Leading Dentists

Mobile Dental Photography: for Everyone and Everyday.

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Course Description


Photography is powerful in dentistry, its numerous applications such as diagnosis, treatment planning, legal documentation, publishing and lecturing has made digital photography a standard of care in modern dental practices.

Recently, smart phones have come a long way in digital photography due to recent technology development and new devices like Smile Lite MDP (Smile Line, Switzerland) were designed especially to help everybody to have high quality pictures using their mobiles.

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate the capacity of these devices to take high quality dental pictures. Those pictures are useful in different types of documentation and communication, in a feasible teachable and repeatable way, by everyone and for everyday practice.


In this course you will learn how to use your mobile phone camera to take high quality portrait  pictures and micro dental pictures for both patient and lab communication. Also you will learn how  to take stunning dental videos to assist with case acceptance.

Phones applicable to the course:

• Android 12 Mega-pixels cameras and above (Ex: Samsung S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S8 plus. Note 3, Note 4, Note 5, Note 8. LG G3, G4, G5...)

• iPhone 6/6s and 6/6splus, 7 and 7plus, 8 and 


9am – 11:15am Theoretical part

  1. Importance of photography in Dentistry
  2. Generalities about photography
  3. History of Mobile Dental Photography
  4. Specifications of the mobile’s cameras
  5. Difference between DSLR and MDP
  6. MDP is feasible not only intra orally but also in many other applications
  7. How to do MDPs:
  • Phone requirements
  • Accessories
  • Lights
  • Smile Lite MDP
  • Anterior MDP
  • Posterior MDP
  • Polarized MDP
  • MDP portraits
  • Double polarized MDP

        8. Full documentation:

  • Anterior cases
  • Cases with communication with the lab technician
  • Posterior cases

         9. MDP and Smile Design

        10. MDV: Mobile Dental Video

        11. MDP by iPhone and Android

        12. Comparison between DSLR and MDP

1:15pm – 5:00pm  The workshop

The participants will learn how to take high quality dental pictures and videos with mobile phones. The participants will see and apply how to do:

  • Anterior pictures
  • Posterior pictures
  • Simplified protocol for esthetic documentation
  • Artistic pictures
  • Micro photography
  • Polarized pictures
  • Double polarized pictures
  • Portraits
  • Half illuminated portrait
  • Calibrated pictures for communicating with lab technicians
  • Dental videos.

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