The intraoral camera is a revolutionary tool in dentistry – but what if you have one that you’re probably already reading this from now? Your smartphone. Holland Healthcare offers a portable, lightweight, affordable, versatile tool that transforms any smart device into an intraoral camera, which is beneficial for dentists and moms alike. Whether you are at home, in a medical clinic, or at the dentist’s office, an intraoral camera can make treating your patients much easier.
What is an Intraoral Camera?
Put simply, an intraoral camera is used to take photos of the inside of one’s mouth. Now, you might be thinking that that is not so revolutionary. After all, intraoral cameras do exist. But what separates Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera from other models is the affordability of and the ease with which you can use the camera. By attaching to any smartphone, Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera, because it is so lightweight and easy to use, it can be used in a variety of settings – the dentist’s office, at home, or at an oral surgeon.
But How Does it Work?
Luckily, using one of Holland Healthcare’s intraoral cameras is very easy to use. As long as you know how to operate your smartphone’s camera, you will be able to operate the intraoral camera. Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera works first by using a tongue depressor to push the tongue down to the bottom of the mouth, so it will not get in the way of any photos. Next, you shine the light from the intraoral camera, which will then illuminate the inside of the patient’s (or perhaps your son or daughter’s!) mouth. The third step is to then capture the photo within the TelScope app.
Now, this is where Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera truly separates itself from both its contemporaries and predecessors: Holland Healthcare uses state of the art software, which can allow you to measure the difference between or size of lesions, cavities, growing teeth, or other points of concern or pain in the patient’s mouth; save photos to a database; and easily share the photos with other healthcare professionals. By using Holland Healthcare’s app, which is compatible with both Android and iOS, the photos and videos can then be securely shared amongst other healthcare providers, insurance companies, and electronic patient records. In addition, dentists and oral surgeons can save these photos at their practice, which can be very helpful when assessing a patient’s progress over a period of time. The app is pre-programmed with the right settings to capture medical-grade quality images and video of the inside of the mouth, so no struggling and fiddling with lighting, zoom, or focus. The app then lets you annotate the image or video by circling areas of concern and adding comments.
The Applications of the Intraoral Camera
There are many settings and ways in which Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera can be used. It is an easy-to-use tool that can be utilized by both mothers and dentists!
Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera may find its widest use in a dentist’s office. The light-up tongue depressor, the attachment to an iPhone, and easy-to-clean and disposable attachments make it perfect for a dentist’s office. In addition, the software that Holland Healthcare offers also makes it great for storing, tracking, and sharing intraoral photos among dentists, oral surgeons, and other specialists.
The Nurse’s Office
A school nurse’s office is a perfect place to use the intraoral camera. Because it is easy to use, easy to clean, and also easy to share the photos and videos, the camera can be of great benefit to a nurse’s office. With the TelScope’s illuminating depressor, you can easily depress the tongue, retract the cheek, and take a look inside the child’s mouth. And if necessary, you can even take a photo and send it to a dentist for a medical-dental integration, which would greatly speed up the healthcare process for the child, the parents, and the dentist involved.
The intraoral camera has some great benefits, namely, that it is affordable and that it can be used in so many different places – including your home! You can save a lot of time by taking advantage of the intraoral camera. If you want to save time instead of going to the dentist or doctor’s office, then the intraoral camera is for you. You can take photos and videos of your child’s mouth or throat and send them to the doctor or dentist and see if you need to come in for a visit. Does your child have a sore throat, and you don’t have the time today to see a doctor? Then take a photo, send it over, and get an answer – and some relief. As long as you know how to use a camera on your smartphone, you can use Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera! It is a great, versatile tool for both mothers and dentists alike.
In order to stay ahead of disease and illness such as oral cancer or a potential cavity, you need to be proactive. Self-examination is essential to getting ahead of a scary diagnosis and moving forward with effective treatment. This is just another benefit of the intraoral camera – the tongue depressor, light, and camera allow for anyone to perform a self-exam, in which you might check for oral cancer or that pesky sore that has been bothering you. Intraoral imaging is essential in diagnosing disease, as your doctor or dentist needs to see a high-resolution photo of the area of interest. This is why a dental camera, now being replaced by an iPhone, is such a handy tool for everyone.
The Benefits of an Intraoral Camera with your Smartphone
To recap, here are some of the benefits that you, your dental practice, or your family can enjoy with Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera:
- The camera is dynamic and can be used in a variety of settings, such as at home, a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office, a school nurse’s office, an urgent care setting, or a hospital.
- Compared to other intraoral cameras, Holland Healthcare’s is much more affordable and uses something everyone already has and knows how to use – a smartphone.
- The camera comes with disposable tongue depressors and an easy-to-clean, antimicrobial handle, so you do not need to worry about cross-contamination.
- The camera comes with software that allows for photos to be easily and securely shared amongst healthcare professionals and patients.
Holland Healthcare’s intraoral camera, TelScope Telehealth System, is a wonderful tool for anyone – and that means anyone. Doctors and dentists, mothers and nurses, all can enjoy the ease of using the intraoral camera.