Once you launch the Image Portal, you will be asked to do the following:
- Provide patient background information (optional). While this information is optional, it can provide additional helpful information for the test constructors who develop test questions.
- Upload corresponding image(s). Please see below for more details.
- Agree to the terms and conditions. Images submitted as a complete patient case (full mouth radiographs, intra/extra-oral photographs, patient history and dental charting) are eligible for a stipend. If you are interested in submitting a complete patient case you may do so through the image portal. If your complete patient case is approved for use in the test construction process, a $500 stipend will be awarded to you, the dental professional.
Image Submissions Guidelines
- We prefer original, digitized images taken no earlier than 2010.
- Images must be a minimum of 4” wide at 300ppi. Images at other resolutions may be considered, depending on the materials provided.
- Acceptable image formats include JPG, PNG, and TIFF.
Submissions may include:
- radiographs, intraoral or extraoral photographs.
- photographs of study casts.
- supplemental case information including dental charts, or medical history.
The following parameters are appreciated:
- Radiographs must be of diagnostic quality and free of technical errors, unless such errors serve an analytic purpose.
- Photographs should be clear with natural color and contrast, and free of extraneous elements, such as mirrors, retractors, tape, instruments, and fingers.
- Preferred views include:
- a full frontal view of both arches in centric occlusion.
- right and left lateral views in centric occlusion.
- a full occlusal view of the upper arch.
- a full occlusal view of the lower arch.
- oother views, including close-ups of a dental arch or quadrant, may be provided as long as appropriate views listed above are provided for orientation.
- Color slides or photographs include:
- intraoral and/or extraoral views.
- slides of study casts (for orthodontic and prosthodontics cases).
- slides of lesions (for cases including oral pathology).
- Please orient radiographs and photographs properly and clearly mark them as Right Side & Left Side or R & L. The orientation (Left & Right) of radiographs and photographs must be clearly labeled as if you are looking toward patient.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Department of Testing Services at email@example.com or by calling 800.232.1694.