ThirdEye dental cameras
the idea behind
There are dozens of manufacturers of intraoral cameras worldwide. All of them use video cameras to shoot intraoral photos. Disregarding that those intraoral video cameras have a very low resolution (today not more than 2 mega pixels !) compared to any digital compact camera, these intraoral cameras are suitable for the documentation of dental findings as well as for patient education and patient motivation. But, what if a treatment or a patient education shall be documented as a whole video and with narration ? What, if you want to document/film extensive prosthetic, surgical or implantology procedures or patient counselings to prevent any future cases of legal recourse. What, if you need a camera for live video transmissions of your surgeries at your training courses or congresses ? Or, if you want to show your dental technician (in a far away dental lab) in detail, what´s wrong with the crown, denture ... in a live video conference ?
Since 1997 we have developed and manufactured a range of intraoral cameras, which overcome all these disadvantages of conventional intraoral cameras. Our cameras can shoot intraoral shots from extraoral (both videos and photos).
During your treatments your dental light always is focussed on the object you´re working on - tooth, gingiva.... At least it should be !
Since the optical axis of the ThirdEye camera lens is adjusted to the center of the dental light´s light beam all objects being lit by the dental light are being depicted on the monitor at the same time.
Without annoying shadows cast by your hands or instruments. And you ha ve totalcontrol of the camera image without the need to look on the monitor all the time. If the tooth you are treating is lit evenly by the most intense light, which normally should be produced in the center of the dental light´s light beam, your ThirdEye dental camera will provide optimal photo shots or video recordings.
At a working distance of 40cm ThirdEye dental cameras can depict three teeth format filling, at 60cm patient´s full mouth or a whole quadrant, on the monitor. ThirdEye-HD and ThirdEye-EVO with their 10fold optical zoom lenses also can show the patient´s full face.
At a working distance of 30-40 cm (distance from the front lens of the camera to the patient´s mouth) one molar with its two neighbouring teeth can be depicted format filling on the monitor. This corresponds to a 15 fold magnification on a 22" monitor screen.
ThirdEye dental cameras enable you working uninterruptedly while filming or taking photos. A contamination of the camera lens through turbine water spray or the chip-blower is quite impossible at a working distance from 40-80cm.
Teeth, gums or other intra oral subjects you only can see with using your dental mirror can be displayed and recorded using the dental mirror, too. If the dental light is situated beside the dentist´s head, "what he sees is what he´ll get" (on the monitor).
Now you have a camera "at hand" (i.e. mounted on your dental light), which can record intraoral videos and shoot still images without any hassle. There is no need to interrupt any of your treatments just for taking intraoral pictures or recording intraoral videos. Thus, a ThirdEye dental camera truly can become your third eye.
mountable on allmost any dental light
camera weight of ThirdEyeUNI 170 grams
camera weight of ThirdEyeSDI 250 grams
easy to focus manually (ThirdEyeUNI)
or let the auto focus work (ThirdEyeSDI)
manual white balance for perfect color reproduction
filming while working
optimal illumination of image field by dental light
= "permanent ring flash"
autoclavable lens hoods (ThirdEyeUNI)
no need to touch camera during surgery (ThirdEyeSDI )
low power consumption
no medical products
proof by expert report (TÜV-Bavaria, Munich, Germany)
for all dentists, surgeons and implantologists
routinely recording dental evidence of their patients
documenting sophisticated treatments as a whole
as a means for dental education of their patients
for live trouble-shooting discussions with the dental lab
as evidence in case of legal recourse
for all dental hygienists
for patient motivation
for complete documentation of prophylaxis
for all dental educational centers
for live video transmissions of dental treatments or surgeries
for all universities and dental colleges
for live video demonstrations
internet streaming, or live shows on large video screens
to control student´s dental activities
live video transmission and recordings
for all dental students
to capitalize on their video recorded mistakes)
and last but not least
for all dental labs
to live communicate with their dentist via Skype or live stream
= audio-visual communication
no need to visit the dentist in case of any prosthodentic problems