Having a full set of patient images is a huge benefit for treatment planning, actual patient treatment, continuing care and dental-legal documentation. With film, taking processing and storing images was such a time consuming expensive and tedious task we never did it. With digital photography it is fast inexpensive and easy. Every dentist should have a set of photographic images of every patient just as we have a set of x-rays. The only reason we don’t is a relic from our pre-digital past.