Grow Your Dental Practice with Your IRIS HD

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Grow your Dental Practice with Your IRIS HD

Return on your investment in an intraoral scanner is directly dependent on your dental practice’s current setup. It is important to consider factors such as the areas of potential growth, which services contribute the most to your business, the number of impressions and device remakes you do on average and the kind of target demographic you have.

All these factors will help you determine whether this investment will be worth the learning curve and the financial cost. Dentists who reported satisfaction from this investment gave the following reasons:

Increased Accuracy Resulting in Fewer Remakes and Less Chair Time

Dental sleep medicine practitioners reported lesser oral appliance remakes after the use of digital impressions. They also discussed reduced chair time spent making adjustments and said that if incase impression retakes were needed they were able to finish it off in the same appointment. This was because they were able to see the D scan right away and were able to identify lack of clarity. Moreover, the electronic workflow also meant that the impressions were not impacted by problems such as tongue thrusts, saliva contamination, gagging, shipping temperature or imprecise lab pour ups like before.

Low Cost Due to Saving on Purchasing Less Traditional Impression Material

The cost and storage space savings were a huge plus point for especially those who did many full mouth impressions

Increased overall efficiency, particularly quicker turnaround times from beginning to end:

This can be compared to the speed and time difference between sending a letter through email versus traditional mail. Since the digital scan from your IRIS USB 2.0 dental camera is uploaded electronically there is no delay in receipt so the manufacturing process begins immediately, Patients with sleep apnea as well which is a great advantage to patients and is appreciated by referring providers as well.

High level of Satisfaction in Patients Leading to More Referrals.

This increased satisfaction leads to a greater number of referrals who have failed CPAP to the specific dentist where they can vouch for a good experience. Referring providers are also happier with the speed of therapy initiation which is a domino effect leading to more referrals over other competing dental sleep medicine practitioners. Moreover, this also helps overbalance the initial investment in the intraoral scanner by more payments.

Easier Oral Appliance Replacement and Duplicates

If somehow the patient loses his oral appliance by accident or wants a second device, this allows you to order a new appliance online using the saved scans as long as the patient’s teeth have not been moved. This is a huge step up from traditional pour ups where they would not be able to locate old models in a reliable manner.

Usage opportunities across multiple services and multiple types of dentistry:

Dentists can use their IRIS HD Intraoral Camera across a board of services ranging from orthodontics to dental sleep to implants and much more. However, if you offer multiple services do research whether you can find established uses for digital scanning across the various types of services.

Portability and ease of use:

If you practice at multiple locations, you will be able to save cost as your one purchase will be used in all locations. Similarly, if you partner on-site with other physicians or healthcare facilities and do oral appliance impressions you are at a great advantage. In traditional impressions, this would not be possible but the portability and ease of Digital Doc’s IRIS HD Cameras make the process very fast and efficient. It is important however to check with a health care attorney if partnering with other physicians and facilities is permitted. Many rules that govern how many Medicare providers can work at the same office so make sure you are not violating any unknowingly.

 

Making Decisions as a Dental Practice Owner

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Making Decisions as a Dental Practice Owner

One of the key attributes that distinguish successful dental practice owners from those who struggle is the ability to make decisions and take action. Unless you have years of experience as a practice owner, decision making may not come naturally to you. Making decisions as a practice owner requires you to focus on three major areas as discussed below. The good thing is that even those who are poor at decision making can learn this skill and perfect it over time.

Making Clinical Decisions in Your Dental Practice

One of the many responsibilities of being a dentist is diagnosing and treating patients. Therefore, your decision-making abilities will be called upon to make clinical decisions for your patients overall oral health.

One mistake you should never make is delegating your clinical decision-making role to your patients. You are the expert, so they expect you to guide them on their journey to better oral health. For example, don’t ask a patient which diagnostic tests they would like to undergo. Again, you are the expert, you know the best test to confirm or rule out a given condition, such as caries. It is your responsibility to use proper diagnostic aid like LUM to ascertain what the problem is.

Similarly, you are expected to take charge of designing an appropriate treatment plan for your patients. You can only discuss the different options and make it possible for the patient to make an informed decision in case several techniques can be used to attain the same desired outcome.

Decisions Related to Running and Growing the Practice

The fist step to growing your dental practice is to first decide your practice’s goals. Having a clear mission will help you make the decision process easier. Every possible option must be weighed to fit your overall mission.

For example, it will be easy for you to abandon traditional x-ray machines in favor of the XTG Handheld X-Ray if your mission is to continually improve the level of patient care. Thanks to the evolution of dental technology, new digital x-rays will improve patient safety and reduce the time needed for diagnostic tests, in addition to providing other benefits. So, the decision to upgrade your practice’s dental equipment will be easy to make.

Furthermore, you should not hesitate when it is time to make unpleasant decisions, such as letting an unfit team member go. You should terminate them if they have consistently shown a lack of professionalism, level of respect, ability to work well with others or fulfill their job duties.

In short, it will be easier for you to become effective at decision making as you manage the day-to-day affairs of your dental practice if you have a clear mission to act as a guidepost on this journey.

Overall Leadership in Your Dental Practice

Your dental patients, team members, and community want you to succeed as a dental practice. An important part of being a successful practice owner is the level of leadership and culture you obtain. A good leader also gains more respect from their peers. However, if you fall short of being a good leader, you may face some consequences. Some key principles to becoming a better leader are the ability to make the right decisions at the right time.

For example, you would benefit more by acquiring an IRIS USB 2.0 Dental Camera for Windows this year instead of waiting 10 years before making the upgrade. Always make your decision based on the data, stats, and analysis so that you truly know you’re making the right decision. For instance, you can work with Digital DOC to generate models showing how the acquisition of an IRIS LTE USB 2.0 Dental Camera will pay for itself within a given duration rather than just guessing how soon you will break even after making the purchase.

Decide to become an effective decision maker in your dental practice so you can have a successful career and help your patients. This will not happen overnight. As long as you accept that the buck starts and stops with you, then you will take the necessary baby steps and grow into making decisions as a practice owner. That pinnacle will also be reflected in what your dental practice grows to become since each decision you make will propel the practice forward.

Creating a Productive Digital Dental Practice

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Creating a Productive Digital Dental Practice

It can be daunting for a dental practitioner to select the most appropriate equipment and technologies from the wide array available on the market today. Moreover, the advertising and marketing efforts of manufacturers don’t make the task any easier. This article provides some actionable advice that you can implement while creating a productive digital dental practice.

Start from the Front Desk

Many dental practices make the costly mistake of thinking about the front desk last during the digitization process. However, front desk serves a key function in delivering outstanding service to patients and linking the back-end to various departments, such as billing. Therefore, it is advisable for you to start your digitization journey by procuring software solutions that can make the workflow smooth. For example, that software should be able to allow IRIS USB 2.0 Dental Chair Camera to send images directly to the patient’s digital file. Ultimately, eliminating the manual updating of files. In addition to this, patient’s rooms should be equipped with a large screen and digital software to educate and entertain them during their office visit.

Diagnostic Tools/Dental Technology

Next, consider digitizing the diagnostic equipment and technology so that your diagnostic process can be accurate and efficient. This is where caries detection tools like LUM and digital intraoral cameras like the IRIS Intraoral Dental Camera for Mac come in handy. Radiology tools, such as the XTG Handheld X-Ray, are also crucial during this phase of digitization. These digital tools will increase early detection and accurate diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can commence early.

Dental Treatment Tools and Dental Technology

There is a big reason why the tools and systems used to provide treatment may only be digitized once the diagnostics have been attended to. You can only start treatment after establishing what is wrong. Any mistake made during diagnosis will render any treatment given a nullity or require costly rework and extra visits by the patient. Remember, same-day services are now expected as the norm. So, the diagnosis should be spot on every single time so that proper treatment can be delivered to your patient.

Here, intraoral cameras like the IRIS HD USB 3.0 Dental Camera and software generate models of different smile designs, which come in handy when you’re setting treatment goals with your patient. You can also acquire fabrication equipment (3D printers and other milling equipment, for example) so that various restorations can be made in-house rather than outsourcing those services.

Data Backup for Your Dental Practice

Digitization increases the risk of data loss, so adequate attention should be devoted to backing up all data, preferably in the cloud. This type of backup system will keep the data of your dental practice secure from loss. It is important to appoint a person who has the knowledge of properly uploading the data to the cloud. This process can be automated so that any data capture is immediately sent to the cloud. A data backup system will save you from the headaches associated with data storage problems. Imagine how the reputation of your dental practice would suffer if a patient came to your office to review their smile after a year and you were unable to pull the images taken using IRIS intraoral cameras just before the treatment commenced!

Painting the Picture of the Ideal Visit

After implementing the digitization sequence suggested above, take time and think about what an ideal patient visit should be for your dental practice. Consider pain management, expedited care, cost-reduction and any other component that can bring the wow factor to your practice. Use that ideal picture to revisit the different categories of digitization as earlier discussed so that improvements or upgrades can be implemented on an ongoing basis. In this way, you will avoid the complacency that often creeps in when dental professionals complete the initial digitization of their practices. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of dental practices that rise to the top.

Efficiency, consistency, and accuracy will be a norm at your dental practice. All you need to do is follow the recommendations above when creating a productive digital dental practice.

The Future of Digital Dentistry

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The Future of Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry is growing at a fast pace and there is more on the horizon. For dental practices, the developments in the digital dentistry sphere mean that offices must play catch up in order to enjoy the numerous benefits that come with digitizing. Here are some of the benefits that will keep getting better as the future of digital dentistry becomes a reality.

Improved Workflow with Digital Dentistry

Improved workflow already exists because of digitization in the dental office. For example, the advances in intraoral cameras like the IRIS USB 2.0 Dental Camera have triggered a shift to paperless dental offices. Images from the intraoral camera can be stored in a patient’s digital file directly using the dental office management software integration with the imaging technology.

Similarly, it’s now easier than ever to receive or send the patient’s records if the primary dental care provider changes. All this is possible thanks to digilization.

Faster Turnaround Times for Dental Patients

The future of digital dentistry will also see a further reduction in the turnaround time needed to provide various aspects of dental care, such as the fabrication of restorations (dental crowns, for example).

This is possible because the links between the fabricators and dental offices are stronger due to digitization. A clear example is the way you can transmit the images captured by the XTG Handheld X-Ray and IRIS Intraoral scanner directly to a fabricator instead of preparing and shipping the mold. This reduced turnaround time eliminates lengthy wait time for patients who need restorations.

Better Diagnosis with Digital Dentistry

Patient care largely depends on the ability of a dental office’s accurate diagnosis of each condition before treatment procedures can be initiated. The future of digital dentistry contains many areas of diagnostics. For example, caries detection is evolving rapidly. Already, sub-enamel illumination devices like LUM have made examing the mouth a breeze. It was nearly impossible to have a clear quality picture in previous years. Before the LUM, dentists would miss important clues that would help in diagnosing the patient.

Lower Costs for Your Practice with Digital Dentistry

The future of digital dentistry also holds promise regarding the costs of providing care to patients. For example, the use of intraoral scanners and cameras like the IRIS USB 2.0 Chair Dental Camera increases the accuracy of the dental restorations made. In addition, costly rework is avoided, and the savings made are transferred to the patient in the form of lower charges.

Furthermore, the future of digital dentistry will see more in-house fabrication of restorations rather than what is the current practice of sending models and any fabrication work to external entities. Fabricating in-house can lower costs because the markup, shipping and other costs associated with outsourcing are avoided.

3D printing technology is also becoming more readily available, and its cost is dropping fast. This has exciting prospects because “dental restorations on demand” will become commonplace once this technology matures.

Improve Communication with Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry also promises to improve communication at different levels. For example, the IRIS Intraoral Camera for Mac and all the other intraoral cameras made by Digital Doc have made case presentation a breeze because a dentist can simply display the images on a large screen in an operatory. Patients see the problems their dentist is referring to, so it is easier for those patients to accept the treatment recommendations of the dentist.

In addition to that, digital dentistry also allows dental offices to send patients online reminders or notifications about appointments and other related issues. In the future, the applications of digital dentistry will expand even further as the dental practice management software is further exploited in the wake of all the technological developments in the industry.

As you can see, the future of digital dentistry is full of promise, and dentists can take a proactive approach in bringing all the advancing technology to their offices as and when such technologies can increase efficiency cost-effectively. Digital Doc is happily available to help out during your office’s transition process.

How to Improve Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice

How to improve case acceptance in modern dental practice

How to Improve Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice

Your office may have experienced, and skilled staff, the latest dental technology, but that may come to nothing if your case acceptance rates are dismal. Read on and discover how to improve case acceptance in the modern dental practice.

Use Pictures, Rather Than Words

You can go on and on about treatments, but a patient may still say no to a necessary or recommended dental treatment procedure if they don’t see the importance of it. Why not just tell your patient, but show them what you can do for them.

If you use the appropriate images to show your patient a firsthand view of what the problem is, they’re likely to change their mind. For example, the patient may require deep cleaning instead of the routine cleaning that he or she had come for. Use the IRIS HD USB 3.0 Dental Camera to capture images of the affected teeth. Beam those images onto a large screen within the operatory so that the patient can see how serious the situation is. Your patient will then realize that your recommendation is indeed necessary, and he or she will likely move forward with the recommended procedure.

Emphasize Same Day Treatment

We live in a very busy world, and everyone seems to be pressed for time. How can your dental practice be more considerate of your patients’ time?

Case acceptance in the modern dental practice can increase significantly if same-day services are emphasized. Recent technologies, such as the XTG Handheld X-Ray from Digital Doc, have collapsed the time that was initially required for patient care. The handheld X-ray allows the dentist to get instant x-ray images that can be displayed on a screen and reviewed right then and there. So, any needed dental work can be completed during one visit instead of having the patient come back for additional appointments.

In short, digitize your dental practice so that same-day services become the norm. You will see an increase in case acceptance rates at your practice.

Show Your Dental Patient Urgency

Another way to increase case acceptance in the modern dental practice is to stress the risks of delayed treatment to your patient. For example, a patient who comes into the office with a toothache should be told that urgent treatment is needed before more damage is done, which will cause additional dental procedures like a root canal.

Fortunately, sub-enamel illumination technology like LUM can be paired with an IRIS Intraoral Camera to show the patient how extensive their dental problem is. Consequently, it is likely that the patient will agree to immediate treatment once they fully understand the urgency of the situation.  

Adress Your Patient’s Fears of the Dental Treatment

Sometimes, case acceptance rates can take a tumble when you don’t address your patient’s fears. For example, a patient may postpone a needed surgical procedure simply because he or she fears that the procedure will be so complex that there will be complications and the recovery time will be longer than expected.

Your staff can learn to integrate language that removes fear from your patients during consultations. For example, as you discuss the images taken using the IRIS LTE USB 2.0 Dental Camera beamed on a screen, inform your patient that their tooth decay treatment is a routine procedure and they’ll be back to normal in no time. Additionally, you can explain that you have done it countless times without any problems. Addressing your patient’s fears will help increase the case acceptance rates of your dental practice.

Refrain from the Money Talk

Your work as a dentist is to educate and treat patients. Focus on doing just that and avoid discussing the cost of the procedure. Let the front office or billing department discuss this with the patient. The best thing you can do is educate your patient about their necessary treatment. Make the best use of the IRIS Intraoral Cameras to help the patient understand why the urgent treatment is needed.

As you can see from the discussion above, case acceptance in the modern dental practice largely depends on how you present the case to the patient and their understanding of the necessary treatment. Digital Doc can help you to digitize your practice so that better patient care can be offered efficiently without sacrificing attention to detail. Contact us today for a demonstration of how our products can help to skyrocket your case acceptance rates.

Communicating Dental Technology Advancements to Your Patients

Communicating Dental Technology Advancements to Your Patients

Communicating Dental Technology Advancements to Your Patients

It is common for staff at dental offices to hear patients commenting that “You have acquired another toy!” when they see a new piece of dental technology in the office. Such comments highlight how important it is for dental practices to communicate effectively with their patients about the technological advancements which have been obtained. That communication will not only improve your bottom line but it can also lead to dental practice growth due to a better appreciation of the effort and the resources you are investing in order to provide better patient care. The following are some of the avenues your dental practice can use to communicate dental technology advancements to your patients.

Call-Waiting Messages

How many existing and possible patients call your dental office each day? Those phone calls give you a big opportunity to communicate and showcase the latest technological advancements that you have acquired.

For example, if you have just installed an IRIS HD Camera, design recorded informational messages that can be played when a caller hasn’t been put through to one of your staff at the office. That message should pique the interest of the patient in the new technology and prompt him or her to ask for additional information about that technology when he or she visits the dental practice.

In this way, you can upsell that technology and increase the rates at which patients ask for the new technology to be used when they are being attended to. Consequently, the technology will quickly pay for itself when patients welcome it after hearing the message played as they wait to talk to someone at the dental office.

Email Blasts

The contact information of all your present and past clients can be harnessed to educate those individuals about the technological advancements you have made at the dental practice.

MailChimp and Constant Contact are some of the tools that you can use to design those email blasts so that you can get the word out about the latest technology which you have installed.

Remember to avoid being salesy in those email blasts. Otherwise, the patients may send the message to the spam folder. Just make the emails educational so that the patients are left feeling that it is up to them to decide whether such technology should be used during their next dental visit or not. Chances are that more and more of the patients who get those emails will want to try out the latest tool, such as an intraoral camera, available in the dental office.

In-Office Marketing

You can also do a lot to communicate dental technology advancements to your patients within the dental office. The dental office provides the best setting for the messages to hit home since the patient will rarely be distracted by other things, such as their work.

Prepare leaflets and flyers on the salient points about the new dental technology you have acquired. The key features of the technology and how the patient stands to benefit when that technology is used can be emphasized in the leaflets and flyers. Hand these materials to the patients and ask them to scan that information as they wait to see a professional (hygienist, dentist, etc.).

Educational videos can also be shown on the screen in your waiting room. The videos can show a practical application of technological advancements, such as the latest IRIS HD Camera so that patients see how useful the technology is. For example, the video can show how a hidden defect was detected using the technology.

Use Social Media

It is a good marketing practice to know where your existing patients and those you wish to target as future patients are spending their time so that you communicate to them about the technological advancements made by your dental practice. Social media is one of the places where you can convey your messaging.

Facebook Live is one feature you can exploit to reach your target audience. You can also engage the patients using your Facebook page so that vital information about the new technology can be shared. Any concerns that patients may have can be addressed before those patients visit your office for a routine or scheduled procedure.

Now may also be the time for you to get a YouTube channel that you can use to communicate dental technology advancements to your patients. Video communicates more effectively than the written word can so harness this mode of communication for better results at your dental practice.

Don’t acquire new technology and fail to make information about that technology available to your patients. Use the suggestions above as inspiration when selecting the most cost-effective ways through which you can communicate dental technology advancements, such as the acquisition of an IRIS HD intraoral camera, to your patients so that the dental practice can grow as a result of its fast uptake of technological advancements.

Best Intraoral Camera 2018

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IRIS Intraoral Camera Wins 2018 Product Award

Dental Advisor submitted the IRIS Intraoral Camera to nine dentistry consultants and asked them to subject the camera to a clinical evaluation over a period of four months. Their verdict? IRIS was given a 96 percent clinical rating overall by that team of consultants. Read on and learn about this camera and what that 2018 evaluation entailed.

Overview of the IRIS Intraoral Dental Camera

The IRIS intraoral camera is a user-friendly dental camera which has a five-point focus wheel. A dentist can use this focus wheel to determine how large or how small the area captured in the image should be. Eight positions are available for the user to hone in on the type of image to be captured, such as clear images of the arch, entire smile, the full face and so many other areas of interest.

The IRIS intraoral camera comes with a cable which is 15-feet long so that the user isn’t constrained when moving about to capture a variety of images when a patient is in the operatory.

The camera comes with two capture buttons to suit operators who are either left-handed or right-handed. This has the added benefit of easing the capture of images even when the camera is being turned around in the mouth of the patient.

Sony’s hi-resolution CCD and eight-point LED lighting makes the camera capture clear and sharp images with true colors.

The IRIS intraoral camera requires 1GB RAM, a 2.0 USB interface and at least 2.0 GHz as its computer system requirements. IRIS now makes a version for MAC computers as well. The camera is charged via the USB port on any PC.

Other Reasons why more Dentist’s Choose IRIS 

HD intraoral camera

  • High Definition 720p resolution
  • Motion activated auto On/Off
  • 8-point true white LED array
  • One-piece slim design soft tip
  • Dual capture buttons for left or right hand use
  • One-touch 5-position electronic focus for a macro to infinite viewing with OSD
  • High performance impact and chemical resistant seamless body
  • USB 3.0 connector that fits standard delivery units

 

What the Consultants Said

The Stainless Steel Wand. The consultants agreed that the sleek, stainless steel wand is ideal for a clinical setting since this material is easy to maintain at the high standards of hygiene expected in a hospital setting. The stainless steel can also stand up to the harshness of some of the cleaning products commonly used in dental offices and hospitals. This is unlike plastic wands that soon wear due to the impact of the cleaning products typically used in a dental office or hospital setting.

Camera Software. IRIS also received kudos because the software upon which it operates was found to be easy to integrate into most of the commonly used patient management systems in dental offices.

The Lens. The 90° lens makes positioning the camera to capture images easy and intuitive. The images captured will, therefore, be sharp and clear due to the natural orientation of the lens.

The Barrier Sheath. Not many cameras can work satisfactorily when a barrier sheath is in place. Some models don’t even allow a barrier sheath to be installed. The IRIS intraoral camera is one of those few dental cameras whose image quality isn’t affected even with a barrier sheath in place.

The Lighting. The LED lights were found to be more than adequate to illuminate the field as images are taken. Those lights could also be turned off as a user is capturing images that have been backlit by x-rays.

The Consultants’ Conclusions

11% of the consultants who evaluated the IRIS Intraoral Camera said that it was similar to other intraoral cameras available. However, the majority of the consultants were of the view that the IRIS intraoral camera was superior to the other products on the market. All the consultants were in agreement that they would recommend the IRIS Intraoral Camera to any dental practice which needed equipment. They also recommended that dental practices using the IRIS camera should install a cable kit in all the operatories where they expect to use the IRIS intraoral camera so that moving the camera from one operatory to another is seamless. All in all, Dental Advisor relied on the report of the consultants to award IRIS Intraoral Camera the 2018 Product Award.

How Long Should My Intraoral Camera Last?

How long should my intraoral camera last?

How Long Should My Intraoral Camera Last?

Dental practices that would like to enjoy the numerous benefits (improved case acceptance rates, enhanced diagnostic ability, etc.) of intraoral cameras also want to know how long those intraoral cameras will last before one has to buy replacements. There is no straight answer to that question, but several factors can help you to determine how long your intraoral camera will last.

The Quality of the Equipment Procured

I guess you have heard that you get what you pay for. This statement couldn’t be truer than when it is applied to dental technology like intraoral cameras.

There may be a huge difference in the longevity of a name-brand intraoral camera when compared to one you buy off the internet from an unknown entity in a foreign country.

The name-brand intraoral camera, such as the IRIS HD Camera, is likely to be superior in quality since the specialized manufacturer invests painstaking effort in using materials of the highest quality in order to make that equipment to give your dental practice high-quality images for the entire lifespan of that camera.

In contrast, the dental technology from generic suppliers, such as those you are likely to find on eBay and other outlets, may have the singular objective of churning out the cheapest products made from poor quality materials. Consequently, the equipment may break down shortly after you have acquired it and you will be compelled to spend more on replacements.

Ultimately, you are better off acquiring your intraoral camera from a name-brand manufacturer who has a vested interest in protecting their reputation in the field of dentistry. Such a manufacturer will explain to you the average expected lifespan of that equipment based on the anticipated usage patterns at your dental practice.

User Habits

Like any piece of equipment, your intraoral cameras’ longevity may be affected by the way it is handled by the users at your dental practice. For example, a user who frequently bumps the IRIS HD Camera against objects within the dental office as that user moves around with the camera may shorten its lifespan due to the impact of those bumps.

Such bumps are more likely to occur if you move around the dental office when holding a camera that is connected to your computer using a USB cable. Durability issues can also arise when a user drops the camera into its holder instead of lowering it gently.

Usage patterns may be influenced by several factors. For example, the training or demonstration given to your staff prior to the acquisition of the intraoral camera can help them to have the right usage habits from the get-go.

Such training is often lacking when you purchase the dental technology from an unknown supplier online and you are left to figure out how best to use the camera for the longest duration possible.

It is advisable for you to buy an intraoral camera whose specifications are suited to the usage patterns at your dental practice. For example, a wireless IRIS HD Camera would be the best choice in case you expect to use the camera in different rooms within your dental practice.

Proper Maintenance

How well you adhere to the routine and scheduled maintenance of your equipment will also impact how long that equipment will serve your needs before it becomes necessary to replace the intraoral camera.

For example, the optical components of the IRIS HD Camera are enclosed within a protective casing. That casing may be damaged when you drop the camera accidentally and sensitive components, such as the lighting and sensors, can be compromised by contaminants. This can cause the images captured to be of such poor quality that you may end up having to replace the camera prematurely.

You will stand a higher chance of using your new intraoral camera for many years if you work with the supplier to design a maintenance schedule that will keep the camera functioning optimally throughout its expected service life. All in all, dental technology durability is a combination of factors from the manufacturer’s side and the user’s end. Get the right mix of those factors and you will have no regrets.