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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2013 Nov-Dec;34(10):772, 774, 776 passim.

The Photoshop Smile Design technique (part 1): digital dental photography.

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Professor, Founder, and Director, UCLA Post Graduate Esthetics; Director, UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry; Founder and Director, UCLA Master Dental Ceramist Program, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, Private Practice, Prosthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry, Los Angeles, California.
Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontics, Georgia Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, Augusta, Georgia; Private Practice, Atlanta, Georgia.
Private Practice, Caracas and Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, and Los Angeles, California.


The proliferation of digital photography and imaging devices is enhancing clinicians' ability to visually document patients' intraoral conditions. By understanding the elements of esthetics and learning how to incorporate technology applications into clinical dentistry, clinicians can predictably plan smile design and communicate anticipated results to patients and ceramists alike. This article discusses camera, lens, and flash selection and setup, and how to execute specific types of images using the Adobe Photoshop Smile Design (PSD) technique.

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