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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Dental Photography – Selective

Course Director: Johnny Wang
Credits: 1
Quarter/Yr of Program: Autumn / 4

Course Overview

Dental imaging is an extremely valuable tool for practicing dentists, auxiliaries and dental educators. The old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words ” was never truer then when discussing a patient’s dental concerns. By using the new technologies in photography to communicate with patients, labs, insurance providers, specialists and other dentists, we can impart a great deal of information faster and easier than ever before. The objective of this elective will be to give the student a basic understanding of the latest innovations in dental imaging. The student should be able to digitally photograph both extra and intra-oral subjects and manage the images when finished with the course. Digital cameras, computers and related software will be furnished to allow the student to complete the course requirement.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe basic photography principles and terminology.
2. Choose the best cost-effective photography system for the particular application.
3. Demonstrate the fundamentals of intra-oral photography, including how to make professional clinical photos.
4. Describe and demonstrate photographic techniques for better intra-oral, extra-oral, and laboratory comparison photos.
5. Demonstrate the use of computer-based multimedia for educational presentations.

Date last updated: 2018-01-30