Sodium Dental is committed to excellence

Excellence is:

  • Innovation in xray sensor repair & high quality dental imaging.
  • Carrying a very specific selection of products that stand out for their quality and value.
  • Creating a new paradigm for customer service, no wait times and no robots answering our phone systems.
  • Creating working environments and compensation that drive the best talent to work here at Sodium Dental to take care of our clients.
  • Staying at the cutting edge of dental technology. Evolving our systems and offerings continuously so that our clients are always future proof.

Sodium’s Latest Articles

What to consider before buying a digital x-ray sensor?

In this video, I will go over what you should be looking for before buying a digital x-ray sensor. Many dentists do not even know where to start, and the pricing can be a bit intimidating.  It is no secret that dental technology can add up quickly. Often, when dentists look for digital technology, they might only consider the product's price range. We understand price matters, but here are the other key factors to consider when buying a digital x-ray sensor.   Number one is image quality.  If you look at all the top companies, they all produce great diagnostic quality x-rays. Sure, some may even claim they have better clarity and have sharper images. Yet sometimes, you may not be able to tell the difference.  The real question we care about is: can I see caries? Can I see decay or pathology clearly on the x-rays?  A crucial factor affecting image quality is imaging software.  Second, let's talk about Imaging software You need to make sure how the sensor and the imaging software will integrate with the practice management software you have in your office. Most top name manufacturers will integrate with most of the big practice management software applications on the market.  When you purchase a new sensor, the company usually will help provide you with installation and support to make sure the sensor works with everything you have.   Tip: To ensure the sensor will be a good fit for your practice, we recommend doing a sensor demo to make sure the sensor works with the imaging software you have. Have your assistant take a few test images to ensure the sensor will work with the software you have in your practice.  Sizes of sensor Most manufacturers make size 0, 1, and 2 sensors.  Size 2 sensor is the adult sensor Size 1 for children  The size 0 is for younger kids ages 8 and below  Many dental offices will need a size 2 sensor, and whether or not you plan on seeing a lot of children will determine if you need a size 0 sensor. If you’re a pediatric office, you will need a size 0 sensor and possibly a size 1.  Also, you need sensor holders to take digital x-rays. You will need sensor holders that are going to hold the sensor in the patient's mouth. There are universal systems out there, and one of the best sensor kits out is the Rinn XCP-DS Fit, sensor holders. Many manufacturers have their own sensor holders that go with their sensors. However, a universal sensor holder is very useful.  Warranty and Support Many of these manufacturers offer 1-3 years of warranty, but they don’t cover accidental damage to your sensor. This means bites, trips, kicks, and unfortunately, accidental drops of the sensor will not be covered under your warranty.  Make sure you are covered for more than just manufacturing defects. Make sure you do your research and find out the support these companies are going to offer you. You want to find a manufacturer that will provide you proper support for installation and training on your sensor. Make sure you ask the company these questions before buying the sensor.  Wrap up  Overall, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to digital x-ray sensors. It would be best to consider these factors, which is the best option for your practice. We here at Sodium Dental are also experts in technology integration and dental digital x-ray sensor repair.  Our company specifically focuses on the technology needs of dental practices, providing a full array of products and services to suit your dental technology needs, including digital x-rays, practice management software, computer workstations, and more. Additionally, we provide IT support, installation, and training services to ensure you and your staff know how to properly use the equipment you purchase for your practice.  I hope this information is helpful to our listeners.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to  [email protected] Or call us at (800) 821-8962   … View Post

Boost Your DentistryIQ Featured Sodium Dental

To watch the full episode 55 now click here.  Sodium Dental was delighted to be featured on Boost Your DentistryIQ. It was an excellent opportunity to talk with Dr. Pam about who we are here at Sodium Dental. Shawn Hall, the co-founder of Sodium Dental, shares his perspective on how Sodium Dental provides dentists with sensor solutions and IT support. Hall discusses the full suite of products and services Sodium Dental provides.  In this episode, Dr. Pam explains how the pieces of technology in her practice, such as her digital x-ray sensors, are working on borrowed time. She explains that, under the current paradigm, she is forced to purchase a brand-new sensor whenever one of hers stops working. Most dentists face this same problem: What should they do with their digital x-ray sensors when they malfunction? Instead of disposing of or recycling malfunctioning x-ray sensor, dentists are often best served getting the sensor repaired to a fully functional state for a fraction of the cost of a replacement. We offer many different options of purchase, repair, or leasing an x-ray sensor. Sodium Dental wants to help practices increase productivity and help improve patient care, as well.  Boost your DentistryIQ: Let's Connect Sodium Dental takes pride in helping dentists find the best solutions for their dental technology and IT support needs. You can learn more about our products and services on our website.  Thank you DentistryIQ for the feature. It was a pleasure to speak with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD FACP Board Certified Prosthodontist, the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on various clinical topics. Hall was pleased to participate in an episode of Boost Your DentistryIQ With Dr. PAM.  … View Post

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