Intraoral cameras (IOCs) are cameras used by dentists or doctors to show a patient the interior of their mouth, as an alternative to using a mirror. They were first introduced in 1989 and are now widely used in dental offices. IOCs allow the patient to see a clear picture of the inside of their mouth, aiding the dentist in consulting with them on various treatment options. Images can be saved to a patient's file for future reference.
The wand form factor is the industry standard, lightweight, compact, and maneuverable in the patient's mouth.
Various design options are also available:
- Wireless or corded with PC-USB, VGA, RCA, or S-Video connectivity
- Lightweight (approx, .25 lb / 110g)
- LED lighting
- Fixed or variable focus mechanisms (Dial and Slide)
- Magnification up to 100X
- Angle of view 0˚ or 90˚
- 45˚ mirror attachment
- Periodontal pocket probe attachment with scale for measurement
- Attachment for single tooth closeups
- Fingertip image capture or foot switches
- SD card storage
- Specialized imaging software