Dentsply Sirona released its new generation of its x-ray units: Orthophos E, Orthophos S, and Orthophos SL. 

The new Orthophos x-ray units include a range of features that, according to the company, allow the clinician to image, diagnose, and treat (IDT) for higher case acceptance. This functionality is intended for treatment procedures in orthodontics, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy, endodontics, and implantology. 

All Orthophos units work with Sidexis 4 imaging software and produce a high quality image quality with a low dose. 

Orthophos E, the company’s entry point system for digital imaging, features panoramic, pediatric panoramic, bitewing and other exposure programs. It is also equipped with all the basic programs for the 2D diagnostic process. Orthophos E includes MultiPad which enables the selection of the program close to the patient. In addition, it includes a motorized forehead and temple support to stabilize the patient and an integrated temple width measurement that allows the user to automatically select the appropriate orbital curve for improved image quality results. 

At the next tier, the company offers the Orthophos S, which can be used either as a pure 2D system or as a combined 2D/3D device. It features a cephalometric arm, making it suitable for orthodontic practices. Orthophos S includes an autofocus function which aids in achieving reliable contrast in panoramic images; and automatic detection of the shape of the arch and the presence of dental anomalies. A patented auto-positioner supports automatic positioning of the patient. 

Orthophos S can be upgraded by adding the 3D option, providing the user with a number of volumes and modes for a variety of clinical indications, including a high-resolution volume, and a volume that displays three-dimensional information over the complete dentition with the dosage range of a 2D image. Various software packages are available to expand practice procedures to include implant, endodontics, sleep, and upper airway management. 

At the top of the line, the Orthophos SL, a 2D/3D imaging system, features a range of equipment, according to the company, including the Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) and Sharp Layer (SL) technology—ideal for users requiring the highest quality panoramic and 3D imaging. Like the Orthophos S, the Orthophos SL features the patented auto-positioner, which makes reproducible panoramic images possible. 

A number of 2D programs and a range of volume sizes (5 cm x 5 cm to 11 cm x 10 cm) in high definition (HD), standard definition (SD), and low-dose mode are available to the user. MARS (Metal Artifact Reduction Software) is included to reduce artifacts. Users can choose from 30 ambient light colors that provide background illumination. The design was selected for a Red Dot Design Award and an iF Design Award.