Advantages of a Digital Dental Camera for Laboratory Proficiency
April 15, 2020
A laboratory can’t afford any less than true, high-precision visual documentation.
Laboratory photography can be used for: case or legal documentation; presentations, publications, and professional certification; and marketing and social media.
The financial and proficiency requirements to use an SLR camera are more demanding than with a camera designed for dental photography.
For the laboratory to meet the patient’s and the clinician’s goals, vital information must be communicated in both directions. Digital photography improves accuracy by eliminating unclear instructions and misinterpretation. Visual documentation allows for integrated treatment planning, as images can be viewed and discussed concurrently.
Quality photographs aid the technician in developing natural characteristics, assessing value, finalizing surface texture, comparing the shade to the surrounding teeth, and determining other critical factors in restorative dentistry.
A camera designed specifically for dentistry is going to be an immediate problem-solver for a laboratory—making dental photography a consistent, effective, and essential tool. In addition, it’s more valuable because it is easier to use and doesn’t disrupt the workflow.