Tuesday, May 15, 2012
How do dentists make use of photography?
Dentists take photos of patients teeth and mouths to document current conditions and to plan changes to a patients teeth. Photos are show to laboratory technicians and shared with consulting specialists. In my practice, hardly a day goes by when I don't take pictures with my camera. I find it helpful to study detailed photos of mouths when treatment planning. I make use of cosmetic bonding mock-ups in mouths and documenting proposed changes can be invaluable to treatment planning . Also I maintain a before and after book and occasionally give talks to other dentists.