Tool Review: Einstein intraoral camera

by Dr Scott Makiol, Moorooka, QLD

This intraoral camera is made by a Japanese company called RF System Lab. I already had a very expensive camera made by a leading company but wanted a cheaper back-up model for my second surgery. I have been pleasantly surprised with this product.

What’s good about it

I ordered the Einstein by phone direct from the company and it was delivered pretty quickly. It was cheap, about $2000 for the camera and the flat-screen to display the images. The handpiece is connected wirelessly to the screen and can hold 16 images at a time. This is more than enough for each patient. Those images are then stored on an SD card located in the side of the screen. The card can hold about 500 images which can then be transferred to a PC.

The handpiece is light, battery operated and sits on a recharger when not in use. It holds a charge that will last an hour.

I bought the Einstein purely as a cost-saving measure. I intended it to be a back up to my more expensive camera but it quickly became my preferred option. I use it for all examinations as it is so simple, quick and easy.

What’s not so good

The image quality could be better but it is more than adequate for general dentistry. The quality of my leading brand camera is superior, and I use it for more difficult cases, but the difference in price is huge. My main camera cost $13,000 while the Einstein was $2000 for the camera and screen. There is also a slightly more expensive model called an Einstein Stella that has a range of optional extras and connects wirelessly to your computer.

Where did you get it

Direct from RF System Lab.

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