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Introduction to Digital Dental Photography

Type: Lecture | Hands-on
Course Duration: September 17, 2011
Credits: 8CE AGD Credits
Instructed by: Dr. Todd C. Snyder, Dr. Bernie Villadiego


original_inline-aacd-memberThe 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 AACD Accreditation.


  1. Cameras: Introduction to digital photography
  2. Accessories: retractors, mirrors, backgrounds, lighting
  3. Techniques: intra-oral series
  4. AACD photographic series
  5. Image management software
  6. Digital photographing techniques
  7. Portrait Photography


  1. Hands-on intra-oral photographing series, portraits, shooting objects
  2. All photos will be evaluated prior to the completion of the course
  3. Image manipulation in our “Computer Training Center”


original_img-drsnyderDr. Todd C. Snyder, received his doctorate in dental surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Since then, he has continued his education by learning from and working under some of the most sought after leaders in dentistry, refining his skills in comprehensive, extremely high quality aesthetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. Furthermore he has trained at the prestigious F.A.C.E. institute for complex gnathological (functional) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).

Dr. Snyder lectures both nationally and internationally on numerous aspects of dental materials, techniques, and equipment. Dr. Snyder has been on the faculty at U.C.L.A. in the Center for Esthetic Dentistry, and currently lectures at Esthetic Professionals and assists at F.A.C.E. Additionally, Dr. Snyder is a consultant for numerous dental manufacturing companies and has had the opportunity to research and recommend changes for many of the materials now being used in dentistry. Furthermore, Dr. Snyder has authored numerous articles in dental publications and published a book on contemporary restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

With his passion for aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Snyder helped create and co-direct the first (in the nation) two-year graduate program in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry at the U.C.L.A. School of Dentistry.

Dr. Snyder also founded and is CEO of Miles To Smiles a non-profit mobile children’s charity that helps indigent and underprivileged children.

max_width_extra_small (1)Bernie Villadiego, DDS, received his dental degree from the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr Villadiego is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Villadiego lectures nationally on numerous aspects of contemporary esthetic dentistry, including techniques, materials and technology.

Dr Villadiego has maintained a state of the art private practice in Chatsworth California for over 15 years that focuses primarily in the field of cosmetic dentistry.


$395.00 for Dentist. Additional dentist 25% discount

$250.00 for Non-dentist staff. 25% discount for staff attending with dentist

To Register

Download the registration form. This form is available in PDF format and is best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Registration form submitted to Esthetic Professionals must be clear, legible, and on good quality 8.5-inch by 11-inch white paper.

If you have difficulty downloading or printing the registration form, you may also request it by mail 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.


September 17, 2011 – 8 CE and AGD Credits

“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”

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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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