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Digital Photography

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Digital photography is an essential skill dentists must have for patient communication, lab communication and marketing.  A popular and widely accepted protocol is the 12 shot series for accreditation in American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry .  While a perfectly framed and exposed photograph is not a daunting task to acquire by trial and error, the photographer benefits greatly from some specific knowledge and direction to ensure that the most accurate image is obtained.  Dr. Ed Lowe demonstrates in a chair-side setting the 12 AACD accredited photographs and valuable tips on how to take them quickly and efficiently.  In order to enrich your ability to analyze and critique your own images, Dr. Lowe also demonstrates bad examples of clinical photographs and comments on why they are less than ideal and how they can be improved.

AGD course code:562

AGD Subject Code: 138

Last Reviewed: 01/08/2017

Disclaimer: No commercial support was recieved for this program.


  1. State the twelve AACD accreditation photographs.
  2. Explain techniques for the optimal clinical photograhs.
  3. Understand the how to optimize the use of mirrors and retractors.
  4. Recognize common mistakes and how to fix them.


 I.    Introduction

II.   Demonstration of the 12 AACD accreditied photographs

III.  Critique of clinical photographs


American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  Photographic Documentation and Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry.  A guide to dental photography.