Four Common Mistakes in Dental PhotographyAugust 24, 2017 by AACD Executive Office
It's important to capture excellent clinical images for AACD Accreditation submissions. Photos that are poorly shot can negatively impact a case submission. Here are four common dental photography mistakes along with tips to help you capture better images for your clinical case submissions:
1. UNDESIRABLE EXPOSURE
Take test images using direct undiffused lighting with an aperture setting at f-32, ISO at 100, and the shutter speed set at 1/100.
2. INAPPROPRIATE ANGLE
3. IMPROPER FRAMING
4. INCORRECT MAGNIFICATION
Settings will vary with sensor and face size. Cameras with smaller sensors will require approximately a 1.5 times increase setting on the lens barrel, such as [1:10 (1:15), 1:2 (1.3), 1:1 (1:1.5)].
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Fundamentals of Dental Photography: A Focus on Accreditation
with Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FAACDDate: September 20th, 2019
Location: Livermore, CA
Synopsis:This hands-on course will demonstrate techniques for improving the quality and consistency of clinical photography. Participants will learn photography fundamentals such as basic camera knowledge, equipment options, and how to produce the highest quality images for Accreditation. In addition, framing, magnification, and the 12 views for Accreditation success will be discussed. Participants should bring their camera, mirror and plastic lip retractors.
Dr. Notarantonio is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (2002), where he received honors in both removable and fixed prosthodontics. He completed his residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Stony Brook in 2003, and was chosen by faculty to complete a second year as Chief Resident. He achieved Accredited Member status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2011, and acheived Accredited Fellow status in 2018. Dr. Notarantonio serves as an examiner for the Accreditation and Fellowship processes and has recently been appointed the Accreditation Chairman of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry.
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