Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dental Photography Using a Black Background

We've all seen those really cool looking and snazzy dental images with great close ups and beautiful black backgrounds. Ever wonder how they do it? It's really easy.

Sure, you can go out and buy a special device to help you get those images, but frankly, to me, it's a waste of money.

Here's you can get the same beautiful quality images without having to spend a lot of money and with great simplicity.

Ever seen those annoying (at least to me) black plastic things in the front and back of bigger 3 ring binders? I think that they are meant to help with keeping the pages in place (I frankly have no idea what they are supposed to do). They are usually shaped a little like a boomerang.

Take one out, cut it in half and shape the end like a tongue. Now, whenever you want to take an anterior close up picture, place the tongue shaped end behind the patient's front teeth. You'll find that the black background works perfectly and they are easily sterilized through cold sterilization.

If your staff should accidentally place it in the autoclave and ruin it, no problem. Just make another. It really is that easy.

Good Luck!


  1. Could you please show what does it look like when you cut the black binder?

    1. Great question. I will cut one soon and post it for all to see.

      Best wishes,