Technology

Have you been told that there is only one Digital System that will work for you, and that just happens to be the same as your existing software system? Although it may have been easier to integrate some systems into existing software at one time, that is no longer true.

Proper planning & experience are critical for a smooth, successful transition to the digital world – and that’s where Johnson and Lund provides you the advantage. We leverage over 140 years of dental experience in conjunction with latest digital radiography equipment & knowledge to help you make the right choices the first time. Evaluating your current needs and weighing them against future growth establishes a “blueprint” for a system tailored for you & your staff with room for expandability. Additionally, Johnson & Lund offers a wide variety of popular software & hardware solutions so that you’re never “locked in” to one proprietary system.

The Advantages of Going Digital:

  • Eco-friendly: No film, darkroom, chemicals or processing equipment needed. No hazardous chemical, silver salts or lead foil wuaste generated.
  • Reduced radiation exposure: Digital sensors and PSP plates are more sensitive to x-radiation and require 50 percent to 80 percent less radiation dose than some film. This technology supports the ALARA principle, “As Low As Reasonably Achievable” which promotes radiation safety.
  • Efficiency: With the direct method, an instant image appears on the computer monitor; in the semi-indirect method, an image is visible on the monitor in seconds.
  • Lower cost per image: No darkroom, film, processing chemicals or waste disposal costs. No darkroom processing errors. Dental personnel are more efficient and productive as less time is needed to acquire images.
  • Superior gray scale resolution: Digital radiography uses up to 256 shades of gray compared with the 16 to 25 shades seen on conventional film. This allows for contrast and density enhancement, which aids in the detection of disease.
  • Visibility: Several features are available to assist in interpretation. Darkening or lightening the image, colorizing, 3-D, sharpness, flip and magnifying features help to highlight conditions. Digital subtraction, the reversal of the gray-scale, where radiolucent images appear more radiopaque and vice versa, can be used to assist in diagnosis and educate the patient.
  • Ease of information transfer: Digital images can be sent electronically to insurance companies, referring dentists or consultants. They are easily stored in the patient’s electronic chart record.
  • Enhanced patient education: Viewing the digital image on a computer monitor is an effective educational tool and can lead to increased patient understanding of their oral condition.

We work with software & equipment from a variety of manufacturers to deliver a system tailored to YOUR needs:

We also integrate into many other systems such as those from EagleSoft, Dexis, Adstra, Shick and others.

From network setup to patient software & digital imaging, Johnson & Lund can create a system that works for YOU. Contact us for additional information or to speak to a consultant.

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