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French dentist wins contest of Dental photography school’s 2019 calendar

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January 29, 2019

Dental photography school released the 3rd edition of its calendar in January this year. The idea of world dental photography calendar was to encourage all dentists to undertake better documentation. For 2019 calendar, the event received entries from over 18 countries.

Each year in November, dental photography school declares contest which is open exclusively for dental professionals around the world. Each dental professional is allowed to send in two photographs of their work. The 13 most impressive  images are selected and published as a calendar.

“This year we saw a significant rise in participation as compared to the previous two years which means the concept has received a positive response and we have definitely caused a greater awareness among clinicians across the globe", said Dr. Mayur Davda, Founder of Dental photography school (DPS).

Dr.Davda believes that our world is inside a three finger width space, so we make it look as beautiful as we can, both clinically and in photography. True to that sense DPS has in addition to photography, encouraged and published other forms of art like painting, doodling and writing . The envelop,which is one of its kind, has a doodle by Dr. Amruta Sardeshmukh from Sangli, Maharashtra.The cover shot of the calendar has a hyper realistic painting by Dr. Tatyana Rozhdestvenskaya from Russia and the calendar gully (stand) has quotes by Dr. Joohi Sharma, Punjab.

Nearly Rs.1,50,00 worth of prizes were given by DPS to the winners .The first prize was won by Dr. Frederique Ferrand from France.“The calendar is a beautiful concept by Dr. Davda and it has pushed all the dentists to document better. Dentists are artists and the calendar provides for a perfect platform to showcase our art. I hope one day photography is taught in all dental colleges across the globe because it is so important to see our work up close. And macro photography really helps us improve our work.” said Dr. Frederique Ferrand.

" I am grateful to our sponsors GC India, Edge endo and Green Park Dental who understood the value of this event and supported us with financing the project" said Dr.Davda.

Dental Photography is a combination of formal portraiture and macro photography. As of today photography has more than 50  applications in dentistry alone. Dental photography is mostly done using a DSLR, a 100 mm macro lens and various flash systems. It also uses advanced lighting techniques like polarization, IR and UV (in forensic odontology). Interestingly 90 per cent  of dental photography is done using a mirror and hence considered as one of the most difficult forms of photography.

Source : Dental photography school.

 

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