Billions of photographs are taken worldwide each day, and most of them are captured with a smartphone. In the context of clinical dentistry, many clinicians use their smartphone to take clinical photographs for communication or documentation simply because they cannot operate or afford a professional camera. Author Louis Hardan understands too well how a poorly taken photograph can compromise the quality of dentistry delivered to the patient, which is why he launched the Mobile Dental Photography (MDP) project in 2012. He wanted to find a way to make documentation and communication easy and affordable to all dentists and laboratory technicians, including students. In this book he outlines how to use the smartphone camera with auxiliary lighting and accessories to take photographs for treatment planning, documentation and self-evaluation, communication with the patient and laboratory technician, tracking the evolution of treatment, as well as for publishing, lecturing, and insurance and medicolegal purposes. He also shows how to take artistic photographs to wow your followers on social media and effectively market your practice online. You really can get similar-quality images with a smartphone camera as with a DSLR camera; you just need to know how to use it. This book is the key.
Chapter 01. Introduction
Chapter 02. Why Document?
Chapter 03. Advantages of Mobile Dental Photography
Chapter 04. Specifications of a Smartphone Camera
Chapter 05. Accessories Needed for MDP
Chapter 06. Types of Light
Chapter 07. Smile Lite MDP
Chapter 08. Important Rules for MDP
Chapter 09. How to Take Intraoral Photographs with MDP
Chapter 10. How to Take Extraoral Photographs with MDP
Chapter 11. Mobile Dental Video
Chapter 12. Applications of MDP
Louis Hardan, DDS, PhD, is a professor and the director of the master program in the Restorative and Esthetic Department at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his dental degree in 1989 and continued his postdoctoral education at Saint Joseph University, where he obtained a certificate for basic science in 1993, completed his specialization in restorative and esthetic dentistry in 1995, and completed his PhD in oral biology and materials in 2009. Dr Hardan maintains a private practice in his hometown of Byblos, Lebanon, and he is the scientific director and an honorary and active international member of StyleItaliano. He is also the country chairperson for Lebanon of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Hardan is the inventor of Smile Lite MDP (Smile Line), a device used to take high-quality dental photographs with a mobile phone, for which he won the Best of Class Technology Award in 2017, as well as Posterior Misura (LM instrument), an instrument for shaping direct posterior composites. He has many publications to his name in international journals and has given several international lectures and courses on esthetics, restorative dentistry, and mobile dental photography.