Why I choose handheld for my endodontic X-ray needs

Dr. Steve Frost shows how the NOMAD Pro 2 handheld X-ray improves the patient experience and creates a more efficient workflow.

Dr. Steve L. Frost discusses a unique, personalized patient experience in imaging

The implementation of new technologies has helped my practice to stay relevant and patient-focused. I’ve repeatedly seen how having the right equipment gives clinicians an edge and sense of confidence that is easily noticed by their patients, staff, and referring dentists.

KaVo NOMAD™ Pro 2

With that said, at first I was skeptical of the idea of using a handheld radiographic unit. However, once I tried KaVo NOMAD™ Pro 2, I was convinced. It has been exciting to see how such a practical innovation could create a unique, personalized patient experience.

NOMAD has been a complete game-changer in my busy endodontic practice in three key ways.

  1. Being able to stay chairside with the patient has eliminated the headache and wasted time associated with dealing with a drifting or malfunctioning wall-mount unit. My assistants love not dealing with the hassle of unnecessary retakes or waiting for a wall-mount unit to become available in our adjoining operatories. And the whole team enjoys being able to stay in the room with the patient to foster a more personalized experience.
  2. I get high-quality endodontic radiographic images that give me instantaneous feedback during the entire root canal procedure. I can position the sensor and NOMAD without leaving the patient or operatory, whenever needed. This reduces treatment time by as much as 10-15 minutes per procedure. At the end of the day, streamlining and optimizing the root canal process is crucial.
  3. New evolving technology always increases credibility with patients and staff. NOMAD is a great conversation starter with my curious patients, and they are often impressed by the fast, seamless process at my practice. Most importantly, they feel confident during their treatment knowing that I use the best technology with the least amount of chair time

Combined with high-level communication with the patient, referring dentist, and specialist, incorporating handheld X-ray technology is vital for a seamless and pleasant patient experience. This is where my patient reviews have increased exponentially, and I’ve achieved substantial organic growth, especially since my staff and I are able to remain chairside throughout the procedure.

We live in a fast-paced world with new technologies all around us to make our lives better, faster, and stronger. We see it in healthcare, communication devices, transportation, and even in our homes. As consumers, we are conditioned to look for the ways our lives can be better, easier, and simpler. Shouldn’t we as dentists always strive to offer our patients new technology to keep pace with their ever-changing world?

Join me in implementing handheld X-ray systems when doing modern day root canals.


*The opinions and techniques shown here are the recommendation of Dr. Steve L. Frost. KaVo is a medical device manufacturer and does not dispense medical advice. Clinicians should use their own judgment in treating their patients.

With everything at your fingertips, why should your X-ray be any different? Read more about NOMAD Pro 2 here: https://endopracticeus.com/press-release/nomad-pro2/.

Steve L. Frost, DDS, is a mentor, clinical educator, father of five boys and one princess, and brother of an identical twin. Dr. Steven L. Frost has been a thought leader, innovator, and implementer of the single-visit root canal therapy for 24 years. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1992. He received his Certificate in Endodontics from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1994. Dr. Frost founded Red Mountain Endodontics in 1994 and is currently the head of three endodontic offices. Red Mountain Endodontics is one of the co-founding offices of US Endo Partners. He has presented all aspects of endodontics, including dental trauma to large groups of dentists. He also is known in his community for allowing general dentists to be trained one-on-one at his office to assist them in expanding their endodontic skills.


Disclosure: Dr. Frost is the Chief Clinical Officer of US Endo Partners.

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