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Continuing Dental Education

CE1973: Digital Dental Photography for the Dental Team

Johnny Wang, DDS, MPH, MS

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In an effort to mitigate the risk of being exposed to the Coronavirus, this course is postponed until November 7, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.


Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants – family members and friends! Come to this course to be able to choose your style of camera and use it for any photo – in the dental office, or just in life!
Improve your photography skills, learn to select and use the right equipment for clinical dental photography. This course will improve your ability to present multimedia presentations, update you with current digital photo technology and the latest in photography.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Explain basic photography principles and terminology
  • Choose the best cost-effective photography system needed
  • Explain the fundamentals for intra-oral photography, including how to make professional clinical photos
  • Practice and refine photographic techniques for better intra-oral, extra-oral, and laboratory comparison photos
  • Demonstrate current digital photo technology and increase their capacity to assimilate new information for latest updates

Workshop – 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 – and take turns being patient, assistant and the photographer.

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 bring it with you. Please make sure that it is in good working condition (charged batteries, memory cards, etc.). We will have some camera equipment available for those who do not have one to bring. If you have any questions about your camera’s dental capabilities email Dr. Wang at:


Dr. Johnny WangI-CHUNG (JOHNNY) WANG received his dental degree from Chung Shan Medical and Dental University in Taiwan, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, and his Certificate in Periodontics and Masters of Science also from UAB. Dr. Wang is a Clinical Associate Professor in Periodontics, 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. He also sits on the Curriculum Committee and Student Progress Committee. Dr. Wang’s role on the RIDE team is as faculty liaison for educational technology. He works with the course directors to ensure equivalency of education for RIDE students at remote locations, and participates in the calibration of preceptors at RIDE community rotation sites.

Course Logistics

Saturday, April 25, 2020

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Room D-209, Turner Auditorium

Seattle, WA 98195

This course is designed for the whole dental team.

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

TUITION – price includes lunch
Until April 22, 2020 – after, $25 more
$429/Dentist – lecture and workshop
$369/Team member – lecture and workshop
$414/Alumni – lecture and workshop

$150/Dentist – lecture only
$95/Staff – lecture only
$135/Alumni – lecture only

* 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.

3.5 hours – lecture only
7 hours – lecture and workshop

Limited Attendance:
The workshop portion of this class is limited to 20 participants


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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 7 continuing education credits.