If you haven’t yet discovered handles for your dental photography mirrors you are missing out. For many years I struggled to take mirror shots and hold the mirrors by hand. It was a combination of frustrations. I could never have enough control over the mirror to retract without having fingers in ever image. When I was first introduced to the handles I was a bit skeptical, but I would never take a mirror photograph without them today.
The handles slide into a metal slot on the back of the mirror. There is a straight handle designed for occlusal mirrors, and a bent handle that is used for the buccal retracted mirror images. I do swap them from time to time for quadrant images, but the routine diagnostic series uses them as described. I get my mirrors with handles from PhotoMed. if you already have a supply of mirrors that do not have the slot on the back for the handle they also sell a universal handle that you can use instead.
Maria Torres says
My name is Maria Torres and I’m interested in dental photography course. Please send me some information regarding this matter. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.
Lee Ann Brady says
Learning digital photography is a must. At the moment the next photography course I am teaching is in Phoenix for the Arizona AGD. You can also find great courses on hands on photogrpahy at the AACD meeting this year in Washington DC. Lastly, you may prefer a book, and Dr. Steve Ratcliff has a fabulous instruction book on dental photography.