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ThirdEye dental cameras  Dr. Benno Raddatz and Verlag Neue Medien (VNM)


Dr. Benno Raddatz, a dentist from Germany, invented the first ThirdEye dental camera in 1997 (patented).

Till 1997 only intraoral cameras (e.g. Lercher Cam) being put into the patient´s mouth have been used. Lots of dentists bought such an intra-oral camera then, but did not use it very often, because it was not easy to guide the camera in the patient´s mouth. And you only could take still photos, no videos, with such a camera. Thus Dr. Raddatz had the idea of putting a small camera in the center of a dental light, using the light´s perfect illumination of the patient´s mouth together with a long focal tele photo lens to shoot intra-oral videos and photos from outside the mouth. Because no small cameras being available in 1997, that first ThirdEye camera was mounted on the top of the dental light head, nevertheless the videos being shot out of the center of the light by the means of a periscopic lens.

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our team at IDS 2015

our booth at IDS 2017

our team at IDS 2017


Today many companies have borrowed the idea of mounting a camera on a dental light or built it inside (in-light cameras) using the dental light as a perfect illumination to shoot videos. Since 1997 Dr. Raddatz has developed different ThirdEye dental cameras for different applications, but all of them being mountable on any dental light.


Company of Dr. Benno Raddatz Verlag Neue Medien

Founded 1997 by Dr. Benno Raddatz, (*1955, former dentist and video professional)


Dr. Benno Raddatz, Verlag Neue Medien in 76448 Durmersheim, Germany

            research and development department (R&D)

            distribution worldwide (besides Germany/Austria/Switzerland)


Dr. Dieter Büdenbender, Vertrieb Neue Medien, in 57072 Siegen, Germany

            distribution Germany/Austria/Switzerland


Ancillary industries working for Dr. Benno Raddatz Verlag Neue Medien
            in Karlsruhe (CAD, CNC), Heidelberg (assembly) and Jena (assembly), all in Germany

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Baden-Wuertemberg in Germany 

Rhine Valley near Karlsruhe

bureau of Verlag Neue Medien (R&D, sales)


Company history of Dr. Benno Raddatz Verlag Neue Medien


1997   ThirdEye dental camera with periscope optics to be mounted on dental light  (patented)

2002   ThirdEye-Video 540 tv lines analog composite video with fujinon lens

2005   ThirdEye-Video dental camera (small, lightweight) mounted on the center of any dental light

2009   ThirdEye-HD full-HD dental camera with auto focus and optical zoom (stand alone camera system)

2010   ThirdEye-Photo HD-video and 10 megapixal photo USB2.0 dental cameras (windows only, discontinued)

2013   ThirdEye-HDmini full-hd HD-SDI (discontinued, because still very expensive monitors & recording devices)

2015   ThirdEye-EVO full-HD dental camera with auto focus and zoom and 18 megapixel photos, operated by app

2016   ThirdEye-UNI* full-HD dental camera with 16megapixel photos, all remote controllable (*universal)

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  first ThirdEye-Video with periscope optics

ThirdEye-Video with microphone

ThirdEye-HD auto focus & zoom

Quadrat HDa Quadrat EVOa Quadrat UNIa

best selling ThirdEye-HD

full-HD, 10x zoom, autofocus


full-HD 10x zoom, 18 megapixel photo


full-HD & 16 megapixel photo

Dr. Benno Raddatz, Curriculum vitae

name               Dr. Benno Raddatz

date of birth     31.01.1955

place of birth    Durmersheim, Germany



1966-1975      Tulla-Gymnasium (German secondary school), Abitur 1975 Rastatt

1975-1976      military service (German army, 18 month)


dental career

1978-1983      study of dentistry, University of Freiburg/Breisgau, graduate of dentistry

1984              dissertation: Dr. med. dent.

1983-1987      workin in mutiple dental practices

1988-2007      own dental practices in Forst and Durmersheim


media career

since 1988       Verlag Neue Medien (= New Media Publishers, mainly travel video productions)

since 1989       freelance cameraman (broadcast Betacam SP-Equipment, travel programs)

                      freelance video-editor (linear/nonlinear editing; e.g. for ZDF = 2. German Television Channel)

since 1997       development and sales of new dental camera ThirdEye (patented)

from 2007       ThirdEye dental cameras (R&D, Marketing, Sales)


Another word of Dr. Raddatz regarding prices, quality and capabilities of our cameras:

"I am often asked why our cameras are so reasonable priced compared to other products (e.g. MagnaVu, InVisionCam, Dr. Mach, SurgiCam, KLS Martin etc.). People think that our products are inferior compared to those more expensive dental cameras. Definitively they are not ! We all use the same hardware (camera modules) inside our camera housings (please compare technical specs).

But our cameras have another big advantage to all other dental cameras: You can use one camera in different rooms or even take it to a seminar in another city or abroad as many lecturers already do (see installation)".


Why our cameras are cheaper than all the others ? We just believe in fair prices and fair trade !