As long as you’re thinking about using intraoral cameras at our office in Greenville, WI that’s great! We want to show you what to look for. From years of making and selling intraoral cameras to all the feedback we’ve gotten from dentists and oral health care providers over the years, we came up with this list of the best things to look for in an intraoral camera.
This is a list of things to look for when buying intraoral cameras:
1. Reliable, High-Quality Photos
The quality of the pictures captured by an intraoral camera can’t always be predicted by looking at the camera’s specifications. You can change the clarity of your photos by changing the time it takes to take the picture, the auto-focus, and the zoom. This is what dentists and hygienists tell us the most often. Some cameras say “HD” even though they don’t have an actual high-definition resolution.
Take a look at the pictures that the camera took. The best way to get reliable, high-quality images is to take them quickly, which reduces the risk of blurry pictures caused by movement. If you have to make a lot of adjustments to focus or wait for blurry auto-focus to find a target, your image capture is going to be slow and unreliable, and you’ll be annoyed by it.
Ensure the intraoral camera you buy can take pictures quickly and without a hitch.
2. Lightweight and easy to use
Dental professionals are at risk for musculoskeletal problems because their job requires them to hold heavy instruments in a pinch grip and move their bodies a lot. When you’re looking for an intraoral camera that you’ll be using a lot, weight and ergonomics are essential things to think about.
All other things being equal, a heavy intraoral camera will cause more strain, mainly if used every day with every patient. People who buy high-priced cameras may not be getting their money’s worth when they add a lot of weight to them.
3. How easy it is to use and how easy it is to integrate
Intraoral cameras are a great help to dental professionals in many ways. They have been used for years to help patients learn about their treatment options, get them to accept their treatment plans and so many other things.
Cameras must be easy to use so that work doesn’t stop, or your team might not use them all the time. If a dentist has to figure out how to use a complicated camera, they are less likely to use it with every patient.
Look for a camera that only needs a few clicks to take a picture and store it in your imaging software. Integration into imaging software is just as important as how easy it is to use, but both are important. It should be easy for the practice’s imaging software to take, organize, and store intraoral images without any extra steps or keyboard clicks. An image capture or review process should not slow down the care of an ill person.
4. Find out what comes with or doesn’t come with your new camera
The dentists we’ve talked to at dental meetings had told us about how they spent a lot of money on a single camera but then had to spend even more money on software or pay for help when they needed it. Check to see if the software or drivers you’re going to need are already there. Yes, and is it included in the price? Is it only through email? Is it from a country in a different time zone and has agents who might not be able to communicate well with you? How would you feel if the camera didn’t work for you or your team? Do you get a full year’s warranty from the company? Is there a money-back promise? Do they give your team free training on how to use your new cameras and do things the right way, for free?
5. Don’t pay excess money
It will be essential to think about the cost when you decide to buy new equipment for your business. Do not invest much if you feel it’s not worth it.
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