Dental video camera gets US patent
This article was originally published in Clinica
Technology transfer company BTG USA has been awarded a US patent covering a sterilisable endoscopic dental camera. Dentists are normally reluctant to use dental video cameras due to the effects of repeated sterilisation on expensive, fragile instrumentation, says BTG. An approach taken to overcome this involves covering the camera with a disposable plastic bag but this has a detrimental effect on image quality, according to the company.