Nowadays, Dental Photography is one of the most important and essential tools in the dental practice. Here I mention 5 benefits that we obtain when taking this type of record and if you are not putting it into your daily practice, then I hope this may motivate you to do so.
1. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING
They are an essential part of the patient's records, offering a view from all perspectives, which will allow a better understanding to make proper diagnosis and treatment plan. .
2. LEGAL DOCUMENTATION
It serves before any case of malpractice lawsuit, to make a referral to another colleague, help a mistreated patient, among others.
3. EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
They help the patient to be able to understand what his or her dental and facial condition is through their diagnosis. Also, for them to understand the possible procedures that could be performed by watching examples through images.
Taking pictures before, during and after treatment allows us to analyze them and helps us improve the quality of our work.
5. LABORATORY COMMUNICATION
Sending photos on aesthetic cases will improve the standard of laboratory analysis, as well as it can be applied to making some devices.
Dra. Gina De Los Santos