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Image Portal

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 PORTAL


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.
  • Photoraphss 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 nbexams@ada.org or by calling 800.232.1694.