September 13th All Day Meeting



You will need to bring your own camera as
loaner cameras will not be provided for the hands on portion of the seminar.

- EACH individual office or dentist attending will be given an AACD photography book,
valued at $30, free of charge.

- Participants need to bring a 35mm SLR with macro lens, ring/point flash, mirrors and retractors.

- If unable to bring these supplies, let us know ASAP.

This is an ALL DAY Seminar

If you’ve ever considered hiring a professional photographer to capture beautiful images of your patients and their new smile, then this seminar and workshop is for you.

Join us as Dr. Bernie Villadiego will teach you how to create world class portrait photographs of your patients. Space is a luxury that many dentists simply cannot afford. Learn how to make big images no matter how little room you have. You will learn how to shoot in small spaces.

Here is just a sample of what you will learn on this valuable day:

How to set up and prepare for your studio glamour shots.

Learn what gear to buy

Learn the basic camera settings and how to shoot in manual mode (ISO, shutter speed and aperture)

Learn the qualities of light

Learn how to evaluate your images using histogram

Learn how to color calibrate your images and how to customize white balance.

Learn how to connect with your models

Learn how to direct and pose your models for fantastic results.

Learn how to use light diffusers, soft boxes and reflectors

Learn different sources and types of lighting and how they affect your image.

What to do with the glamour shots after you have taken them.

Learn some quick post processing/and retouching techniques.

How to fully utilize portraits for internal and external dental marketing for social media and to set yourself apart from all the other cosmetic and family dental practices around you.

So, Bring your camera and memory cards and participate in taking portraits of live beautiful models.  This seminar/workshop is limited so reserve your spot today.


Dr. Bernie Villadiego.


Dr. Bernie B. Villadiego graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1989 and went on to complete a general practice residency program at the Los angeles county/USC Medical center.

He established a private practice with an emphasis in esthetic and reconstructive dentistry in Chatsworth, California in 1993. An accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Villadiego has completed continuums at the Spear Dental Education, Texas Center for Occlusal Studies (TXCOS), and Esthetic Professionals in Tarzana. He is also a clinical instructor and visiting faculty member with the Spear Institute at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona as well and lectures on photography at TXCOS and Esthetic Professionals annually.

After taking all of these courses, he found difficulty conveying to his patients that he performs cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. It was not until he started utilizing portrait photography in his dental practice that case acceptance to cosmetic procedures increased.

An avid landscape and portrait photographer, Dr. Villadiego has lectured and instructed in the use of glamour photography in dental marketing for several AACD annual meetings.


18551 Von Karman Ave. Ste. 201
Irvine, CA 92612


This is an all day meeting from 9 to 5. Further agenda details to follow.


Registration is open for this event.


Space is limited. 1st Come, 1st Served!

$150 for Members

$250 for Non Members

$75 for Staff

Become a Member - Over $200 Savings!
12 CE ~ $600 VALUE for Annual Membership Dues of $395
(Non Member Individual meeting Fee $150)

To reserve your seat click the link below to register online or
e-mail: or call: 714-818-7193
A Continental breakfast and a light lunch will be served. Limited attendance, please reserve early.


OCACD Event Schedule

October 2 - Erik Haupt
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Location: NOBEL BIOCARE. 22715 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Mentoring study workshops will be scheduled on a demand basis.
* Dates and speakers subject to change