August 2012

Intraoral camera Changing trends in Dental Imagery

Dental Imagery technology is poised to be one of the most common and cost effective technology applications for a dental surgeon. New age intraoral cameras are powered with highest quality of imaging power and ehealth solutions that make it easy to share and print anytime anywhere.

It was in 1980s that the field of dentistry saw its first intra-oral camera being launched and used by dentists; they were primarily a miniature video camera inserted in the mouth to take sharp, close-up images or videos of teeth and mouth. Today powered with many add-on features for image quality, flexibility and image sharing and storage, these have become an essential for better diagnosis and documentation of cases by dental practitioners. An advantage over traditional dental X-rays is that these cameras are connected to a computer that provides immediate, accurate feedback and real-time images. Also, whereas the conventional imaging methods are often bulky and obtrusive, digital intraoral cameras are lightweight, compact, and have flexible design to increase maneuverability for the doctors.
captures a variety of images including macro, single teeth, arches and smiles.Dental professionals want to obtain the highest quality images for optimal diagnosis, treatment planning, patient communication and case documentation, said Edward Shellard, D.M.D., Chief Marketing Officer, Director, Business Development, Carestream Health.

 Storage and Sharing
Designed with convenience and flexibility in mind, the new designs of intra-oral cameras come with features of USB 2.0 high speed connection, enabling easy sharing between operatories. Packed with all the advanced features and high image quality, the product is also has a fully TWAIN-compliant camera, wherein images can be stored and archived in Carestream Dentals Imaging Software, as well as other leading imaging software. The CS 1200s unique ability to store up to 300 images within the camera, it thus streamlines practice workflow with no memory cards or extra storage devices required, said Pinkesh Garg, General Manager, Carestream Dental India.

The new designs launched include options of wired and wireless connectivity for convenience of the doctors. As the adoption and use of these cameras increase across India, the prices will witness a sharp dip ushering for more dental practioners to use this technology. The future of dental imagery promises to witness what probably the mobile industry witnessed“ smaller, more powerful and easy to share images on cameras. When planning to buy one, dentists should initially uate cameras that can give them the best combination of image quality, ease of use and portability to find the best system for their practice.


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