Dr. Sheila Shellorn
General Family Dentistry Practice

Dental Photography

Digital Photography

We use digital photographs with our patients’ consent to compile a smile gallery for our reception room and website.

These photographs are also used to communicate with the Master Technician at the dental lab when dental restorations are being fabricated. This gives the Master Technician a great reference when personalizing Smile Design.

Many of the other professionals we confer with also have the capability to receive our digital photos electronically; this helps significantly with inter-professional communication.

And finally, our dental software has the capacity to link the patient’s photos to their computerized dental file, this way we can see your smiling face anytime we check your file.

Intra-Oral Photography

With the help of Intra-Oral cameras patients are afforded a microscopic view of their teeth and gums as well as new and old dental restorations. The camera is about the size of a large pen and with it we are able to enlarge images by up to 25 times. This makes small cracks, areas of decay and gum disease much easier to see.

By viewing the highly magnified photos on a colour monitor screen both the patient and the dental team are able to examine the patient’s mouth at the same time. We have found the response to our camera’s photos has been overwhelming. Our patients now have a better understanding of what is happening in their mouths and why recommended treatment is necessary.

Individual photos can be frozen to the monitor screen and printed for future reference. For those patients fortunate enough to have dental benefit coverage photos can be forwarded to third party insurance carriers to enable patients to maximize their dental benefits.

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    Dr. Sheila Shellborn
    Bow Valley Square 1
    Suite 370, 202 - 6th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB
    T2P 2R9
    Tel: 403.265.2400
    Fax: 403.262.3168
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