Camera is a piece of dentists’ equipment (16.03.2016)
Today, digital cameras are part of orthodontics centres everyday equipment. The process of treatment is captured on photos and maintained in the data bases starting from the description of the problem and then the treatment process itself until the results.
Digital cameras are widely used and acknowledged by the dentists. A camera that originally was meant for photography enthusiasts now also fits perfectly into the professional hands of medical workers as well.
At the moment, the cheapest and most suitable choice is Nikon D3300. Its 24.2 megapixel resolution sensor assures detailed snapshots with little noise and natural colours. This camera can be set according to the light used in the room and it ensures that true colours are captured on the photo. The dynamic range of the sensor is able to find the colour changes and micro cracks in the tooth enamel.
Considering the nature of the dentist work, the weight and ergonomics of the camera are very important. Since dentists often work with the camera using just one hand, their camera needs to be light weight and fit into the hand perfectly. Nikon D3300 weighs 460 g together with the battery. The rubber grip ensures that this camera is comfortable to hold and it does not slip from the hand.
The best lens for dentists is Nikkor 85mm DX Micro f/3.5.
Suitable zoom, light weight (355g) and considerable optical power enable to take close ups from the teeth and cavity and this lens is also suitable for taking portraits.
The most difficult part is directing the light into the cavity. Using regular flash lights is not even thinkable because light needs to be directed from as front of the lens as possible. Here, Nikon also offers a solution. Wireless macro flash system R1C1 is a perfect kit – the flash lights are situated on the lens’ sides and this together with the adapter enables to light a very narrow area in front of the lens. The milky surfaces of the adapter’s reflectors and diffusers do not create sharp reflections on the teeth and gums and the mouth is lighted with diffused light. Our specialists are able to consult you in any questions regarding dentist work related photography.