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2D X-ray units Orthophos XG 3

Quality from the very start

High-quality. Durable. Safe: the Orthophos XG 3 is the perfect basic equipment for general dentists. The unit's easy operation and seamless integration into your practice's daily routines will save you valuable time. The high image qualit and proven Sidexis software guarantee that you will come to a safe diagnosis quickly and easily. You can reproduce the positioning very easily, since image parameters such as the bite block height are saved together with the image data. There is a bitewing program that helps in special cases and patient situations where intraoral images cannot be used and a shorter panormaic program with reduced dose that is suitable for treating childern, for example.

Your benefits at a glance

The perfect basic equipment for general dentists.

  • Striking image quality with CsI and ASTRA suits your diagnosis

    Sophisticated diagnostic options at your fingertips for endodontics, periodontics, implantology, orthodontics and surgery.

  • All the digital advantages at great value for money

    Great image quality that is instantly accesible, easy data handling and image diagnosis via Sidexis 4 and great patient communication with Sidexis iX - with Orthophos XG 3 you get all the digital advantages for your practice at low costs.

  • Investment security based on tried and tested quality

    With Orthophos XG 3 you know what to expect: proven "Made in Germany" quality installed in thousands of practices worldwide.

  • Great fit for limited space offering

    With a very compact but smart design, the Orthophos XG 3 is a great fit for practices with limited space to share.

Digitalizing my imaging process was definitely the right decision and I have the right partner on my side with the Orthophos XG 3. As equipped, the Orthophos provides me with the perfect unit for everyday use.

Dr. med. dent. Paul Rau, Edenkoben, Germany

Highlight features


The ASTRA software algorithm considerably improves the quality of 2D panoramic and Ceph images.


The best image quality at the lowest possible dose - following the ALARA principle.

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.

The Orthophos XG 3 combines a premium "Made in Germany" tubehead (0.5 mm focal spot) with a CsI sensor (0.027 mm pixel size) to generate the sharpness and clarity needed for your clinical tasks. The innovative ASTRA software algorithm significantly improves the quality of 2D panoramic and Ceph images by minimizing black margins around metal fillings and getting rid of exzessive contrast that could lead to i.e. missdiagnosis of caries.

Sample of 2D Panoramic images

  • Given indications

    • Adolescent, full dentition with orthodontic braces
    • Agenesis of teeth 18 and 28 with the presence of odontoblasts in 38 and 48
    • The incomplete root growth in 37 and 47 as well as the root development of the two wisdom teeth are evidence of the patient's young age
    • Maxillary sinuses and surrounding anatomical structures not radiographically apparent
  • Orthophos XG - Program P1

  • Orthophos XG - Program P1

  • Given indications

    • Prosthetic and prophylactic treatment of dentition
    • Hypodense clearly limited changes to the hard tooth substance in teeth 12, 11 and 22 (presumably non-x-ray-opaque composite fillings here)
    • Hyperdense filling material in the roots of teeth 11, 36 and 35 without an indication for periapical lucency
    • Status post apicoectomy on tooth 36 with retrograde obturation of the mesial and distal roots. Good osseous union of the apical bone tissue, no indication of recurrent periapical osteolyses
  • Given indications

    • Dentition badly damaged by periodontitis, with generalized horizontal bone resorption and vertical cavities with teeth 17 – 14 requiring extraction
    • Hypodense, homogenous and clearly delimited changes to the hard tooth substance on 12 mesial, 11 distal and 23 mesial with suspected caries or a differential diagnosis of non-x-ray-opaque composite fillings
    • Differential diagnosis: Caries or non-x-ray opaque composite fillings
    • PFM bridge at teeth 36 – 34 due to furcation on tooth 36 and calculus deposits mesially.
    • Splinting of teeth 32-42 from past periodontal history
    • Hyperdense filling material in tooth 45 without an indication for periapical lucency.
    • Implant-based treatment in the region of teeth 46 and 47 with radiographically inconspicuous PFM hybrid bridge 45 – 47
  • Given indications

    • Prophylactically treated full dentition
    • Wisdom teeth are not present
    • Large maxillary sinuses are visually inconspicuous
    • The adjacent anatomical structures are also radiographically inconspicuous


What are the system requirements?

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

I already have Sidexis XG. Do I have to switch to Sidexis 4 in order to use an Orthophos XG 3 ?

No, you do not have to switch. Orthophos XG 3 works with both Sidexis XG and Sidexis 4. But for a better user experience, we recommend to install Sidexis 4, data migration from Sidexis XG to Sidexis 4 being very easy.

Can I add a Cephalometric arm on my Orthophos XG 3 later on ?

No, Orthophos XG 3 is the only Orthophos unit with no ceph capability. If cephalometric imaging may be useful to your diagnosis, we recommend you to look at the Orthophos XG 5 or Orthophos XG 3Dready.

Can I upgrade an Orthophos XG 3 with a 3D sensor?

No, Orthophos XG 3 does not allow a 3D uprgade. If 3D imaging may be useful to your diagnosis in the future, we recommend you to look at Orthophos XG 3Dready.

Are all Orthophos XG 3 units equipped with a CsI sensor?

The Orthophos XG 3 unit is equipped with a Lanex sensor as standard. The Csi Sensor is a optional feature that can be chosen when configurating the unit.

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 SL 2D, Orthophos XG 3D ready and Orthophos XG 5

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2D/3D hybrid units

Orthophos SL 3D & Orthophos XG 3D

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Sidexis 4 imaging software

The new gold standard

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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 XG 3D
  [P1] - Standard panorama with orthoradial beam direction
[P1L]  [P1R] - Standard panorama half-sides left and right, e.g. for test exposures
[P1C] - Panorama with a constant magnification of 1.25. For lenght measurements using a reference object
[P1A] - Panorama with artifact reduction. For patients with numerous metal fillings
[TM1.1 / TM1.2] - Lateral temporomandibular joint with closed or open occlusion. For functional diagnostics
[BW10] Bitewing program, e.g. as a replacement for intraoral images (patients with pharyngeal reflex)
[P20] Panoramic radiography without ascending rami, e.g. for treating children
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 CCD line sensor
Active sensor area 138 x 6.48 mm
Pixel size 27 μm
Focus-sensor distance 530 mm
Ceph Imaging   Non available
General information  
Country of Origin Made in Germany. Made by Dentsply Sirona.
Dimensions (D x W x H) 1.411 x 1.28 x 2.25 m / 5'3'' x 4'2.4'' x 7' 4.5''
Weight 110 kg / 242 lbs
Operating Conditions  
Air humidity 10% to 95%
Temperature +10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F)

Technical documentation

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