Seen at Blueprint Dental’s FutureLabs event, Shofu’s new EyeSpecial C-III dental camera
In the first of Dental Review’s reports from Blueprint Dental’s FutureLabs event on Friday 24th November we take a close look at Shofu’s new EyeSpecial C-III, a dedicated digital dental camera.
Digital photography has become integral to modern dentistry and photography courses are a mainstay for cosmetic dentistry forums and dental team events. Canon and Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, and many more, studio quality cameras have found their way into the dental surgery and the clinical dental technician’s clinic.
Precise photographic images of the patient’s smile and dentition have a firm place in the patient’s records. Before and after photographs establish the quality of a smile makeover and tooth whitening, and have even helped in dento-legal defence when someone’s expectations have not been met but the true outcome had been discussed and consented to before treament began. Restoration planning, smile design, orthodontics and dentures are just some of the procedures that benefit from a well taken photographic record. If only those all important images were easier to capture.
Shofu says “Dental photography is easier than you may imagine” thanks to its EyeSpecial C-III dedicated dental camera; which combines “state-of-the-art” digital technology with ease of handling and a wide range of indications thanks to its eight pre-set dental shooting modes. It can be used one-handed, even when wearing medical gloves. It is also easy to disinfect using ethanol and is water-resistant. The lightweight camera is simplicity itself to use and its 12 megapixel CMOS sensor provides crystal clear, detailed images with an exceptional depth of field.
Completely self-contained the camera has four built-in flashes offering two lighting modes, inside lateral flashes and outside lateral flash, specifically designed to minimise reflections on the teeth. The automatic FlashMatic system has been devised to work with the EyeSpecial C-III’s integrated autofocus to provide consistent exposure control and true colour images, lifelike enough for shade taking. It produces precise and detailed photographs with maximal depth of field back to the second molar, which is specifically centred on the point of focus for high contrast intraoral images of outstanding quality.
Selecting one of the camera’s eight shooting modes simplifies the image capture process:
• Standard: Standard intraoral photography with true colour optimisation for shade taking.
• Surgery: Intraoral photography from a distance.
• Mirror: Thanks to its one-handed simplicity an operator can use the camera to capture intraoral images while using a dental mirror. The image can be flipped along the vertical or horizontal axis.
• Face: Super clear portraits or half body images.
• Low glare: Capture precise details of anterior teeth, working models or indirect restorations.
• Whitening: Compare teeth shades before and after whitening/bleaching.
• Tele macro: Use the close-up lens for detailed images of anterior teeth.
• Isolate Shade: Automatic isolation of the gingival shade for optimal shade taking.
The camera’s 3.5inch LCD touch screen display features a high-definition display that allows the operator immediate access to the captured images which can then be assessed for quality before being edited or archived using the intuitive menu. Because of the camera’s operational simplicity you can delegate the task to any member of the dental team with confidence, but when photography is this easy, and this much fun, you might not want to let it go.
For more information visit www.shofu.co.uk.
To find out more about FutureLabs or to order the EyeSpecial C-III visit http://blueprintdental.co.uk/.