Summary of: The use of clinical photography by UK general dental practitioners

GA Morse, Mohammad Haque, Michael Sharland, Frederick Burke

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Aim The aim of this study was to assess by means of a postal questionnaire the numbers of general dental practitioners (GDPs) who used clinical photography and for what application. Method The questionnaire was distributed to 1,000 randomly selected dentists in the UK with an explanatory letter and reply paid envelope. The data collected was computerised and analysed statistically. Results Five hundred and sixty-two replies were received. Of the respondents, 48% used clinical photography, with 59% using a digital camera, 34% a 35 mm camera and 19% a video camera. Principal uses of clinical photography were treatment planning (84%), patient instruction/ motivation (75%), medico-legal reasons (71%) and communication with the laboratory (64%). Conclusion Clinical photography was used by 48% of general dental practitioner respondents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


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