Recently I have been using the Futudent EduCam for taking full arch pictures for treatment planning and documentation. I use the camera mounted on my loupes. I have noticed that this is a big benefit for me, because when something unexpected happens during the procedure it is immediately ready to use. Just by pressing the foot pedal I immediately take pictures of exactly what I see through my loupes. The pictures are directly stored on the computer from which I can copy directly to the patient files. If I compare this to the use of a hand held camera there are some advantages using Futudent: now I do not have to take off my gloves and stop the procedure in order to take the picture and then afterwards transfer the picture from the SD card to the computer. Additionally the digital camera is often not close by and I am usually too busy to set up the camera to take the pictures I need.
Utilizing and recording high-quality images and videos is crucial for dental professionals in the digital era. Images can be taken with many different devices, ranging from digital cameras to x-ray machines. With their busy daily schedules dentists need to find patient files with one click. Adding new images and videos to a patient file also needs to happen with a single click.
Updated on 18th of July 2016: New information and relevant downloadable materials included. This post is a part of Patient Education blog post series.
Updated on 4th of June 2016:
New information and relevant downloadable materials included. This post is a part of Patient Education blog post series.
Tiina Niemi-Korpi works as a dental hygienist in Espoo, Finland and has used the Futudent system in her work since this summer. The Futudent system has proved to be a very good tool in educating patients in their oral health care.