By Matthew Glassgold

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Virtually anyone who has visited a dentist in the last 30 years has seen pictures of the inside of their mouth. Cameras ranging in type from film, to video to today’s digital photographic systems are a staple in virtually every dental practice regardless of specialty. But 70 years ago that wasn’t the case, there was x-ray, but nothing that a patient could relate to and say “That’s my mouth, I see what the problem is and how it effects me.”