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  • Luke Scott

HDX Will Dentri α— 6 Features That Make It Great

HDX Will is the most recent brand of CBCT we have added to our portfolio of equipment offerings. When we were introduced to HDX Will and their Dentri α CBCT system, we were amazed not only by its image quality, but also the robust treatment planning features in its included software, OnDemand3D. Below, we will highlight a few of the features the make Dentri α CBCT a leader in the modality:


Image Quality


Dentri α boasts exceptional image quality on both the 2D and 3D images it produces. In this regard, sample images are all that is needed to demonstrate:



Don't hesitate to request full volumes from us to appreciate the full quality of the images and the powerful tools in the OnDemand3D software that we will discuss further on.


Ease of Use


Dentri α CBCT offers a very streamlined and efficient acquisition procedure that also makes patient positioning for an optimal scan a simple process for both the patient and clinician.


Their WillMaster acquisition interface allows for simple capture of either Panoramic or CBCT images. When setting up for a panoramic, the user has the option to acquire a traditional panoramic radiograph or a four image series TMJ radiograph with open and closed images of both left and right TMJs.


Setting up for a panoramic with HDX Will Dentri CBCT
The user also has precise control of the acquisition parameters for kV and mA.

When acquiring a CBCT, the user has the option to select a full mouth, extended, or "Free" FOV. Free FOV allows the user to draw a box over the area of anatomy they would like to capture for custom targeting of only the region of interest. If the patient has an existing panoramic image, it will be overlaid on the selection window for optimal precision in targeting.



Simply set your patient in position and select "Ready" in the software to set the unit up to acquire your scan.


Bone-Density Analysis


For implantology, the OnDemand3D software offers an extensive implant library and many great features to examine and plan around the implant site(s). One such feature is the bone density analysis tool which provides both visual and quantitative readings (in Hounsfield units) for the quality of bone surrounding the planned implant.




Endoscopic Examination


OnDemand3D's CPR function is a great tool for patient education, examining the shape of endodontic canals, and evaluating the shape and volume of the patient's airway.




By drawing an axis through the area of interest, the user is able to "fly through" the anatomy.




Cyoptix AI-Based Reconstruction


This arguably the most unique, and certainly one of the most beneficial, aspects of this machine. HDX Will Cyoptix is what the manufacturer refers to as their "ongoing" software technology development. Starting in 2013, HDX Will partnered with award-winning experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop an AI-based approach to continuous improvement of their reconstruction algorithms.


Example of HDX Will's Cyoptix algorithm improvements over time.
HDX Will users will see image quality improve over the life of their equipment thanks to Cyoptix AI-based reconstruction. updates.

HDX Will generally rolls out an update to the reconstruction algorithm every 6 months, which seeks to optimize the contrast and sharpness of each voxel and help to manage artifact from metal restorations present in the patient's mouth or maxillofacial anatomy.


Merging STLs With CBCT Volumes


CT data is great for determining the edges of bone and other hard structures in the mouth, but for optimal planning of implant placement, it is highly beneficial to overlay the patient's soft tissue profile on top of the volume rendered and CT slice views. This allows you to better plan your implant's abutment and crown to contour to the patient's natural gum line.


OnDemand3D includes functionality to merge an .STL file with the CT dataset for a more robust view of the patient's bone and soft tissue profiles:




Below, I am including a video demo of the full implant planning process with incorporating an .STL file from a stone model or intraoral scan.





Conclusion


Dentri α offers convenient acquisition for patients, excellent image quality and powerful treatment planning functions for providers, and a comprehensive 5 year warranty on the machine for peace of mind in ownership. The aforementioned features are only six of dozens that give this unit an edge over nearly any other system on the market today.


Thanks for reading, and please don't hesitate to contact us for a consultation and/or live demo to help identify the perfect system and model for your clinical needs!