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or the 30-second overview of the best dental imaging software on the market, read the summary below. We'll go over our top 5 software picks:

  1. Apteryx XRay Vision 4
  2. Gendex VixWin Platinum
  3. XDR Software
  4. Dexis Imaging Suite Software
  5. Curve Hero

What is Dental Imaging Software?

Dental imaging software is a component of diagnostic dentistry, where the use of digital software is used to diagnose patients instead of a combination of x-ray and film use. The advancement of imaging software in the dental industry has made diagnostics more accurate, and also more convenient for both the dentist and the patient. This improvement in quality care has brought dental imaging software to the forefront of the digital dental revolution.

What to Look For When Buying Dental Imaging Software?


Dental imaging software is crucial to the success of any dentists’ operatory. With digital workflows being such an integral part of the dental practice, choosing an imaging software should be looked at as both an investment and as a strategic opportunity. To have a successful digital workflow, you as a dentist need to be in a position to envision your practice in 5 or 10 years. Imaging software will be one of those factors that determines how well your technology integrates, and how much (or little) time is spent on the technology versus the patient.

Here are some helpful criteria to keep in mind when preparing to purchase (or replace) dental imaging software:


Motivation

  • Why do you need the software?
  • If you are still using a film-based system, maybe upgrading to imaging software and a more complete digital workflow may improve your quality care and efficiency
  • If you need to replace your current software, then understand why you would need to
  • Are there issues with the software itself and does it take away from time you could be having with patients?
  • Is support the issue? Do you have trouble (cost or otherwise) getting the right support you need and in the time you need it?
  • Are you planning a more comprehensive upgrade to your digital workflow and do you need to consider compatibility?

Technical Features

  • What is the image quality like?
  • How do you store data on the software?
  • Is it cloud-based or not?
  • Is the software part of a closed or open architecture?

Support

  • Can you receive quick, and effective support when you need it?
  • What is the additional cost, if any, for extended support?

Price

  • Are you able to find great deals for the software?
  • Is the price-point worth it for you from an ROI point of view?

Apteryx XRay Vision 4

  • Image Storage capability: Images easily transferable and in multiple file formats
  • Integration with rest of digital workflow: Flexible compatibility with a wide range of sensors, and other radiography hardware.
  • Support: Online support and training available.
  • Price: Primary License is $1795

The Apteryx XRay Vision 4 is a great piece of software that provides high-quality imaging, easily transferable files in multiple formats, and flexible integration with a wide range of other hardware and software systems. Apteryx also provides impeccable online support and training as needed, with an eye to ensuring the software experience is as smooth as possible. At a great price of $1795 for a primary license, you can expect to receive more value than what you pay for.

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Gendex VixWin Platinum

  • Image Quality: Ability to enhance image clarity definition for improved diagnostics
  • Integration with rest of digital workflow: Ability to integrate with most PMS, plus integration with Dexis CariVu
  • Support: Online and in person support available. Option of Kavo Complete support packages
  • Price: Request a quote here

The Gendex VixWin Platinum not only has a heavy-weight name to back its software, it also has the features to speak for themselves. The VixWin Platinum has the ability to enhance image clarity and definition, which results in improved diagnostics. The software can also integrate with most practice management software, and has great compatibility with the Dexis CariVu. Online and in person support is available as well, depending on the type of support packages you choose from the Kavo Complete offering.

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XDR Software

  • Image Quality: High image quality with top tier spatial resolution for visualization
  • Integration with rest of digital workflow: Compatible with a variety of other systems within a workflow.
  • Support: Online and live support available
  • Price: Request a quote here

The XDR software is probably one of the most popular imaging software options on the market. For good reason. It boasts top tier spatial resolution for visualization, which greatly improves image quality for diagnostics. It is very versatile and compatible with a range of other systems within your workflow. Online and live support is also available.

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Dexis Imaging Suite Software

  • Image Quality: ClearCapture and image enhancement technology allows for higher clarity and increased quality of imaging, resulting in better diagnostic opportunity
  • Integration with rest of digital workflow: Best used with Dexis hardware, but ability to export files and share
  • Support: Online and in person support available with option of Kavo Complete support packages
  • Price: Request a quote here

Like the VixWin system, the Dexis Imaging Suite Software has the same great name as a backing. It also has great imaging capabilities, with ClearCapture and image enhancement technology that allows for higher clarity and increased quality of imaging. The Dexis imaging suite software is best used with DExis hardware, but has the ability to export files and share. The support is the same quality as the VixWin and depends on the offerings of packages like the Kavo Complete options.

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Curve Hero

  • Image storage: Cloud-based access, which makes imaging and storage a seamless and instant process
  • Integration with rest of digital workflow: Compatibility with most TWAIN devices
  • Support: Complementary training, online support, webinars, and 24/7 access for maximum effectiveness
  • Price: Request a quote here

As an innovative leader in the field of dental imaging software, Curve dental is one of the only companies to offer a comprehensive cloud-based access system. This makes storage and access a seamless experience for the dentist and team. The software is also compatible with most TWAIN devices and gives the opportunity for you to integrate, mostly, with your current digital workflow. Curve offers complimentary training, online support, webinars, and 24/7 support access for maximum effectiveness and convenience for you as the dentist and practice owner.

Conclusion


It’s clear that dental imaging software has come a long way since its early days in the industry. All the best software offerings have made the effort to ensure a seamless experience for both the dentist and patient. This makes it even more important for the dentist to think carefully about his/her motivations for purchasing, the technical features, support offered, and the price-point.

Dent247 Editorial Staff

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March 2, 2021
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