Seguin, Texas Dentist Wins National Contest for Powerful Imaging Technology

Posted on March 24, 2014

March 12, 2014—Roselle, Ill.—A Seguin, Texas dentist will be able to offer enhanced dental care to his patients thanks to winning a $50,000 dental X-ray imaging unit from a Planmeca USA, Chicago-area dental equipment company .

Dr. Valdamar Cevallos entered the contest for a Planmeca S3 last fall when his sales rep visited him as part of a sales call.  Little did the dentist know that the sales call would result in his name being drawn as the contest winner.

“I entered the contest and forgot about it. I figured the odds of winning were slim and none,” said Dr. Cevallos.

“This could not have come at a better time,“ Dr. Cevallos said. ”I recently started making the move to switch to an all-digital dental office and had purchased the software--the imaging equipment was next.”

Dr. Cevallos’ name was drawn as the winner of the S3 at the Chicago Dental Society MidWinter Meeting on Friday February 21st.  When he heard the news, he was amazed. 

“One of my employees saw the video of my name being drawn and we couldn’t believe it,” he said.

“This machine will fit in perfectly with our goals—I have a very old Panorex x-ray unit that needs to be replaced and this S3 will work out perfectly for us,” he said.  Dr. Cevallos has been in practice for 17 years and has two full time hygienists and two full time assistants to work in his five operatories.

Planmeca’s S3 is a versatile digital x-ray unit that will provide virtually all the imaging procedures Dr. Cevallos needs and it can be upgraded in the future if he wants to move to a 3D capability, said Planmeca USA President Bob Pienkowski.


About Planmeca

Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the dental equipment market and the third largest company in the field. With a North American office located in Roselle, Illinois, and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca is well-established in high-tech dental markets worldwide and has considerable market share in the U.S., Japan, and several European countries. Our dental product line includes:

  • Dental x-ray equipment

  • Dental digital imaging and software applications

  • Dental care units and equipment

  • Dental cabinetry and furniture


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