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Quick Reference Guide

Icon Key Shortcut Function DEXray (X-ray) -- Store and manage X-ray images; capture new X-rays.





DEXimage -- Store and manage images from intra-oral, microscopic, and digital cameras; capture images from live video. Intra-oral -- Access the intra-oral X-ray or intra-oral image screen.




Extra-oral (Facial) -- Access the extra-oral screen where panoramic or cephalometric X-rays and facial photographs are stored and managed. -- Overview mode shows all images at once (DEXray intra-oral and extra-oral, DEXimage intra-oral and extra-oral screens) for a patient. Zoom -- Magnify a portion of the selected image by clicking in the area you want to enlarge. Spotlight -- Show an area of the image in maximized contrast. Click on the desired section of the image while holding the left mouse button. Measurement -- Begin measurement of a selected image. Primarily used for endodontic and implant measuring on X-rays. Notes -- Attach text, alerts, and voice notes to images; also for drawing on an image. Enhancement -- Adjust brightness and contrast of a selected image and apply different filters. ClearVu -- In DEXray, apply ClearVu image enhancement to clarify and sharpen images on a patient screen. Choose Advanced or Classic mode in Preferences. Mirror -- In DEXimage, mirror, or flip, the selected image horizontally.













"U-turn" Rotate -- Rotate a selected image in 90-degree increments.




Back Home -- Reset/toggle contrast settings of an enlarged image; remount thumbnail images.

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Icon Key Shortcut Function Archive -- Access a the patient's entire image history; also for switching between mouth view and history view. Import -- Import images.

"History" Shift + , Shift + .

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Export -- Export images to a disk location or e-mail images; also used to move images to a different patient file within DEXIS. Print -- Select printer and printer settings, print images, and print reports from DEXIS Administration. Quit -- Quit current DEXIS program or DEXIS Administration.






Scanner -- In DEXray, open the scanner software in preparation for scanning X-rays. Camera -- In DEXimage, acquire digital photos from a still image digital camera. DEXimplant -- Open DEXimplant for implant treatment planning.






DEXwrite -- Open DEXwrite to generate reports.

DEXclaim -- Open the DEXclaim program to send images and data to NEA.

"Claim" Tools & Preferences -- From the Administration screen, set preferences, change practice settings and access tools. DEXsafe -- From the Administration screen, backup or restore DEXIS data to or from an external hard drive or removable media.



DEXIS Logo -- Access program information, DEXIS Manual (help files) and the DEXIS web site. Active Icon -- An icon's change to the gold color indicates that a program function is active.

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Enter a New Patient Enter a new patient from the DEXIS Administration screen (if no Practice Management Program link is in use). Click on the New Patient button. Enter the patient's information, tabbing between fields; when finished, click Done. Click on the X-ray icon to open the new patient's DEXray screen.

Take an X-ray

On the DEXray screen, click on the X-ray icon, click on a tooth number, and wait for green bars. When green bars appear, place the sensor and trigger the tube.

Image Appears with a Honeycomb Pattern

1. From the DEXray screen, click on the X-ray icon. If your sensor's number is not shown, refer to the Installation Instructions booklet for Sensor Disk instructions. 2. Select (click on) the proper sensor when taking X-rays. 3. Use the proper exposure setting and place the cone to the face. (See Section 2.5 in the DEXIS Manual or the Exposure Tutorial on your Training and Tutorials CD.)

Enhance X-ray Images

To adjust brightness and contrast, click and drag on the image. Click the Back Home icon to return to the original and to toggle between the adjusted image and the original. To sharpen the image, click on the ClearVu icon.

Re-number an X-ray

On the enlarged image, click on the current tooth number. Click `off' the highlighted tooth and click `on' the correct tooth. Click Done.

Find Missing X-rays

Click on the Archive icon, click on Show All, click Done.

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Measure an X-ray Click on the Measurement icon, check the Distance box. Click on the image at the start point and click at the end point, using multiple clicks for curves or segments. The measurement appears in millimeters next to Distance.

E-mail X-rays

Click on the Export icon, click on e-mail, then click on DEXIS (.DEX) format to send to doctors who have DEXIS; click on JPEG (.JPG) to send to non-DEXIS doctors. Select images by checking their boxes, click on Export Images. A message in your e-mail program is automatically generated with the selected images attached. Choose a recipient, add a message, and send.


Move X-rays from the Wrong Patient Screen to the Correct Screen

Starting on the wrong patient screen, click the Export icon. Type "C:\dexis\temp" into the "to" box. Click on DEXIS (.DEX) Format. Select desired images by checking the boxes next to the image names, click on Export Images. Open the correct patient screen and click on the Import icon. Verify that the same location, "C:\dexis\temp" is listed in the "from" box. Click on a file name, click on Import Image, click Done. Note: Each file must be imported separately. Return to the wrong patient screen and delete the incorrect images in accordance with the protocol set by the doctor.

Printing X-rays

Click on the Print icon. Click OK on the Windows print menu. Select images by checking their boxes. For best results, choose Print in ClearVu. Click on Start Printing.

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Where to Find Help

Further information on all the above items and many other DEXIS topics can be easily accessed from the Training and Tutorials CD as well as the DEXIS Manual.


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