Dental Photography: In Practice Team Training

Dental Photography: In Practice Team Training

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Specialist Onsite Dental Photography Training & SOP Development 


Learn the skills and techniques necessary to incorporate accurate and consistent dental photography into every day dental practice, taught by specialists. 

Photography sessions will provide a comprehensive onsite training module either in a 1:1 setting, as a small group, or for your entire dental team. 

The session will cover multiple aspects of dental photography and can be tailored to your individual needs. A typical session contains training in both extra and intra oral photography, offering standardized practice guidelines including multiple techniques to achieve high quality photography outputs. It also includes the development of a tailored standard operating procedure.  

Topics Covered 

  • Photography Basics: ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Colour Balance, Focus

  • Ideal camera settings to achieve optimal results 

  • Photographic & retraction equipment 

  • Infection control practices 

  • Standardized intra oral & extra oral photography 

  • Camera equipment set ups & SOP development 

Competency Level 

  • Training can be provided at beginner to masterclass level

  • Available for general dental practitioners, HCAs, nurses, and the wider allied dental team.

Trainer: Timothy Zoltie BA (Hons) PGC MAE 

Timothy Zoltie is Head of the Medical & Dental Illustration Department at the University of Leeds, UK. The award-winning department is one of only a handful of dedicated dental photography departments across the UK. It is also one of the busiest; photographing over 8,000 patients per year. 

He has over 12 years' experience in medical photography and has taught both nationally and internationally. He is also a medicolegal photography specialist and a qualified Member of the Academy of Experts.


‘The course contained a lot of useful information on a complex subject and was well presented. The slides were easy to understand and the practical sessions were very helpful’                                                                                              - Dr Martin Brawley, General Dentist Practitioner  

“Helpful and explained very well. Enough time was given to practice each exercise and the quiz was great!”                                                                                   - Melissa Marshall Dental Nurse, Visage, Glasgow


Typical Breakdown ( 2-3 Hour Session)
Initial Planning: 
20-30 minutes: SOP development & camera profiling 
Group Session:
20-30 minutes: Introduction to Photography 
  • Aperture Triangle (ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed)

  • Colour Balance 

  • Setting the scene 

  • Focus and Perspective 

20-45 minutes: Extra Oral Photography Demonstration & Practical  
  • Setting up the camera 
  • Patient Positioning 
  • Lighting 
  • Anterior & Lateral Views
45-60 minutes: Intra Oral Photography Demonstration & Practical 
  • Setting up the camera

  • Retraction equipment 

  • Standardised views 

10-20 minutes: Additional Questions/Image Review 


Maximum Attendees: 15 
Camera Equipment: Provided (if required)
Fee: £895 (+ travel)

Includes as Standard:

  • Presentation & PDF Training Document 
  • Development & Supply of a personalised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • CPD Certificate 
  • 1 month follow up email/phone support
  • Up to date camera kit purchase guide

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