The ACE Dental practice management software is a very straightforward and easy-to-use software system that provides all aspects of dental office management. You can program it for one computer or install it on a network in order to accommodate multiple users at once, which is ideal for both small and medium-sized practices.
The intraoral camera testing with ACE dental practice management
Here is the guide for the setting.
in patient record, Images
Press the capture button in the camera and it will capture and save the image to the system.
ProDENT will launch a new WIFI wireless intraoral camera in Oct.
wifi intraoral camera works with ipad iphone and andriod tablet and phones
this is our wifi intraoral camera demo picture.
you can download orignal picture from google drive.
You know the importance of prevention when it comes to your dental health, and we’re always looking for new, improved ways to help you achieve a healthy smile for life. While X-rays provide valuable information, they don’t give a complete view of everything that is going on inside your mouth. With the use of an intraoral camera, we can see every aspect of your teeth and mouth with incredible detail, uncovering cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings, and excessive wear. When we can discover oral problems early on, your treatment is much less invasive and much more cost effective.
One of the main hurdles of dentistry is that there are areas of your mouth that you, of course, cannot see. We're able to much more thoroughly acquaint ourselves with your mouth than you are, and we feel that's not exactly fair. After all, if you could see inside your mouth the way we could maybe you'd have less dental issues. Maybe you'd be able to understand more clearly your current dental status and what, if anything needs to be changed concerning your cleaning regimen. So, as an effort to level the playing field, we offer you the opportunity to see inside your mouth in as much detail as we can, using intraoral cameras. They'll provide you with an educational experience you'll never forget.
How Does the Procedure Work?
- Intraoral cameras are about the size of a pen and can easily be moved around your mouth by your dentist or hygienist.
- As the camera moves you'll be able to see what it sees on a TV which you can comfortably view from your chair.
- You might be surprised to find how big a difference being able to actually see inside your mouth can make. Using the images captured by the intraoral camera the dentist can point out problem areas and explain what he feels should be done to correct them.
Why Utilize Intraoral Cameras?
For some, actually seeing their dental problems firsthand might be a bit difficult emotionally, but we feel it's worth it. We want our patients to be as informed as possible as to any problems they might have, anything they can do to combat them and any procedures we feel might ultimately be necessary. The intraoral camera is a great way to help patients understand their situation. So if you don't want to be in the dark anymore concerning your dental condition, we are proud to help you. Understanding a problem is the first step to recovering from it.
Get detailed images from inside the mouth with this high resolution IntraOral Camera that simply uses USB to connect to your computer.
- Crystal Clear Picture Quality
- Simple and easy Plug & Play installation via USB port (Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10)
- Includes free proprietary Dental Imaging Software which allows to see, capture, edit, and save the images
- Fully compatible with DEXIS & Apteryx, as well as reported functional w/ EagleSoft, PracticeWorks, SoftDent, DentiMax, AbleDent, CliniView, ProfSuni, Digora, and more!
Why Use an Intraoral Camera?
Intraoral cameras are most commonly used by dental professionals, but people at home can also use them to monitor their own dental health and to learn about the inside of the mouth. And you don’t have to use an intraoral camera just for looking inside people’s mouths. This camera would be a great choice in any situation where you want to film or take pictures in tight, dark places, especially if moisture is a factor.
Dental professionals use intraoral cameras mainly for patient education. Sometimes people are skeptical about dental procedures; they might think it’s too expensive, it would hurt too much, or maybe they’re just terrified of dentists. But, when patients can see the problem for themselves it often becomes more real to them, which makes them much less likely to refuse or postpone dental procedures. Dental professionals can also use intraoral cameras for patient files, which is good for legal reasons, or when different dental professionals need to work together.
These cameras are a great tool to use for educational purposes too. The images and videos made by them can be used in dental schools, or even to teach children how important it is to brush their teeth. A picture of what the inside of the mouth really looks like could be way more convincing to a child than merely a verbal reminder.
Protective Intraoral camera sleeves
When you are using devices inside the mouth, hygiene obviously becomes very important. However, unlike other dental tools, a camera is too delicate to go through the sterilization process. That’s why this intraoral camera comes with Protective Intraoral camera sleeves, ensuring that you can use it with multiple patients without fear of cross-contamination.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are more comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing. Doctors utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intraoral camera is just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis.With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations.
One of the intraoral camera’s most important advantages is the ability to capture and manipulate an image in the oral cavity and save it to the patient’s chart. If electronic patient charts are not being used, the images can be printed and filed in the patient’s paper chart. This allows dentists to share their observations with patients so they can become better informed about their own overall dental health.
The images captured by intraoral cameras are used to accurately visualize problems with teeth and/or tissues, including fractured teeth or restorations, carious lesions, plaque buildup, and bleeding or inflamed tissues. With the intraoral camera’s technology, our dentists and their patients can collaborate on the right treatment plan to achieve optimal oral and dental health. Patients are now able to view potential problems along with our doctors while their treatment progress is effectively monitored. Sequential photos of the treatment effectively documents our patient compliance and improvement in their oral health.
With the use of the intraoral camera our doctors can examine the oral cavity for any precautionary symptoms that may indicate a health risk. This includes but is not limited to images of any problematic oral lesions, eating disorders, and other diseases that may be present in the oral cavity is essential to effective patient documentation.
The intraoral images captured by the camera closely illustrate the diagnoses and allow dentists to explain further to patients how to proceed with oral health treatment. This also allows dental care/ oral health care providers ti effectively demonstrate consequences to patients if the condition is left untreated.
Intraoral images can be printed out for patients to take home. Patients can then take time to consider the proposed treatment plan and hopefully become more motivated to improve their oral health.
Some intraoral software programs allow images to be modified in real time to illustrate proposed esthetic changes prior to altering the tooth structure. Additionally, images can be sent electronically to dental laboratories for a more accurate color match in veneers, crowns, and/or fixed partial dentures.
X-rays are an excellent way to diagnose oral health issues; However while x-rays provide vauluable information that we can't get from any other source, they can't show you everything that's going on in your mouth.That's why we have invested in an intraoral camera - a highly advanced piece of diagnostic equipment that allows you to see what we see inside your mouth.Using the intraoral camera, we can examine areas of your mouth that x-rays cannot show.
An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your teeth and gums. These images allow us to make a more accurate diagnosis and develop a better treatment plan for each patient. A faster, more accurate diagnosis means less chair time for you! It also allows you to see everything we see and know everything we know!
Many patients struggle to understand why they need complicated dental procedures when they aren't experiencing any pain or see no visual evidence that the procedure is needed. Intraoral cameras allow patients to see the state of their mouths in real-time rather than being shown difficult-to-understand x-rays or listening to the explanation of the dentist. Instead, patients can see the doctor's diagnosis with their own eyes.
Intraoral cameras are roughly the same size as a pen and are fitted with a camera and light. The camera then transmits the images to a computer screen or television monitor. You'll be able to see right away a fractured tooth, abscess, or cavity. In the case of the intraoral camera, a picture may be worth more than a thousand words!
The intraoral camera is small, roughly the size of a standard dental mirror, and features a built-in light source. With this small camera, we can easily identify problems such as tooth decay, cracked or broken fillings, cracked teeth and signs of gum disease among others to help us create an effective treatment plan.
Images are easily shared and the systems integrate with a range of imaging and practice management software applications. They connect easily to computers either wirelessly, or via USB or docking stations. Most intraoral cameras employ LED, enabling image capture without external lighting.
Technological advances are alive and well in the dental community. Despite this, not all dentists use the intraoral camera. Are you interested in utilizing the most recent dental technology? Find out what type of equipment your dentist employs in the office. Should you discover that your dentist is using tools from yesteryear, it just may be that a simple suggestion from you is all it takes to get your dentist up-to-speed technologically.
Practitioners selecting intraoral cameras should keep in mind that:
-Higher-resolution cameras tend to capture images with better clarity
-User-friendly USB connectivity facilitates movement from room to room
-The capture button should be positioned to allow snapping of images regardless of orientation in the mouth
-Included software or drivers should be compatible with existing software
The most commonly used tools by dental professionals for clinical documentation, intraoral cameras have almost completely replaced the use of film for operatory photography. Zoom capacity rivals that of conventional microscopes, and most of these portable, wand-shaped cameras are digital, providing exceptional visibility for diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring over time. Instantly captured high-definition images enhance patient compliance and education by allowing patients to see what the clinician sees. Some intraoral cameras also can capture extraoral images, such as those needed for patient records.
In a nutshell, an intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an X-ray of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen and although usage varies depending on the model-type, this image-taking device is typically outfitted with a disposable protective sheath for each new patient. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.
First used in the early 1990s, the intraoral camera is still a relatively new piece of dental equipment. Not so long ago, only a handful within the dental community used this tiny camera to take pictures of the teeth and gums. Today, use of the intraoral camera is widespread. For those dentists who do use this device, the intraoral camera has been, and continues to be, extremely handy both in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating you, the patient.
Show and Tell
It's not difficult to understand why many patients have misgivings about dental diagnoses that aren't accompanied by pain or any visual cues that the naked eye can see. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth need gum disease treatment. In the case of the intraoral camera, a picture may be worth more than a thousand words!
The intraoral camera is especially useful during dental restoration procedures. For example, if you were to have an amalgam tooth filling replaced with a composite resin filling, your dentist could use the intraoral camera to take "before and after" pictures and display the results simultaneously for you to see!
In addition to being a great diagnostic tool, the intraoral camera is a fantastic educational aid. Instead of merely explaining to you what's happening inside your mouth, your dentist can actually show you. And, unlike conventional X-ray images that require processing time, there is no development time associated with intraoral cameras: The immediately available images that this tool renders can be a great time-saver for both you and your dentist.
Saves Time and Trees
Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several X-rays at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims, a benefit shared by you and your dentist. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.
Dental Intraoral Cameras
Designed to allow clinicians to capture and display digital images from inside a patient’s mouth, intraoral cameras are a valuable tool for patient education and case documentation. Shaped like a small wand, many dental intraoral cameras are highly portable and easily connect to a computer wirelessly, via USB or via a docking station. Most commonly equipped with LEDs, these digital cameras can capture images without the need for external lighting. Patients do not always accept treatment they cannot understand, but an intraoral camera allows them to see what you see. A problem such as a fractured tooth can be easier to spot and impossible to ignore when it is magnified on a computer monitor or TV screen. While designed for intraoral imaging, some cameras also can capture extraoral full face images for patient records.
If your goal is to increase your case acceptance, and therefore profitability, showing patients really big pictures of their teeth beats showing patients unbelievably quick radiographs of those same teeth.
High-tech guru (and all-around good guy) Dr. John Jameson passes along this information to us:"For doctors who capture digital images of the patient, as well as 'befores and afters' of other cases for consultation purposes, we have seen an increase between 10 and 25 percent in case acceptance."
So, for those of you struggling to gain patient acceptance of high-quality comprehensive treatment, an intraoral camera is your best high-tech investment. That part is easy. Deciding which camera(s) to purchase, how to integrate them into your facility, and how to take full advantage of their wonderful attributes is a more of a challenge.
The "inside scoop"
- The optics distinguish a good intraoral camera from a not-so-good one. The best optic systems are created by placing the CCD chip at the end of the wand next to the lens. This is more expensive than placing the CCD chip in the middle of the wand. When the CCD chip is in the middle of the wand, an additional prism is used to direct the incoming image farther down the wand to the CCD chip. The addition of the prism degrades image quality.
- Why do inexpensive intraoral cameras at conventions or trade shows often appear to produce an equivalent or even superior image quality when compared to higher-end cameras that may cost two the three times as much? Artifacts
Internally, intraoral cameras have an adjustment for pre-shoot/over-shoot. This adjustment can electronically manipulate the video signal by boosting the peaks and valleys of the video signal wave pattern. These artificially manipulated images display whiter whites and blacker blacks and create an "illusion" of greater contrast, detail, and quality. White areas in the mouth that are wet will appear to have black or darkened areas surrounding them. These darkened areas are artifacts and do not exist. Fictitious black or darkened spots on white teeth can lead to misdiagnosis.
Analog intraoral cameras vs. "digital" intraoral cameras: If the word digital is anywhere near a product name or description it has to be better, right? If all other features are equal, the fact that an intraoral camera is "digital" has absolutely no advantage over an analog counterpart, with possibly one exception.
All intraoral cameras use incoming light to create an analog/video wave pattern signal through the CCD chip. There are no digital zeros and ones streaming through the air that you can intercept with your camera wand. What makes an intraoral camera digital is the location of the digitizing capture card. If it's in the camera rather than in the PCI or AGP slot in the back of your computer, it's digital.
If you compare pricing, digital intraoral cameras generally cost more than analog cameras plus capture card. The "digital" intraoral camera can connect to your computer through a USB port since the incoming data is already digitized. The USB connection would facilitate your intraoral camera's connection to a thin client that is, in turn, linked to an ASP (application service provider). If you are holding your breath waiting for all your dental software applications to be Internet-based, you better like the color blue.
Key features to consider when purchasing an intraoral camera
Quality of construction: How does the camera dock with the light source? Does it appear capable of withstanding 2,000 insertions and detachments a year? Does the wand cord have strain relief or will it ultimately fray and create "water spots" on image displays and printouts?
Depth of field: As you move the wand inside the mouth, how much of the viewing area is in focus? Do you have to continually adjust the focus ring? Superior intraoral cameras require little or no focusing inside the mouth.
Artifacts: How much of what you see is actually there? The best way to judge an intraoral camera image is to have an in-office demonstration. Only then can you compare what you see in the mouth (under typical operatory lighting conditions) with what appears on the monitor display. You have no frame of reference on the convention floor to judge image quality and the presence or absence of artifacts.