Louis Hardan

Louis Hardan

Louis Hardan

Mobile Dental photography (MDP): for everyone, everyday.
Friday lecture at 15:00 Saturday Workshop 1 at 9:00 and Workshop 5 at 14:00

Abstract:
Photography is powerful in dentistry, its numerous applications such as diagnosis and treatment planning, legal documentation, publishing and lecturing has made digital photography a standard of care in modern dental practices.

Till few months the DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras were the only way in dentistry to take high quality macro images.

Recently, smartphones have come a long way in digital photography due to recent technology development.

The purpose of this lecture and the workshop are to demonstrate the capacity of these devices to take high quality dental images for our daily documentation and to present a new device for mobile photography: the Smile Lite MDP, which is very simple to use and allows to take high quality dental pictures with mobile phones.

Those pictures are useful in different types of documentation and communication, in a feasible teachable and repeatable way, by everyone and for everyday practice.

Bring your cell phone and learn how to take clinical images during the workshop. The workshop will be held twice on Saturday morning and afternoon.

Short CV

Prof. Louis Hardan, head of the restorative and esthetic department at Saint Joseph University Beirut-Lebanon.
He graduated dentistry in 1989 and continued his post-doctoral education at Saint Joseph University; he obtained a certificate for basic science in 1993, he completed his specialization in restorative and esthetic dentistry in 1995, and completed his PhD in oral biology and materials in 2009.
He was an active member of the Lebanese Dental Association (LDA) (2006-2009) and was assigned as a general secretary of the LDA in 2009.
At the present, he is an associate professor at Saint Joseph University and owns a private practice in his home town Byblos.
He is an honorary and active international Styleitaliano member.
He is the inventor of Smile Lite MDP (Smile Line, Switzerland) a device to take high quality dental pictures with a mobile phone and Posterior Misura (LM instrument) an instrument for direct posterior composites.
Prof. Hardan has many publications in international journals and has given several lectures on esthetic, restorative dentistry and mobile dental photography.