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The Advantages of Schick 33: According to Your Peers


Schick 33Schick 33 intraoral sensors (Schick by Sirona) provide high-resolution digital images and dynamic, integrated image management. Clinicians find they can easily adjust images to view them as needed and show to patients. In case you are wondering what colleagues are saying about using Schick 33 intraoral scanners, here’s an overview:

Philip Mendolovitz, DDS, Los Angeles, CA, says being able to see things more clearly and easier helps him as a clinician with his decision making. Using Schick 33 leads to making better treatment plans for his patients. Referring to the enhancements that can be made, he says “With Schick 33, I have options. When I have to change between different tasks, it helps me visualize things I may not have caught.”

Schick 33 has clinical-situation presets for general dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and restorative settings that can easily be adjusted as well as customized to “me-sets.” Image sharpness can be adjusted as well using the Enhancement system. 

Tony Hewlett, DDS, Standwood, WA, says “The clarity and the detail that I see in the Schick images is amazing. When I’ve taken two images, one with the Schick 33 sensors and one without, I’m finding things on the Schick 33 images that I don’t see on the other images. In the room where I have the Schick 33 sensor, I find more restorative to do.”

Hazel Soliman, DDS, Livermore, CA, says “The quality is amazing. I am able to diagnose caries from across the room. I’ve actually had parents in the room say ‘I see a little dark spot there. What is that?’ The diagnostic quality is amazing.”

From Dental Product Shopper Evaluators: Best Product, 4.6 rating

Dr. Josh Howard, who was looking for the easiest-to-read digital radiographs with a sensor that would integrate with his Eaglesoft practice management software described Schick 33 sensors as meeting both criteria. He says the clarity and resolution of the images has really boosted caries detection.

Dr. Terry O’Keefe was as impressed with the images, but also mentioned the “palate” of software tools and the quality of technical support. Other pluses for him were the ability to change modes, the ease of manipulating the software, and the patient “wow” factor. He was able to discover that what he’d thought was an artifact on bitewings taken with old sensors was actually a subgingival carious lesion, which enabled him to restore the tooth and save the patient from going through more involved treatment or subcrestal decay.

Dr. Robert Conte noted that the improved clarity and contrast resulted in better diagnoses and facilitated convincing patients to undergo needed dental treatment.

Other features reviewers liked were the interchangeable cables that come in three lengths and can easily be changed in the office without needing a service call. It was noted this also contributes to portability of the sensors from operatory to operatory.

All of the reviewers (100%) said they would recommend Schick 33 sensors to colleagues. For the ratings breakdown, take a look at the Schick 33 Dental Product Shopper evaluation snapshot.

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