Continuing Dental Education

CE1781/L or CE1782/L Digital Dental Photography

Rita Bauer, Photographer

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As of 4.26.18 - The Saturday afternoon workshop is sold-out; a second offering of this class (morning lecture - afternoon workshop) has been opened for Sunday - 7 spots available for the Sunday afternoon workshop.

Course Description

The importance of quality photography in a dental practice cannot be underestimated.

Clinical photographs are an invaluable tool for treatment planning and patient documentation and specific guidelines for standardized patient photography need to be followed to obtain clinically correct images.

In addition, from the moment a potential new patient is searching the web to check out your practice, your photographs are representing the excellent treatment you provide.

A picture says more than a thousand words when communicating with the patient, the insurance companies and the dental laboratory.

Cameras and accessories selection for dental photography:

  • What is the best camera for dental photography? See how you can integrate patient photography into your practice with either a high-end amateur camera or your professional Single Lens Reflex camera system.

Which camera is best for your practice?

  • Are you thinking about a new clinical camera, but do not know which one is right for your team and your practice? See the evaluation of different camera models starting from $450.- right up to the $3500.- camera systems and see which camera is the perfect fit.
  • Get to know which retractors, mirrors, backgrounds and gadgets make clinical photography easy to allow your team take the pictures in record time

Techniques for Standardized Patient Photography:

  • Get some great tips during the demonstration of patient positioning for clinically correct views

Effective Case Presentations in minutes:

  • Prepare a great case presentation and help your patient accept the treatment plan with visual aids.
  • Return to your practice with great ideas for marketing material and social media snapshots to make your current and potential new patients stop and take note.

Afternoon Hands on Workshop (limited to 15 participants)
Patient Photography Made Easy

Put into practice what you learned in the morning by photographing each other. You will be amazed how easy patient photography can be learned and immediately incorporated into your practice.

Exposure Calibration for your clinical camera

  • Do you get frustrated with your clinical cameras and are not satisfied with the results? We will help you calibrate your camera to get well exposed images every time you press the shutter

Techniques for Standardized Patient Photography:

  • Practice the techniques for clinically correct facial and intra-oral photography by photographing each other, using the retractors and mirrors and give you tips and techniques to consistently take excellent clinical views for patient documentation and treatment planning.

Hands On Participants bring their own clinical camera with fully charged batteries, retractors and mirrors. Some of the latest camera systems will be provided at the course for those who do not have a camera or are still deciding which camera is best for their practice. Please advise us which camera model, lens and flash you will be bringing to the course at the time of registration.


Rita Bauer has become recognized as a leading authority on integrating digital photography in the Dental Practice. During her 30 years as medical photographer and manager at Media Services at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto she has presented over 800 lectures and workshops and has trained thousands of dental professionals around the world. She now divides her time between the University and Bauer Seminars to provide lectures and workshops at national and international meetings.

Her enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and in her fun filled lectures she transforms inexperienced photographers into enthusiastic, competent digital camera users and gives experienced photographers plenty of tips to make a difference in their daily routine.

For her efforts to the dental community, she has received Honorary Memberships from the OKU Honor Dental Society, as a Fellow of the International College of Dental Surgeons, the Award of Distinction from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto and an ad eundum Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.


  • Ms. Bauer has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

(CE1781/L) Saturday, May 12, 2018 or (CE1782/L) Sunday, May 13, 2018

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Turner Auditorium, Room D209
Seattle, WA 98195

This course is designed for anyone using a camera in the dental office.

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Register Online

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Morning Lecture: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Workshop: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch for those attending the lecture/workshop combo only:
Until May 9 (after, $10 more for lecture only, $25 more for lecture/workshop combo)
Morning Lecture

$90/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$126/Current Dental Alumni Member

Afternoon Hands on Workshop
$210/Participant (limited to 15)

CREDITS: 3.5 hours for lecture, 3.5 hours for workshop

Limited Participation:
The afternoon hands on workshop portion of this course is limited to 15 participants.
* Saturday afternoon’s workshop is full and has a waiting list. Sunday afternoon’s workshop has 7 spaces available (as of April 27).

Participants must attend the morning lecture in order to attend the afternoon hands on workshop.

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

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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 these activities for 3.5 continuing education credits for the lecture and 3.5 continuing education credits for the workshop.