Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 8 Issue 9, 2019 THE ROLE OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN DENTAL MEDICINE

THE ROLE OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN DENTAL MEDICINE

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Dorina-Cerasella Sincar, Mioara Decuseara, Valeriu Popa Gabriel, Ioana Rudnic, Abdallah al-Shukeir, George Pepelea

ABSTRACT

Digital photography, in the dental medicine office, begins to occupy an increasingly important place due to axiomatic advantages. Purpose of the study. Due to the variety of the equipment present on the market and the accessibility, it was tried to compare the dental photography performed with a DSRL camera associated with a macro type lens, with the photograph executed with the smartphone camera, so that the best images can be played, although the complexity of the photos realization are different depending on the equipment used. The study tried to evaluate the possibility of determining the color of the teeth in intraoral photographs, performed on patients of different ages, with different treatment requirements. Material and method. The study was conducted in a dental medicine office in Galati between 01.10.2018 – 01.06.2019, on a group of 30 subjects aged between 19 and 45 years, 13 males and 17 females, with various levels of training in the field of dense medicine – 10 doctors, 10 dental technicians, 10 students. The subjects’ eyesight was tested with the Ishihara sample, finally all presenting a normal trichrome view. Results. Despite the average differences between the three teams of subjects, the results were statistically significant in terms of the disparities between the means of image capture, both with respect to each other and with the standard of clinical appreciation of the dental color. Conclusions. Regarding the means of photos displaying, a similar accuracy was found between the monitor of a computer and the screen of the DSLR camera, but a reduced accuracy in the case of the smartphone mobile screen.

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