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2D X-ray units Orthophos SL 2D

The revolution in 2D Imaging

The Orthophos SL is the latest member of the successful Dentsply Sirona 2D X-ray family. It wins points for functionality, quality and design. With the DCS sensor and SL technology, the Orthophos SL 2D even satisfies the wishes of those dentists who have the greatest demands regarding panoramic imaging.  

In combination with the pioneering Sidexis 4 software for image processing, the Orthophos SL also offers a unique variety of innovative solutions for the practice workflow. Investment security is ensured: Orthophos SL 2D can be equipped at any time with a cephalometric arm or upgraded with a 3D sensor up to a volume of 11 cm x 10 cm.

Patients appreciate the soothing Ambient Light, which offers a choice of over 30 colors for a pleasant atmosphere in your X-ray room that fits perfectly into the look of your practice.

Benefits at a glance

Best-in-class 2D X-ray unit with possible ceph and 3D upgrade

  • Revolutionary 2D DCS images for efficient diagnosis

    Thanks to the DCS (Direct Conversion Sensor) technology which skips light conversion and therefore maintains more image information, you benefit from unparalleled sharp images.

  • All teeth automatically in the sharp layer

    The sharp layer technology automatically adapts the panoramic curve to the patient‘s individual anatomical features, ensuring that the entire jaw is always in the sharp layer.

  • Automatic positioning aids optimize your practice workflow

    New EasyPad, patented occlusal bite block, Easy Volume Indicator lights and 3 Point Head fixation: never has it been easier to perfectly position patients quickly and efficiently.

  • When your practice grows, your Orthophos SL will be ready

    Whenever a new associate joins the practice or you want to develop your diagnostic capabilities, you can add a cephalometric arm or a 3D sensor without replacing your Orthophos unit.

The Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) ensures the optimal yield of X-ray radiation. The images are very precise – and it is possible to reduce the radiation dose.

Marcin Wojtunik, specialist in oral surgery, Pfronten, Germany

Highlight features

Direct Conversion Sensor

DCS technology converts x-rays directly into electrical signals, with no information loss due to light conversion. For razor-sharp, high-contrast panoramic X-ray images of exceptional quality.

Sharp Layer (SL) technology

On every x-ray image the entire jaw is automatically shown in the sharp layer, taking the patient's individual anatomical features into account.

Automatic positioning

The occlusal bite block greatly simplifies patient positioning. This results in ideally positioned X-ray images every single time.

2D Panoramic Imaging: revolutionary technologies

Even though 3D X-rays are increasingly becoming established in a growing number of dental practices, in many cases 2D imaging still has a rightful place, to a great extent due to radiation hygiene. It is a core component of modern dental diagnostics. In terms of improvements in image quality, the options available in 2D technology are far from exhausted. 2D X-ray devices from Dentsply Sirona score highly in daily handling thanks to technical innovations for unparalleled sharp images and operation that leaves nothing to be desired.

Sample gallery of 2D Panoramic images

  • Orthophos SL - Program P1
  • Orthophos SL - Program P1
  • Orthophos SL - Program P2

SL like Sharp Layer: no need for second exposure

SL Technology allows you to generate several thousand images during a single rotation. The fragments with the best focus are automatically combined to form one X-ray image with incomparable sharpness. High resolution images of the entire jaw - every time. You will be able to approach special cases, such as impacted teeth, with ease. Interactive SL allows you to define an image area of your choice even after imaging, so you can focus on lingual/buccal objects - without corrective re-imaging.

Changing focus with interactive SL can make a huge difference
Lingual/buccal different points of interest will get into the sharp layer

Cephalometric imaging

Orthophos SL 3D offers the capability to install a cephalometric arm at any time. And to be sure it fits in your x-ray room, the arm can be mounted either on the right side or left side of the unit. 

Ceph programs that cover all orthodontic needs

Using a dedicated sensor, you get lateral and symmetrical p.a. or a.p. as well as carpus images. In cases of displaced teeth, you can also fall back on the benefits of 3D x-rays to determine their exact location.

Sample gallery of Cephalometric images


What are the system requirements?

The requirements actually follow those for the image processing software, Sidexis 4. 

I already have Sidexis XG. Do I have to switch to Sidexis 4 in order to use an Orthophos SL ?

Yes, the Orthophos SL works exclusively with Sidexis 4, however, data migration from Sidexis XG to Sidexis 4 is very easy.

Can I upgrade an Orthophos SL 2D with a 3D sensor?

Yes, it is possible. To proceed, you will need to provide the serial number of your unit. Then, we will schedule a visit to your practice with our local technician.

Related solutions

Dentsply Sirona has developed a full family of integrated solutions to improve your diagnostic and optimize your workflow.

Other models of 2D units

Orthophos XG 5 and Orthophos XG 3D ready

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2D/3D hybrid units

Orthophos XG 3D, Orthophos SL 3D

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Image processing software

Sidexis 4

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About Dentsply Sirona Imaging

What makes Dentsply Sirona the global leader in dental imaging systems?

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Technical Data

Overview of technical features

Overview chart

2D unit Orthophos SL 2D
X-ray generator 60-90 kV; 3-16 mA
Focal spot size acc. to IEC 60336 0.5 mm
Total filtration acc. to IEC 60522 > 2.5 mm Al
2D Imaging  
Sensor Digital Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe) sensor with Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) technology
Active sensor area 146 x 6 mm
Pixel size 100 μm
Focus-sensor distance 524 mm
Ceph Imaging (optional)  
Arm Left or right-sided
Sensor Digital line sensor with CCD technology
Active sensor area 230 x 6.48 mm
Pixel size 27 μm
Focus-sensor distance 1,714 mm
3D Imaging upgrade Yes, possible (8*8 or 11*10 cm volume)  
General information  
Country of Origin Made in Germany. Made by Dentsply Sirona.
Dimensions (D x W x H) No ceph: 1.411 x 1.28 x 2.25 m / 5'3'' x 4'2.4'' x 7' 4.5'' With ceph: 1.411 x 2.155 x 2.25 m / 5'3'' x 7'0.6'' x 7' 4.5''
Weight No ceph: 110 kg / 242 lbs With ceph: 132 kg / 291 lbs
Operating Conditions  
Air humidity 10% to 95%
Temperature +18° to +31°C (64° to 88°F)

The 2D x-ray Family

DCS, Sharp Layer, light localizors. Find out all the details about Orthophos SL 2D in the 2D x-ray family brochure here.