Integrated Dental Photography Certificate Course

Photography enables the diffusion of objective information through the visual mode. Photography skills learnt enrich both professional and personal life of a dental surgeon and over the years, it has evolved to play a major role in the path of success of a dental surgeon. A photograph could be used as a teaching aid, in case presentations, publications, interactive treatment planning, treatment documentation for medico-legal issues, laboratory communication, forensic odontology- crime scene investigations and also as a marketing tool. Though anyone can take photographs, what’s important is to learn to take a good quality photograph as quickly as possible, to save time.


Integrated Dental Photography Certificate Course is certificate course offered by Manipal College of Dental Sciences at the Manipal Campus.  It comprises of 2 contact sessions in a span of 4 months, conducted at MCODS, Manipal, with each contact session comprising of 3 days.


Program Objective: The program comprises of didactic lectures and hands on sessions related to Photography. At the end of the course students are expected to know General and Dental photography basics, Advanced lighting techniques and Post processing essentials.


Scope: Basics of photography, introduction to DSLR, camera buttons and menu, handling a DSLR, general photography principles, settings, reverse concept by dental photography school, exposure triangle, extra-oral & intraoral dental photography, appropriate use of intraoral accessories,  basics of editing, advanced photography protocols, advanced lighting techniques, table top (still life photography) using creative lighting, advanced editing techniques, introduction to  nature, portrait, landscape photography & videography.  




Duration: 6 days(45 hours) in a span of 4 months, with 2 modules of 3 days each. Number of hours- 45 hours.


Citizenship: Indian nationals can apply under the General Category. Foreign nationals or Non Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/NRI Category.


Qualification: BDS/ MDS enrollment or completion from any institution recognized by the Dental Council of India


Admissions:There is no Entrance Test for this course.


Selection: Manipal Academy of Higher Education will declare the list of selected candidates, in the website after the last date for application



Course Dates:


Module 1 : 17th, 18th and 19th March 2021.

Module 2 : 13th, 14th and 15th April 2021


Fees: Rs 30,000/-

Interested candidates may apply by sending mail to office.cods@manipal.edu with following details.

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Prior experience of using DSLR camera, if any.


Selected candidates will be intimated by mail, after the last date of application. Registration to the course has to be done only after approval mail from the Dean/ Course coordinator. Direct registration is not permitted


Last date for application: 16th March 2021


Click here to register when your application is approved.


For Further Details,Contact:

Dr Vidya Saraswathi.M

Course Co-ordinator

Integrated Dental Photography

Phone: +919845742360



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