Why Digital Doc Technology?

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Why Digital Doc Technology?

Why Digital Doc?

Why Digital Doc?

You may have come across many companies in your search for potential suppliers of digital dentistry equipment for your dental practice. Additionally, you may be wondering why you should choose Digital Doc over another manufacturer. Read on and see for yourself what dental care professionals and the team behind Digital Doc have to offer.

Digital Doc Intraoral Cameras Drive Patient Engagement

Grant Olson, DDS (Springfield, MO-Innovative Dental): “I don’t know whether you have ever sat in a room trying to talk with somebody and they are just not engaging with you. It’s hard enough because it seems they don’t care. I’m assuming all the patients care about their smile and their teeth. The reason they are not engaged is that they don’t understand.”

With an intraoral camera from Digital Doc, you will have the means to engage the patients. This is because you can show them the images of what you are seeing in their mouth and discuss those images in a collaborate way aimed at getting agreement regarding the needed treatment.

Ian Weir, DDS (Ford Village Dentistry-Oakville, ON Canada) agrees saying, “A cracked tooth on a photograph that big…if they can see it, they will believe it.” He adds that, “When they leave, the likelihood that they will come back and fix it goes up greatly when we actually have that real belief that comes from photos to a professional diagnosis.”

Dental Cameras Transform Practices

Mark E. Hyman, DDS (Greensboro, NC) says, “My dental world changed in 1991 when I started working with intraoral cameras. We booked eight crowns. So what do you think I went and did the next day? I bought more cameras!”

This is clear proof that acquiring the best intraoral cameras from Digital Doc has a positive effect on the bottom lines of dental practices.

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Sharing Dental Cameras is Not Practical

Wouldn’t having just one intraoral camera in each dental practice suffice? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. The demands of daily work in dental offices makes it difficult for multiple professionals to share one camera.

This is because sharing a camera is inconvenient since you may want to use the camera but another professional is still using it in another room. Tyler Shoemaker, DMD (Smiles Dental Group, Vancouver WA) puts it excellently when he says, “Everyone in the industry thought maybe if you got one camera in your office you’re gonna be fine. We just found that it just doesn’t happen.”

Brett Wilson, the President of Digital Doc agrees. “The idea and the theory of sharing cameras has been around a long time, and it is neat in theory but it’s not practical.”

Emphasis on Customer Support

“It’s not just a transaction to us. It’s not a here’s a camera, good luck with the camera!” Brett Wilson, President (Digital Doc)

One of the biggest reasons why you should select Digital Doc products is that the acquisition of the dental technology is just the beginning of your relationship with us. We offer unparalleled support to our customers on an ongoing basis, so they learn to see us as partners.

Our commitment to great customer service goes starts with our customer interactions. We ensure that any calls made to us are answered by a human rather than a robot. Dave Wilson, one of the owners of Digital Doc, puts it best saying, “How many times do you call somebody today and get the phone answered by some type of system? At Digital Doc, we will never allow that.”

Time-Saving

Doctors are telling us they are able to see things you just can’t see on a traditional x-ray. The XTG handheld x-ray drives patient experience and reduces a full mouth series, in terms of time, by half. This time savings makes it worthwhile to add the XTG, even if you already have an x-ray in every room. 

At Digital Doc, we fiercely implement a culture of excellence. We know that you would like to uphold excellence at your dental practice as well. That is why we invite you to partner with us as your provider of digital dental equipment, such as the best intraoral cameras, handheld dental x-ray devices, LUM transillumination devices and all accessories needed to get optimum value from our products. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can be of service!

Watch our Why Digital Doc Technology video to learn more.

The Benefits of Digital Workflows in Your Dental Office

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The Benefits of Digital Workflow in Your Office Space

The Many Benefits of Digital Workflows in Your Dental Office

If your dental office hasn’t digitized its workflows, you are missing out on many of the benefits that other dentists are taking advantage of. Here are some of the most notable benefits of digital workflows you may enjoy in your dental office. 

The Removal of Time and Space Barriers

Before the advent of digital workflows, everything had to be done manually. As you probably know, filing and retrieving hard copies of patient files is very time-consuming. 

That is not the case with digitized workflows. For example, when using the IRIS X80 Dental Camera, images can be instantly sent to the patient’s file. 

Visualization of Patient Outcomes is Easy

Digitized workflows also make it easy for your dental team to visualize patient outcomes prior to a dental procedure. For example, your team can pull up digital images of a previous case and use them when planning out treatment.

The same digital records can serve an added role during patient education. For example, “before” and “after” images can be uploaded to your website. New patients will often look into your patient reviews and case studies before coming to the office. It will, therefore, be easier for you to explain a given procedure and what they can expect if the patient comes with some prior information about the treatment they need.

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Increased Efficiency

Digital workflows have an immediate impact on efficiency at any dental office. For example, digital x-ray images can be immediately sent to a dental lab so that needed restorations are fabricated quickly. As we mentioned above, you can display the images captured by your intraoral camera on your monitor in real-time. This improved efficiency ultimately brings costs down and improves patient care since the errors inherent in manual processes are eliminated.

Increased Reliability of Products

Digital workflows also make it possible for the information to be processed using a variety of software. For example, the x-ray images captured using the XTG handheld x-ray in your dental office can be used by CAD software to design the customized dental restorations needed by a patient.

Cases of ill-fitting dentures, crowns, and other dental devices are therefore drastically reduced as a result of the digitization of processes at dental offices. As product reliability increases, so does patient satisfaction. Your costs will also reduce because expensive rework is avoided.

Digital Doc has made a name for itself as the best provider of digital dental technology, such as intraoral cameras and handheld x-ray equipment. Give us a call, and we will work with you to upgrade your equipment so that you, too, can enjoy the benefits of digital workflows at your dental office.

Why Digital X-Rays Are Better Than Traditional Ones

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Why Digital X-Rays Are Better Than Traditional Ones

The Reasons Why Digital X-Rays Are Better Than Traditional Ones

 

Over the years, dentistry has improved both clinical practices and technology. Digital x-ray equipment, such as the XTG Hand-held Digital X-Ray from Digital Doc, has contributed to overall better patient care. In this article, you’ll discover why digital x-rays are better than traditional ones.

Less Radiation Exposure

All forms of radiographic imaging require a degree of radiation in order to capture what lies beneath the skin. Medically, the levels of radiation to which a patient is exposed during x-ray are regarded as safe and extra precautions. You’re required to wear a lead apron to prevent radiation exposure.

Digital x-rays take radiation reduction to a whole new level since the equipment needs just 20 percent of the amount of radiation that a traditional x-ray machine needs. Patients have more reason to celebrate when you upgrade your traditional x-ray machine to a digital one like the Hand-held Digital X-Ray device made by Digital Doc.

Cost-Effectiveness

Traditional x-rays are costly because a lot of specialized materials, such as chemicals and film, to develop x-ray images are needed. These materials increase the cost of getting x-ray images taken in the course of receiving dental care.

However, digital x-rays are more cost-effective because there is no need for extra material. The digital images are viewed on a computer or television screen, and they are stored as digital files. You can decrease your overhead when you upgrade your dental x-ray machine.

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Digital X-Rays Are Quicker

In today’s world, we can get almost anything with a push of a button. Patients may feel frustrated if they have to take more time out of their day to get dental x-rays. 

Digital x-rays like the XTG Hand-held X-Ray save you and your patient a lot of time since the x-ray images can be viewed immediately. This modern equipment makes it possible for a definitive diagnosis to be made all within the same visit. Furthermore, patients will be able to start treatment immediately.

Digital X-rays Provide More Accurate Diagnosis

Traditional x-rays heavily rely on the user to capture clear images that your dentist will use to diagnose you. There is also more room for error when using a traditional x-ray machine. 

Digital x-rays are a different story. Numerous high-quality images can be taken instantly using the XTG Hand-Held X-Ray device. You can zoom in or out, enhance the clarity of the images, or manipulate them in any way. Human error is, therefore, greatly minimized when digital x-rays are used by your team.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits for your patients and your dental office when you start using digital x-rays. If you would like to learn more about how to make this transition, contact us to schedule a virtual demo. 

Boosting Profitability in Your Dental Practice in 2020

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Boosting Profitability in Your Dental Practice in 2020

All You Need to Know About Boosting Profitability in Your Dental Practice in 2020

One of the best goals you can set for your dental practice in 2020 is to boost profitability. Improved profitability will not only mean that you can afford to attract and retain the best staff, but you will also be able to create the dental office of your dreams. Boosting profitability can take two forms. One is to grow your practice by attracting more patients. The second way is to optimize every aspect of the dental practice to get maximum value from all the resources at your disposal. Consider some of the following recommendations on how to boost profitability in your dental practice.

Emphasize Same-Day Treatment

You can increase case acceptance and profitability by making same-day treatment plans available to your patients. For example, seeing a patient who comes in for their routine dental cleaning and then deep cavities. This patient can be given the option of getting a filling that same day.

The advantage of same-day treatment options is that they negate the need to make future appointments. Appointments always come with the possibility of cancellation or postponement. Therefore, profitability will be boosted once patients are presented with the option of having a dental problem dealt with immediately.

Use Pictures, Not Words

Case acceptance can also be boosted by taking the approach of saying fewer words and using more pictures during case presentation. In this regard, the best intraoral camera from Digital DOC can go a long way in providing high-quality images that can be displayed on HD flat screen T.V’s in the office. The crystal-clear images will show the patient the extent of their dental problem. When a patient sees the extent of tooth decay, then the patient will be more willing to accept the treatment plan recommended. Using Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras allows you to See More, Do More.

Give Everyone an Appointment

Profitability can be improved when patients leave the office with their next visit already scheduled. The best way to pull this off, especially when faced with patients who don’t have any specific dental problem, is by having the front desk staff explain why it is important to schedule regular visits to retain peak dental health. The staff member can then proceed to recommend two appointment options from which the patient is encouraged to select the one they prefer. In this way, you will have eased the appointment-setting process while giving the patient autonomy to select the best timing for that appointment. If handled successfully, profitability will start to improve as those appointments kick in.

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Improve Your Appointment Confirmation Process

A significant portion of productivity (and potential profitability) is lost to canceled appointments and no-shows. By having an effective appointment confirmation system, a lot of this lost productivity can be avoided.

For example, research has shown that text messaging produces better results than sending voicemail messages. To start, send a message the same day the appointment is made. Then follow up with another message requesting confirmation two weeks before the appointment date. Next, send another message 48 hours before, then 24 hours before and lastly 2 hours before the appointment. This way, any patient who cannot make their appointment will let the office know, and that time slot can be allocated to another patient. This way, profitability will be boosted because the entire workday will be fully utilized.

Provide a Variety of Payment Options

Some people are hesitant to accept recommended treatment plans because of the needed treatment’s price. You can overcome this barrier by providing as many payment options as possible. For example, you could start by accepting all insurance plans in addition to credit and debit cards.

Payment plans (for those without insurance) and payment offers for those who can pay in advance can also increase case acceptance and boost profitability.

Remove Patients’ Fears

A number of patients may be reluctant to accept treatment that you propose because they are apprehensive about the dental procedure. You can forestall these concerns during the case presentation by using simple language to describe the procedure.

For example, use the words basic, simple, or routine when talking about the dental procedure. If the procedure is a complex one, inform the patient that you perform it frequently and that he or she shouldn’t have fears. This way, the patient will be put at ease, and they will be more likely to accept the treatment proposed. With improved case acceptance comes increased profitability for the dental office.

Upgrade Your Equipment

Upgrading your dental equipment is arguably one of the best things that you can do to boost profitability. When you get the best dental camera, the best handheld dental x-ray device, and other digital dental equipment from Digital Doc, you are in a good place to present cases. Presenting this way will put the patient at the center of advocating for treatment. With the best equipment, you will be able to take efficiency to a higher level, which will translate into profitability for the office.

As you can see, there are many things you can do to boost profitability come 2020. Use the tips above to get creative and engage Digital DOC as your partner on matters of dental equipment, especially for the best dental cameras, handheld x-ray devices, transillumination devices, and all their accessories. We are ready to work with you to make 2020 your best year ever, so contact us today to schedule a virtual demonstration of our Digital Doc products.

Fresh Start in the New Year

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Fresh Start in the New Year

Get a Fresh Start in the New Year

The new year has officially begun! As we kick off 2020, you may start to think about how you can achieve your dental practice’s new goals. If 2019 wasn’t your strongest, you may take this as an opportunity to start fresh. Either way, we want to help you make 2020 your best year yet. So, how can you make this year top all the rest? We recommend upgrading your dental equipment. There are so many benefits to upgrading to the latest dental technology. Here are some of the key reasons why it is wise for practice owners to set a goal to update their dental equipment this New Year.

Increased Productivity for the New Year

Increased productivity at the dental practice is the first benefit of updating your dental equipment. For example, when you update your intraoral cameras, they will integrate seamlessly with your office management system. The captured images will be sent immediately to the digital files of the patient. Digital Docs IRIS X80, the best intraoral camera on the market, offers plug and play capabilities. You no longer have to worry about how to use your intraoral camera. It’s ready to go when you are. This improved productivity can allow you to grow your dental practice and serve more patients each day as a result of the time freed when most processes are automated. You can work less and have more free time without having to let go of your current patients. New technology truly allows you to See More, and Do More.

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Reduced Equipment Failure Risks

Updating your dental equipment eliminates the risk that work will be interrupted by equipment malfunctions or failures. Outdated digital equipment stands a higher chance of failing. This is because its complex operating systems will struggle to cope with the demands placed upon them. In contrast, updated equipment works effortlessly since all its systems are primed to deliver peak performance.

Attract New Patients

A big selling point for new patients is the aesthetics of your dental office. If a patient walks into your office and everything is outdated (including your equipment), they’ll think that your skills are outdated too. When you upgrade your dental technology, your patients will appreciate that you are investing in your business and they’ll also like the fact that you keep up with the latest trends. 

As you can see, investing in new dental technology will pay off. Patients will always choose an office that’s updated over an outdated office. Our Digital Doc team is happy to help you in this process. Contact us today and schedule a virtual or an in-office demo!

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

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A visual examination of your mouth isn’t enough for dentists to start the necessary treatment. Consequently, dentists utilize an array of diagnostic tools, such as radiographic images. Dentists rely on these x-rays to look at what lies beneath your gum-line, such as the roots of your teeth and the surrounding bone. So, when you see your dentist using the XTG Handheld X-Ray machine from Digital Doc, you’ll know that they’re doing everything they can to provide the best treatment possible. In this article, you’ll learn the importance of dental x-rays, how often you should have them taken, and their level of safety.

X-Rays Are Invaluable During Diagnosis

As already mentioned, dental x-rays allow your dentist to take a look at what is within and between your teeth, something that isn’t possible with just the naked eye.

Dental x-rays aren’t only useful during routine dental checkups to ensure that you don’t have any dental disease; they are also immensely helpful during the diagnosis of various diseases. For example, HD x-rays taken using the XTG X-Ray device can be instrumental in helping your dentist see impacted wisdom teeth, abscesses, cysts, and many other issues.

Many people rarely see their doctor, but they visit the dentist regularly. This situation has made dental x-rays important aids in diagnosing overall health problems, such as osteoporosis. Digital Doc’s handheld digital x-ray will show whether or not you are losing bone dentistry in your jaw or other surrounding areas. 

Dental x-rays also play an important role when dentists, orthodontists, and other dental care professionals are creating a treatment plan. For example, when you are due to undergo dental implant surgery, the dentist will use the x-ray images to plan the surgery and select the best placement for the implant.

How Often Should X-Rays Be Taken?

No two patients are alike, so it isn’t easy to make a blanket statement regarding how often you should undergo dental x-rays. For that reason, it is prudent for you to talk to your dentist so that he or she can assess your dental health and recommend how often you may need dental x-rays.

For most patients, several types of dental x-rays, such as panoramic x-rays, periapical x-rays, and bitewing x-rays will be taken if you are a new patient at a dental office so that your first exam can give the dentist a clear picture of where you stand in terms of your dental health. Thereafter, the x-rays will not be as comprehensive as the first set since there will be a baseline upon which future exams and treatment will be based.

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Dental X-Ray Safety

Every patient and parent is concerned about x-ray safety. After all, radiation exposure carries some risks, and that is why patients are given lead aprons and lead collars to protect delicate body organs from radiation. Most modern equipment is designed to limit radiation exposure, and dentists only order x-rays when the situation warrants such images, so you should have no worries on those few times when these images are required.

Nevertheless, some dentists have taken patient safety a degree higher by switching to handheld digital x-rays, such as the XTG. This device hugely reduces the radiation to which you are exposed, so you have nothing to fear if your dentist uses this chairside device. The odds of getting the best diagnostic and routine checkup images increase significantly if your dentist is using the XTG Handheld X-Ray from Digital Doc since the images captured will be crystal-clear. So, the next time you visit your dentist, ask him or her to use this digital device for reliable x-rays upon which your dental health can be determined.

Do HD Cameras Matter to Patients?

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Are you putting off investing in HD cameras for your practice because you think that they may not be of great value to your patients? What if you polled the next 100 patients that came into your practice and asked them how big of a television what watched at home?  If more than 70% said, HD would it help your decision to upgrade your televisions in your operatories to 55” TV’s and invest in IRIS HD? In this article, you’ll discover how your patients can benefit when you start using HD cameras, such as the IRIS HD Intraoral cameras, at your dental office.

Patient Education is Easier

The superior image quality of HD cameras like the IRIS HD USB 3.0 gives you an important tool to use during patient education. For example, you can print out the HD image and circle the areas showing the cavities in the teeth of the patient. This clarifies to the patient the magnitude of the problem and leads them to accept the treatment that you want to provide.

If the patient cannot make decisions on their own about the treatment, you can let them take the printed images home so they can discuss treatment with their loved ones.

Alternatively, you can beam the images on a video screen inside the operatory. These HD images taken using your IRIS Intraoral Camera for Mac or the IRIS HD USB 3.0 will loom large on the screen and put the point across that immediate treatment is necessary.

Processing Insurance Claims is Easier

Getting insurance claims accepted in a timely manner is another benefit. You can even get reimbursed for Images taken.  Use the following: IO Camera code D0350 and D0600 for any transillumination images.  We had a dental practice receive over $1,800 in insurance reimbursement for IO camera images alone in five months.

The situation is much different when the insurance claims include HD images taken by IRIS HD 3.0 Dental Camera or the xtg2go handheld x-ray. The images make a strong case and expedite the successful processing of that claim.

They Portray a Positive Image of Your Practice

The dental technology you have in your office can influence whether a patient stays with you or finds dental services elsewhere. For example, when patients see that the equipment you use to conduct diagnostic tests is very old, they may wonder whether it is still safe and they will switch to dental practices or doctors’ offices with newer equipment.

When you upgrade to IRIS Intraoral cameras, your patients see your practice as one which keeps with the times and utilizes the latest technology. This positive impression takes on an even greater role in patient recruitment and retention when you show those patients how that technology helps you to provide better care to them. As you know, happy patients and caregivers translate into benefits on your bottom line.

As you can see, HD cameras do have many patient-side benefits which you shouldn’t fail to harness. Those benefits will then be magnified by the benefits on your side as a dental care provider, such as smoothening workflows and expediting diagnosis. So, what are you waiting for to upgrade to HD cameras?

Adopting Portable X-Rays Into Your Practice

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Adopting Portable X-Rays Into Your Practice

If you haven’t incorporated portable handheld x-rays into your dental practice, you are missing out on a lot of benefits that these devices bring. In this article, you’ll discover how adopting Digital Doc’s XTG Handheld X-Ray will transform your dental practice.

Employees’ Work Is Eased

Sometimes you don’t realize how much of an asset dental technology can be until you use it. When your employees use the portable XTG Handheld X-Ray frequently, they’ll realize how easy it is to set up and capture images. All that the employees have to do is to power it up, take aim, and start capturing images. No more wasting time walking in and out of the operatory with every shot taken.

As the portable x-ray eases the work of employees, it frees them to be more productive and build rapport with each patient. This increased productively has a direct positive effect on the bottom line of your dental practice.

Patient Experience

The dental industry is more and more competitive today.  Are you accepting new patients?   Would you like this number to continue to increase?  Investing in technology such as XTG hand-held X-ray and communicating this to your patients will improve their experience.  Improving patient experience will result in more new patients.  People talk about their experiences, both positive and negative.  The conversation could go something like this: “Jim, we are always looking for ways to improve your experience.  We just invested in hand-held x-ray, which allows us to reduce the time it takes us to take your Xrays by half the time.   It is very safe.  So much so, I get to stay in the room with you. What do you think?”

Instant Diagnosis is Possible

Traditional x-rays are a time-consuming process for both the patient and the dental care provider. Digital handheld x-rays and intraoral cameras collapse this time because the images captured are beamed onto the screen available in the operatory as soon as the image is taken. Faster diagnosis means treatment can be commenced sooner, and patients can make an informed decision while the image is still vivid in the minds.

Storage of Patient Records is Eased

It is also easier to maintain patients’ records after switching to digital dental technology, such as the LUM sub-enamel illumination device, the xtg2go portable x-ray, and the IRIS HD digital intraoral camera. The images captured using the portable x-ray or the digital intraoral camera can be sent directly to the digital file of each patient. It is therefore easy to retrieve this patient data since it is all stored in one place, and there’s no need for staff to archive records manually.

As you can see, your dental practice can benefit from adopting portable x-ray equipment. Talk to the experts at Digital Doc and learn how you integrate this portable digital x-ray equipment in your practice today. As always, SEE More.  DO More.

Portable Dental X-Rays Basic Training

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Portable Dental X-Rays Basic Training

There are so many benefits to portable dental x-rays. Once you’ve decided to upgrade your traditional x-ray machine to an XTG Handheld X-ray, you’ll need to learn how to use it. 

The XTG Handheld X-Ray device can capture 150 images a day, and these are more than a typical office will need, so there is no need to worry about the charge on the battery. Use the following steps to get started with your new device so that you enjoy faster setup, better quality images, and reduced radiation exposure of your patients.

Powering Up Your Handheld X-Ray

Take the tower port on the USB cable and plug it into a port on the XTG device. Next, press the power “On” button to activate the unit. The display will show you the status of the battery charge and the current tooth image option you can capture immediately. The settings could indicate “Adult” or “Pedo.”

Selecting/Saving Image Settings

The “S” button on the unit changes the tooth settings to what you require. To make any changes. Press the up or down button next to the “S” button to adjust the exposure setting. Press the “S” button and hold it down for 2 seconds to save the current settings shown on the device’s display screen. For example, the screen may be indicating “Adult,” and you want to save these settings used to capture images of adults. To do this, press down the “S” button for two seconds and the “ready” light will turn on to confirm that you have saved the settings. These saved settings now form part of your preset settings that you can quickly access.

To change from the adult to pediatric settings, touch the “S” button and press it, so it stays down. Next, touch the power button and then touch the “S” button again. The display will change to “pedo,” and you can take x-rays of kids.

To keep it in the pedo position, touch the power button, then the “S” button and the x-ray will show the green ready light.

Switching to Another Preset Setting

To turn back to the adult settings, hold the “S” button down again, touch the power off button, touch the “S” button again and you will be taken back to the adult settings. And that really is all you need in terms of setting up your brand new XTG Handheld X-Ray unit.

Taking X-Ray Images

To capture an exposure, use your right hand to hold the XTG so that it rests in the palm of that hand. Keep your first finger protruding to the front of the device. The exposure button is right there at the right-hand corner at the front. Now move the hand holding the device away from your body so that you don’t feel the weight of the XTG Handheld X-Ray unit. You can take all x-rays using just one hand because the strap over your shoulder balances out the weight. Now point the device, then touch and hold down the exposure button. You will hear three beeps, and the device screen will go back to green showing that you are ready to take another image if you want to.

That is a summary of all you need to use your xray2go. For more detailed instructions on how to set up and use the XTG, search YouTube for XTG by Digital Doc, and you will find an 11-minute instructional video to give you a more in-depth explanation of the steps in this blog post.

 

Why Every Dentist Needs an Intraoral Camera

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Why Every Dentist Needs an Intraoral Camera

With modern dentistry on the rise, quality dental equipment is an absolute must. Intraoral cameras and handheld dental x-ray machines are one of the most important tools a dental office can invest in. This article discusses some of the reasons why every dentist needs an intraoral camera.

Early Detection of Oral Health Problems

Many patients fear the dentist and would do just about anything to avoid an invasive and costly dental procedure. Luckily, Digital Doc offers a wide range of intraoral cameras that are perfect for detecting oral health problems in the beginning stages. Treatment is often less painful, expensive and time-consuming when the problem is caught sooner than later. If you have intraoral cameras in your office, you will put your patients and your patients will be more at ease.

Improving Communication Improves Case Acceptance

When a dental problem is not visible to the naked eye, it can be hard to convince patients the extent or seriousness of the issue. Intraoral cameras decrease communication barriers between the patient and the doctor, giving the patient a better understanding of what’s at stake. Furthermore, it’s much easier for the patient to comply with treatment once you’ve given them the visual data to back it up. Investing in intraoral cameras in your office will allow you to communicate effectively with your patients and improve your overall case acceptance.

Improving Patient Rapport

Intraoral cameras allow dentists to show and explain dental problems to patients in real-time. Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras help locate hard-to-find problems such as tooth fractures, pulp exposures, and caries. The LUM enhances detection capabilities with sub-enamel illumination diagnostic methods. LUM applies high-intensity light source to the tooth, which allows professionals to accurately assess and advise treatment. Also, including patients in the diagnosis and treatment process allows you to establish a trustworthy relationship with the patient and reduce their anxiety. Overall, using intraoral cameras to diagnose and treat patients can help you build patient rapport.