Digital Dental Photography

I-Chung (Johnny) Wang, DDS, MPH, MS

Saturday, November 2, 2013

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Saturday AM Lecture: D-209
Saturday PM Lab: D-2 Clinic
Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and office staff.

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Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Lecture: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Lab: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

$140/Dentist – Lecture only
$110/Staff – Lecture only
$126/Current Dental Alumni Member – Lecture only
$260 – Lab (includes lunch)

CREDITS: 3.5 hours – lecture only
7 hours – lecture and lab

* Limited Attendance – The lab portion of this course is limited to 20 participants.

** The lecture portion of this course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide participants with sufficient knowledge and experience to select and use appropriate equipment for clinical dental photography. Through didactic teaching and interactive exercises, participants will improve their ability to give efficient multimedia presentations, gain familiarity with current digital photo technology, and increase their capacity to assimilate new information with the latest updates in photography.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic photography principles and terminology.
  • Choose the best cost-effective photography system for their particular needs.
  • Learn the fundamentals for intraoral photography, including how to make professional looking clinical photos.
  • Formulate a standard set of dental photographs.
  • Practice and refine photographic techniques for better intra-oral, extra-oral, and laboratory comparison photos.
  • Enhance the quality of dental images with existing photo equipment.
  • Utilize computer-based multimedia for educational presentations.

Lab – Limited to 20 participants

The lab session will allow the participant first-hand exposure and experience to digital dental equipment. After practicing the techniques taught in the morning session, participants will practice taking intra- and extra-oral images on each other. By using a laptop computer and an LCD projector, participants will see the results of their work and how easily imaging can be incorporated into clinical practice.

Required Lab Equipment

Please bring mirrors, retractors and a rubber mixing bowl (for warm water to heat the mirrors). If you have a digital camera capable of intra-oral, macro photography that you would like to practice with, please feel free to bring it along. Please make sure that it is in good working condition (charged batteries, memory cards, etc.). If you have any questions about your camera’s dental capabilities email Dr. Wang at: icwang@uw.edu.


Dr. WangI-CHUNG (JOHNNY) WANG received his dental degree from Chung Shan Medical and Dental University in Taichung, Taiwan, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama School of Public Health, and his Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science also from UAB. Dr. Wang is a Clinical Associate Professor in Periodontics at the University of Washington, was the Chief of Periodontics at the University of Washington Medical Center, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His research includes quantifying the effects of systemic health on periodontal status and the clinical outcomes of immediate and delayed implant placement and loading.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 3.5 hours continuing education credits – lecture only, 7 hours continuing education credits – lecture and lab.

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