Avoiding Problems Using Digital Images

(Digital Photography, Scans and Image Manipulation)

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Avoiding Problems Using Digital Images

2017 New Updated Course

(Digital Photography, Scans and Image Manipulation)

Dentist and Team Program

Type: Lecture | Hands-on
Course Duration: September 16, 2017
Credits: 8 CE
Instructed by: Dr. Bernie Villadiego & Dr. Bruce J. Crispin

Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Tarzana, California is proud to present an AACD accreditation level hands-on workshop in photography. The key to esthetic perfection is effective communication. Visual communication is essential for patient acceptance of esthetic treatment, treatment planning, and successful case completion. Visual documentation is mandatory for optimal laboratory communication and obtaining consistent esthetic results. Photographic self-analysis is also the key to personal improvement and the growth of ones esthetic abilities. You cannot practice today’s esthetic dentistry without mastering visual communication skills.

Esthetic Professionals is proud to announce our “Introduction to Digital Dental Photography: Hands-On Workshop”. This comprehensive hands-on program is designed to introduce participants to visual communication techniques and technologies. Its purpose is to provide the entire dental team a fast and effective way to acquire the visual communication skills necessary to start immediately. High end portrait photography and their use in motivational presentations will be demonstrated. This program will also give participants, sufficient knowledge on how to master the photographic skills necessary for American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accreditation. Please contact Esthetic Professionals Dental Education Center in Tarzana, California to start your path to successful photography. Register today and see our incentives.


  • Avoiding problems and problem solving
  • Introduction to digital photography techniques: cameras, mirrors, accessories, retractors, backgrounds and lighting
  • Using Intraoral scans (WOW factor!)
  • AACD photographic series
  • Image management software
  • Patient communication: digital and print
  • Portrait Photography


  • All participants will take the AACD intra-oral photographic series, including portraits
  • All photos will be evaluated prior to the completion of the course for self evaluation.
  • Image manipulation (Demonstration)
  • Intraoral digital scanning


max_width_extra_small (5)Dr. Bruce J. Crispin
Bruce J. Crispin, DDS, MS, received a DDS in 1972 and an MS in 1975 (Fixed Prosthodontics) from the University of Michigan. He has the unique combination of being a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a Professor Emeritus at UCLA and an alumni member of Omicron Happa Upsilon. He founded the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry (first in the US) in 1987, in which he started one of the first “Esthetic Mini Residency Programs” (continuum) for practicing dentists. He is also the founder and current director of “Esthetic Professionals,” a state of the art hands-on and clinical dental education, patient care, and laboratory facility in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Crispin has published over 45 research and professionals publications, including the textbook “Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry: Practice Fundamentals,” which has been translated into five languages. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally for the past 40 years. The focus and scope of Dr. Crispin’s practice is on Esthetic Restorative Dentistry, from Conservative Treatments to Reconstructions and Implants. His many hands-on programs are in great demand and provide great value to the dental practitioner.

max_width_extra_small (1)Dr. Bernie VilladiegoBernie Villadiego, DDS
Dr. Bernie Villadiego has practiced dentistry in the San Fernando Valley for over 18 years. He received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1989 and went on to complete a general practice residency program at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and has earned the accredited member status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For the last several years Dr. Villadiego has lectured in the art of dental photography with an emphasis in portrait photography.


  • $495.00 for dentist + 2 staff members
  • 25% discount each additional staff member
  • Group (2 or more dentists) 25% discount each.

To Register

Call 818-654-7102 or 877-374-3371 or Download the registration form. This form is available in PDF format and is best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

If you have difficulty downloading or printing the registration form, you may also request it by email at education@estheticprofessionals.com or by phone (877) EP4-DDS1 (374-3371).

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, signed, and are dated when received at EP. If cancellations are made 30-60 days before the start of the program, 25% of the total tuition must still be paid. 100% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year with no penalties. If cancellations are made 0-30 days before the start of the program, 50% of the total tuition must still be paid. 75% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. If cancellations are made after the start of the program, 100% of the total tuition must still be paid. 50% of the total tuition is transferable to another program for one year. Esthetic Professionals reserves the right to cancel any program seven days prior to the starting date. 100% refunds will be given or transferred to another program.

max_width_extra_small_agdEsthetic Professionals is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 3/1/2016 to 2/28/2018. Provider ID# 218987

“An individual course which displays the AACD Recommended Private Education Course logo has a curriculum recommended by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. It may prove helpful in gaining knowledge necessary for the Academy’s Accreditation credential. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee Accreditation. Additional information about the Accreditation credentialing process is available by contacting the AACD at 800-543-9220 or www.aacd.com.”

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Esthetic Professionals, located in Tarzana, California, is a unique dental practice. In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments for the benefit of our patients, we provide fellow dentists with hands-on education and laboratory services. With 30 employees, over 18 faculty members, and a 16,000 square foot facility, we are well-equipped to offer patients and professionals alike unparalleled service and care. Esthetic Professionals serves Los Angeles, California and the surrounding communities.


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