Mobile Dental Photography (MDP) – The new era of documentation and communication

#Whiteology – Healthy Smiles in Daily Practice by Style Italiano

Course Description

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

Recently, smartphones have come a long way in digital photography due to recent technology development.

This full day intimate hands-on workshop is to demonstrate the phenomenal potential of smartphone cameras, when creating high quality dental images; and to present how to use innovative new technology, Smile Lite MDP is a very simple device, designed for use in mobile dental photography; allowing you to drastically improve the quality of any photo taken on a smartphone.

Well taken dental photos are an asset to any professional, assisting with daily documentation and communication in the practice. We have ensured all our techniques are feasible, teachable and repeatable, helping dentists to overcome the daily challenges they face in their everyday practice.

Learning Objectives

– Improving your dental photography

– The use of contrasters and filters to aid in shade taking/matching

– Patient & Laboratory communication

– Empowering your team to use MDP as part of your daily patient journey

The workshop:

Attendees will learn how to take high quality dental pictures and videos with mobile phones and the Smile Lite MDP.

The specifications of the cameras, the accessories needed, and the phone required, will be explained in the details of this course.


8.30am                               Registration, morning coffee and mingling

9.30am – 11.00                   MDP: The power of mobile dental photography

11.00                                   Refreshment break

11.30 – 12.00                      MDP: Secrets, Tips and Tricks

12.00 -13.30                       MDP: Intraoral documentation: Demo and Application

13.30 – 14:30                      Lunch

14.30– 15:30                       MDP: Extraoral photography: Demo and Application

15.30                                   Refreshment break

16.00 – 17.00                      MDP: Artistic pictures: Demo and Application

17.00 – 17.30                      Questions & close


Attendees will view and learn how to take:

– 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

– Eye photography

– Dental videos.

The phone required:

Android 12MegaPixels cameras and above (Ex: Samsung S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9  Note 3 Note 4,Note 5, Note 8. LG G3, G4…)

iPhone 5, 5S, 6 and 6plus, 7 and 7plus, 8 and 8plus, 10



Smile Lite MDP (not obligatory)

About Louis Harden

Prof. Louis Hardan, head of the restorative and esthetic department at Saint Joseph University Beirut-Lebanon.
He graduated dentistry in 1989 and continued his post-doctoral education at Saint Joseph University; he obtained a certificate for basic science in 1993, he completed his specialization in restorative and esthetic dentistry in 1995, and completed his PhD in oral biology and materials in 2009.
He was an active member of the Lebanese dental association (2006-2009) and was assigned as a general secretary of the LDA in 2009.
At the present, he is an associate professor at Saint Joseph University and owns a private practice in his home town Jbeil.
He is an active international Styleitaliano member.
Prof. Hardan has many publications in international journals and has given several lectures on esthetic, restorative dentistry and mobile dental photography.

CPD hours

7 hours

This fulfils the requirements of the GDC for learning objectives A & C

Dates & Venue

23rd November 2018  – Ilkley, Optident

24th November  2018 – London, Montcalm hotel marble arch


£600 + VAT


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