Digital photography has revolutionized dentistry. Dr. Leonard Spector uses digital photography extensively in his office for a wide variety of applications.
Most of my dental implant cases are documented with digital photography along with orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery) procedures. I find that it is important to use clinical photography not only to help document the case but also to be critical about your results after the procedures. It also helps in treatment planning and being able to communicate with the referring doctors.
In fact, in my 32 years of practice, I have always used photography as part of the patient treatment planning. Having high-quality photograph also allows us, with the patient’s consent, to use these pictures later for teaching purposes to help train other doctors.
My entire staff is trained and regularly utilize digital photography in our practice. We have found these skills useful in communicating our findings, diagnosis and treatment status with our patients. These images have revolutionized dentistry and enable us to view and discuss many dental concerns. In the end, having these images leads to a clearer understanding of the patient’s treatment options for your dental care.
Effective communication is the key to dental perfection. Our high-resolution digital photos are essential for patient education, treatment planning, and successful case completion. These pictures are also considered mandatory for laboratory communications and are the key to consistent esthetic results. We firmly believe we cannot practice today’s aesthetic dentistry without mastering our visual communication skills.
Most patients do not know what is in their mouth, and what the degree of need is, and what care is required. Photographs help show patients what is going on, and I can then better explain treatment options. Having photos is better than trying to use a mirror because the image is not reversed in a photo and I can show close-ups and highlight certain areas.
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Dr. Leonard Spector