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Cameras

Digital photography in dentistry

February 2, 2016

From DentistryIQ, Tools and techniques to help your patients and improve your practice : Digital photography can have numerous impacts on your dental practice: Photos can educate patients and improve case acceptance, communicate shade to the dental lab, and improve patients’ confidence following treatment. Source: Digital photography in dentistry: Tools and techniques to help your patients […]

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Dentists and Patients Disagree

September 2, 2015

From JADA: A study in the Autumn 2015 issue of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry found that dentists, dental students and patients evaluating the same dental appearance made different assessments about its esthetic acceptability. Essentially the dentists were more attuned to esthetics than the patients. I have been astounded at what some patients think […]

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How to Print Great-Looking Photos

August 4, 2015

Digital photos are so easy and inexpensive to take I believe every dentist should include them as part of a complete examination. Photos can be used to improve charting, help with diagnosis and possibly most important are a superb medical legal record in case treatment or treatment results are questioned. These clinical photos never need […]

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Never Understimate the Power of Cosmetic Imaging

August 3, 2015

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Good Camera for Patient Photos

July 30, 2015
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Shade ARM

July 10, 2015

Shade ARM (Accurate Reliable Measurement) The New Shade ARM (Accurate Reliable Measurement) provides precision, consistency and predictability in taking digital dental images for shade determination. By holding the shade tabs constant, the distance, angle, position and lighting of your digital dental pictures is locked in. Precision consistency and predictability in taking a tooth shade it […]

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Digital Charting Tip

June 26, 2015

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You […]

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How to Turn Your Phone Into a Dash Cam

June 16, 2015

There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to set up a dash cam in your car: Everything from settling insurance claims to capturing footage of passing meteorites. And if you’re taking your smartphone along for the ride anyway, then you may as well get it to take over dash cam duties too. […]

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MagnaVu Procedure Scope

June 15, 2015

I always thought this was a great product that should have more industry acceptance. MagnaVu Procedure Scope. The company now has an updated website which includes many more computer and magnifications products. A nice resource.

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Prynt – Polaroid For The Smartphone Age

February 2, 2015

Prynt is a case that incorporates a little inkless photo printer and connects to your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone, thanks to a modular system that lets you swap out connectors. Pick a shot from your camera roll, or shoot it with the Prynt app, and you can instantly print out a two-by-three inch photo. […]

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Presenting Ideal Dental Treatment

August 18, 2014

We would all like to believe that humans make decisions based on facts and logic. If we just educate people about what they need, they will do it. Of course it doesn’t work that way at all. If education and telling worked, everyone would floss, no one would smoke and we’d all be at our […]

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Google Glass Prescription Frames

January 29, 2014

Tuesday…Google announced it would begin selling several “designer” pairs of glasses that are compatible with Glass, called the Titanium Collection. Before yesterday, near- and farsighted Glass Explorers needed to either wear contact lenses while using Glass (as I do) or pinch the nose piece tightly so the Glass prism extends far enough away from your […]

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Google Glass: I’m Not Winking at You, Just Taking Your Picture

December 29, 2013

Big buzz: The ability to take photos and videos via Glass’ rim-mounted camera isn’t new, but winking to take a picture certainly is. Interestingly, Google patented the ability to recognize facial expressions, including winks, earlier this year. Google officially added the “wink for picture” option on Tuesday along with several other Glass enhancements. As soon […]

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At the ADA: OralEye

November 5, 2013

OralEye is a smart phone App that lets users take and upload photos to a dentist for evaluation and possible diagnosis. The app starts with a short questionnaire asking patients for basic demographic information and to describe their dental concern. It then guides them through the process of taking six images including a smile, retracted bite […]

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Taking Pictures of Your X-rays

August 21, 2013

If you are still using x-ray film or if you have films from the past and you want to create digital versions of your films you can either scan them with a transparency adaptor or take a digital photo of the film on a light box. Getting a good diagnostic backlit camera image can be […]

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MagnaVu

June 28, 2013

I believe that Magnavu is one of the best kept secrets in dentistry. This is a remarkable product that should -in my opinion- be part of every new practice set up. It uses relatively simple technology, that is a digital video camera built into a dental light, to create a very high quality magnified picture […]

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Intraoral Camera and Interoperability

April 5, 2013

Interoperability is the ability of different technologies from different manufacturers to work together. UVC is a tech industry standard for use with streaming video devices like web cams, camcorders and most important for us intraoral video cameras. If a camera is UVC compliant it will plug and play with any standard computer both Windows and […]

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Online Video CE

March 31, 2013

Online Video CE The High Tech Power Practice Five Modules Essentials Paperless Advanced Internet Stuff DentalEDU.tv

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Video

February 13, 2013

Seen at the Yankee Dental Conference: I visited the Real Cool TV booth at the Yankee meeting. Real Cool produces video for dentists and other businesses. I watched some of their sample bits and was impressed with their style and production value. Bad video is easy.  Choppy sound, poor lighting, cluttered backgrounds and an awkward camera […]

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December 6, 2012

Shop Amazon – Holiday 2012 Electronics Gift List – This Season’s New

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