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Glidewell Labs
International Technical Center in Irvine
18551 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612

September 11, 2015

The Power of Photography

Dr. Bernie B. Villadiego


Photography is perhaps the most powerful tool in your arsenal to help your patients see the current conditions in their mouths. Using photography on a regular basis can help your practice in several areas—patient education, evaluation of your work, legal documentation, and communication with the lab and other dentists.

In this full day course on clinical photography, the entire dental team will learn the importance of using photography in the dental office. Dr. Bernie Villadiego will provide dentists and their team with the basic knowledge of photography to start using digital photography in their office with confidence.

Dr. Bernie Villadiego is an award winning and AACD accredited dentist on the cutting edge of digital dentistry. The day will consist of short presentations and a chance to learn by taking your own photographs.

Topics Covered:

  • Basic Photography-learn the three things that make up an exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
  • Learn what pictures to take and decide on who takes the pictures.
    Learn how to evaluate your images using histogram.
  • Learn to set up proper color balance to communicate proper shade to your dental laboratory.
  • Learn to know your gear: what types of lens to use, how to use mirrors and retractors
  • Learn how to position the patient, how to position the mirror, how to position the retractors.
  • Learn how to download and organize your images in your computer.

So if you want to have a busy schedule and be able to have a higher case acceptance rate, then this is a day you do not want to miss.

We are honored to welcome:

Dr. Bernie B. 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 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 is a graduate of several cosmetic residency dental programs. He is also a visiting faculty/clinical instructor with Spear Education at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona.

An avid photographer, Dr. Villadiego has taught digital photography workshops for the past several years at the AACD Annual meetings.

Sponsoring This Event


Glidewell Labs
International Technical Center in Irvine
18551 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
8:15 am • Registration
9:00 am • First Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 pm • Lunch (included)
4:00 pm • Seminar Ends
$100 to members
$150 for non-members

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

OCACD Event Schedule
Quarterly Meeting - October 21, 2015

Esthetic Enhancement Through Correction of Soft Tissue Disharmony

A variety of soft tissue defects are encountered around teeth and implants. These include gingival recession, as well as imbalance of gingival margins. Many augmentation procedures have been employed for treatment of gingival recession defects, as well as for augmentation of soft tissue deficiencies around implants. Current techniques have a number of limitations including, scar formation at recipient sites due to surface incisions and relapse of recession due to muscle pull during healing. This presentation introduces a novel, minimally invasive approach, referred to as “vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access” (VISTA). The rationale and technique of VISTA will be presented and illustrated with clinical cases.
Educational objectives:

  • Rationale and technique of VISTA for treatment of gingival recession defects.
  • Application of VISTA for correction of soft tissue esthetic and functional defects around implants.
  • Application of autogenous tissue, allograft, xenograft and growth factors for soft tissue augmentation.

Dr. Zadeh is a tenured Associate Professor and the director of the post-doctoral periodontology program at the University of Southern California (USC), Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Zadeh received his DDS from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. He has also completed advanced clinical education in Periodontology and earned a PhD degree in immunology from the University of Connecticut, Schools of dental medicine and medicine.

Dr. Zadeh directs the Laboratory for Immunoregulation and Tissue Engineering (LITE) at USC, dedicated to studying basic mechanisms to regulate bone and tissue regeneration/destruction under health/disease states, as well as conducting clinical trials of dental implant outcomes AAED) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR).

Dr. Zadeh also maintains a part-time private practice limited to Periodontology in Southern California.

• Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
– – Esthetic Enhancement Through Correction of Soft Tissue Disharmony

Quarterly Meeting - November 4, 2015

Plan Now To Cut Your 2015 Income Taxes

Robert P. (Bob) Phillips is a CPA who has been helping dentists understand their practice finances, save taxes, and plan for a comfortable retirement since 1987.

His firm, Phillips Accountancy Corporation, currently serves about 450 dentists throughout California 

When he's not working, Bob and his wife enjoy motorcycle travel.

• Bob Phillips CPA
– – Plan Now To Cut Your 2015 Income Taxes

Affiliate Schedule


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