Sponsored by Maxill

Do you ever wonder why some intra-oral photographs seem both sharp for the front teeth, but  out of focus in the back? Are some of your patient photographs too dark? Is there an easier way to hold intra-oral mirrors? Dr. Rashid address  those problems and any questions you have. He will cover a brief introduction into cameras and dental photography equipment including how to choose a clinical camera. This will include basic photographic principles and how they relate to patient photography. A tour of standardized photos will include how each photographed was made and a discussion of common problems encountered. Finally, photo management will be discussed, focusing on cross-platform solutions.

Participants will:

have an understanding of the photographic concepts of depth-of-field and aperture and how they relate

learn the standardized photographs for basic patient series

learn about different devices to aid in obtaining better intra-oral photos

become aware of photo management tools for Windows and Macintosh computers

Robert G. Rashid, DDS, MAS

Bob Rashid has been practicing and teaching dental photography for 40 years. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, he studied with one of the pioneers of dental photography, Cliff Freehe. Since then he has developed camera systems for his use and for teaching, including introduction of digital photography into the OSU graduate prosthodontics program; the first program in the nation to formally move to digital photography in the late 1990’s. 

Dr. Rashid started teaching photography at OSU in 1985 and has taught in the Dental Hygiene, pre-doctoral and graduate programs there before retiring in 2013. He is currently a Retired Professor Emeritus - Clinical and is spending time creating teaching videos for the operative and fixed curriculum. In his free time he enjoys travels to Lake Erie to photograph migrating warblers in the spring as well as the challenge of grandchild photography.

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