The Buyer's Guide To Intraoral Cameras

The Buyer’s Guide To Intraoral Cameras
August 3, 2017 Vividus Admin

Intraoral cameras are small, lightweight, easy to use and non-invasive for the patient. There are many benefits to using these devices, including creating better patient relationships. Being able to show your patients exactly what’s going on in their mouths is invaluable. In many instances, it’ll get them to take better care of their teeth and become actively involved in looking out for symptoms! Here are the top features you should look out for when investing in an intraoral camera.

Auto Focus

Just like with a dSLR, if you’re not a professional photographer, you’re going to have trouble adjusting focus to get clear images every time. Are you looking for an intraoral camera for use throughout your entire practice, by multiple technicians of varying skill levels? One with auto focus may be the best option for you. Take clear photos every time, so that your diagnosis is based on accurate information.

Need someone to teach your staff how to use an intraoral camera? Dental Depot frequently conduct staff training sessions so that you can get the most out of your equipment!


It goes without saying that you don’t want to be clunking something heavy around your patient’s mouth. An intraoral camera needs to be lightweight and easy to handle, like a pen. This will not only save user fatigue, but it will also be more comfortable for your patient. Just make sure that while your camera is lightweight, it’s also sturdy. You don’t want it breaking before it’s lifespan should be up.

Macro Mode

Having an intraoral camera with a narrow camera, but the ability to maximise pictures for detailed analysis is a pretty big deal. The narrow camera means greater comfort for your patient, but the ability to really hone in on problem areas is also vital to carrying out your diagnosis.

Compatibility with existing software

Before you buy, always check that the software your practice uses is compatible with the one offered with your camera. There’s nothing worse than having to change everything around because of one piece of equipment!

USB Connection

USB connectivity means that you can share your camera throughout your surgery as it can be hooked up to several different devices. This makes for a great investment for all of your staff!

Wifi and Wireless

Intraoral Cameras can be integrated (built into the chair), direct USB or USB wireless. This seamless technology makes it easy to provide patients with visual information on how to help you, help them take better care of their teeth.

Furthermore, having your intraoral camera go wireless means more freedom of movement for you. Get into all the nooks and crannies without having to trail or support a cord away from your patient’s mouth.

Different modes

What’s better than an intra-oral camera that fulfils one function? A camera that fulfils three! The Soprocare & Soprolife by Acteon use fluorescence technology and can be switched between three different modes to detect cavities, new and old dental plaque and gingival inflammation. Simply switch to daylight mode, and it’ll act like a normal intra-oral camera too. Three functions in one will make your prophylactic diagnosis an absolute breeze!

Upgrade your equipment

Dental technology is constantly changing. Dental Depot stocks a wide range of intra-oral cameras suitable for modern dental practices with evolving needs. Browse the collection and call us for an obligation free trial so that you can compare a number of brands.

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