Jim Ramey

August 28, 2020

Sensor Cost – The Five Hidden Fees

How much does a digital sensor cost? When shopping for a sensor, it is vital to know all the various costs associated with the sensor, rather than just the cost of the sensor itself. Most digital sensors cost between $3,000-$10,000. This price includes the sensor, positioning kit, and manufacturer warranty. However, the sensor cost can drastically increase once accounting for hidden fees. Here is a breakdown of the top five hidden sensor fees every dentist needs to know. Warranty Coverage Manufacturer Warranty Most sensors come with a manufacturer warranty that […]
June 10, 2020

5 Tips to Extend the Life of Dental Sensors

Following a few simple tips will keep your digital dental sensor from breaking- saving you thousands of dollars. Here are the five best and easiest tips that are guaranteed to extend the life of dental sensors. 1. Use a USB Extension Cable with Your Sensor One of my favorite tips is to attach a USB cable to the sensor. Using a USB extension cable protects the sensor’s USB plug from premature wear and damage by wearing out the inexpensive USB extension cable instead of the sensor’s USB plug. Standard USB […]
November 14, 2019

Use the Dream Sensor to Capture to Dexis

Imaging software and dental sensor integration is one of the most common concerns for dentists. According to a Software Advice report, digital sensor integration is the most requested software functionality among dentists. That is why DentiMax developed the DentiMax Native Capture Module, which allows the Dream Sensor to natively capture to Dexis ® without the need for a TWAIN driver. What is the Native Capture Module? The DentiMax Native Capture Module allows you to use the DentiMax Dream Sensor directly into the Dexis Imaging Suite™. Whether you have Dexis® 9 […]
August 29, 2019

The ClikStik and ComfyRay Positioners Are Awesome

Over the years, we have used different positioning systems and have discovered the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Although each had its advantages, we couldn’t find the perfect solution. Then we discovered the ClikStik and ComfyRay positioners. Seven reasons why the ClikStik and ComfyRay positioners will help you take better X-rays. Positioners Fit to the Sensor Both of these systems fit the sensor. A lot of other sensor companies use the Rinn XCP-DS Fit positioners, which are one-size-fits-all. They’ve got a rubber band and they stretch so you […]
April 15, 2019

The Illusion of Warranties You Should Know About

This year, I was able to witness a new trend in the Midwinter Meeting in Chicago and the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston when it comes to digital intraoral sensors. Nearly every digital sensor vendor was talking about the same thing. To my surprise, it wasn’t the price or the image quality that everyone was buzzing about. It was the warranties that came with the sensors! I noticed that there are many sensor manufacturers and resellers who are changing the verbiage associated with their warranty. Some of the verbiage I […]
December 12, 2018

Does Gendex®/VixWin® Integrate with our Sensors?

How does a dental sensor like DentiMax's integrate with Gendex VixWin and their Gendex Dental Imaging system? We'll walk you through how the dental imaging workflow works.
August 31, 2018

Perfect Dental Images With These Sensor Accessories

The dental sensor accessories you'll need for your dental office to take perfect dental images.
April 20, 2018

What Is a TWAIN Driver? A Comprehensive Guide

Commonly referred to as "technology without an interesting name," TWAINs are a very important. Yet it’s unknown technology in the imaging industry. DentiMax Imaging Director Jim Ramey explains what a TWAIN driver is. TWAIN, put simply, is a protocol that allows an imaging device to acquire an image (initially flat-bed scanners). It saves that image directly into a "TWAIN compliant" imaging software application. This is needed in order to use that image (such as Photoshop). There’s quite a bit more to it these days. But initially this is what exactly […]
March 5, 2018

Will DentiMax Dental Sensors Work in Eaglesoft ®/ Patterson ® Imaging?

How DentiMax' dental sensors work when it comes to capturing dental xrays in Eaglesoft.
July 31, 2017

Closed vs. Open – Integrating Dental Imaging Systems

Jim Ramey, our Dental Imaging Director, has received a LOT of questions from people calling in to talk about integrating dental imaging with their existing systems. integration The Schick and CDR Sensor News Q1. We have CDR sensors and the CDR software at the moment. Schick has told us they’re discontinuing supporting these products by March 31, 2018, so, naturally, we are very anxious to find a solution to this problem. What can you tell me about it and what do you recommend? A1. Schick announced to their customers that they […]
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