Oral Camera System

What is Oral Camera System?

The oral camera system is used to capture and display digital images from inside a patient’s mouth. Its physical structure is simple. The dental camera monitor holder supports the monitor to let the clinicians watch the image easily. The images would provide the reference for the clinicians, so as to make a complete evaluation for the patient and make a perfect treatment.

How Does Oral Camera System Work?

The working principle of the oral camera system relates to several aspects.  Generally, the whole working process involves with camera sensor, light source, cable or wireless connection, capture button, software, and infection control. Here is the whole working process:

Camera Sensor

The oral camera system consists of a small, handheld device with a miniature camera sensor at its tip. This camera sensor is designed to capture high-resolution images of the oral cavity.

Light Source

To illuminate the oral cavity and provide adequate lighting for imaging, the camera usually includes built-in LED lights. These lights ensure that the images are well-lit and clear.

Cable or Wireless Connection

The camera is typically connected to a computer, monitor, or other display device using a cable or wirelessly, depending on the specific model. This connection allows the captured images to be displayed in real-time on a screen for the dentist and the patient to view.

Capture Button

The handheld camera has a capture button that allows the dentist to take pictures when needed. This button can be pressed to freeze the image on the screen, allowing the dentist to review and discuss it with the patient.


An important component of the oral camera system is the accompanying software. The software often includes features like image storage, annotation tools, and the ability to compare images over time. It allows dentists to maintain a record of a patient's oral health and track changes or progress.

Infection Control

In dental settings, infection control is critical. Many oral camera systems are designed with infection control measures in mind. They may have disposable sheaths or barriers that can be placed over the camera's tip to prevent cross-contamination between patients.