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Beverly Hills Dental Laboratory

9100 Wilshire Blvd

STE 400W (West Tower)

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Saturday - October 7, 2023

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)

Course Overview

This is a comprehensive full-day hands on course exploring the importance of dental photography with emphasis on lab communication, treatment planning, and digital smile design. 

Sam Alawie, Michel Magne, and Mehrdad Razaghy dive into the importance of photography equipment, shade matching, and external factors such as positioning and lighting. 

Course Objectives

This full day  intro course will cover the following:

  • Photography & Data Collection 

  • Basic Photography Set-Up

  • Flash Systems

  • Lens Choices

  • Lab Communication

  • Chair-side Photography

  • Portrait Photography

  • DSD Documentation

  • Live Photography Demonstration

About the Instructors


Dr. Razaghy’s extensive background in research began in 2014 when he spent a full year focusing on multiple projects in the field of neurosurgery. He was a part of six major publications at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles with a focus on spinal cord diagnostics and motor dexterity. His passion for creation and research carried through his path in dentistry and allowed him to be involved in various research projects. His journey in dental research began by joining Dr. Pascal Magne’s research laboratory at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. Since then, alongside teaching, he has taken part in multiple research and clinical projects under close mentorship of Dr. Pascal Magne. Together with his mentor, Dr. Razaghy has contributed to various books, journals, and publications in the world of restorative and biomimetic dentistry. 


Dr. Razaghy has been a part of publications in the esteemed Journal of Dental Materials and International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and currently practices general and restorative dentistry in Los Angeles. He is an active lecturer in the United States and currently teaches multiple continuing education modules in the fields of dental photography, additive dentistry, digital smile design, rubber dam isolation, and bonded porcelain ceramic restorations.


Sam Alawie, MDT is founder & President, Beverly Hills Dental Laboratory. He completed his master dental technician degree in Brussels, Belgium in 1994. He migrated to the United States in 2003 and opened his own full service dental laboratory in Beverly Hills, California. Sam is well versed on the importance of technical clinical communications and their implementations for successful case planning and patient satisfaction. He is a keen and avid supporter and member of many study groups. He instructed various hands-on crown and bridge courses and hosted presentations throughout Europe and the United States. In 2012, Sam opened a teaching facility, Oral Design Los Angeles, with Michel Magne which offers a spacious new venue for laboratory technicians, clinicians, and students to connect and exchange aesthetic knowledge and ideas.


Michel Magne, MDT is Co-founder & Aesthetic Director, Beverly Hills Dental Laboratory. He is a renowned master ceramist and expert in the art and science of aesthetic dentistry. An internationally sought-after speaker and educator, he lectures and teaches at some of the top dental schools both in the U.S. and abroad, including UCLA, University of Southern California, New York University, University of Geneva, and the University of Barcelona in Spain. Michel received his dental technician certification in 1979 in his home country of Switzerland. He specializes in aesthetic rehabilitations and bonded porcelain restorations, and has published extensively on these topics. Before co-founding Beverly Hills Dental Laboratory, Michel was an associate professor of clinical dentistry and director of the Center for Dental Technology at the USC. He also ran his own laboratory, 901 Oral Design, in Marina del Rey. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as the owner and director of the Oral Design Center at the Dental Laboratory in Montreux, Switzerland.

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