Dental pictures

This website contains thousands of pages of exclusive dental pictures and dental information created by New York dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, Director of The Center for Special Dentistry® (CSD). CSD offers high-end multi-specialty cosmetic dental reconstruction for people from around the world who seek a superlative level of care. Most of the website information is within the Dental Photos (below) and Library sections.

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Information about these dental pictures

In medicine and dentistry “left” and “right” are based upon the orientation of the patient’s body and not how they appear in a dental photograph of a smile. For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing dental pictures of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

Use of dental pictures helps convey meaning

Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning. They are frequently used together with dental pictures to help our readers find specific words they best understand. We use dental pictures to teach because words are frequently insufficient to convey meaning. This is particularly important because many of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language. Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw. Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

Use of synonyms in text and dental pictures

There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists. A few of the most common are discussed here. Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing. Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate. Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover. The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph. Lastly, we use the terms dental pictures and dental photos interchangeably.


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