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31 Jul 2019 | Australasian Dental Practice

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New Propex IQ® apex locator from Dentsply Sirona: Cutting-edge technology for more efficient root canal treatments

With Propex IQ®, Dentsply Sirona is now launching the first apex locator in Australia that can be combined with a smart handpiece - the X-Smart IQ® - and that can be fully integrated into an iPad platform - the Endo IQ® application. The apex locator offers clinicians the latest technology for root canal treatment to the highest standard.


In root canal treatments, it is important to work with extreme accuracy and precision. For every root canal that needs shaping, the dentist must determine the working length. The new Propex IQ apex locator from Dentsply Sirona Endodontics brings state-of-the-art technology to endodontic practice. The accurate and reliable detection as well as the visualisation of the progression of the endodontic file in the root canal - which can be compared to a parking sensor in a car - provide security for the dentist and enable them to focus more on the patient.

A complete system

Propex IQ offers the most comprehensive package of tools when the apex locator is used together with the X-Smart IQ handpiece and the Endo IQ application. It is a consistent ecosystem where Endo IQ is the core and Propex IQ and X-Smart IQ are the functional supplements. When the devices are used together, they allow clinicians to customise individual settings before the treatment of the canal they want to treat. If the feature Shaping Target for instance is enabled, once the pre-set point has been reached and the auto-reverse feature is activated, the X-Smart IQ handpiece automatically changes the motions of the files and reverts them back. A further advantage: With the app, clinicians can monitor the progression of the file on their iPad throughout the full course of the treatment.

"Digital technologies can bring real added value to clinicians in endodontic practice today," said Valerie Baschet, Group Vice President Global Endodontics, Dentsply Sirona. "At Dentsply Sirona, we're pleased that our new Propex IQ apex locator combines latest technology with our many years of experience in endodontology. This way, we help clinicians to treat root canals even more efficiently and accurately."

It is planned that Dentsply Sirona will further expand its endodontic practice ecosystem based on the Endo IQ software with further elements in the future.

Ultra light and portable

With a weight of just 80 grams, the apex locator is ultra-light and portable. The device can be placed on the tray during treatment. Propex IQ, X-Smart IQ and Endo IQ can be used together for 16 treatments without having to re-charge the batteries. The smart handpiece is ergonomically shaped and meets the highest demands of everyday practice. It is connected to the apex locator with a cable. The communication to the Endo IQ app takes place wirelessly. Firmware upgrades for using the Propex IQ apex locator and X-Smart IQ handpiece are fully integrated in the Endo IQ application and can be easily installed by updating it. Propex IQ can also be used modularly, without the smart handpiece and the app.

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