Utilization of Dental Photography for Treatment Planning and Developing Patient ConsultationsRon Goodlin*
Smiles Dental, Yonge Street, Suite 6, Aurora, ON L4G 1L8, Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ron Goodlin
Smiles Dental, 15213 Yonge Street
Suite 6, Aurora, ON L4G 1L8, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 13, 2016; Accepted date: December 23, 2016; Published date: December 26, 2016
Citation: Goodlin R (2016) Utilization of Dental Photography for Treatment Planning and Developing Patient Consultations. Oral health case Rep 2:128. doi:10.4172/2471-8726.10001287
Copyright: © 2016 Goodlin R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Digital Dental Photography is the new standard of care . The internet generation is looking for more from their service providers and dental practitioners are looking for ways to increase productivity by way of increasing treatment acceptance and being more efficient in providing treatment. Patients and practitioners benefit from treatment that is faster, easier, and more predictable. Utilization of photography to assist in the diagnosis of dental conditions, treatment planning and creating a patient consultation that is organized and user friendly for both the dental team and easy to understand by our patients with the end result of garnering informed consent through improved patient education, discussion, and understanding of their dental condition including presentation of the treatment options that are available to them. Often, simply by marking the photograph by circling the areas of concern (Figures 1 and 2) help create a much more comprehensive approach to treatment planning. This system also provides a clinical record of what has been presented and discussed with the patient to be kept for future reference if ever required.