American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Canada
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integr Med
The use of photography in dentistry has become a new standard of care. The utilization of photographs in dental record keeping is not only for purposes of litigation prevention, but for their use in diagnosis and treatment planning, Dentists have used the principles of cephalometrics to measure bone and teeth position. Now using anthropometrics, we have been able to establish guidelines for use in diagnostics and treatment planning. Using these photographs in an organized consultation procedure which is worth a thousand words, especially when patients do not trust some dental recommendations, allows much higher treatment plan acceptance rate for dentistry. Finally, using the photographs for marketing purposes is a huge advantage to bring more patients to your practice in our times of increased competition and economic hardship. The author will present a fun and dynamic, daylong session, where you will learn about the dental cameras, lenses and lighting, the pictures to take and how to take them., how to pose your patient for after treatment glamour photos and how to do some basic post processing of your images. Then learn the principles of photographic assisted diagnosis, using them in a template to create a treatment plan and consultation package for your patients. This is a daylong session that has been proven to help dentists and their offices become more productive and successful in practice. This can also be adapted to a 20-30 minutes inspirational talk.
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