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Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

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Dental Photography

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Dental Photography

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn the key skills and techniques involved in dental photography
  • Maintain registration to the General Dental Council
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Secure 3 verifiable CPD hours
  • Learn at your own pace
  • No exams
 

About Your CPD Course

In the dental industry, the learning journey is ongoing as you have the opportunity to build on your skills and develop new techniques in your field. 
 
Dental photography is an important part of the processes that go on at a dental practice, and if you are a qualified dental nurse, you can master these techniques and enhance your skillset.
 
As part of your career, you are responsible for completing at least 150 hours of mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every five years. This is to ensure that you maintain your registration with the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
Our Dental Photography CPD course is verifiable and meets the GDC requirements, but as well as satisfying the CPD criteria, it is also an ideal way to build on your knowledge and progress in your career. 
 
With this nationally recognised qualification, you will be eligible to take most optimal intra-oral and extra-oral digital photographs, as well as prepare and maintain equipment. You will form a deep understanding of consent with regards to clinical photography.
 
Essentially, you will be skilled in intra-oral, extra-oral and portrait digital dental photography. Your professional skillset will extend to choosing the correct equipment and how to set it up, as well as the techniques for consistent imaging and how to store images safely.
 
Through online learning, you can delve into the course objectives at your own pace. Upon completion, you will be able to integrate dental photography into your duties or pursue a role that specialises in this discipline. 
 

Getting Started

Our Dental Photography CPD course is taught through online live interactive learning, which means that you can study at a pace that suits you. There is no need to neglect your existing commitments as learndirect provides flexible learning through online solutions.
 
As soon as you enrol, you will be provided with 24/7 access to online learning materials via our student portal. Once you have completed the course, you will have recorded 3 hours of verifiable CPD hours.
 

Next Course Date:

21 January 2022 10am- 4pm via Zoom and further dates on request 
The Dental Photography CPD course will provide you with an overall understanding of the processes needed to take intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. The learning outcomes consist of:
  • An understanding of the various types of dental photography, as well as clinical patient management
  • How to prepare PowerPoint presentations, and using digital photography settings
  • Through hands-on sessions, you will learn how to appropriately store digital photography

You must be a registered dental care professional on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on to our Dental Photography CPD course. To get started, you will need your GDC number.

 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental photography is a method of capturing the condition of a patient’s mouth. The process involves taking extra-oral and intra-oral images, which are outside the mouth and inside the mouth respectively. A dental practice will use modern cameras to take high-quality images that detail the clinical findings.
The main purpose of dental photography is to take images of a patient’s mouth as a record for possible treatment. There are multiple reasons why dental photographs are useful, including: Helping to plan treatment, Recording the condition of a patient’s mouth prior to treatment, Using them as motivational tools for patients during their treatment, Taking multiple images to document the progress of a patient during treatment, Using them to communicate between dentist and patient to showcase changes during the treatment
To take high quality dental pictures, there are many factors to consider, such as: Use a high-quality camera and flash, with retractors and mirrors, Ensure that staff undergo regular training, Implement routine audits to make sure that the picture quality stays consistent, Enlist the help of an assistant for retraction
Generally, dental professionals will use a DSLR camera that is fitted with a macro lens (85-105mm). An external ring is flash mounted in front of the lens to take high quality images.
Extra-oral refers to outside of the patient’s mouth, and when it comes to extra-oral photography, there are four types of photographs, including: Face frontal – The patient’s expression should be neutral, with the image capturing the top of the crown down to the collar bone, Face smiling – The patient should be facing the camera and smiling open-mouthed, which will allow the dental professional to record soft tissue and facial features, Profile Picture – The patient should turn their face to the left and look forward. This image will cover the top of their crown to their collar bone, 45-degree angle profile - The patient will need to turn their head to a 45-degree angle and smile open mouthed so that their teeth are visible

Dental Photography

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn the key skills and techniques involved in dental photography
  • Maintain registration to the General Dental Council
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Secure 3 verifiable CPD hours
  • Learn at your own pace
  • No exams
 

About Your CPD Course

In the dental industry, the learning journey is ongoing as you have the opportunity to build on your skills and develop new techniques in your field. 
 
Dental photography is an important part of the processes that go on at a dental practice, and if you are a qualified dental nurse, you can master these techniques and enhance your skillset.
 
As part of your career, you are responsible for completing at least 150 hours of mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every five years. This is to ensure that you maintain your registration with the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
Our Dental Photography CPD course is verifiable and meets the GDC requirements, but as well as satisfying the CPD criteria, it is also an ideal way to build on your knowledge and progress in your career. 
 
With this nationally recognised qualification, you will be eligible to take most optimal intra-oral and extra-oral digital photographs, as well as prepare and maintain equipment. You will form a deep understanding of consent with regards to clinical photography.
 
Essentially, you will be skilled in intra-oral, extra-oral and portrait digital dental photography. Your professional skillset will extend to choosing the correct equipment and how to set it up, as well as the techniques for consistent imaging and how to store images safely.
 
Through online learning, you can delve into the course objectives at your own pace. Upon completion, you will be able to integrate dental photography into your duties or pursue a role that specialises in this discipline. 
 

Getting Started

Our Dental Photography CPD course is taught through online live interactive learning, which means that you can study at a pace that suits you. There is no need to neglect your existing commitments as learndirect provides flexible learning through online solutions.
 
As soon as you enrol, you will be provided with 24/7 access to online learning materials via our student portal. Once you have completed the course, you will have recorded 3 hours of verifiable CPD hours.
 

Next Course Date:

21 January 2022 10am- 4pm via Zoom and further dates on request 

Modules

The Dental Photography CPD course will provide you with an overall understanding of the processes needed to take intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. The learning outcomes consist of:
  • An understanding of the various types of dental photography, as well as clinical patient management
  • How to prepare PowerPoint presentations, and using digital photography settings
  • Through hands-on sessions, you will learn how to appropriately store digital photography

Requirements

You must be a registered dental care professional on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on to our Dental Photography CPD course. To get started, you will need your GDC number.

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental photography is a method of capturing the condition of a patient’s mouth. The process involves taking extra-oral and intra-oral images, which are outside the mouth and inside the mouth respectively. A dental practice will use modern cameras to take high-quality images that detail the clinical findings.
The main purpose of dental photography is to take images of a patient’s mouth as a record for possible treatment. There are multiple reasons why dental photographs are useful, including: Helping to plan treatment, Recording the condition of a patient’s mouth prior to treatment, Using them as motivational tools for patients during their treatment, Taking multiple images to document the progress of a patient during treatment, Using them to communicate between dentist and patient to showcase changes during the treatment
To take high quality dental pictures, there are many factors to consider, such as: Use a high-quality camera and flash, with retractors and mirrors, Ensure that staff undergo regular training, Implement routine audits to make sure that the picture quality stays consistent, Enlist the help of an assistant for retraction
Generally, dental professionals will use a DSLR camera that is fitted with a macro lens (85-105mm). An external ring is flash mounted in front of the lens to take high quality images.
Extra-oral refers to outside of the patient’s mouth, and when it comes to extra-oral photography, there are four types of photographs, including: Face frontal – The patient’s expression should be neutral, with the image capturing the top of the crown down to the collar bone, Face smiling – The patient should be facing the camera and smiling open-mouthed, which will allow the dental professional to record soft tissue and facial features, Profile Picture – The patient should turn their face to the left and look forward. This image will cover the top of their crown to their collar bone, 45-degree angle profile - The patient will need to turn their head to a 45-degree angle and smile open mouthed so that their teeth are visible

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