This morning we captured our first panoramic image using Curve Hero's imaging features. The image (see blog) was captured using a Planmeca ProOne unit using a TWAIN driver (I took this photo using my iPhone). The panoramic unit took about 8 seconds to scan, and then after that the image appeared on screen in about 5 to 6 more seconds. So, the image was captured directly to the Curve servers and then bounced back to the computer we were working on in less than 15 seconds. There are 2 clinicians at this practice and they were both impressed with the speed and were of the opinion that the image quality was not a factor (they didn't notice anything different about image quality).
We also captured intraoral images this morning without a hiccup, using a USB intraoral camera that the practice purchased from eBay. We also captured PA's using a Suni sensor. If you stop and think about what we just did?capture images directly to the cloud?it's pretty awesome.
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This blog was re-posted with permission from Marty Jablow DMD - Dental News and Technology.
Martin Jablow, DMD, practices general dentistry in Woodbridge, NJ. He enjoys promoting the use of technology in the dental office to improve efficiency and patient care. As a partner in Dental Technology Solutions, he lectures and writes articles on the use of technology to enhance the practice of dentistry.