Nikon has been busy lately. The D40 has only been out for a couple of months and already, there is an update. The D40x is virtually the same camera as the D40 except for a resolution bump up to 10 megapixel (from six in the D40). The only other differences are the continuous shooting rate (3.0 fps vs. 2.5 fps) and the ISO range starts at 100 in the D40x (vs. ISO 200 in the D40).

The D40x is now available. More info at: PhotoMed D40x System

Esthetic Dentistry/Smile Design - A Patient’s Guide is a high quality guide
to be used as both a presentation (coffee table) book for your reception area and as a chairside tool for yourself and your dental team to convey to the patient the possibilities of what esthetic dentistry can do for them. The guide is really two books in one:

- Esthetic Dentistry shows before and after pictures in a logical sequence demonstrating the possibilities of esthetic dentistry.

- Smile Design shows your patient how you, their esthetic dentist, can change their facial form and enhance or hide various facial traits by manipulation of tooth position and shape
. Click for more information

As of March 2007, the Esthetic Dentistry/Smile Design - A Patient’s Guide is now available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Romanian.

We're currently running a special on this book: Buy 3, get the 4th at 1/2 price. You'll be amazed at how this simple, inexpensive investment impacts your production of cosmetic procedures. Your patients will come in asking you about specific procedures before you're even able to suggest them.

Recently, the AACD revised their digital protocol for AACD Accreditation. The new protocol is streamlined with many of the original requirements removed.

The Guide is designed to be used with Photoshop Elements 5.0 and Powerpoint. Each page is a screenshot step-by-step walk through with indications of where to click and what to type. It is like having someone over your shoulder explaing what to do every step of the way.

This Guide will be used during the Accreditation Workshop at the 2007 AACD meeting in Atlanta with Dr. Brett Magnuson and Ward Allen.

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Van Nuys, CA 91405

FAX 818-908-5370

If you are using your Nikon digital SLR camera for recreational use,
you might want to take a look at Nikon's AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED. That's quite a mouth full, but what it indicates is that this lens packs a large zoom range (18-200) and Nikon's VR vibration reduction system in a compact package. This is a very popular lens and is in tight supply. We currently have a good stock for those of you looking for
nice recreational lens.
Click to read a review of the 18-200
Visit PhotoMed at the Star of the South Dental Meeting
We'll be in booth #823 at the Star of the South Dental Meeting, Apr. 12-14.
Stop by and take a look at all of the
new cameras and ask about our meeting specials.
Plan to visit PhotoMed at the
following dental meetings:
April 2007 :
Star of the South, Houston, TX
May 2007 :
CDA, Anaheim, CA
TDA, San Antonio
AACD, Atlanta, GA
AAO, Seattle, WA
June 2007 :
Quintessence-Perio, Boston, MA
AGD, San Diego, CA
July 2007 :
PNDC, Seattle, WA

Material costs keep going up and we have been informed that our Contrasters and intraoral mirror prices are increasing approximately 6% in May. Now would be a good time to check your mirrors and Contrasters and see if any need to be replaced. Order now and get in before the price increase.
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Is there a product that you would like to to carry or a service that you think
we should offer? Let us know! We are always looking for new ways to help our doctors.
Email your questions, comments, observations, etc. to PhotoMed