Clinical Photography 2016 - Restoring Excellence

Clinical Photography 2016

clinical photography two. 2016
Clinical Photography Sydney 2016 with Dr Lincoln Harris

Location: Sydney
Venue: Pullman Hyde Park. 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2000
Time: Arrive at 8:30am for tea and coffee for a 9am sharp start till 5pm. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided
Course Date: Friday 29th July, 2016.
Cost: $900 + gst Dentists and $300 + gst $300 Auxiliary
CE: 8 hours.

All courses are in Australian dollars.


Brief Course Description:

Clinical Photographic Excellence. Documentation of daily dentistry is the foundation of excellent dentistry. Whilst working on a patient, all dentists suffer tunnel vision causing it to be easy to miss details of the case.

Photography helps us to review our cases, follow how cases survive over time, discuss cases with colleagues and labs, and most of all, it teaches us to “see”. The ability to notice finer details while we are working on the patient does not come naturally. It is learned. And it can really only be learned by regularly documenting our cases.

It is possible of course to use intra-oral cameras, but these are limited by the fish eye effect of the lens. So this is about using an extra-oral camera and flash to achieve excellent clinical photos. This course will not be about sexy portrait photography. It is intended to be largely about excellent documentation of daily dentistry in a way that can be time efficient enough to be practiced on a regular basis.

Key concepts covered;
1. Excellent initial consultation photos for every patient. The settings to use. How to integrate it into your practice in a time efficient manner (it should take no more than one minute and forty seconds for standard patients).

2. Framing. This is by far the most important aspect of photography. It is what turns a whale watching photo (picture of the ocean with a tiny black dot in the middle) into a photo of a whale. The dental equivalent of a whale watching photo is a giant picture of the mouth and rubber dam, with a tiny crown prep hiding in the middle. Framing allows us to reduce the clutter and distraction of a photo and images that are useful for discussion.

3. Basic exposure. This will be a basic understanding and will result in cookbook settings for your camera to use for different types of cases. The setting will be for full face, anterior, full arch and posterior.

4. Flash and exposure manipulation. We will now move into a more thorough understanding of exposure and how you can manipulate it with ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and flash. This will allow you to experiment with different flash effects.

5. Simple paper diffusers. For higher end photography, diffusers are necessary. These can be made cheaply out of paper. However to do so requires manipulation of the exposure, flash settings, and if using a twin flash, the position of the flash. This type of photography gets more difficult.

6. Shade and texture photography will be covered as well.

All these topics will be illustrated with practical exercises. Participants will need a Nikon or Canon SLR camera, a ring flash and a 60, 85 or 100mm macro lens. They will also need full arch mirrors, quadrant mirrors, and black contrasters from Style italiano.

If the camera and they have not used it before, they should also bring the instruction book (some of the new cameras have very different ways of changing the settings.)

What you need to bring:

  1. Your camera and Flash (Nikon or Canon SLR camera, a ring flash and a 60, 85 or 100mm macro lens)
  2. A laptop
  3. A USB
  4. Full Arch Mirrors
  5. Quadrant Mirrors
  6. Black Contrasters