Aesthetic Dentistry Training – Photography

This comprehensive course will provide the knowledge and skills to capture capture high-quality dental images for various clinical and academic purposes.

Suitable for: Dentists

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To equip practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge for proficiency in dental photography.


  • Explain the purpose and advantages of photography in dentistry
  • Identify the importance of photography consent and storage considerations
  • Identify the main camera components and their accessories
  • Become confident with the camera settings that should remain constant as well as those which require adjustment
  • Understand what settings are best use for different dental situations, portraits, smile videos, retracted views and intramural/procedural shots
  • Appreciate the importance of lighting and manipulating your light source
  • Learn the standard view needed for basic procedure documentation as well as those needed for academic accreditation
  • Understand polarising photography, shade matching and lab communication
  • Studio and Portraiture photography
  • Artistic photography

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Prior to Face to Face

Registration to access the free online webinar and documents to get you prepared for the face-to-face session.

We are advise bringing your own camera set up for an enhanced learning experience. We will have spare set ups on the day for delegates who do not have access to their own.

We will also be available for advice prior to the face to face if delegates wish to purchase a set up before the big day.

On the Day

  1. Registration
    • Introduction
    • Background on speakers
    • Competition time
  2. Why take pictures?
    • Benefits of dental photography
    • Consent process.
    • Photo storage
    • Practice implementation.
  3. Let’s talk Cameras…
    • Bodies
    • Lens
    • Flash systems; ring flash, twin flash, speed lights, strobes
    • Flash modification
  4. Understand photography terms…
    • Exposure
    • Aperture
    • ISO
    • White balance
    • Shutter speed.
    • ETTL vs Manual flash modes
    • Metering and picture styles
  5. Accessory equipment
    • Occlusal & Buccal mirrors
    • Contrastors
    • Cheek retractors
    • Lip retractors!
  6. Live Demo with Model and Hands On Experience
    • Step by step tutorial with a model to take the BACD/AACD accredited series of photos including and the camera and flash settings required for each shot.
      • Portraiture
      • Smile views
      • Retracted views
      • Contrasted views
      • Occlusal photography
      • Quadrant photography
      • Polarising photography
    • Asist delegates with their own personal camera set ups for the afternoon session.
    • WEX photography Belfast photography store stall
  2. Hands On Experience
    • Each delegate will get one to one assistance and will be proficient in taking the series of photography’s required for academy accreditation and academic purposes.
  3. Communication using Photography
    • Patient communication with patient consent and patient letters,
    • Treatment photography, consistent records, angles, positioning
    • Lab work photography
    • Polarising photography
    • Lab communication
    • Shade matching
    • Photo editing
    • Using social media
    • Instagram photography
    • Videography
  4. Hands on creative photography
    • Q&A


After the Face to Face

Join our private delegate WhatsApp group for post course assistance and troubleshooting.

Access to further resources and post course in surgery guidebook.

Access to further offers and experiences.

Gary O’Neill

Gary is an award winning and experienced aesthetic restorative dentist now based in Co.Tyrone. Gary completed his undergraduate studies in dental surgery at Newcastle University in 2017 where he then practiced for 6 years in the North East of England providing dental care in the region whilst continuing his post- graduate studies.  Gaining acknowledgement from patients and dentists alike from across the UK he has worked in general practice and as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department in the Royal Victoria Infirmary. He gained vast experience in the North East’s leading Cosmetic Dental Practice, treating VIP client from celebrities to Premier League footballers.

Gary’s main passion is the provision of Award Winning, High Quality, Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. He has recently graduated with a distinction in a Masters Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London, and a Post graduate Diploma in Clear Aligner Orthodontics. He has won several awards for his work, including Best Young Private Dentist 2021, 2022 and 2023 as well as Best Smile Transformation in 2023.

Photography has played an important role in Gary’s career to date and continues to be key element in the day to day provision of his treatment with his patients. His passion is to pass on his knowledge of the importance of dental photography to improve the careers and work flow of fellow dental colleagues for consistent, predictable dentistry.


George Cortvriend

George graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2012. Since then he has worked in both mixed NHS and Private practice giving him a breadth of experience in general dentistry. He currently works at a private practice in Belfast.

George attained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2014. He went on to train Foundation Dentists as part of his role as a GDP for 3 years, while doing so gaining a PGCert in Clinical Education from Queen’s University Belfast.

Alongside learning from some world leading educators such as Pascal Mange and Paul Tipton, George has recently graduated with distinction in a Masters Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London.

George has a passion for sharing his knowledge in advanced restorative dentistry wherever possible.

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£600 / €750 (including VAT)


8:30am – 5:00pm


Belfast Location

Kingsbridge Training Academy
10 Falcon Way, Boucher Road,
Belfast, BT12 6SQ


Dublin Location

CityNorth Hotel & Conference Centre
Meath, K32 W562