Rayplicker Handy

Use CAN I VIEW THE REGISTERED SHADES ON MY RAYPLICKER HANDY DEVICE?

To view the registered shades on your device, click on the “magnifying glass” icon from the home screen. Use the arrows in the upper band to navigate and view the different recorded shade takings. For information, you can register up to 40 files into the device. Once transferred to the Rayplicker Vision software, a file is automatically deleted from the device memory.

Use IS MY RAYPLICKER HANDY DEVICE INFLUENCED BY THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT?

No, the Rayplicker Handy device is not influenced by the external environment thanks to the calibration tip positioned at the top of the measuring head.

However, if the positioning of this tip is too far from the reference tooth, it no longer acts as a darkroom and the outside light will interfere in the shade taking. It is essential that the grey calibration tip remains in contact with the adjacent teeth and the gingiva.

If a retractor is used (to get access to posterior teeth for example), it is recommended to take the shade in a low light environment. We advise you to follow the following recommendations:

  • Remove the dental operating light from the patient’s mouth or turn it off,
  • Your patient should have his back to the window in case of direct sun exposure.
Error code What does the QR code on my Rayplicker Handy mean? What does the QR code on my Rayplicker Handy mean?

If a QR code appears when you take a shade with your Rayplicker Handy, it means that there is an error in the application of the protocol.

The message will appear in the following format: QR code #number. To know what it corresponds to, you just have to scan it thanks to a dedicated application or to consult the page hereafter by referring to the number following the hash: https://borea-dental.com/en/helpdesk-rayplicker-handy/

As a reminder, it is imperative to follow the protocol that you will find in the PDF below

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Updated on 11th July 2022

Rayplicker Handy protocol of use

Use HOW CAN I MODIFY THE REFERENCE SHADE GUIDE ON MY RAYPLICKER HANDY DEVICE?

To configure your Rayplicker Handy device on another reference shade guide, connect your device to the computer by positioning it on its docking station and then connect it by USB.

The device must be turned on and on the home screen. From your Rayplicker software, click on settings / device / change device shade guide.

Select your device, then select the shade guide of your choice and click on configure.

Dysfunction WHY IS THE TOUCH SCREEN OF MY DEVICE NOT RESPONDING ANYMORE ?

Your device has no more battery.

If after a full charge the device still does not respond to touch functions, reset the device. To do this, just turn the device over and use a thin object (paperclip type) to apply pressure for about 1 second on the button located below the label.

Use WHY IS THE SHADE INFORMATION INDICATED BY THE RAYPLICKER DIFFERENT FROM MY VISUAL PERCEPTION ?
  • Please make sure you respect the shade taking protocol (see PDF below : “Rayplicker Best Practices”)
  • Please check the integrity of the calibration tip

If these two points are respected but you still see shade differences, it may be useful to use another shade reference. Indeed, some shade guides are more representative of the color space of natural teeth than others. Use the L * a * b * / L * c * H coordinate analysis tool on Rayplicker software to check if the chosen reference shade guide is the most representative on the analyzed tooth.

A high Delta E ndicates a significant colorimetric difference between the analyzed tooth and the closest shade determined by the spectrophotometer. A conversion to another shade guide might help you find a closer shade.

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Updated on 11th July 2022

Rayplicker Handy protocol of use

Use WHY IS THE SOFTWARE NOT DETECTING MY RAYPLICKER DEVICE ?

The docking station must be connected to the computer by USB.

Place your Rayplicker device on its station. The station should light up blue. If not, check that your device is properly inserted and that the device’s connectors are in contact with those of the base.

The device must be turned on and on the home screen.

From the main page of your software, click on the Rayplicker icon at the top left of the screen, your device will be automatically detected.

Use WHY HAVE MY CALIBRATION TIPS CHANGED ?

The tips shall be disinfected and autoclaved. (134 °C during 20 minutes, each tip has a validated lifespan for 100 autoclaving cycles).

Please check regularly the quality of the internal surface of the tip. Its grey color should be mat and not shiny. The grey coating acts as a calibration chart (white balance).

If it is degraded, the calibration will be affected and the results potentially erroneous.

Use WHY ARE MY SHADE TAKINGS BLURRED?

Your image is blurred or there are spots on it. Remember to clean the optical window from time to time
To do so, use the microfiber cleaning wipe provided in your Rayplicker pack.

Here are the seven important steps to achieve a correct shade-taking:

  1. Grey edges parallel to screen edges
  2. Mouth opened and breathing through the nose
  3. Saliva limitation
  4. Centering the tooth, without angle nor inclination
  5. Tip under the lip
  6. Tip in contact with adjacent teeth
  7. Tip in contact with the gingiva

Information: polarizing films are present on the sensor of your Rayplicker device. For non-polarized photos of your patient, please use the “Pics App Solution” mobile app or a camera.

Do not hesitate to consult the helpdesk page of your device: https://borea-dental.com/en/helpdesk-rayplicker-handy/

Dysfunction - Use WHY DOES MY DEVICE INDICATE A LOW BATTERY LEVEL ?

Your device’s battery might be discharged. Remember to recharge it.

To do this, position your device on its station during 1 to 2 hours for the Rayplicker to be efficient.

The charging station must be connected by USB to your switched on computer or by sector with the specific 5V 1A charger supplied in your Rayplicker pack. While charging, the docking station lights up blue. It turns off when charging is complete. For a full recharge, count 5 hours by plugging your Rayplicker device switched off into a power outlet.

It is recommended to avoid simultaneous USB and power outlet connections.

Using a charger other than the one supplied by Borea may damage your device.

Rayplicker Cobra

Use Disinfection and sterilization procedures

In order to carry out the disinfection and sterilization of your Rayplicker Cobra, be sure to follow the good practices indicated below in order not to damage the device. This document can be downloaded below.

Disinfection sterilization procedures

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Updated on 22nd November 2022

Disinfection and sterilization procedures Rayplicker Cobra

Rayplicker Software
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Dentist - Start HOW CAN I ADD A LABORATORY TO MY CONTACT LIST?

To add a lab, please first check if it is already equipped with the Rayplicker software.

  • If the lab is equipped, you can search and add it through the Rayplicker community. Once added, this lab should have a “cloud” icon next to its address.
  • If the lab is not equipped, it can contact Borea to obtain credentials and register on the Rayplicker community.
Dentist - Start HOW CAN I SEND A FILE BY EMAIL?

To send a file by email, there are two solutions.

You can export your file in pdf or in Borea original file and send it as an attachment via your mailbox.

You can configure your mailbox in the software settings (Settings > user).

Information: The functionality of the mail solution strongly depends on your type of mail and the associated parameters. Malfunctions inherent to the security settings of your mailbox may appear. In this case, BOREA recommends the Cloud transfer solution.

Dentist - Start WHY CAN'T I CONFIGURE MY EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE SOFTWARE?
  • Please check your login details (email address and password).
  • Email server: to configure your email address, you must specify your email server. This is often presented as follows: smtp.name of the mail service. (example: “smtp.gmail.com”). The name of your server can be found on search engines.
  • Once your login details and your mail server have been completed, click on “test and save” to check the connection.

Information: The functionality of the mail solution strongly depends on your type of mail and the associated parameters. Malfunctions inherent to the security settings of your mailbox may appear. In this case, BOREA recommends the Cloud transfer solution.

Dentist - Laboratory - Use WHY CAN'T I PUT PATIENT PICTURES FROM THE "RAYPLICKER PICS APP SOLUTION" MOBILE APPLICATION ON THE SOFTWARE?
  • Please check that your smartphone and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • The computer must be connected by Wi-Fi and not by an Ethernet cable.
Dentist - Laboratory - Use WHY CAN'T I ARCHIVE MY RAYPLICKER FILES?
  • Please check that the file name does not contain any special characters.
  • Borea recommends using only alphanumeric characters to name your files and avoid any archiving problems.

Information: The following special characters (<,>,:, “, /, \, |,?, *) are automatically replaced by underscores ” _ “.

Dentist - Start - Use WHY CAN'T I SEND MY FILE THROUGH THE CLOUD?

The inability to send an order via Cloud can be related to various issues. Make sure to check that all the points below are validated:

  • The laboratory receiving the order has been added to my contact list via the “Rayplicker community”. To confirm this, this lab must have a “cloud” icon next to its address. This indicates that this laboratory is equipped with the Rayplicker software solution.
  • Your computer must have internet access. Check the connection in the “Settings / Administration” tab, the connection to the Rayplicker Cloud must be activated.
  • The fields indicated in blue in the production tab must be completed.
Dentist - Laboratory - Use WHY CAN'T I EXPORT / IMPORT MY RAYPLICKER FILES TO THE SOFTWARE?
  • Please check that the import or export folder name does not include any special characters.
  • To avoid any problems, Borea recommends that you use only alphanumeric characters to name your import / export folder.
Laboratory - Start - Use WHY I DO NOT RECEIVE FILES ON MY LABORATORY ACCOUNT?
  • Please check that your computer has internet access.
  • Check that the “Rayplicker Cloud Connection” is active in Settings> Administration.
  • Make sure you have specified a postal address in Settings> Company> Address. If a dentist cannot find you in the Cloud and you do not receive orders, you may have forgotten to enter your address. To do this go to the settings tab of your software.

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I am a laboratory, do I have to pay for the Rayplicker license?

No you won’t pay, Borea offers you the software license. If you wish to have one, please make a request on our contact page.

Concept WHAT IS SPECTROPHOTOMETRY?

Spectrophotometers are used in many industries requiring precise colors. Whether we are talking about packaging, paints… this is the essential tool to ensure that the color produced consistently matches the color initially specified. Beyond precision, this clearly promotes waste reduction and saves time and money.

Spectrophotometers analyse the reflected wavelengths of visible polychromatic incident light. The reflected spectrum is measured at a large number of points, at small intervals, and it is compared to a database to deduce the color of the tooth. For an optical measurement, several million reference points are analysed on a tooth. These devices are currently the most precise and are not exposed to problems of aging of the light source.

Concept SPECTROPHOTOMETER VS COLORIMETER

Colorimeters and spectrophotometers are the two types of colorimetric measuring instruments used to capture, analyse, and communicate color. In the dental industry, it is needless to say that color accuracy (tooth shade) is important and it is clear that making a reliable colorimetric measurement is essential for the manufacture of a quality dental prosthesis.

However, there is confusion today among many users and healthcare professionals, arising from the lack of information provided by manufacturers. This is why we are going to answer your questions related to these two devices using two very distinct technologies: spectrophotometry and colorimetry.

  • Colorimeter

It is a trichromatic colorimetric measurement tool that provides an objective assessment of color characteristics from light passing through the primary filters of red, green and blue. It simulates the way the human eye perceives color.

How does a colorimeter work?

The tooth is illuminated at an angle of 45 ° by an internal light source.

The light passes through the trichromatic filters, which indicate the amount of red, green and blue light reflected by the tooth.

The filter’s measurements are quantified in RGB values, which simulate the sensitivity of human eyes to light.

  • Spectrophotometer

A spectrophotometer is a more complex colorimetric measuring instrument that takes into account light intensity as a parameter of color. It performs full-spectrum colorimetric measurement, as opposed to the trichromatic procedure of a colorimeter, and generates colorimetric data that is beyond observation by the human eye.

 How does a spectrophotometer work?

An internal light source (On the Rayplicker, this source is represented by the ring of LEDs at the end of the measuring head) emits under different wavelengths so as to represent the entire visible color spectrum.

Each Led representing a specific wavelength of the spectrum emits one after the other in order to diffuse the light on the tooth.

Under each emission wavelength, the sensor measures the light intensity and absorbance of the tooth being analysed.

These collected data are then analysed by a comparison algorithm which compares the information collected with the spectral signatures of the various previously recorded shade guides.

The spectrophotometer displays this information in digital form.