Master your clinical camera and make the most of every clinical image that you take. This course will cover the clinical camera and dental photography, optimising of photographs using Adobe Photoshop, principles of naming, archiving and tagging images using Adobe Bridge and practical workflow for creating professional PowerPoint and Keynote presentations from your images.
This course aims to teach the basics of daily dental photography for purposes of patient consultation, diagnosis, assessment and documentation of clinical work.
As well as being an indelible and critical part of a patient’s clinical record forever, good quality photographic protocol also gives our patients reassurance regarding professionalism and accountability.
It will also go over how these photographs are then optimised, archived and used for presentations. These presentations may be for sending to the laboratory, as marketing tools, for sharing with your colleagues or for presenting at a study club or on a podium.
The full workflow from camera setup and photography techniques will be covered with a full day of practical hands-on experience.
We will also cover the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge for the optimisation and archiving of these photographs and the use of PowerPoint and Keynote for the creation of branded presentation templates for your practice and tips and tricks to be able to create quick but professional-looking presentations in minutes.
The importance of consistent dental photography to record day-to-day clinical work for education, information and as a defence in a litigious world.
Introducing and setting up the modern digital SLR, lenses, flashes and their relevant functions including white balance, ISO, aperture and shutter speed values, flash intensity values and positioning, photography format and the importance of these values on the quality of the image such as focus, depth of field, exposure, orientation and capture of texture.
Patient and assistant positioning. Preparation, armamentarium and hints and tricks for taking consistent clinical photographs every time.
Photographing different scenarios – consultations, restorative work, surgery, treatment sequences, laboratory work, pathology and developing a protocol for consistent performance.
Hands-on clinical photography – bring your nurses!
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
Uploading photographs and permitted optimisation using Adobe Photoshop without altering content.
The use of Adobe Bridge to batch rename, date, number and tag photographs for consistent search and developing a keywords list.
Introducing Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote and the creation of customised templates for brand or practice identity.
A quick technique for importing photographs for presentation or digital smile design and aesthetic planning. Create a presentation of your patient in under a minute.
Annotating images for laboratory communication and for patient visualisation
4 hours of didactic lecturing.
Approximately 10 hours of hands-on practical photography, photograph optimisation, setting up and mastering the day-to-day functions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge for your own practice and the use of PowerPoint and Keynote.
Full printouts of the course will be provided with step-by-step instructions and techniques.
Day 1 – British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS
Delegates need not bring anything to the course, but they will get much more out of it if they have the following:
- Their own digital SLR camera (ideally full format) with 100 mm macro lens with 1:1 capability and ring flash and /or side flashes with a good speed minimum 16 GB memory card and USB connection cable
- Their own laptop with a subscription to the latest copy of Microsoft Office for PowerPoint and to Adobe Creative Cloud for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge which is downloadable for free after subscription to Photoshop. Alternatively for MAC users, the latest subscription of Keynote.
- Delegates will be photographing each other so remember to bring a toothbrush for after lunch practical.
Type of CPD (A,B,C or D) based on GDP Enhanced CPD development outcome requirements
Development outcomes in bold
Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.
Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients, providing constructive leadership where appropriate.
Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.
Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.
New for 2021
All delegates are encouraged to bring their nurses.
The course is restricted to 10 dental surgeons and their nurses (20 total).
Lunch and teas / coffees will be served each day and your dietary requirements can be indicated on the accompanying booking form.