Short courses


Digital Dental Photography

  • 3 hours
  • 3 hours


On this online course you'll learn how to consistently take good, clear, dental photographs for documenting your cases.

The course includes instructional video, reading material and online activities to help demonstrate the key principles and reinforce your learning.

This course aims to help you:

  • select a suitable digital camera
  • set up a digital camera for dental clinical photography
  • understand patient consent and confidentiality requirements
  • take the most appropriate views
  • take accurate and clear images
  • critically evaluate your photographs
  • maintain a secure archive
  • edit digital images

This course meets the General Dental Council's Development Outcome C: maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.

    Who this course is for

    This course is relevant for all dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental nurses, both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

    Structure and teaching

    This is a three-hour online course.

    It's made up of six sections:

    • Getting started
    • Introducing the camera
    • Taking good photographs
    • Evaluation and critical appraisal
    • Editing your images
    • Storage and archiving

    There's also a virtual gallery where you can upload your photos and share comments, compliments and constructive criticisms with other course participants.

    At the end of the course, you'll need to complete an MCQ exam and fill in the feedback form in order to claim your CPD certificate.

    Watch the introductory video of the course

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    CPD points and certificate

    You'll earn 3 hours verifiable CPD and a certificate of participation.


    The price for dentists is £150.

    Dental hygienists, dental therapists and dental nurses can access the course for £95.

    Quality controls

    All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


    Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

    Course team

    Dr Robert Stone

    Dr Robert Stone

    Robert is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute at UCL. His private practice is based at 29 Weymouth Street, where his successful practice focuses on preventative, aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

    Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 15:59