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Introduction to Dental Photography: Hands-on Workshop

Wednesday 6 June 2018 


Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago 
Great King Street

Course Content

Learning to take great clinical photos in your practice is likely to be one of the best investments you will make – from professional development to patient education, the benefits of dental photography will quickly be felt by both yourself and patients. This comprehensive course is designed to introduce you to the world of dental photography, and involves both theoretical and hands-on components.

Please note that no background information on the topic is needed. Photography equipment will be supplied, although course participants are also encouraged to bring their own cameras if they want to use it.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn essential principles for taking high-quality clinical photos.
  • Become familiar with digital SLR cameras, and learn how they compare to newer smaller cameras.
  • Learn when and how to use retractors and mirrors.
  • Learn practical skills for taking good intra- and extra-oral photographs (hands-on session).
  • Learn several tips and tricks, and learn how to avoid common pitfalls.

6 hours of CPD


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Joe AntounDr Joseph Antoun

BDS, DClinDent
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Sciences

Joseph Antoun received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He currently divides his time between Dunedin (Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago), and Christchurch (private practice). Joe is interested in digital technologies that can be used in clinical practice, and has a particular interest in digital dental photography. He firmly believes that good clinical photography can play a fundamental role in treatment planning, as well as achieving high quality clinical outcomes. In addition to documenting every case in his own clinical practice, Joe has been teaching dental photography to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Otago for the past 5 years, and has lectured on this topic overseas. He has also carried out a number of research projects on clinical photography.

Course Duration

6 Hours


Face to Face and Hands on

Maximum Number of Participants

Open to Dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists and therapists, oral health therapists, orthodontic auxiliaries, and dental assistants.