Summary: DS Core users can now upload historical imaging data from Sidexis 4 to DS Core, enhancing holistic patient consultations. The platform integrates Dentsply Sirona equipment, creating a comprehensive patient media library. Updated Communication Canvas features support better case evaluations and consultations by retaining media arrangements and allowing annotations on 3D X-ray images.

Key Takeaways:

  • Users can upload historical imaging data from Sidexis 4 to DS Core for comprehensive patient overviews.
  • DS Core integrates Dentsply Sirona equipment, storing data centrally for various workflows.
  • Communication Canvas updates improve consultation preparation and support annotations on 3D X-ray images.

DS Core users can now upload their patients’ historical imaging data from Sidexis 4 X-ray software to DS Core, Dentsply Sirona announced. The update also enables dental professionals to use this data for holistic patient consultation alongside intraoral scans and pictures, using the Communication Canvas in DS Core.

DS Core Patient Media Library

DS Core, is an open cloud-based platform that allows users to integrate Dentsply Sirona equipment, saving the generated data centrally in a database and making it usable for various workflows.

DS Core provides dental professionals with a comprehensive patient media library. Previously, new media files were automatically uploaded, but the new uploader can now also integrate historical image data.

The new uploader is available from the equipment menu in DS Core. Once installed, users can upload historical data patient by patient (Sidexis version 4.3.1 and newer) or upload all patient data for the past one, three and five years, or the entire history (Sidexis version 4.4).

“By integrating historical imaging data, we offer our DS Core customers a comprehensive patient overview,” said Max Milz, group vice president of connected technology solutions at Dentsply Sirona. “This total view of the patients’ data can reveal valuable insights for treatment planning in collaboration with specialist colleagues or lab partners. DS Core serves as a catalyst for holistic patient care, empowering dentists so they can advance with confidence.”

Communication Canvas Updates

Along with the expanded options for uploading historical X-ray images to DS Core, the Communications Canvas in DS Core has also received several updates.

The Communication Canvas now remembers the individually set-up arrangement of media and existing annotations from a previous session for a patient, to allow a dental professional to dive right into the prepared patient conversation. The feature can make it easier to prepare for the patient consultation and supports the evaluation of the case.
The annotation tool has been extended. Freehand and text comments can now also be added to 3D X-ray images, not just 2D images. Relevant findings can be highlighted during consultation and used for effective patient communication.