Crystal Clear Imaging For Your Patients

Crystal Clear Imaging

Crystal Clear Imaging For Your Patients

Crystal Clear Imaging: Exploring the Advanced Features of Digital Doc's Dental Sensors

In the ever-evolving landscape of dental technology, the pursuit of excellence in patient care and diagnostics remains at the forefront. Digital Doc, a trailblazer in dental imaging solutions, has revolutionized the industry with its state-of-the-art dental sensors. These cutting-edge devices provide crystal clear imaging, empowering dental professionals to make accurate diagnoses and deliver precision treatments. 

Crystal Clear Imaging

High-Resolution Imaging

Digital Doc’s dental sensors boast high-resolution imaging capabilities, capturing intricate details with unparalleled clarity. This advanced feature allows dental practitioners to visualize the finest anatomical structures, aiding in the detection of subtle abnormalities and enabling more accurate treatment planning.

Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy

Precision is paramount in dentistry, and Digital Doc’s dental sensors excel in delivering enhanced diagnostic accuracy. The sensors utilize advanced image processing algorithms to reduce noise and enhance contrast, ensuring that practitioners can rely on the images for confident diagnoses.

Ergonomic Design

Digital Doc understands the importance of ergonomics in dental practice. The sensors are designed with the comfort of both the patient and the practitioner in mind. With slim profiles and rounded edges, the sensors facilitate easy positioning and enhance patient comfort during image acquisition.

Immediate Image Availability

In the fast-paced world of dental clinics, time is of the essence. Digital Doc’s dental sensors provide immediate image availability, eliminating the need for time-consuming film processing. This not only streamlines workflows but also allows for swift decision-making and timely patient communication.

Flexible Imaging Options

Dental practitioners often require a variety of imaging options to address different clinical scenarios. Digital Doc’s dental sensors offer flexibility by supporting multiple imaging modes, such as intraoral, extraoral, and bitewing radiography. This adaptability ensures that dental professionals can meet the diverse needs of their patients.

Seamless Integration with Practice Management Software

To further enhance workflow efficiency, Digital Doc’s dental sensors seamlessly integrate with practice management software. This integration facilitates easy storage, retrieval, and sharing of patient images, fostering a more organized and collaborative approach to patient care.

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Digital Doc’s dental sensors represent a pinnacle of technological innovation in the field of digital dentistry. With their high-resolution imaging, enhanced diagnostic accuracy, ergonomic design, immediate image availability, flexible imaging options, seamless integration with practice management software, and patient education tools, these sensors redefine the standards for dental imaging solutions. Dental professionals embracing Digital Doc’s technology are not only investing in the present but also in the future of optimal patient care and diagnostic excellence.

The Ultimate Dentist’s Guide to Selecting Intraoral Cameras

Ultimate Guide to Selecting Intraoral Cameras

The Ultimate Dentist’s Guide to Selecting Intraoral Cameras 2021

The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras were once only employed in a small number of dental practices. This form of dental equipment was first introduced in the 1990s. It was once seen as an unnecessary investment and luxury.

Back then, the initial outlay was high, with relatively more sophisticated models priced as high as $40,000. As follows, very few dental practitioners actually bothered to explore the benefits intraoral cameras offered.   

These days, however, more dentists have come to embrace the importance of having an intraoral camera in their practice for effective caries detection.

Here is the ultimate dentist’s guide to selecting intraoral cameras.

The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras

If you are currently still on the fence when it comes to intraoral cameras, consider the following benefits of having one per chair at a minimum, per provider:

  • Factor in who is sitting in your chair.  Today, it is the most educated consumer on imaging in history, thanks to cell phones.  Your patients today can tell the difference between SD (standard definition) and HD in a second.  
  • It’s an important diagnostic tool that enables you to show the extent of, say, damage in the teeth and/or gums even when there is no pain.
  • In terms of restorative dentistry, you can show and compare the state of the teeth prior to and after treatment
  • Validation: Your patient can see the state of his/her oral health in real-time as you explain what treatment is required to address problems. These include plaque, corroded fillings, bleeding gums, hairline fractures, etc.
  • Aside from being lightweight and ergonomically designed, intraoral camera wands are made to rotate from 0 to 90 degrees and use LED lighting technology for clear images, and they come with powerful magnification features.
  • Because of the way it is designed, even hard-to-reach areas have become highly accessible so that the availability of sharp, high-resolution images would be helpful in settling insurance claims and in ensuring your patient understands his/her dental situation and appreciate the therapy recommended.
  • Instead of relying on written records for patient dental files, you can make use of typical or cloud-based storage, including actual images that detail patient histories.

Essential Considerations When Buying an Intraoral Camera

Although intraoral cameras have become relatively more affordable in recent years, there are some important factors to consider. They include the following:

  • Imaging software integration – Whether you are investing in a high-end intraoral wand or a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, you need to ensure the unit you buy can seamlessly work with current imaging and practice management software.
  • Image resolution and other image enhancement features (auto white balance, contrast, auto illumination)
  • Camera focus and exposure
  • Camera capture button – Must be conveniently located for unhampered operation
  • Build or material used.  Your device needs to be lightweight enough for ease of use and accuracy but should also be sturdy and durable.
  • Installation, support, and warranty.


Ultimate Guide to Selecting Intraoral Cameras

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There are excellent models to choose from currently out in the market, including the IRIS series. The IRIS HD USB 3.0 dental camera, for example, is guaranteed to produce razor-sharp images of even the minutest details.

So if you’re ready to scale up your practice and develop stronger relationships with your patients, do your research and partner with a company that is focused on seeing this technology significantly impact your practice. 

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Accessories You Need for Your Intraoral Camera

Accessories You Need for Your Intraoral Camera

Accessories You Need for Your Intraoral Camera in 2021

Digital Doc Accessories You Need for Your Intraoral Camera in 2021

Did you just purchase your first intraoral camera? You might be wondering how you can fully maximize this new dental technology in your pratice. In this article, you’ll discover some of the most helpful accessories that you can use with your new IRIS X80 Intraoral Camera

DIGI Wipes

With the year we just had, properly disinfecting surfaces are more important than ever. Not all disinfectants are made equal, and that is why you need to select the best disinfectant for your new intraoral camera. Don’t look any further than DIGI Wipes if you want a disinfectant that you can rely on. DIGI Wipes contain ethyl alcohol, an ingredient that has been proven to kill some of the most resilient germs (the poliovirus and the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, for example). You will then rest assured that no cross-contamination will occur as you use the intraoral camera to capture images in the mouths of different patients.

The Chair Installation Kit

Another useful accessory that you would be well advised to acquire is the IRIS Chair Installation Kit. This kit is ideal if you would like to extend the USB signal from your camera beyond its design specifications. For example, you may want to beam the images captured onto a monitor that is beyond the range of the signal from your IRIS camera. The chair installation kit will extend that signal to the required distance. Additionally, the IRIS Chair Installation Kit increases the speed at which data can be transferred from your intraoral camera to anywhere you need that data, such as while you upload the images captured to the digital files of your patients. The kit provides a superior broadband width for this swift transfer of data. This kit is highly recommended for applications where you intend to use a USB cable over a distance that exceeds 15 feet.

The GLO Extra-Oral Illumination Ring

Your IRIS Intraoral Camera is an ideal device to use if you want to capture images of the exterior oral or facial features of your patients, such as the appearance of the full smile. The GLO Extra-Oral Illumination Ring is the best accessory for such an application. This ring fits right around the lens of your camera so that any image that you capture will be clearer due to the additional illumination provided by the illumination ring. The illumination ring is operated using an on/off switch and you can use any USB port to recharge it once its power runs out. You can learn everything you need to know about using the GLO illumination ring.

Camera Sheaths

Intraoral camera sheaths shield your camera from any damage that they may sustain from getting in contact with the oral fluids of a patient. Digital DOC has camera sheaths that come in packs of 500 so that you can protect your IRIS Intraoral Camera for several months before you need to buy additional supplies of sheaths. Note that the sheath should only be used when you are capturing intraoral images. Otherwise, the images you capture may look foggy.

The IRIS Wall Cradle

It can be hard to keep your operatory organized and free from clutter if every tool and device that you need has to lie on the dental chair or on a table nearby. Don’t let your brand new IRIS Intraoral Camera add to that clutter. Get the IRIS Wall Cradle and use it as a resting place for your intraoral camera when it isn’t in use. This will save you from having to walk on eggshells whenever you are within the operatory because you fear that you will accidentally drop something. The wall cradle keeps your intraoral camera within reach yet out of the way.

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There are so many incredible Digital Doc accessories you need for your intraoral camera. If you’re interested in any of the accessories above, contact Digital Doc today to learn more. Take advantage and schedule a virtual demonstration with your Digital Doc rep today! Also, follow us on Instagram or Facebook to keep up with our latest offers. 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in March 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 


Why Dentists Lacking New Dental Technology Are Being Left Behind

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Why Dentists Lacking New Dental Technology Are Being Left Behind

Why Dentists Lacking New Dental Technology Are Being Left Behind in 2021


We can all agree that technology has changed immensely over the last few years. These changes are constant and rapid, but that doesn’t mean everyone is adapting them. In the dental industry, dental practice owners have to be innovative if they want to stay relevant. In this article, we discuss why dentists lacking new dental technology are being left behind in 2021. 


Communicate Effectively With Your Patients

One very good way to effectively communicate with your customers is through intraoral cameras. Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras provide excellent imagery. Through these crystal clear images, patients can get a better understanding of their oral health. Thus it is as beneficial for the dentist as it is for the patient. The latest technology in intraoral cameras is the IRIS X80 Liquid Lens Auto-Focus by Digital Doc. This camera provides the highest quality available in the market. The main advantage of using the IRIS X80 is that it is plug and play ready, has liquid lens autofocus, and an extremely sturdy frame. Today, customers appreciate photography more than ever before. Using Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras allows you to show patients what’s going on with their mouths clearly. Upgrading your dental technology is certainly worth the return.

Other Ways You Can Communicate With Your Patients

How you can effectively communicate with patients:

  • Explain the advanced dental technology: Not every patient will be receptive to the use of new technology. So it is better to explain detail how technology can improve their treatment and describe step by step how it works.
  • Partner in decision making: Instead of telling your patient what needs to be done, try to get them to participate in decision making. You can explain the pros and cons of treatment options. Patients will appreciate being involved, and it also gives them a sense of control.
  • Social media: Social media is a perfect platform to educate your patients. Social platforms give you the freedom to display what you have to say in great detail through pictures and videos. Also, you can reach a bigger audience on social media.

Why You Should Upgrade Your Dental Technology

It can be hard to keep up with all the latest technology. A good amount of dentistry’s older generation is missing out on amazing opportunities to grow their dental practice and patient base. Simple dental technology updates like switching to the IRIS X80 intraoral camera can drastically change the efficiency of running your practice. Intraoral cameras allow you to SEE MORE and DO MORE! Today, the majority of patients will choose a more modern dental office over a traditional dental office. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to upgrade your dental equipment. If you’re a dentist lacking new dental technology, contact us at Digital Doc, and we will schedule a virtual demo!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in October 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

Explaining the Benefits of Transillumination to Patients

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Explaining the Benefits of Transillumination

Explaining the Benefits of Transillumination to Patients 2021

Using Digital Doc’s LuM Transillumination device is a true game-changer for dentists. However, it can be quite confusing for patients who aren’t familiar with advanced dental technology. In this article, we’re discussing how your team should be explaining the benefits of transillumination to patients. 

How is a Dental Transillumination test performed?

A dental transillumination test is identical to a standard x-ray. When a patient appears for the test, the dentist will first place a disposable mouthpiece over their tooth. A light will then be shone through the tooth using the test device. The image taken of the tooth will then be transferred onto the dentist’s computer screen.

The quality of the images can be improved by using technologies such as the LUM. The LUM uses sub-enamel illumination diagnostic methods to improve the detection capabilities of the intraoral camera like those manufactured by Digital Doc. It is an easy-to-use device which facilitates instant detection and documentation.

The LUM applies a high-intensity light to the tooth, with unique positioning to ensure that the light travels perpendicular to the plane of the tooth. If a tooth has no impurities, the light will travel uninterrupted from the buccal surface to the lingual. However, the light is dispersed if the tooth has impurities such as fractures or leaking amalgam.

How long does a Dental Transillumination test take?

A dental transillumination test will be performed within a few minutes. The purpose of dental transillumination is similar to a standard x-ray, however, the difference is that dental transillumination is computer-based while x-rays are film-based. The images taken during a dental transillumination test are projected on a computer screen as they are taken. Our friend Dr. Hoang, a dentist in Bethlehem, GA, highly recommends having HD televisions in every operatory for this exact reason.


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Benefits of Dental Transillumination

Dental transillumination tests can expose problems in teeth that cannot be found using the naked eye or x-rays. The light shines through a healthy tooth easily, making its tooth structure lighter, while decay appears as cloudy shadows in the image.

A dental transillumination test also helps to reveal any fine cracks in the teeth. It is especially effective in discovering decay under old fillings in teeth.

What should you discuss with your patient before a dental transillumination test?

It is important to have your patients give you a detailed description, the more information that is given, the better. If they feel pain in a certain area or undergoing some sort of trauma, then you need to know. Explain to your patient that this information can help you decide which treatment may be better.

Dental Transillumination is just one step of the treatment process. The more detailed and comprehensive the results are, the better the overall treatment experience will be.

If you’re interested in a transillumination device or any other Digital Doc products, contact Digital Doc today to schedule a virtual demonstration. 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in March 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.  

Saving Money Vs. Increasing Revenue in Your Dental Practice

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Saving Money Vs. Increasing Revenue in Your Dental Practice

Difference Between Saving Money Vs. Increasing Revenue
in Your Dental Practice 2021

Many dental practices are trying to stay financially afloat since COVID-19. As business owners and dentists, you may be asking yourself better – saving money vs. increasing revenue in your dental practice. We’ve seen dental practice owners try to save by buying the cheapest dental equipment possible, hiring affordable staff, and overall cutting costs. While saving may have its merits, it doesn’t augur well for long-term success. 

A more sustainable and empowering approach is to increase the revenue of your dental practice. This mentality puts you in the driving seat and the limits of how much revenue can come to your practice. It’ll depend entirely on how much effort you are willing to invest in growing the revenue. For purposes of this discussion, let us just consider three methods that you can take to increase revenue in your dental practice.

Acquire Appropriate Dental Technology

Always keep track of the various dental practice metrics so that you can set necessary goals and strategies. Some of the metrics worth tracking include the case acceptance rate, the new patient rate, the average production (in monetary terms) per dentist per hour, and so many others.

Each of those metrics is important in its own way. For example, the case acceptance rate helps you know whether your patients accept the recommended dental treatment. If you have a decent case acceptance rate, your staff and equipment can be put to good use. A rate lower than 60 percent is cause for concern because your practice may never operate at full capacity or even grow.

Similarly, the new patient rate is equally important. As you may know, patients may stop going to your dental office for various reasons. New patients should come in at a higher rate than the rate at which you are losing patients.

When you analyze those metrics, you will need to access where you are now and where you want to take the dental practice. Acquiring new dental technology, such as the Digi Doc hand-held x-ray, the LUM sub-enamel illumination device, and an IRIS X80 Intraoral Dental Camera, can play an instrumental role in increasing dental practice revenue.

Digital Doc’s advanced dental technology can make it possible for you to SHOW patients how serious their dental issues are, and this, in turn, will increase your practice’s case acceptance rate. With better case acceptance comes more revenue to your dental practice.


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Invest in Quality Staff in Your practice

Hiring the best staff is also a good way to increase the revenue of your dental practice. Quality staff will connect with your patients and increase patient satisfaction levels. As you know, a satisfied patient is the best marketing tool you can ever have, so patient referrals and patient retention rates will increase.

Quality staff is usually more receptive to new technology, so they will explain to patients why the XTG X-ray Device is superior to the traditional x-ray equipment, and the proper use of the LUM device will catch cavities early so that appropriate treatment can be administered. All these results of having quality staff will improve the bottom line.

Step Up Your Marketing Efforts

What do most businesses do during hard times? They cut their marketing budget. This is counterproductive because marketing efforts can help turn things around. Similarly, in good times, additional marketing can help your business to maximize its revenue. So, this isn’t the time to ease up on your marketing efforts either.

Marketing is another method that you can use to increase the revenue of your dental practice. Just acquired an XTG Handheld X-ray for your practice? Highlight its benefits to patients in your marketing literature so that more patients can be attracted to your cutting-edge dental practice.

Proper marketing can draw more patients through your doors. Once they’re at your office, it’s up to you and your staff to provide excellent care and services. If things are done well, those new patients will stay, accept more procedures, and recommend you to their circle.

As you can see, trying to save yourself to financial success isn’t as sustainable as seeking ways to increase revenue. There is no limit to how far you can grow if you decide to increase the revenue in your dental practice. Just analyze your practice, decide where there’s room for improvement, and then find ways to increase the performance of the dental office in that area. The money will follow your effort.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

How Dental Technology Can Relax Patients

how dental technology can relax patients

How Dental Technology Can Relax Patients

How Dental Technology Can Relax Dental Patients

Fear of visiting the dental office is an issue people face all over the world. In a recent worldwide survey of about 18k people, more than 60% of respondents said they were suffering from dental anxiety and fear of the dentist. More often than not, patients are avoiding their dentists altogether. Fortunately, new advanced dental technology improves the overall patient experience. Below, we explain how dental technology can relax patients and increase case acceptance. 

Understanding Your Patients’ Needs

In the dental office, anxious patients usually show irritability, are not agreeable and are more likely to respond to pain than their compound counterparts. These responses are troublesome not only for the patient but also for dental professionals. In order to prevent unpleasant patient encounters and ensure quality treatment, dentists and their teams need to practice meaningful ways to assist patients with dental anxieties to help them resolve and conquer their fears. Here are a few ways you can incorporate these technologies into your practice.

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Teledentistry has become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. To reduce potential exposures while keeping oral care, many dentists are utilizing Teledentistry. To learn more about Teledentistry, read Facts About Teledentistry

Now that most Americans have cell phones, tablets and laptops are now fitted with high-precision cameras resulting in ultra-high-definition images; patients may obtain dental appointments from the comfort of their own homes without the stress and anxiety associated with them.

Benefits of Teledentistry

With Teledentistry, new patients will no longer have to waste time in the waiting room while you consult video instead. There is no need for dental assistants to donate and drop off personal protective equipment (PPE) for each new patient on board.

You may also have an extra degree of comfort and protection when it comes to periodic patient checks to monitor your home treatment or the healing of a newly implanted implant. There was no waiting room, no travel, and, again, no PPE required. Teledentistry helps reduce fear while ensuring their safety during a pandemic.

Virtual Reality

One of the most daunting aspects of dental anxiety that practitioners face today is the fear of the patient having to experience unnecessary discomfort during the operation. Despite advancements in medical methods and technology, the majority of people are still delaying or even fully refusing dental care due to the fear and anxiety surrounding the pain. 

Doctors everywhere are putting patients at ease with virtual reality (VR). Of course the distraction takes away from the pain. By encouraging a patient to concentrate his or her attention on other thoughts, less attention is available to the pain.

Virtual reality (VR) uses advanced technology to create virtual environments (VE) that allow patients to immerse themselves in an immersive, simulated world. These sophisticated devices communicate with the VE at several levels, stimulating sights, sounds, and motion to promote immersion in the virtual world to improve pain distraction.

Our friends at Park Hills Family Dentistry, a dental office in Lexington, KY, add that studies have shown that patient participation in VE decreased their recorded levels of pain during dental work.

Advanced Dental Technology

Thanks to advanced dental technology, doctors are able to provide patients with a more accurate diagnosis, quality treatment, and maximum comfort. As a dentist, you need technology you can rely on. The IRIS intraoral cameras easily capture high-resolution images. You can show patients and insurance companies exactly what you’re seeing. As a result, patients are more likely to say yes to your treatment plan. Contact us today to find out which IRIS intraoral is right for your practice. 

The XTG handheld x-ray device is another practice staple. Dentists everywhere enjoy our portable device that not only shoots pristine images but also has less radiation than traditional dental x-rays. The XTG comes with a shoulder strap and portable batteries. Taking dental x-rays has never been this easy!

Lastly, our new digital x-ray sensor, Blu, is your second set of eyes. Patients love Blu because it’s comfortable and noninvasive. It comes in two different sizes for maximum comfort. As you know, Quality digital radiography is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. That’s why we designed the Blū with 27 lp/mm & an active image area of 980 square mm.

All of our Digital Doc products are designed to make serving patients easier and more effective. Increase patient rapport and comfort when you implement our products into your practice. Contact Digital Doc today to learn how to bring your practice to the next level.

Digital Doc’s X80 Dental Camera and LuM Transillumination

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Digital Doc's X80 Dental Camera and LuM Transillumination

Our X80 Dental Camera and LuM Transillumination

When you own Digital Doc’s X80 Liquid Lens Auto Focus dental camera, you separate yourself from other dental practices. This combination of dental technology is exceptionally effective when diagnosing patients. Quality is infused into every component of the IRIS X80 dental camera, from its high-performance impact-resistant and seamless body to its crystal clear imagery. Have you tried pairing your X80 dental camera with Digital Doc’s LuM Transillumination device? Combine these two devices, and you will bring your case acceptance to a whole new level. In the article below, we discuss Digital Doc’s X80 Dental Camera and LuM Trasillumination device.

What is the LuM Transillumination?

This product was designed to enhance the IRIS dental camera’s diagnostic powers by shining uniquely position LED light upon the surface of the tooth. By doing so, any defects that may have been missed by other imaging technologies can be seen. These defects show up as impurities in the perpendicular light.

How Can the LuM be Paired with the X80 Dental Camera?

Using IRIS dental technology and the LuM Transilluminator is simple. The LuM attachment slides onto any of your dental cameras and is integrated into the same software. After that, you can use the device on your patient and show them any impurities. Sometimes you’re not able to see everything in an x-ray, so it’s so important to invest in a high-quality dental camera and caries detection device.

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What Are the Benefits of Using the LuM and X80 Auto-focus Camera?

First, you don’t have to use two separate devices while getting diagnostic images of your patient. The LuM slides onto your IRIS X80 dental camera, and with just a click of a button, you capture crisp, crystal-clear images. As you know, high-quality images are essential for proper diagnosis. 

Secondly, educating your patients about dental conditions can be a challenge, but that gets a lot easier when using Digital Doc products. The X80 auto-focus dental camera paired with the LuM shows patients exactly what they need to see to say yes to treatment. Furthermore, seeing is believing in the dental industry. 

Dental caries is one of the most common dental conditions patients suffer from. Using this advanced technology is a way to make your dental practice stand out. Dr. David Moghada, a modern dentist in Easton, PA, says that patients are more receptive to treatment if they can see their dental problems. Dental technology does exactly that. Additionally, when dental caries are detected early on, patients will start treatment sooner. In other words, patients will save time and money, which will build patient rapport.

So, have you tried this amazing pair of dental technology from Digital Doc? Contact us today to schedule a virtual demonstration. Our Digital Doc team will show you how the powers of the X80 dental camera and the LuM Transillumination device elevates your dental practice. 

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Tips for Purchasing Intraoral Cameras Online

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Tips for Purchasing Intraoral Cameras Online

Digital Doc's Tips for Purchasing Intraoral Cameras Online

An intraoral dental camera is one of the best tools that any dentist can have in their office. Dentists everywhere agree that diagnosing treating and monitoring the dental health of patients becomes a whole lot easier with this device. Consider following the tips below if you are considering purchasing intraoral cameras online.

Do Your Research

As much as we would like to do business with you, we don’t recommend purchasing the first dental camera you find. 

Start by doing thorough research. Not only intraoral cameras in general but also about the specific brands you are considering.

For example, dental cameras can be wireless or wired. Do you know the pros and cons of each? Do you or your team have a preference? Decide which type of intraoral camera will work best for you. 

Your research also needs to cover the practice management software you use and whether it will be compatible with your office system. This transition will be much smoother if you can find a camera that works with your current practice management system.

Next, examine the specific features of the different intraoral cameras on your shortlist. For instance, if you’re interested in switching to autofocusing intraoral cameras, then the IRIS X80 Liquid Lens Autofocus camera from Digital Doc would be a good fit. 

Dr. Green, a dentist in Parker, CO, recommends that you assess every detail and feature about each camera and finally zero down on the one that will make your investment worthwhile.

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Talk to the Dental Supplier

Once you have selected a potential supplier of dental cameras for your office, contact that supplier, and discuss how their products can meet your needs. This step is optional but necessary because we at Digital Doc strive to customize a solution for our clients’ needs. Our goal is to help you increase case acceptance and patient rapport.

That’s why we’ve put together virtual or in-office demos of our products. At the end of this step, you can be confident with your purchase decision.

Order the Dental Products

Hopefully, you now have a clear picture of how many IRIS intraoral cameras you need for your office and the accessories that would go with those cameras. All you need to do is simply select the products you would like to purchase from one of our distributors. With your order placed, sit back and wait for your shipment to arrive!

With Digital Doc, your installation is made easy. The IRIS X80 intraoral camera is plug-and-play ready. If you’re having difficulties, our support teams are available to address any issues you may have. If this sounds like something you would like, contact Digital Doc, and we will discuss how your dental practice can benefit from the technologies we have developed.

How Autofocusing Intraoral Cameras Work

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How Autofocusing Intraoral Cameras Work

Everything You Need to Know About How Autofocusing Intraoral Cameras Work

Technology is advancing at a massive rate in all industries. You may be wondering whether it is really necessary for you to upgrade your current dental cameras to the IRIS X80 Liquid Lens Autofocus Intraoral Dental Camera. Here is a brief overview of how autofocusing cameras work and why so many doctors are upgrading to the IRIS X80.

The Challenges of Taking Great Intraoral Images

It can be quite difficult to capture high-quality images of the oral cavity. Luckily, dental technology continues to improve. Here are some of the challenges doctors often face when using a cheap intraoral camera.

Insufficient Lighting. The oral cavity is a rather small space, which makes good lighting minimal. Without proper lighting, you won’t be able to capture high-quality photos, properly diagnose patients, and increase case acceptance. 

Insufficient Contrast Between Backgrounds and Objects. For a clear image to be taken, there needs to be sufficient contrast between the primary subject, such as a decayed tooth, and the background (the roof of your mouth, for example). This lack of contrast means that the person taking the images has to do a lot more work (by focusing the lens of the camera multiple times, for example) in order to capture the right image.

Moving Subjects. Patients normally try to remain still when you or a hygienist is trying to take intraoral images, but some movements are unavoidable, and these can compromise the quality of the images captured. Flinching or even breathing can trigger movements that make it even more difficult. Without an autofocusing dental camera, you’ll spend more time trying to find the perfect image.

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How Autofocus Intraoral Cameras Address Those Challenges

Using Digital Doc’s intraoral cameras is truly a game-changer. 

The IRIS X80 dental camera has active and passive sensors that detect how much more light is needed for a clear image to be captured. Those sensors communicate with other camera components. These include the LED light array, to automatically tweak the lighting to the desired level. In this way, the challenges associated with insufficient light are minimized by the autofocus intraoral camera.

The autofocus dental camera also automatically determines whether the lens needs to move closer or further away from the subject. Once again, the IRIS camera does this work, so you don’t have to.

The beauty of the IRIS intraoral cameras is that it performs just how you need it to.

Why You Need These Sophisticated Cameras

For decades, dentists have always struggled to make patients see things from their perspective. With an IRIS X80 Autofocus Intraoral Dental Camera at your office, you will be able to show patients in real-time exactly what you’re seeing. Cracked teeth, tartar, and gum disease are much easier to show patients with the X80 intraoral camera.

Armed with those images, you will no longer struggle to explain a defect that needs to be addressed. Instead, the patient will see the importance of treatment.

Dr. David Moghadam, an Easton, PA dentist, agrees that intraoral cameras are well worth the investment. Digital Doc’s autofocusing dental cameras not only allow you to show patients the problem, but it allows your hygiene team to take quality photos in half the time. This extra time can be spent building rapport with patients.

As you can see, dental technology has come a long way. If you’re interested in learning more about autofocusing intraoral cameras or want to learn about other Digital Doc productscontact Digital Doc today to schedule a virtual demo