Need Creative Images but Don’t Know Photoshop?

As much as I love Photoshop and have been using it since version CS2, and even with the awesome Photographers Bundle of Photoshop + Lightroom for only $9.99 that Adobe has now made available indefinitely, I recognize that many people simply don’t want to learn how to use it.  And while I am a huge […]

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Google+ Primer for Dentists Hangout Series

Have you ever wondered about Google+, the social layer of search, as Google calls it?  Maybe you’ve read a number of news stories on TechCrunch, Gizmodo, or other sites that keep reporting that it’s a “ghost town?”  Perhaps you’ve actually tried setting up your Profile and even a Page for your dental practice, only to have no […]

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Mary Osborne on “The Keys to Unlocking Comprehensive Care”

Do you want to improve your skills in patient communication, with the goals of better patient acceptance of comprehensive dental care?  If so, I highly recommend an upcoming course, and if you attend, you’ll even get to meet me! Difficult Discussions – The Keys to Unlocking Comprehensive Care Course Description During this workshop we will […]

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Need Help with WordPress? Call Colin Receveur

This post is for one simple purpose – to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Colin Receveur, of Smart Box Web Marketing, for his amazing customer service and help, and to try and repay him at least a little for his “beyond-the-call-of-duty” assistance. WordPress Websites are Easy; Plugins Can Cause Problems I have been using […]

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Photoshop Tip for Dentists – Remove Facial Hair and Skin Blemishes

While I do not believe it is ethical for dentists to use Adobe Photoshop to alter the appearance of their work, thus deceiving potential patients about what they can really offer, there are certain circumstances under which I believe it is not only acceptable to use Photoshop, but it may be absolutely necessary to do […]

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Prepare Lightroom for 2013 Dental Photos

It’s the beginning of a new year, and if you haven’t already done so, it is time to create a new set of folders for 2013, and time to create a new Metadata Preset to be applied on import of all your photos.  Otherwise, you’ll be adding outdated metadata to your images and making your […]

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Convert Film X-rays to Digital Photos

I was just asked a question on how to take digital photos of film x-rays in order to digitize them, and realized this is a frequent question on DentalTown that can easily be answered.  Fortunately, it’s quite easy! How to Take Digital Photos of Film X-rays There used to be some flatbed scanners available that […]

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Internationally-read blog about dental digital photography by Charlotte NC dentist Dr. Payet

2012 Ends and 2013 Begins

As 2012 is wrapping up, I thought I’d share one particular graphic from my annual WordPress.com report received today, as it is just pretty darn amazing to me and really illustrates the power we have to reach the world through the Web.  The graphic sums it all up – 147 countries!

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Lightroom Smart Collections Make Photo Selection Easy

Have you ever wanted to find some patient photos from several years ago, but couldn’t remember the patient’s name?  Maybe you’re updating your website with some new photos, and it was a great veneer case, but the patient moved away, and you’re completely stumped?  Especially if you’re using your Practice Management Software (PMS), this becomes […]

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Why I Chose a Leica Dental Microscope

I recently published an article on Dental Operating Microscopes for General Dentists and a lot of the factors to consider when choosing one.  In this post, I’ll discuss why I personally chose a Leica M320 Dental Microscope. To Choose a Scope, Get a Demo After having used a rented Zeiss OMPI Pico 5-step DOM for […]

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Shade matching in cosmetic dentistry is easy with the polar_eyes filter

Shade Matching Made Easy

Do you struggle with taking accurate shades for challenging anterior cosmetic dentistry cases, such as large composite resins or porcelain crowns? Like most of you, I’ve always considered this one of the hardest aspects of dentistry, even with the power of digital photography.  Now, however, a new tool has arrived that promises to revolutionize and […]

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Photography Should be Fun Part 2

Building again on the theme that the best way to learn photography, is to take photos of things besides teeth, here’s an adventure for which I’ve signed up, and to which you are certainly invited, too! The NY Photowalk with Joel Tjintjelaar & Co. As I mentioned in my previous post about the Google+ One-Year […]

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Photography Should be Fun

On a personal level and in a break from the serious nature of my last few postings, I want to discuss a very serious topic, which is namely this: Get Out There and Have FUN with your Camera! In all seriousness, photography has become one of my most-enjoyed hobbies ever, and it is both a […]

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