I’m very excited about this opportunity, as I have been invited to speak on Dental Photography at the 2011 Townie Meeting in Las Vegas on May 5-7. This annual event is IMO one of the best conventions you can attend, and if you’ve ever been, you’ll know why! If you haven’t been…..well, you just need to sign up and find out for yourself.
Practical Dental Photography and Workflow
There are quite a number of excellent photographers and dentists on the lecture circuit, no doubt, but given that the fundamentals of photography don’t really change, I’ve found that dentists often still underestimate and under-utilize dental photography to build their practice in a number of ways. Why? For one simple reason……after you take the pictures, what the heck do you do with them, and HOW!?
Here are just a few of the questions and challenges dentists and their teams face when they actually want to DO something with the pictures they take:
- Dental practice management software imaging programs tend to be expensive, difficult to learn, and have very limited capabilities in terms of editing and sharing the photos.
- How do you get your pictures to your website(s) and social media platforms?
- How can you communicate with your lab for shade, contours, etc. for cosmetic cases?
- The pictures don’t always seems to print the way they look on the screen.
- How do you teach your staff to use a camera so you don’t have to take every picture yourself? (BIG ONE, even in my office)
- Photography editing software seems complicated and another whole program to learn, and who has the time?
- Which program(s) to choose for presenting treatment to patients?
- How do you use the pictures in multiple programs to do all the different things you want to do?
Any colleagues going to be there? Post your questions in the Comments section below, and I’ll see what I can do about incorporating them and the best answers I’ve been able to find in the lecture.