24 Furness Quay, Salford Quays M50 3XZ

Clinical Photography

Dr Phil Wander presents how, and how not to get the perfect image.

Dental Photography plays an important role in communicating with Patients, as well as Dental Technicians. Achieving the best colour reproduction in the clinical image is necessary to achieve the perfect crown or restoration.

Course Overview

This masterclass is aimed at Dentists or Dental Nurses who wish to produce images suitable for specialist dental practice in fields such as Dental Implantology, Orthodontology and Restoration.

This course will feature the very latest in accessories including the “fogless” mirror, the anterior contracts mirror and a new range of check and lip retractors (“v”, “fish tail”, “cut down” and “soft contrasters”).

The format of the course will be similar to that of a workshop. It will include a lecture, live demonstrations and a hands on practical where participant’s photographs will be evaluated.

What will I learn?

This course aims to enhance clinical photography skills for individuals with a working knowledge of DSLR camera.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Understand functions and settings of a DSLR camera for Dental Photography
  • Produce clinical images suitable for, examinations, portfolios, and publication and patient information leaflets.
  • Select suitable backgrounds and lighting set ups, for intra oral photographs, portraits, and photographing restorations and study models
  • Discuss the principles of secure image storage.

How is this course different to photography lectures in the MSc in Dental Implantology?

This masterclass will cover clinical photography at a more advanced level. Some examples are:

  • Advanced settings to enable more accurate colour reproduction to assist technicians to produce restorations to the correct chosen shade.
  • Portraiture, backgrounds and lighting for facial aesthetics, study models and restorations.
  • How to use histograms to check exposure and settings
  • Evaluation of retractors, mirrors and retractors, looking at recently introduced new designs of these essential accessories.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest in future dates for this course please contact Garry Peel on 01614138335 or garry.peel@icedental.institute

Please note that participants are expected to bring along their own equipment: Cameras for calibration, and accessories (mirrors, retractors etc.)


Lectures and hands-on session


half a day, 9:30 – 13:30




ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital




3 verifiable hours