Basics of Clinical Photography - An Introductory Course for Beginners


Clinical photography is not just about beautiful white teeth or cosmetic artistry. It should encompass the whole spectrum of dental care from damage and disease through treatment to review and monitoring. 

The closest thing to what we see through our loupes is a photograph and this can actually reflect the reality of the mouth. X-rays do not show failing restorations, crack lines and wear patterns; notes cannot always clearly indicate the sequence of events in a clinical session; study models poorly represent the restored nature of teeth and the health of soft tissues. 

The routine use of digital clinical photography augments charting, notes and X-rays. It significantly enhances record taking, validates clinical decisions and provide an impressive tool for patient education and practice marketing.

Attendees will see reviews of all types of cameras and the armamentarium and accessories required to take extra and intra-oral pictures. People easily comprehend visual data and this course will show instant quality images can dramatically improve patient understanding and acceptance of treatment recommendations. Attendees will be able to use four different recommended camera systems during the practical sessions, as well as ensuring their own cameras are fit for purpose.

Course Topics

  • Photographs as part of records and communication
  • Images for patient education & relationship building
  • The essence of exposure, aperture and ISO in digital photography and overcoming the difficulties of hand-held macro photography
  • Information on cameras and recommended systems
  • Technique and settings for taking images
  • Positioning the patient properly
  • Better patient acceptance of treatment using photography and descriptive statements

Learning Objectives

  • Using modern digital cameral technology that is straightforward to use and cost-effective
  • Learn how to consistently take outstanding intra-oral and extra-oral images
  • Clinical Photography as an integral part of dental practice
  • Save, store, archive and display images - simplifying work flow and data asset management
  • Using clinical images empowering patients to make better decisions and build your reputation/practice

Providers Terms

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Course Fee$613Closed


Course FeeClosed
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Sun, 16 February 2020

Start Time:

8:30 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands On




AICE Training Centre, Suite 18, Level 8 Premion Place

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39 White Street, Southport,
Gold Coast, Queensland,
Australia, 4215

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Dr Peter Sheridan


Dr Peter Sheridan AM is accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and his photos have been used by the National Gallery of Victoria, NSW Art Gallery, and the Sydney Morning Herald. His images and photographic articles regularly feature in specialist journals, museum catalogues and fine art publications. He has authored three major photographic reference books including the award winning ‘Sydney Art Deco’ (2019)

Since 2008 Peter has been presenting courses on Clinical Photography for the ADA and NZDA. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney, presenting photography courses for Implant, Periodontics and Paediatric postgraduates. His recent textbook ‘Clinical Photography in Dentistry – A new Perspective’ (Quintessence USA 2017) reflects his international standing in this field and with 40 years of dental practice he is uniquely placed to help dental professionals to incorporate clinical photography into everyday dental practice.

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney
  • Presenter for Clinical Photography for the ADA and NZDA
  • Author of the textbook 'Clinical Photography in Dentistry - A new Perspective' (Quintessence USA 2017)
  • Author of three major photographic reference books including the award winning 'Sydney Art Deco" (2019)

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