Why and How You Should Be Taking Digital Photos in Your Dental Practice

May 20, 2017
DMD Staff

Mark Kleive, D.D.S., is a dentist in private practice, based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He is also a proponent of incorporating digital photography in the dental practice as a means of increasing case acceptance. In these two clips, Kleive discusses how digital photography can lead to increased case acceptance in your practice, as well as the right way to begin using cameras with your team.

Mark Kleive, D.D.S., is a dentist in private practice, based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He is also a proponent of incorporating digital photography in the dental practice as a means of increasing case acceptance. In these two clips, Kleive discusses how digital photography can lead to increased case acceptance in your practice, as well as the right way to begin using cameras with your team.

Interview Transcript (Modified for Readability)

“What makes cameras so effective at increasing case acceptance is that patients oftentimes for the first time have a new and heightened level of awareness of, this is what my current conditions actually look like. And they’re way more likely once they have awareness to say, OK, so what do we do about this.”

How to Make Dental Photography Work in Your Practice

“The best way for dentists to incorporate a digital camera into their office system is to pick out the appropriate camera for their team and create a system in their office like a new-patient system where they’re going to take these same six photographs on new patients that come into the office. As soon as they develop some skill at taking those six pictures and incorporating them then they can bring them to other patients and other procedures in the office. But my encouragement is for people to consider taking six photographs on new patients, or half of the new patients for something to begin with so that they can begin to incorporate the technology into their practice.”

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