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Get Started with Dental Intraoral Photos

YOUR GUIDE THROUGH THE CONFUSION





The Basic Kit for Dental Photography is:

  1. Camera body

  2. Macro lens

  3. Ring Flash

  4. Mirrors

  5. Retractors

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW

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What is the best camera body for dental photography?

If you are just starting out, I recommend getting an affordable DSLR camera. The two major brands are Nikon and Canon. With these two, there is a similar Coke vs. Pepsi war.

dental cameras

For a basic starter camera body, I recommend these:


As you advance your photography skills or would like to begin with making a one-time investment. These are my ultimate favorite camera body...full-sensor, mirrorless cameras. These cameras allow for my favorite feature, focus peaking.


Focus peaking is a feature that is underrated until the patient is dismissed and you sit to view the images on your computer to realize that the main area of your image is blurry.


I would recommend mirrorless cameras from three brands, Canon, Nikon, and Sony.




I recommend getting a camera body with a flip-out screen which really comes in handy for vertically challenged people like myself.


equipment for dental photography


What lens do I need for dental photography?

For portrait (extraoral) shots, a nifty fifty aka 50mm works great! It allows you to be closer to the patient, the patient further away from the background (eliminate shadows), and prevents most distortion.


For intraoral photos, a macro lens is needed. Either an 85mm, 100mm (my personal favourite), or 110mm.


CANON

NIKON


What flash is best for dental photography?

I have a few so let me break it down. Affordable, beginner flash is this Canon ring flash and Nikon ring flash Level up your game with these twin flashes that should work on both Canon or Nikon The highest level of flashes are these adjustable twin flashes from Photomed but be ready to drop some serious cash! This is my recommendation for extraoral studio photo lighting



Accessories for lighting in dental photography.

Light diffusers/ softeners are a great way to get a clean professional image.



IF YOU'RE IN SCHOOL, THE FOLLOWING ACCESSORIES SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL BUT IF NOT, THESE ARE MY RECOMMENDATIONS.


  • Retractors:

  1. Plastic: In clear or black

  2. Metal (my personal favorite)



An extra but so valuable yet affordable accessory to avoid fogging of your mirrors...

Is this or this one. Read more about why this is game-changing in this blog post.




Get a FREE camera setting guide here!

dental camera settings

 


That's it!!

If you can find used items, that would help cut costs significantly, and ensure that different components will work together.


Now that you have everything that you need to start snapping some photos, do you know where to start with shot angles? Check out this video!














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