Spotlight on Sensors: Best Practices for Selecting an Intraoral Sensor

Finding the right sensor for your practice requires research. After all, a good intraoral sensor can provide many benefits for you, your staff, and your patients. To facilitate this process, I have created a chart that highlights the features you should look for, how they benefit your practice, and the questions you should ask during the buying process.



Questions to Ask

Image Quality
  • Better image quality means more confident diagnosis· When patients can clearly see their problem areas, they are more likely to accept treatment
  • What are the line pairs per millimeter (lp/mm)?
  • Is that the true or theoretical resolution?
  • Well-designed and durable sensors will last for years, ultimately saving you money that would have been spent on replacements
  • Has the sensor undergone testing to ensure its reliability?
  • What is the average lifespan of your sensors?
Ergonomic Design
  • Rounded corners and reduced thickness increase patient comfort
  • User-friendly cable entry designs promote faster and more accurate patient positioning
  • What are the ergonomic features of your sensor?
  • How would a user position the sensor?
  • When sensors integrate easily into your existing practice management and imaging software, it can save valuable time and make the transition easier
  • Is the sensor compatible with my current software programs?· What needs to be done to integrate the sensor with my practice management/imaging software?
  • The right sensor—with the right price and financing—can have a positive impact on your ROI, paying for itself after so many uses· By buying a high-quality sensor, you can avoid hidden costs and replacement fees down the road
  • How many uses will it take for the sensor to pay for itself?
  • Are there any additional fees that I should know about?
  • A good warranty will protect you if your sensor stops working or malfunctions, saving your practice money that would have been spent on a replacement
  • What does your basic warranty include?
  • Are extended warranties available?
    • What does the extended warranty include?
Support and Service
  • When you have a good support team backing your technology, it reduces the chance of downtime caused by a malfunctioning or broken
  • What types of support services are offered?
  • What are your support team’s hours of operation?
  • User-friendly training can reduce downtime when transitioning to new sensors
  • When team members are properly trained, it eliminates positioning and other associated errors
  • What types of training programs are available?
    • Are they online?
    • In person?

What are your priorities when selecting a sensor for your practice?

3 thoughts on “Spotlight on Sensors: Best Practices for Selecting an Intraoral Sensor

  1. I am interested in buying please send me catalog to my email

  2. If all of above.
    If sensor malfunction or damage. How much time you take to repair /replacement /temporary giving another senor.

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