A University of Paris study has found that Kodak Dental Photographic Slide Film enables realistic photographic documentation of patient teeth among 35mm color reversal films tested.
The study, performed by Thierry Faurissoux, an expert in dental prosthetics and ceramics at the University's Rene Descartes dental school, compared Kodak Dental Photographic Slide Film with two other competitive professional films. "For the purpose of documenting teeth, the imaging characteristics of Kodak Dental Film proved superior," Faurissoux said. "Under identical conditions, this film did a better job capturing tooth detail, including areas of transparency, internal and external dyschromias, even subtle surface abrasions."
Faurissoux noted that superior photodocumentation is essential for superior restorations. "Images of this quality permit the ceramicist to choose the best oxides, modeling agents and powders, and can even provide guidance on issues of mounting the ceramics."
Kodak Dental Photographic Slide Film is a professional-grade film designed to provide a neutral color balance for accurate capture of tooth color and tone. It is packaged in 12-exposure rolls to conform to the number of views typically captured by restorative dentists. This film, along with Kodak Dental Photographic Print Film, is available from dental supply dealers and can be processed by professional photographic processing labs.
In the United States, dentists can also process both Kodak Dental Photographic Slide Film and Kodak Dental Photographic Print Film by mail, using prepaid processing mailers offered by Qualex, a Kodak subsidiary.
The mailers are available from authorized dealers of Kodak Dental Products.