How Can a Digital Doc Camera Boost My Practice?

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How Can a Digital Doc Camera Boost My Practice?

For 20 years, Digital Doc has been making intraoral cameras with a single-minded focus of enabling dental offices to See More, Do More for their patients.  We commit to you seeing a 10% increase in revenue with a camera per provider following our 12 images in 2 minutes protocol.  Cathy Jameson recently told Brett Wilson, President of Digital Doc, that she has tracked revenue increase for 30 years and offices using cameras as described above see an average of 30% increase in revenue. This boost to dental offices is made possible by our digital cameras in several ways.

Digital Doc Cameras Have High Image Quality

We live in a HD world today, agree?  When you watch a football game can you tell if the game is standard definition or high definition? At Digital Doc, we know that the quality and accuracy of diagnosis in the dental field, and all fields of medicine, highly depends on the quality of the diagnostic images a doctor reviews. Our IRIS HD cameras take intraoral images to a whole new level of quality.

The crystal clear images that clinicians can access using our dental cameras are second to none. They not only enable the doctor to see more, do more, but they also give the patient the perspective of the doctor. So, the gravity of a dental problem is clearly appreciated, and the urgency for treatment stands out clearly.

To improve image quality even further, we have recently introduced the IRIS X80 Liquid Lens Auto Focus Dental Camera to make it even easier to capture crystal clear images.

This means that with a Digital Doc camera in your dental office, diagnosis, and getting patients to accept treatment will get a whole lot easier.

Ease of Use

Many dental practices have equipment that remains unused simply because the dental assistants and other staff members find that equipment difficult to use.

At Digital Doc, we look at and rely on two approaches to making sure that our intraoral cameras will be welcomed and used by dental offices.

First, we include our 12-in-2 training that dental offices get when they acquire our cameras. We even provide virtual demonstrations of how our cameras can be used so that every member of the team can have a chance to learn how to get the best from these best-in-class HD intraoral cameras.

Secondly, we devote a lot of time, personnel, and other resources to continuously improving the ease of use of our dental cameras. Some of the results of our efforts in this direction are seen in the IRIS X80 Camera. The X80 comes with the autofocus capabilities mentioned earlier, dual capture buttons that allow left-handed and right-handed clinicians to use their preferred hand to capture images, and many other carefully selected features.

The work at your dental office will, therefore, be greatly eased if you partner with us as your provider of digital dental technology, such as intraoral cameras.

Unparalleled Support from Our Digital Doc Team

We don’t stop at selling you our equipment and then leaving you to figure out how to use them. At Digital Doc, we know that transitioning to new dental technology often comes with a steep learning curve, and staff members will adapt at different rates.

This isn’t a journey you should walk alone. We stand by you through the journey so that you can get timely help in dealing with any issues that could arise. After all, we know our equipment better than anyone else, so we make our expertise available by phone or email.

There’s no need to worry when you have the support of the entire Digital Doc team.

Deepening Interactions with Patients

Dental offices thrive based on the kinds of relationships they have with their patients. These relationships are harder to cultivate and maintain today in a metrics-driven era of dentistry, and medicine in general.

An intraoral camera from Digital Doc is just what your dental office needs to create and deepen your interactions with patients. For example, once the images are captured, they can be displayed in real-time on a large screen within the operatory. As those different images come up, the clinician can explain each image to the patient and identify key areas of the image that point to a certain diagnosis and the needed treatment for that condition seen.

Many times, those images alone are enough to put the patient in the driver’s seat in terms of appreciating how urgent treatment is. Your interaction with the patient enables that patient to be satisfied with the services that are available at your dental office, and with high patient satisfaction rates comes more revenue from patient loyalty and referrals of other patients by the existing ones.

By now, you should understand why so many dental offices are benefiting from the dental technology at Digital Doc. What now remains is for you to make your needs known to us so that we can recommend the best way to add these cutting-edge devices to your office in a cost-effective way.

Top Reasons You Need Intraoral Cameras

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What is an Intraoral Camera?

An intraoral camera is a small-sized camera used by dentists to take images of your teeth and gums. Intraoral cameras have rapidly increased over the years as it is beneficial in diagnosing dental problems like tooth decay and cracked teeth. The intraoral camera transmits real-time imagery for the patient and dentists to see. Intraoral cameras are a very important and powerful tool for dentists to possess. When you use an intraoral camera from Digital Doc, patients will visualize exactly what you’re trying to tell them. Intraoral cameras allow you to SEE MORE and DO MORE.

Benefits of Intraoral Cameras

In today’s high-tech world, patients care about high-quality imagery. Luckily, Digital Doctor offers premium intraoral cameras with high-quality results. We highly recommend making the investment and upgrading to our  IRIS X80 Liquid Lens Auto-focus Intraoral Camera, our newest intraoral camera. Here are some of the top reasons you need intraoral cameras in your practice: 

  • Better patient education and dentist-patient communication: With the help of Digital Doc intraoral cameras, patients can see the inside of their mouth like never before. This makes it very easy for doctors to help patients understand what oral health problems they may have. Once they’ve seen the problem first-hand, the patient will be more receptive to starting treatment. Communication between patient and doctor will improve greatly if you upgrade to one of Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras. 
  • Improve diagnoses: Some parts of the teeth, like soft tissue lesions and caries, are challenging to see without the right equipment. Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras allow you to SEE MORE and DO MORE. With the help of advanced intraoral cameras, like the IRIS X80 Liquid Lens Auto-focus intraoral camera, you can accurately diagnose the patient in real-time. At the end of the day, you’ll both save time and money.  
  • Easier insurance claims: Insurance claims can be a complicated process. Sometimes, patients will need evidence to get their treatment covered, and x-rays may not be enough. Without proper evidence, treatment will be postponed. You won’t have this problem when you choose a Digital Doc’s intraoral camera. 

What to Look for When Buying an intraoral camera

Digital Doctor provides intraoral cameras suited to all your needs. When you go out to buy an intraoral camera, you’ll need to keep the following in mind:

  • Excellent image quality: The main purpose of an intraoral camera is to get high-quality images. So, you need to make sure the intraoral camera you choose has the right image resolution you need. You can count on Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras to produce high-quality images that can be displayed on flat screens in your dental office.
  • A good light source: You need to make sure that the device has a light source that is resistant to scratches and liquids. Make sure you choose an intraoral camera with a light bright enough to get quality images of the patient’s teeth and gums. With the IRIS X80, you won’t have to worry about scratches or low lighting because of its high-performance impact and chemical resistant seamless body mold.
  • Technical service: It is imperative that you choose the right intraoral camera provider. Look for a company that maintains a high quality of professionalism, after-sales service, and excellent overall experience. Digital Doc has 20 years of experience in the market. We don’t just hand you a camera and say good luck. When you choose an intraoral camera with Digital Doc, you get customer service of a company that answers every phone call live. We will not only provide you with the best intraoral cameras on the market but also provide you with a dedicated tech support team. 

Now that you’ve read the top reasons you need intraoral cameras, you can schedule a free virtual demo with our Digital Doc team. For more information, please contact us

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?

IRIS X80 Intraoral Camera

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We are thrilled to introduce X80, liquid lens autofocus HD camera.  This camera is plug and play. No training needed. The liquid lens goes from Full Face to Macro and stops on a dime.  We live in an HD world today and believe patients know the difference between SD and HD, then expect it. We expect to deliver industry-leading products that improves efficiency and case acceptance. We call it SEE More. DO More

Liquid Lens Auto Focus

The IRIS X80 intraoral camera comes with a Liquid Lens Auto Focus capability that means that you or your dental assistants will no longer have to press any buttons to focus the camera before capturing an image. The autofocus feature takes care of all this. All you have to do is press the capture button to have crisp, clear images of your patients’ dental structures. This is made possible by an internal computer that monitors the image that you would like to capture, and this internal computer adjusts the focus automatically whether you would like an image of a micro area or a wide-angle version.

Dual Capture Buttons

The fact that most people are right-handed has caused left-handed users a lot of grief because they have been compelled to adapt to using tools that aren’t designed with them in mind. You won’t have to worry about this thanks to the IRIS X80 intraoral camera. This exciting new digital camera comes with a capture button on either side so that you or your staff can use the button which corresponds to their preferred hand for performing such tasks. For those who are comfortable using both hands, the IRIS X80 now allows you to alternate the side you use to engage the capture button!

Ease of Use

Digital intraoral cameras just got a whole lot easier to use with the introduction of the IRIS X80. Users simply take the camera out of its box, plug it in and start capturing images right away! No need to tinker with multiple settings or read through a whole manual. This ease of use is a true time-saver in a busy dental office.

Impact and Chemical Resistant Body

Digital Doc is familiar with the different chemicals and chemical cleaners used in dental offices, as well as the likelihood that equipment will bump against surfaces from time to time. For this reason, the IRIS X80 intraoral camera has been designed to be highly resistant to impact and chemicals. Additionally, the body is seamless, further protecting the internal components from exposure to body fluids (blood and saliva, for example) and cleaning solutions. You can, therefore, be sure that your new IRIS X80 dental camera will serve you for years to come without easily succumbing to the effects of accidental bumps or chemical intrusion.

USB 2.0 Compatibility

The IRIS X80 intraoral camera will not require you to modify your present setup of the operatory, nor will it require you to buy any additional accessories so that you can use it. This new camera can be used with the standard USB 2.0 protocol so that it will fit seamlessly into your workflow.

The IRIS X80 comes with a load of other great features which you can experience for yourself by scheduling an in-office or virtual demonstration with us at Digital Doc. With the IRIS X80 intraoral camera, you will be able to SEE MORE and 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.

HD Quality Dental Images with Dr. Delwin Hemingway

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HD Quality Dental Images with Dr. Delwin R. Hemingway

We recently spoke with Dr. Delwin R. Hemingway about his experience with intraoral cameras. Dr. Hemingway has been in the dental industry for over forty years now. His experience goes way beyond the average dentist. He started out as a dental lab technician and eventually became the successful dentist he is today. Throughout his journey, Dr. Hemingway was an associate dentist, a partner in a group practice, the owner and CEO of a large practice which employs several dentists, and a Fortune Executive Coach. Dr. Hemingway has earned the “Best Designed Dental Practice of the Year in 2006” and “Best Integration of Technology into a Dental Practice in America in 2006.” What’s his secret? His ability to provide quality care to his patients using the latest dental technology.

The Best Investment For Your Dental Practice

Dr. Hemingway’s best return he’s ever made was on an intraoral camera. He started using his first intraoral camera back in 1988 when DentaCam first came out. Today, Dr. Hemingway says, “The state-of-the-art intraoral camera is the IRIS intraoral camera from Digital Doc. We use it every day on almost every patient. We have eight operatories. We have one of these in every operatory so you don’t have to go find it, you don’t have to wait for it, you can pick up the camera and take your pictures. I find this as one of the best, if not the best, source for showing patients what’s going on. They understand what needs to be done. I couldn’t practice dentistry without an intraoral camera and IRIS gives me the clarity in the image that I’m looking for.” Dr. Hemingway continues to provide the best patient care using Digital Doc’s IRIS intraoral camera. For questions about our IRIS intraoral camera or any other Digi Doc products, contact us today to schedule a FREE demo!

 

3 Essentials for Successful X-Ray Acquisition

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3 Essentials for Successful X-Ray Acquisition

X-ray images play a big role in any dental office as dental healthcare practitioners look for caries, impacted teeth, cysts, gum disease or any other dental anomaly. The best x-ray images are produced by the most appropriate x-ray equipment for your dental office. You should, therefore, consider the following factors as you shop for a replacement or additional x-ray machine for your dental office.

Patient Comfort

It can be nearly impossible for you to capture x-ray images of high quality if your patient isn’t comfortable while you take those images. Your first step in the quest for high-quality x-ray images is therefore to find x-ray equipment that will ensure the highest level of patient comfort.

The XTG Handheld X-Ray, also known as the Xray2go, is one piece of equipment that will address your concerns about patient comfort while radiographic images are captured.

This device allows you to get the x-ray images you want while the patient is sitting in the dental chair. The patient is comfortable because they are in a familiar room with a familiar person (you). The patient will remain relaxed while you capture all the different images you need to make an accurate diagnosis.

Equipment Quality

As you may know, any craftsman is often as good as the tools that he or she uses. The same applies to dental health professionals. You cannot expect to capture high-quality images using poor quality equipment.

So, you should be on the lookout for high-quality equipment as you shop for new x-ray equipment for your dental office. Consider manufacturers who have a history of availing reliable equipment that can serve for the stipulated service life without a drop in the quality of the images captured.

The Xray2go is one of the portable x-ray machines that will attract your attention when you rank the different pieces of equipment on the market in terms of their quality. This portable x-ray will come in handy to confirm any suspicions that you may have after viewing a patient’s oral structures with the help of the LUM sub-enamel illumination device.

While you evaluate the x-ray equipment quality, don’t forget to assess how many images you need to take each day so that what you buy can cope with that load. For example, the XTG Handheld X-Ray can capture at least 150 images before the battery power drops and you have to recharge it. This capacity is more than sufficient for most dental offices, so the x-ray can work all day and be recharged at night.

Workflow Optimization

Dentistry has progressed to a level where dental care professionals don’t have the luxury to take days or weeks before giving a patient diagnosis or even performing the necessary procedure. For example, same-day dental restorations (crowns, for example) are becoming the norm due to the availability of modern equipment.

You should consider how the x-ray equipment will ease or complicate the workflow at your dental office before you procure that equipment. Confirm that the software upon which the equipment you want to buy operates can be integrated with your patient management system.

The XTG Handheld X-Ray is superb in this regard because it can easily export the images captured to the digital patient files. All this is possible due to the compatibility of this equipment’s software with nearly all patient management systems available.

As you can see, the process of acquiring x-ray equipment for your dental office should be systematic so that you will be in a position to weed out the equipment that isn’t suited to the specific needs of your dental office. You can further smoothen the acquisition process by involving the supplier as early as possible so that the transition can be properly planned. Be sure to train your staff on how to use the new x-ray equipment, as well as any complementary technology like the LUM sub-enamel illumination device.

The Remarkable Story of Dr. Tuyen Nguyen

Dr. Tuyen Nguyen

The Remarkable Story of Dr. Tuyen Nguyen

When you visit Dr. Tuyen Nguyen’s state-of-the-art dental practice in Rush City, Minnesota, you cannot help but be inspired by his story. Dr. Nguyen migrated from Vietnam to start his version of The American Dream. Dr. Nguyen’s story inspires anyone to believe that if they dream big, put in long hours of work and never give up, they too can live the life they’ve always hoped for.

Born towards the end of the Vietnam War, Dr. Nguyen, grew up when the Communists took over the country. They rigorously enforced their system upon the people and punished anyone who got in their way. Any form of money or power was considered a sin. People went so far as to throw money in the river so that they could avoid being punished.

Dr. Nguyen came from a family who valued skills and education. His parents worked very hard to become schoolteachers to earn a good living. After the Communists took over, his parents were only making ends meet. To increase their income, Dr. Nguyen’s mom ran many businesses from their home. She purchased peanuts in bulk, processed them, added value, and then sold them. She did the same with other items like oil, sugar, and rice. Later, she started a sewing business to make clothing for exporting companies.

Dr. Nguyen helped out in the family businesses. But he was a determined young man who had the desire to better his circumstances in life. Dr. Nguyen rode a bicycle 20 miles three times a week in order to complete a preparatory course for a Vietnam college entrance exam. Later, he found out that he did not qualify to get into medical school. Dr. Nguyen did, however, get into a physician assistant program. After three long years of training, he qualified for a physician assistant job, which paid $25 a month. Dr. Nguyen could of qualified for a job that paid $50-100 a month if he went to medical school. He decided to go back to Biên Hòaorked to work for his mother’s at-home banking business. Dr. Nguyen told himself that he would one day board a plane and leave for a foreign country where he would get a better education.

His dreams of a better education finally became a reality when Dr. Nguyen found a way to migrate to the United States. He left Vietnam, traveled to the Philippines in 1992 and moved to the United States in 1993. He started his education in the U.S. at a community college. Dr. Nguyen considered nursing, teaching, business, and being a hygienist as possible career paths. Eventually, he decided he wanted to be an electrical technician. He made his way to Saint Paul College to gain the knowledge and skills he needed. Then one of his prime supporters convinced him that he was capable of doing more than engineering. Dr. Nguyen was encouraged by his peers to aim higher in the career field several times.

Dr. Nguyen completed dental school in 2002 and embarked on acquiring his own dental practice, a dream he had in 2005. Dr. Nguyen didn’t just want any regular dental practice. He wanted a comprehensive dental practice with the latest technology, such as 3D cone beam x-ray, hard and soft tissue laser and intraoral cameras. With the latest technology, he could leverage his newly acquired professional skills in order to offer the best service to his patients. That dream of a state-of-the-art dental practice saw the light of day in 2009 when he organized a grand opening for the revamped dental practice he bought years earlier.

Where is Dr. Nguyen now?

Today, Dr. Nguyen’s dental practice has 12 dental chairs, each with its own intraoral camera. He credits a combination of many investments such as the IRIS 2.0 Cameras made by Digital Doc, the facility, the proper number of team members to additional training.  Training courses to better serve his patients with Implants, for example, IV sedation, sleep apnea.  If you want to grow your production to over $1000 per hour, this list is a great place to start.

How can that be? Dr. Nguyen, explains that the cameras, for example, enable him to SHOW his patients that his dental practice is more thorough in its work when compared to the other dental offices. A new patient who comes in knowing that he or she has four cavities discovers from the images captured by the intraoral cameras that there are seven or eight cavities! By SHOWING the patients the extent of their dental problems instead of merely TELLING them, Dr. Nguyen proves the superiority of his services. Consequently, case acceptance rates have soared, along with his income.

Looking back to the $25 per month at a physician’s assistant back in Vietnam to $1,000 an hour. Dr. Nguyen is truly thankful for how far he has come and he encourages those in his field to go after what they want in life. If he could make it, you can make it too!

XTG Handheld X-Ray Shines During Dental Mission Trip

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XTG Handheld X-Ray Shines During Dental Mission to Haiti

It is easy to take things for granted when you live in the developed world. We often forget about the struggles third world countries face, such as access to food, clean water, and shelter. These countries also have little or no access to basic dental care. So, the vast majority of the population are living a poor quality of life (severe pain, inability to eat properly, premature tooth loss, gum disease, etc.)

As a way of giving back to humanity, Dr. Chris Hansen of Two Rivers Family Dental and a team of dental professionals went on a mission to Los Cacaos, a remote part of Haiti, for 10 days. Their mission was to provide free dental services to people from the villagers in Los Cacaos and the surrounding areas. Dr. Hansen and his team set off on February 14 determined to do what they could to ease the pain and suffering of locals.

Dental missions are hard to pull off because doctors don’t have access to the same dental equipment and materials they normally would at a dental care facility. On mission trips, you have to make do with makeshift facilities, often performing dental procedures wherever necessary.

All this would not have been possible without portable dentistry equipment, such as the Xray2go, a handheld compact x-ray machine that produces high-quality radiographic images.

In Dr. Hansen’s own words, “We were so fortunate to have a portable X-ray2go from our friends at Digital Doc! They have been generous partners in dental missions!” Her words speak volumes about how valuable the XTG Handheld X-ray can be when you need dental services on the go.

The XTG Handheld X-Ray took it all in stride and delivered high-quality x-ray images a day in and day out right to the very end! In total, the dental mission team performed 4 dental cleanings, 56 dental restorations, 573 tooth extractions, and 11 Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) treatments. The faithful and reliable Xray2go was there to provide all the radiographic images needed to perform the vast majority of those procedures.

The innovations that have brought portable handheld x-ray machines like the X-ray2go and other compact dental equipment like the LUM sub-enamel illumination device have made it possible to offer dental care just about anywhere. Dental offices that participate in dental missions or other outreach services should take advantage of the functionality and quality these products provide. Contact Digital Doc today for a FREE demo!