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In 2009, we are pleased to announce a major upgrade to our FP32 software, Version 9, which features E-pad digital signature capture and storage for Patient Diagnosis Sheets/informed consent; Live Chat feature within the actual software; SQL database management and support for our new wireless keypad (part of the GoProbe System).

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Are the Florida Probe and GoProbe Systems voice activated? No, the Florida Probe System enters all data by Footswitch using the Dolphin Disposable Handpiece or the FP Handpiece. The GoProbe System enters data through a wireless keypad using any periodontal probe. The FP32 software used in both systems has a customizable voice call-out scheme so that the patient can hear the data as it is entered into the chart.

How is the Footswitch used? Measurements and other data are recorded when the user taps one of the three pedals on the Footswitch. Tapping the “undo” button on the Footswitch can erase any mistakes.

Are the Florida Probe and GoProbe Systems only used in perio offices? No, since the yearly periodontal exam is a standard of care for both specialists and general dentists, both Systems are most widely used by general dentists and hygienists.

Will both Systems bridge to my practice management software? Yes, both the Florida Probe and GoProbe systems bridge to most practice management software.

How does the Florida Probe System connect to my computer? It connects to any computer through a simple USB interface and cable (both provided with the System). The GoProbe System uses a small USB receiver (which connects to a USB port on your computer) to communicate with the wireless keypad.

Will the FP32 Software work on our office network? Yes, the FP32 Software (used in both the Florida Probe and GoProbe Systems) can be installed on every computer in the office to view patient charts and visit info, print charts and handouts, or watch the Patient Education Movies.

What parameters of periodontal disease can the FP32 software record? The FP32 Software can record the main parameters of periodontal disease, including pocket depth, bleeding, suppuration, recession, hyperplasia, furcation, plaque, mobility, missing teeth, changes in dentition, minimal/no attached gingiva, MGJ, risk factors, and medical alerts. You can choose to enter as much or as little data as you wish, including the diagnosis.

How long does it usually take to learn how to use the Florida Probe System? The System comes with a full day of on-site training and installation. There is a ten patient learning curve and we will be with you for 3-4 of those on training day.

How long does it take to do an exam using the Florida Probe System? The same amount of time it takes two people (one charting, one probing) to do an exam with a traditional probe (about 6-8 minutes). A comprehensive exam usually takes 14-18 minutes. It is not faster because it is computer-integrated, but by using the System, you have the ability to educate and motivate the patient to accept soft tissue therapy, which increases standard of care, production as a whole, and ultimately, your bottom line.

How do I sterilize the FP Handpieces? The FP Handpieces are steam sterilizable (just place them in the autoclave). The Florida Probe System comes with 3 Handpieces, each lasting 3 years on average. The Dolphin Disposable Handpieces are single-use and disposable. Unwrap and use a new Dolphin for every new patient exam.

What are the minimum computer requirements for the FP32 Software used in both Systems? Windows 2000 (SP4), XP (SP2 or 64-bit), Vista, or Windows 7; Pentium III Processor or AMD equivalent; 256MB RAM*; 2GB free hard drive space; color display set at 1024 x 768 resolution with 32-bit color; 1 available USB port (3 preferred); *Vista users should have at least 3GB of RAM.

How many Systems would I need per full-time hygienist? If the hygienists usually probe patients at the same time, you would need one System per hygienist. Call for more info on other options, such as Docking Stations.

What do the Florida Probe and Go-Probe Systems add to our bottom line – what is the overall benefit to the practice? Offices with just one hygienist properly utilizing either the Florida Probe or GoProbe System can increase hygiene revenue by $10,000 per month.

Do you have financing available? Yes, we offer financing for all sales over $5,000 (U.S. customers only). Call for full details.

More questions? Call 1-877-357-7623 to speak with a sales representative or to schedule a free web demo.

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