Photography in pediatric dentistry: basis and applications

Stefanie Bressan Werle, Fabiane Piva, Cristiane Assunção, Lizandra Ferrari Guimarães, Fernando Borba de Araújo, Fábio Herrmann Coelho-de-Souza

Abstract


There is a lack in the literature regarding the production of digital images in pediatric dentistry. Some technical difficulties on the obtaining the image, such as reduced size of the oral cavity, behavioral aspects and clinical time are important features that may compromise the image quality as well as the clinical procedure. The perfect photograph is pediatric dentistry could be difficult, because repetitions can compromise the management of the child patient. However, programs and tools of images editing can be used to improve the photograph. The aim of this review was to clarify the applications of photography in pediatric dentistry. Moreover, concepts of production and images storage, the child management, adapted equipments, ethical considerations, indications of photography for research and as a diagnosis method were addressed.


Keywords


Photography; Child; Diagnosis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15448/1980-6523.2015.2.18481

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