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Contemporary Dental Photography

May 3, 2023


Dental photography is unique in the sense that it combines several different genres. These include macro-photography, portrait-photography, product photography, and many others. From diagnostics to a case presentation, enchanting clinical records to advertising, and from laboratory communication to treatment planning photography plays an important role in modern day dentistry.

This course will cover the fundamental photographic rules and their application to dental photography. The equipment, accessories and settings required for successful dental photography will be discussed in an easy to understand format. Time will also be dedicated to hands on exercises on the model/patient.

Participants are asked to bring their cameras with them to this program so presenters can guide and assist with your camera set-up.

Major Topics

The objectives of dental photography.
Equipment: types of cameras, lenses, different types of flashes.
Additional accessories: mirrors, retractors, contrasters.
Camera settings: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance.
The necessary lighting and different types of lighting available.
The standard techniques for taking intraoral and extraoral photos including patient positioning and work of the auxiliary staff.
Communication with the dental lab through standardizing the colour output.
Portrait photography, including ones that are necessary for the Digital Smile Design.
Object photography (macro photography and lighting) for capturing crowns and other lab work.
Postproduction: introduction to Adobe software (Lightroom).
Discussion of the use of social media for the presentation of dental work.

Program Delivery

Full day Face-to-Face Hands-on Preclinical lab session to be held at the Melbourne Dental School, Ground Floor, Preclinical Laboratory, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton Vic 3053


May 3, 2023
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The University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne
723 Swanston Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
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