One of the most critical parts of dental treatment is the oral exam, says Dr. Jeffrey L. Schultz, a Bellaire and Houston dentist at Schultz Center for Dentistry. Dr. Schultz says an accurate diagnosis is essential to creating the best possible treatment plan and identifying any potential issues early to keep them from becoming worse down the road.
One of the ways Dr. Schultz aims to achieve the most precise diagnoses for his patients is by using the IRIS HD USB 3.0 intraoral camera, a state-of-the-art piece of dental technology he says can ultimately enhance the overall patient experience.
The IRIS HD from Digital Doc is a small camera at the tip of what looks like an ordinary pen. By comfortably moving the camera around inside the patient’s mouth during an exam, Dr. Schultz says he can snap high-definition photos that can be magnified and instantly relayed to a nearby video monitor. Dr. Schultz notes that intraoral cameras offer significant benefits for patients and dentists alike, including:
Precise, high-definition views of problems such as broken fillings, cracked teeth, receding gums, infections, decay and cavities, and small tooth imperfections
The ability to identify potential issues early
A better way for patients to see and understand what’s going on with their teeth and gums
Enhanced communication between the patient and the dentist
Ultimately, Dr. Schultz says, the new IRIS HD allows him to magnify the captured images and make a detailed assessment of the patient’s oral health while showing them the pictures and helping them make educated decisions about their care. He says the IRIS HD camera is one of the most advanced intraoral cameras available and gives him and his patients a quick and painless way to view specific areas of the mouth on high-def pictures that offer incredibly clear views. He notes this is very important for the early detection of dental problems, and can often allow for easier treatment.
About Jeffrey L. Schultz, DDS
Dr. Jeffrey Schultz is a native of Houston and is from a family of dentists. A practicing dentist for 25 years, Dr. Schultz was educated and trained at the University of Houston and the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He has pursued hundreds of hours of continuing dental education, and he is a graduate of the Hornbrook Group – considered one of the leading aesthetic dentistry training institutions in the world.
Dr. Schultz has been given a Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry and has been recognized as a Top Dentist in H Texas Magazine for several consecutive years. Dr. Schultz offers several general and cosmetic dentistry options at his practice, including porcelain veneers, dental implant restorations, teeth whitening, and other treatments. He is available for interview upon request.