100 and others be used aswell??

Maurice Salama - (5/1/2013 12:07 PM)

Mohammed; You must register for the webinar and be at least a BASIC FREE member of DentalXP. If you have done this already then check your internet connection. Good luck Dr. Salama

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