Clinical documentation is critical in dental practices. Its influence reaches beyond diagnosis and treatment planning to patient education and evidence-based research. Historically, this documentation has relied mainly on photographic recordings. However, in the present era of rapid technical breakthroughs, there is a paradigm shift from photography to videography. This shift is being driven mostly by the transition from Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras to mirrorless systems, which provide improved video capabilities. This article explores the technological journey from photo to video in the field of dentistry, highlighting the need for revised and standardized clinical documenting methods to accommodate this changing landscape. It also includes a complete guide to maximizing the capabilities of mirrorless cameras and green screen technologies for high-quality video content creation. The essential element of protecting data privacy and security in the midst of these developments is also explored, providing a comprehensive view of the paradigm shift in dental clinical documentation.