The Focus of it All January 1, 2021 Kristin Hohman Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report January 2021, Volume 55, Issue 1 In this month’s Product Roundup we present some of the industry's best bulk fill composites.
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The world’s first photographic portrait was taken in October 1839 by Alexander S. Wolcott, a creator of dental supplies. This development inspired the publication of the world’s first dental journal, the
American Journal of Dental Science. Since then, dentists have used photography to capture both extra- and intraoral images of the oral cavity. Restorative dentistry was in demand as dentists could now monitor patient conditions and offer photographs of their progress.
Both photography and dentistry have come a long way in the intervening years. But it wasn’t until the late 1980s that the first true intraoral camera was introduced. These analog units eventually gave way to the sleek, digital intraoral cameras of today. Modern cameras have the ability to capture both intra- and extraoral images and offer early caries detection. Read on to take a look at some of the latest intraoral cameras.
MouthWatch Intraoral Camera A fixed-focus lens eliminates time spent on manual focusing. Its quick single button capture saves images right to the patient’s chart with no lag. The Instant On feature allows users to begin capturing images instantly without waiting for the device to warm-up. It captures clearly illuminated, diagnostic-quality images with the press of a button. It integrates with most imaging software platforms. At 31 g, the device is lightweight and ergonomically designed for comfort. MouthWatch, LLC877-544-4342 | mouthwatch.com IRIS X80 Its Liquid Lens Auto Focus keeps images sharp and clear and an internal computer monitors the image and adjusts the focus automatically, from micro to infinity. Produces high-definition 1080p resolution images. Features an 8-point true white LED array. Uses USB 2.0 protocol and fits standard delivery units. Features a multi-element lens path and prism assembly. Its dual capture buttons allow for easy left- and right-hand use. Plug-n-play ready eliminates the need for installation. Digital Doc800-518-1102 | digi-doc.com CamX Triton HD
Quickly and easily changes between caries and plaque detection and intraoral imaging. The Proxi Head uses infrared LEDs to aid in finding interproximal lesions without the use of x-ray radiation. The CAM Head delivers vivid, sharp images with one-click autofocus from any distance. The Spectra Head acts like a Doppler radar to detect smooth and pit-and-fissure lesions that display in color with numerical values. Air Techniques800-247-8324 | airtechniques.com CS 1500 An all-in-one solution for intra- or extraoral images. Able to capture still images or videos and display them on a computer or video monitor. Available in wireless or wired versions. Delivers crisp images with 1024 X 768-pixel resolution. It has a 1-mm wide focus range. Autofocus designed to focus according to the distance between the camera and the filmed object. The 8-LED light system automatically adjusts to current lighting conditions. Its lightweight, ergonomic handpiece allows for maneuvering hard-to-reach areas. Carestream Dental800-944-6365 | carestreamdental.com LED IC100 Produces vivid, HD images with 768 X 494-pixel resolution. Features autofocus and its aspheric lens prevents distortions. Uniform LED lights. Compatible with most imaging software systems without having to install drivers. Focus range of 9 mm to 35 mm. Apteryx Imaging, Inc.877-APTERYX | apteryx.com Owandy-Cam HD
The “focus-free” concept is designed to deliver enhanced field depth and high-quality images with no adjustments. Features 4 shooting modes—full smile, 4 teeth intraoral, 2 teeth intraoral, and macro. Images can be set by simply sliding over the touch button. The high-sensitivity Sony® sensor captures great detail. Its curved shape and slim head make for greater patient comfort. A 105° viewing angle enables a more effective exploration of distal areas. Owandy Radiology516-858-5695 | owandy.com DEXIS™ DEXcam 4 HD
Its 1.3 million pixel CMOS sensor delivers high-quality resolution images. Precision 7-element glass optical lens helps prevent image distortion. Features capture buttons on both sides to accommodate left- and right-handers. A single press freezes the image—simply hold to save the image to the patient’s record. Integrates with DEXCapture software for guided workflows. Compatible with DEXvoice™, an add-on module that enables voice activation and hands-free workflow. Kavo Kerr888-275-5286 | kavo.com SiroCam UAF Plus
Has the ability to capture intra- and extraoral images, as well as macro photos and live streaming videos. Features 720p HD resolution with an autofocus lens that can magnify up to 250 times. Single-button operation. Can be connected directly to a PC or laptop via a USB 2.0 connection. Its reinforced plastic and glass fiber surface makes it easy to disinfect. Lightweight for patient comfort and an ergonomically user-friendly experience. Dentsply Sirona800-263-1437 | dentsplysirona.com Lensiora HD
Offers the latest generation high-definition CMOS sensor. Magnification in 4 steps up to 400%. Fast video processing with less blur and more detail. Six bright LEDs provide great illumination. Transillumination—the camera light can be turned off by holding the power button. The auto-save function saves images to the patient’s chart simply by turning off the camera. Captures images at what is reportedly the highest resolution on the market, 1600 X 1200 pixels. Supports foot pedals and voice control via an external microphone. Lensiora877-808-8698 | lensiora.com SOPRO 717 First®
Offers a large depth of field from extraoral to Macrovision. Its macrovision feature offers up to 115-times magnification. Features a small camera head for easier access. It's designed to fully integrate into most dental chairs. Has the ability to capture images by gliding over the SOPRO touch. Acteon800-289-6367 | acteongroup.com Claris® i5HD
Equipped with a native high-definition sensor, reducing pixelation and unwanted artifacts. The lens is designed to ensure a less than 5% distortion-rate. A space-grade, anodized, machined aluminum body ensures durability and strength while still maintaining a lightweight feel. The Slide-focus covers the maximum width and area of the camera body, allowing users to single-handedly adjust the focus and capture images. SOTA Imaging866-407-5015 | sotaimaging.com C-U2 HD Its maximized field of view and 7 glass lenses capture clear images. Features the latest generation 16:9 sensor. Its 9.5-mm slim tip is retroflexed for comfort. The 5- to 70-mm depth of field ensures perfect focus. The Multifunction button and Focus-Free automatic adjustment control allow users to view, browse, zoom, and save. MyRay+39 0542 653441 | myray.it Quickcam Duo Alpha
The 1280 X 720-pixel resolution delivers high-quality images. The easy-to-switch slider changes the operation from intraoral to extraoral modes. Its ninety-degree field of view intraoral tip allows for easy access for occlusal, buccal, lingual, and distal imaging. Features programmable on-board capture buttons. The 1-press focus button will auto-focus the image from infinity to macro. The ergonomic shape and handpiece weight make it comfortable to use. Video Dental Concepts800-323-2690 | videodental.com Hawk ZERO
Its variable liquid lens is designed to eliminate distortion. Nine advanced LEDs flood the lens with illumination. Its ergonomic design allows for truly 1-handed operation, eliminating lapses between shots. Features a macro focus distance of 0 mm to infinity. Dentazon310-328-1600 | dentazon.com DiscoveryHD Pro Wireless
The 280° rotatable and tilt-adjustable head allows for easy maneuvering in the oral cavity while reducing arm fatigue. Features a bright OLED screen, which indicates the device’s status. A one-of-a-kind point-and-click mouse lets users click and double-click on the Multi-Touch surface, with or without gloves. Features 4 color modes and LED intensity controls. The Enhance feature automatically improves lighting, color saturation, and more at the click of a button. RF America IDS866-578-5533 | myrfamerica.com Polaroid P31
A 3-in-1 capture feature allows users to switch between the intraoral camera, transillumination, and fluorescent functions and capture images at the same time. Its Full HD 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution features auto-focus for sharp images from 5 mm to infinity. The slim retraction-style head contains 30 unique LEDs that surround the lens. Its lightweight, all-metal body is designed for durability and comfort. Polaroid Healthcare844-789-5050 | polaroidhealth.com SmartMirror The high-definition camera features 10-times magnification and the ability to see 3 mm away from the patient’s mouth. Recorded videos can be streamed to any device. Capture what the mirror sees with the built-in video function. A fog- and scratch-resistant sapphire mirror featuring integrated true color light LEDs with adjustable intensity. Easy to clean and can be autoclaved or submerged. Smart Mirror Dentalinfo@smartmirror.dental | smartmirror.dental DrQuickLook SD Plus
Captures high-definition images that can be displayed on the integrated 5-in touchscreen display. Works without the need of a computer, software, or USB cord. Images can be saved to a standard SD card for easy transfer. The viewer plugs into standard wall outlets. The unit does not need to be plugged in to function, allowing for wireless use. Features a resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels. DrQuickLook888-346-6153 | drquicklook.com DocPort i.o.
Features a focus-free design for crystal-clear images. The easy-touch capture button makes image capture easy. Compatible with the optional USB foot pedal. Supplied with a remote automatic on/off handpiece holder. Designed to integrate with most dental software platforms. Sharper Practice800-392-1171 | sharperpractice.com Previous Next