ZERO TO HERO IN DENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
30 January 2022
Technology has become an integral part in almost all the industries and dentistry is not left behind. One aspect of technology that has crept into our industry is photography. ‘Dental photography’ has become a common term as more dentists are acquiring this new skill. But why is dental photography important in modern day dentistry?
We are currently experiencing a surge in dental graduates and to top it off, the low absorption rate among government employees has made dentistry becoming more competitive. With dental photography, dentists can improve their clinical skills faster, increase patient’s acceptance, most importantly building their personal brand and set themselves apart from their peers.
Up-and-coming dentist might not have the resources or money to equip themselves with expensive gadgets nor the time for professional level editing. Dr. Yazid will share how you can start dental photography by just using a mobile phone and start building your dental photography skills along with your equipment. He will share tips and tricks on how you can seamlessly integrate dental photography into your daily clinical work.
- Learn fundamentals of photography
- Learn fundamentals of mobile photography in dental practice
- Learn fundamentals of DSLR photography in dental practice
- Cross infection control in dental photography
- Understand intra oral and extra oral photography
- Learn how to edit photos
- Posting on social media
Dr. Muhammad Yazid
Dr. Muhammad Yazid a.k.a. Dr. Y graduated from Melaka-Manipal University (MMMC) with Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2017. He completed his compulsory service in Klinik Pergigian Besar Alor Gajah, Melaka and later joined the private sector in 2019.
He currently runs Klinik Pergigian Saujana in Bukit Katil, the first clinic in Melaka to practice Microscopic Dentistry. Dr. Y also manages a hospital-based dental clinic in Hospital Putra, Melaka and is currently setting up an Oral and Maxillofacial unit together with the specialists.
His main interest is in aesthetic dentistry as well as dental photography. He is active on Instagram (@doctor.yazid) and often share his cases through his account. He is active in giving talks and webinars related to his main interest. He hopes to inspire young dentists in pursuing their careers in dentistry.
Dr. Nurul Huda Hasan
Dr. Nurul is the former President of the Malaysian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry, Vice President of the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and recently had been elected as the Country Coordinator for the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2019. Her areas of interest are on the analogue and digital smile designs, prefabricated composite resin as an option in smile designing, composite resins and adhesive. Currently, Dr. Nurul is a PhD student in Universiti Teknologi Mara, academic coordinator in The Dental Academy and maintains her clinical practice with some established private practices around KL.
Dr. Shawn Paul
Dr. Shawn Paul graduated from Manipal University (MCODS) in 2015. He then passed his MJDF Part 1 examinations in 2018 and obtained his Diploma in MFDS by RCS(Ed) in 2019. Subsequently, he obtained an Excellent Pass in the Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) examination by University Malaya in 2020. He has been practising since 2016 with a deep interest in restorative dentistry.
Being passionate about continuous dental education, he hosts a weekly dental discussion session on his Instagram and Facebook page, Teeth Talk Tuesday since 2019. Dr. Shawn has also hosted many dental webinars online including Dental Photography, Endodontics and was even invited to give a Rubberdamology webinar to raise funds for charity.
Dr. Shawn conducts the only hands-on Rubberdamology course, in Malaysia since 2020. He has also been invited as a guest speaker with SEGi University as well as in the AIMST University International E-Conference 2021.
Dr. Shawn is currently the resident dentist at Klinik Pergigian Kal, Wangsa Maju, focusing on restorative dentistry and practising with a dental operating microscope. He is currently affiliated with 3M Oral Care and is the KOL for Sanctuary Dental.