Positioning your treatment room display.
The 3-o'clock monitor can be wall
mounted or chair pole mounted.
The monitor resides at the 3 o'clock
position, either wall mounted or attached to the chair pole, using the ExpressPlan
Multi-View Positioning system. In this solution, the patient has
access to the monitor for chairside treatment planning, patient education,
and multimedia capabilities (DVD and Music). The Basic-3 position is weak
when the desired result is paperless charting or there are concerns with
The monitor resides at the 12
o’clock position behind the patient giving the doctor and assistant full
access to the system for charting, confidential record retrieval, and
image capture. The Basic-12 position shortchanges the marketing aspects of
the clinical PC. Nothing on
the computer is visible to the patient.
So the marketing advantages of charting, imaging (both x-ray and
intraoral camera), treatment planning with co-diagnosis, etc are lost. The
12 o'clock monitor is necessary to preserve patient confidentiality.
Basic-12 with TV
The challenge involves the best way to
implement a patient monitor, in addition to the 12 o’clock clinician’s
monitor. Should the doctor
already have a TV installed in the treatment room, the computer signal can
be split and sent to the 12 o'clock display as well as the TV, by use of a
scan converter. Best results
are obtained with TV's that include an S-Video input.
In this scenario, the TV is used for TV watching, patient
education, or directly viewing intraoral camera images, while the
confidential charting or scheduling activities take place on the 12
o'clock display. The assistant can control when to display the computer
material on the TV for the patient. This
would usually be imaging data, as the very small characters and symbols
present in non-imaging dental computer applications become distorted when
viewed on a low resolution display device (TV).
12/3 LCD Combination
The most functional operatory display
layout is to include a 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock LCD driven by a special 2-monitor
graphics adapter in the operatory PC.
The second monitor will automatically display patient education
video material (Caesy), and under the control
of the assistant, can display any other computer application such as the
patient's treatment plan, restorative chart, perio chart, digital x-rays,
intraoral x-rays, or cosmetic before and after simulations.
Since the image is displayed on the ExpressView
Clinical LCD, the extra brightness and clarity far exceed the quality
obtainable on a TV. This 12/3
LCD Combination is the preferred choice for operatory display positioning.