ThirdEye dental cameras dental cameras - the idea behind

intraoral shots from extraoral

how do ThirdEye cameras work ?

advantages of ThirdEye cameras

applications of ThirdEye cameras

Intraoral shots from extraoral

There are dozens of manufacturers of intraoral cameras worldwide. All of them use video cameras to shoot intraoral photos. Disregarding that those intraoral video cameras have a very low resolution (today not more than 2 mega pixels !) compared to any digital compact camera, these intraoral cameras are suitable for the documentation of dental findings as well as for patient education and patient motivation. But, what if a treatment or a patient education shall be documented as a whole video and with narration ? What, if you want to document/film extensive prosthetic, surgical or implantology procedures or patient counselings to prevent any future cases of legal recourse. What, if you need a camera for live video transmissions of your surgeries at your training courses or congresses ? Or, if you want to show your dental technician (in a far away dental lab) in detail, what´s wrong with the crown, denture ... in a live video conference ?


Since 1997 we have develloped and we are manufacturing a range of intraoral cameras, which overcome all these disadvantages of conventional intraoral cameras. Our cameras can shoot intraoral shots from extraoral (both videos and photos).


How do ThirdEye dental cameras work ?

During your treatments your dental light always is focussed on the object you´re working on - tooth, gingiva.... At least it should be !


Since the optical axis of the ThirdEye camera lens is adjusted to the center of the dental light´s light beam all objects being lit by the dental light are being depicted on the monitor at the same time.

thirdeye lichtstrahl

Without annoying shadows cast by your hands or instruments. And you have total control of the camera image without the need to look on the monitor all the time. If the tooth you are treating is lit evenly by the most intense light, which normally should be produced in the center of the dental light´s light beam, your ThirdEye dental camera will provide optimal photo shots or video recordings.

bur with water spray for sinus lift

At a working distance of 40cm ThirdEye dental cameras can depict three teeth format filling, at 60cm patient´s full mouth or a whole quadrant, on the monitor. ThirdEye-HD and ThirdEye-EVO with their 10fold optical zoom lenses also can show the patient´s full face.

placing brackets with forceps

At a working distance of 30-40 cm (distance from the front lens of the camera to the patient´s mouth) one molar with its two neighbouring teeth can be depicted format filling on the monitor. This corresponds to a 15 fold magnification on a 22" monitor screen.

upper molar ready for composite filling

All ThirdEye dental cameras enable you working uninterruptedly while filming or taking photos. A contamination of the camera lens through turbine water spray or the chip-blower is quite impossible at a working distance from 40-80cm.

drilling amalgam in lower molar using waterspray

Teeth, gums or other intra oral subjects you only can see with using your dental mirror can be displayed and recorded using the dental mirror, too.

If the dental light is situated beside the dentist´s head, "what he sees is what he´ll get" (on the monitor).

gold inlay with mouth mirror

Now you have a camera "at hand" (i.e. mounted on your dental light), which can record intraoral videos and shoot still images without any hassle. There is no need to interrupt any of your treatments just for taking intraoral pictures or recording intraoral videos.

Thus, a ThirdEye dental camera truly can become your third eye.


Advantages of the ThirdEye dental cameras

  • mountable to any/most dental light
    camera weight 170 grams (ThirdEyeUNI) to 250 grams (ThirdEyeHD and ThirdEyeEVO)

  • one-time adjustment

  • wide depth-of-focus

  • easy to focus (ThirdEyeUNI) or auto focus (ThirdEyeHD and ThirdEyeEVO)

  • manual white balance for perfect color reproduction

  • filming while working

  • optimal illumination of image field by dental light ("permanent ring flash")

  • continuous operation

  • autoclavable lens hoods (ThirdEyeUNI)

  • no need to touch camera during operation (ThirdEyeHD and ThirdEyeEVO)

  • low power consumption

  • no medical products (expert report of TÜV-Bavaria, Munich, Germany)


Applications of the ThirdEye dental cameras

  • for all dentists, surgeons and implantologists

    routinely recording dental evidence of their patients

    documenting sophisticated treatments as a whole

    as a means for dental education of their patients

    for live trouble-shooting discussions with the dental lab (video conferencing)

    as evidence in case of legal recourse

  • for all dental hygienists

    for patient motivation

    for complete documentation of prophylaxis

  • for all dental educational centers

    for live video transmissions of dental treatments or surgeries

  • for all universities and dental colleges

    for live video demonstrations (via internet streaming or or on large video screens)

    to control student´s dental activities (live video transmission and recordings)

    for all dental students (to capitalize on their video recorded mistakes)

    and last but not least

  • for all dental labs

    to live communicate with their dentist via Skype or live stream (audio-visual communication)
    (no need to visit the dentist in case of any prosthodentic problems)


 You´ll be amazed by ThirdEye´s image quality !