Gendex GXS–700

The Gendex GSS–700.
The Gendex GSS–700.

by Dr Timothy Goh, Oxford Dental Practice, Unley, SA

We decided to replace our old X-ray machine that used chemicals and required traditional processing methods. Digital systems save a lot of time and actually end up being more cost effective. We ultimately settled on the Gendex GXS–700.

What’s good about it

One of the most important reasons we purchased this unit was to reduce the radiation exposure to our patients. It also makes it extremely easy to transfer and file patient records.

The results appear very quickly. We take an X-ray and it comes up on the computer screen in front of the patient instantaneously. There is the ability to manipulate the size and contrast of the X-ray so we can see things more clearly.

The sensor on this unit ticks all the boxes. It has nice rounded edges, provides very quick results, and is a very solid piece of equipment. In fact, the sensor has been accidentally dropped multiple times during the three years we’ve owned it and it’s still working fine. We’ve never had it repaired or replaced.

Most patients tolerate the sensor in their mouth very well. Those who do have a problem like the fact that the sensor is in their mouth for much less time.

I would encourage those dentists still using manual processing to seriously consider converting to digital. It can’t be denied that this unit was extremely expensive but I’ve never regretted the purchase. It’s one of the best investments I’ve made for my practice.

What’s not so good

The only disadvantage of this system is that the sensor is connected to the unit by a cord. It’s not quite as flexible as the old film systems and it can be a little difficult to position correctly.

Where did you get it

Henry Schein Halas.

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