Intraoral camera

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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

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