What is a dental display?

A dental display is a high-bright, medical-grade monitor specially designed for viewing dental images, such as X-rays of teeth, bone, nerves, and soft tissue.
With dental monitors, important anatomical structures in dental images are more visible, compared to consumer displays. This makes it easier for dentists to detect dental pathologies.
Dental displays come in various shapes and forms, from cleanable review displays to high-end displays designed specifically for dental diagnosis.

Why work with dental monitors?

As dental imaging transitions to a digital workflow, assuring the quality and consistency of dental images is critical. Guidelines for dental imaging are in development so having a special dental display designed with image quality in mind is important. The sharper and brighter the image, the more accurate the diagnosis and treatment. It would be a shame to use world-class imaging acquisition systems without selecting the best medical displays to accurately diagnose dental images.

An image shown on a dental display (left) offers more contrast and more detail compared to images shown on non-medical consumer displays (right).

For which specialties can you use a dental monitor?

General dentistry 

In general dentistry, dental monitors increase visibility of subtle details in anatomical structures. Dental displays can come with a protective cover and allow for easy cleaning with alcohol-based detergents for optimal hygiene.


Visualization of small details, such as the gingival tissue, cortical and medullary bone, and depth of root end that needs to be isolated is essential. Dental monitors bring excellent grayscale reproduction and high-bright, high-contrast images so dentists can make confident decisions.


Implant surgery is planned according to the co-localization of the bone and desired prosthesis. These cases require a high level of visual precision. Dental monitors present reliable 3D images of the edentulous sites to support a solid evaluation of bone quality, quantity, and anatomic structures.


Panoramic images are best viewed on a high-resolution display. For accurate visualization of dental implants, reliable 3D evaluation of impacted tooth position and anatomy, TMJ assessments, and orthognathic surgery treatment planning, all in true 1:1 imaging and with precise detail.


Detecting alveolar bone level changes over time or determining 3D architecture of osseous defects presents some unique imaging challenges. With a dental display, small changes can be more easily and quickly identified.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery 

The level of image detail needed for reconstructive surgery, facial and jaw reconstruction, and even tooth extractions can only be achieved with a high-resolution, high-bright dental display, to facilitate worry-free and accurate interpretation of CBCT images.


Dental monitors can be used for diagnosis as well as review of dental images. Dental displays usually come with a cleanable design to ensure optimal hygiene and safety when used near patients. Dental diagnostic displays are designed to offer high-resolution, high-contrast images to support an accurate diagnosis. Thanks to their integrated image quality and consistency technologies, dental diagnostic displays offer better visibility of important structures and enable precise treatment planning.