All programs under dental photography course by us are well planned for dentists and other dental professionals like hygienist, ceramists and students too. The curriculum is designed in such a way that it helps our delegates in dental as well as general photography like landscapes, wildlife, macro, portraits etc.

The prime objective of dental photography workshops is to make documentation easy and fun.

We recommend all the participants to get their own camera (if they have one because it is always easy to learn on your equipment.) 

DSLR cameras of any make are welcome.

If you do not have a DSLR camera we shall arrange for the same. (Provided we are intimated well in advance. You can email us if you would like to register for any of our courses and need a DSLR to practice during our hands-on courses. Our email id is

Upcoming Dental Photography Course


Integrated Dental Photography Certificate Course

India’s only certificate program on dental photography by an Institute of Eminence


About the integrated dental photography certificate course at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal.

IDPC is a course open to all dental professionals & students.

The modules are carefully designed to take you through the basics in the first module to advanced photography & documentation in the second module. The course is equally beneficial to everyone, who has never done documentation before and also to mature photographers who wish to learn the advanced skills. The curriculum has everything you need to know about the perfect standards in photography and presentation.

Module 1 : January 10. 11 & 12, 2019

Module 2 : March 4, 5, & 6, 2019

(Participants are requested to arrive 1 day in advance to avoid inconvenience and leave a day after the module is completed)

Timing : 9 am to 5:30 pm

Course Fee: INR 30,000

Venue: Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal

Course coordinator : Dr. VidyaSaraswathi M

Deputy Director, Student Affairs ( Health Sciences), MAHE

Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS, Manipal

Email:  Ph: +9198457 42360


Syllabus for the integrated dental photography course at Manipal College of dental sciences.

Module 1


Camera Handling


Flash use

Know your camera buttons and settings

How to get a perfect exposure

Intra oral Protocol on Typodont

How to use intra oral accessories effectively

Extra oral Protocol

Shade selection & communication

Making a Template

How to present your cases

Editing basics

Intra oral Protocol – Clinical

General Photography Basics

Module 2

Group discussion on home assignments

Introduction to studio lights

Introduction to advanced flash settings

Different lighting techniques

Glamour Portraits

Table Top (Prosthesis) photography

Intra oral glamour photography

High magnification photography

General photography (Outdoor shoot)


Each participant has to complete a quota of 4 home assignments between module 1 and 2

Customized intraoral accessory kit available for an offer price of INR 7,000 as against a MRP of INR 11,000 for the participants( Optional)

About the Mentor

Dr. Mayur Davda

Pioneer of dental photography training & research

Taking workshops in dental documentation since 6 years

India’s only Canon photomentor for medical/dental documentation

Key opinion leader for Shoot like a Pro ( Romania)

Photomentor for GPS Smile design (Las Vegas)

Mentor for dental photography courses at one of  India’s most prestigious university – Manipal University

Conducts dental photography workshops at IDA head-office since 2016 & the only mentor to do so in India.

Has extensively lectured in Indian dental associations & universities across the country

Author of “Photography in Dentistry”

Columnist in Famdent Magazine on dental photography

President Dental Photography School

Fine Artist and master of High Speed Liquid drop photography (

Has exhibited at The Jehangir Art Gallery & Kalaghoda Art Exhibition

Course requirements

One has to be a dental student or a registered dental professional to enroll for the course.

Laptop with good speed is mandatory

If you have ANY camera please carry it.

DSLR with a 100 mm macro lens will be ideal.

We recommend Canon 1300D and 100 mm macro lens 2.8 USM (NON IS)

(Also carry any other accessories if you have)

If you do not have a DSLR we shall provide you with one for training purpose for all 6 days only.

Intraoral accessories such as mirrors and contrastors will be provided for all 6 days only.

Attending both modules is compulsory.

(Please note that registration and payment can be done online only.

All required document copies are to be submitted on previous day/day 1 of module 1 latest by 10 am

The delegates will be guided where tosubmit documents once they arrive.)


MCODS,Manipal is a town in the state of Karnataka. The closest international airport is Mangalore which is around 64 kilometers away. (75 minutes journey byroad).The closest railway station to Manipal is Udupi which is at a distance of 3 kilometer (10 minute journey  by road)


The college can arrange for accommodation in hostels/guest house(A/C) within the campus on first come first serve basis(Accommodation can be booked only after registration to the course), at a nominal fee of INR 350 to INR 900 per day.

Also, there are many hotels in the vicinity of the campus for which booking can be done online.