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.
Good quality dental photographic is a critical part of a patient’s clinical record forever. A consistent protocol also gives our patients reassurance regarding professionalism and accountability.
It will also go over how photographs are then optimised, archived and used for presentations. These presentations may be for laboratory communication, marketing, sharing with your colleagues involved with patient treatment or for study club or podium presentation.
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. We will cover PowerPoint and Keynote processes 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 date, 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 including use of mirrors and retractors 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 – BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS
When booking The Marylebone Hotel please quote The LCIAD Academy to receive a preferential rate.
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.
Ashley Lawrence (TCO / nurse): Overall a fantastic learning experience. My only wish is that the course was an extra day so that the material could be covered in even more depth.
Ciara Hemingway (nurse): The course was greatly adapted to Zoom when I couldn’t attend Day 1 in person due to train strikes. Great information and presentations.
Dr Sami Butt: I have looked at doing a photography course that was driven by a clinician who would teach me to photograph what I need and not just what looks pretty on social media. Both Shiraz and Koray are a wealth of knowledge and the whole team is welcoming.
Dr Andrew Ralph: The course was recommended to me and it didn’t disappoint. Koray and Shiraz are passionate about the subject and have taught me photography to a different level. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to do dentistry of the highest standard.
Dr Danny Tran: Generous, informative, interesting and amusing presentations with a great dinner. Only good things to say. Many thanks.
Dr Alkarim Makhani: Great team. Enjoyed everything…sending my staff on the next course.
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.