Digitizing your ops

Don’t know where to begin? Overwhelmed with features, benefits, choices? Is cost a major consideration? One of the easiest, most versatile and least expensive products to integrate into the dental practice has been the digital camera.

Several good quality digital cameras (ideal for dentistry) can be purchased for around $2,000, including all the necessary accessories. With a little bit of training most offices are taking quality digital shots of their patients within the first hour. They produce a quality far superior than that of an intra-oral camera and can be used to capture most of the angles you would need in dentistry. Images are easily transferred into ChairSide Imaging (CSI) with just a couple of clicks directly into the patients file. You can focus on a single tooth with our crop and zoom feature to get even greater detail thus eliminating the need for an intra-oral camera for most situations. X-ray images can also be captured with a digital camera while still on the light box. This is a quick way of saving x-rays until you are ready to go with digital radiography. Check out the article on digital photography for a list of camera choices, including what to look for and where to buy them from in your area.

When it comes time for your office to “Go digital”, think digital camera first.

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