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Your Top Dental Imaging Question Answered + FREE Stuff! by SOTA Imaging

by | Dec 13, 2021 | Articles, Nifty Blog | 0 comments

Your Top Dental Imaging Question Answered + FREE Stuff!  by SOTA Imaging

This week, I had the pleasure of talking with two awesome people who are relatively new to the group. But they’re quickly building a reputation—and with good reason! If you haven’t met Albert Kim or Dustin Johnson yet, you’re in for a treat. Both of them work over at SOTA Imaging, where Albert works as the VP of Sales & Marketing and Dustin as the Director of Engineering.

If this is your first time hearing about SOTA Imaging, let me fill you in on what they’re all about. Founded in 1993, SOTA has been around for 30 years. “SOTA” stands for “State of the Art,” and they certainly live up to that title. They’re in the business of designing all sorts of optics for various industries—Medical, Aerospace, etc.—but they segued into dentistry about ten years ago. Since then, they’ve been developing technology from optics to ergonomics and making life easier for tons of dental professionals (myself included).

You might know of SOTA’s “staple” products, namely their Claris cameras. The Claris i310 was one of the first USB intraoral cameras on the market, and the award-winning Claris i4D is a real beauty. However, Albert and Dustin wanted to talk about the latest and greatest. Specifically, they wanted to relay some information to the Nifty Thrifty community about their all-new all-aluminum model: the Claris i5HD Intraoral Camera.


Your Top Dental Imaging Question Answered + FREE Stuff!  by SOTA Imaging


The Claris i5HD Intraoral Camera has an adjustable focus that trumps its competition (in fact, it can get you down to 2mm away from the surface of whatever you need to take a picture of). Without question, this piece of equipment is a worthy investment; the industrial-level technology that makes up the Claris i5HD Intraoral Camera is built to last years and years.

In addition to showcasing the Claris i5HD Intraoral Camera, Albert and Dustin also wanted to do a bit of show-and-tell about their fully-integrated Clio Digital X-Ray sensors: the Clio Prime and Clio Pedo sensors.  These bad boys are produced in a foundry where they produce silicon wafers—those are rare, with only so many in the world. And, to add a cherry on top, these puppies are upgraded versions of other high-end dental technology (such as the Dexus Platinum).

With such sophisticated technology, it should come as no surprise that both of these sensors are equipped with next-gen CMOS fiber optic technology with Csl Scintillators. This allows SOTA to provide dental practices far and wide with the largest active area plates in the industry.

Trust me when I say that this camera is top-of-the-line for a middle-of-the-pack price. But you can count on a killer Nifty Thrifty deal to cut down this already-affordable price tag. In fact, Albert said the SOTA team has arranged an “aggressively” good deal for the Nifty Thrifty community—but it’s a bit of an (popular) emergency: the deal only stands until the end of this year (December 31st, 2021)!

So, what’re you waiting for? This is a deal no one should pass up.


Learn about:

  • The nuances of the Claris camera and why—according to Dustin—it’s like comparing a Tesla to a Toyota Yaris.
    • Hint: both he and Dr. Glenn Vo agree that might be “too generous” of a reference…
      • So… What comparison did they settle on?
    • What’s the one simple trick you can use to improve your imaging quality, according to Dustin?
    • How might the Claris camera pay for itself?
    • How is SOTA different from other imaging software companies in the market?
    • How much more affordable is SOTA compared to the other guys?
    • What are some of the new features you’ve never seen before?
    • What are the best deals on X-ray sensors?
    • What’s the best value-based sensor?
    • What should you say when a patient refuses to get a full series of x-rays?
    • What are the best practices you can implement to prevent your sensors from breaking?
    • And more!


Nifty Deal:

  • $2,000 off
  • FREE 5-year warranty with NO HIDDEN FEES!
  • FREE software if you buy the sensors and sign up for a program called SOTA Care (different from SOTA Cloud) that only costs $49 a month.
    • With a price like that, it’ll make up for itself within a matter of months!





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