Hand Holding Dentist Tool

Photography and Color

Time: Sep 26, 2024 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

The communication aspect of dental photography concerns both the patient, the dentist, and the laboratory. The aim is better understanding among them. First, dental photography provides a visual explanation from the dentist to the patient of the diagnosis, as well as a guide to demonstrate what procedures will be done. It is important that the patient understands what’s happening and what will be done to them to make them trust the dentist. Second, laboratories may need the help of digital photographs to better understand what is needed for the case and to correctly color match a shade. By being fluent in the language of color, we can sharpen our perception of color, make better predictions, and communicate more clearly about color. Guidelines will be presented in a manner that can be utilized to resolve complex esthetic problems. Armed with this knowledge you can get your restorations to match existing colors more successfully, so your patients leave feeling happy with your restorative outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  1. To understand why we need to master and implement dental photography in our daily practices.
  2. To simplify the camera settings used to achieve consistent and predictable results.
  3. Increase case acceptance by being able to show visuals during treatment planning.
  4. Feel more confident and achieve more consistent, predictable results.