october, 2020

202021oct9:00 am4:30 pmThe Basics of Clinical PhotographyFacilitated by Dr Peter Sheridan 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development 1 Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:PhotographyFormat:Hands-on

The Basics of Clinical Photography

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An introductory course for beginners

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

With today’s digital technology every dentist can chronicle photographically what they see in the mouth, whether for general records or whenever the situation warrants photographic documentation.

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.

This course will be an invaluable experience for general dentists and specialists and will be useful for general photography as well.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Peter Sheridan

    Dr Peter Sheridan

    Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney

    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 Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney


ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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Member Price: Dentists – $990.00, Hygienists/Therapists – $350.00. Dental Team – $350.00, Non-Member Price: Non-Members $1,188.00

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