|Posted on October 8, 2015 at 6:50 PM|
Q: Do you want to win or lose? What is the role of intra-oral photography in a dental practice?
A: Here are the crucial reasons for intra-oral photography. If you are not taking pictures you lost the game. Below you will find a pdf presentation. Please save it on your computer or print it out and I want you to have a meeting with your hygienist within the next 2 days. Then enforce that your administration sends pictures and x-rays for all indirect restorations (along with the narrative described in the last post) with the claim at time of service (avoids waiting for the insurance to request this information).
Reasons for pictures:
1.Record of Health and/or Disease
2.Patient education tool
3.Visual communication of dental conditions
4. Support for narrative submission and billing
5. Baseline record and a way for comparison in the future
6. x-rays do not always show what you see clinically (the dental claims examiner reviews x-rays and does not see what you see).
7. Increases claim approval and expedites insurance payment
Hygiene Photography Downloadable Presentation from our website: