DEXISTM Releases Digital Imaging Evidence

A study comparing the DEXISTM Platinum Sensor with DEXISTM Imaging Software and the Schick 33 Sensor with Patterson Imaging Software substantiates DEXIS’ excellence for image quality and comfort.

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Hatfield, PA (June 2, 2015) DEXIS, LLC, a brand of the KaVo Kerr Group, has announced

the results of its latest round of studies and testing of the DEXISTM Platinum Sensor with

DEXISTM Imaging Software. The study compared the DEXIS Platinum Sensor with DEXIS

Imaging Software and the Schick 33 Sensor with Patterson Imaging Software. The objective

of this research was to quantify the performance of each sensor in a way that allowed for a

direct, repeatable head-to-head comparison within the boundaries of their cleared indications

for use in key aspects of interest like image quality, consistency, comfort and workflow.

For the purposes of the study, comparisons included visible resolution and contrast, dynamic

range, contrast-to-noise ratio as well as images captured at a full spectrum of dose settings.

The document provides the findings and then explains why these items are important to

clinicians. The results allowed DEXIS to conclude and unequivocally state that, “DEXIS

Platinum Sensor excels in visible resolution and contrast,” and “DEXIS radiographs are more

consistent and clinically useable at a wider range of exposure settings” — this includes lower

doses. The result of a broader dynamic range is that practitioners can benefit from a

reduction in the number of time consuming, exposure-related retakes, and patients benefit

from the reduction in radiation due to exposure issues.

Further, the double-blind comfort study data yielded this: “9 out of 10 people prefer the

comfort of DEXIS.” The timed workflow studies proved that DEXIS offers the fastest workflow

in both image capture and image use within the respective software programs*.

Over the years, the developers of DEXIS technology have worked very diligently to research

and test our products, so that we can say with confidence that we are offering the “best”

technology to dentists,” says John Steck, Vice President of Product Development for DEXIS.

“Now, not only can we say it, but we can substantiate our claims with study data. We always

knew it, but now we are happy that we can prove it.”

To learn more about this “Evidence” document, download it here for free:

*Data sources: DEXIS Sensor Competitive Performance Study, December 2013, by Brad Carlson,

Ph.D., and Scott Kravis, Ph.D.; DEXIS Sensor Clinical Evaluation Report, February 2015, by

Christine Hart, CDA, and Lisa Ratnow; Indications for use at



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DEXIS is an industry leader in developing high quality digital imaging solutions for the dental

community. In 1997, DEXIS introduced digital radiography on laptop computers — making it the first

truly portable and affordable digital X-ray system. In 2001, DEXISTM became the first intra-oral digital

radiography system to be accepted by the American Dental Association into the highly prestigious

ADA Seal Program. Today, DEXIS is the most highly awarded intra-oral digital X-ray system with

numerous awards from dental researchers and well-respected dental publications. For more

information on the DEXIS Imaging Suite of products including the DEXISTM Platinum Sensor and

CariVuTM, visit

DEXIS is a member of the KaVo Kerr Group. KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of leading dental

brands that share common values of Trust, Experience, Choices, Quality and Smart Innovation.

Brands include KaVoTM, KerrTM, Kerr Total CareTM, PentronTM, Axis|SybronTM Endo, OrascopticTM,

Pelton & CraneTM, MarusTM, GendexTM, DEXISTM, InstrumentariumTM, SOREDEXTM, i-CATTM,

NOMADTM, Implant DirectTM and OrmcoTM. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven

solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves 99% of all dental practices. Visit for more information.

About the Evidence Document

The “Evidence Document” provides a comparison of the imaging technologies using the DEXIS

Platinum Sensor with DEXIS Imaging Software (“DEXIS”) and the Schick 33 Sensor with Patterson

Imaging Software (“Schick 33”) in internally conducted laboratory bench studies*. The performance

bench data was generated by using the listed devices and other devices within the boundaries of the

cleared indications for use for each of the respective devices. The data was obtained using standard

methodologies (phantoms, controlled conditions, etc.) that are accepted in the industry as

representative of real world experience that is obtained in larger, heterogeneous and more complex

populations, with a broader range of end-users. The intent is that these types of studies and the

presented data are useful for identifying less evident but common technological benefits and

limitations. The presented data can be recreated using the presented technologies under the same

conditions for repeatability and reproducibility purposes.

Media contact: Jackie Raulerson