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  • Yankee Study Club

    Connecting you to improved clinical practice and life-long learning.


    Join us live online for this session OR you can take it on-demand.

    See pricing details at bottom of this page.

    Please Note: Sessions 1-4 will be available on-demand until March 8th, 2024.

  • Session 3

    Lens of Empathy: Using Clinical Photography to Connect and Communicate

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speakers: Sungyong Ban, DMD/Ancy Verdier,DMD

    Moderator: Timothy Hempton, DDS

    • - Gain an understanding of clinical photography in dentistry, including equipment techniques and best practices
    • - Explain capturing intraoral and extraoral images for comprehensive patient assessment
    • - Compare utilizing clinical photography for treatment planning and case documentation
    • - Review enhancing patient communication through visual aids and multimedia presentations
    • - Define empathy in dentistry: understanding patient perspectives and building trust
    • - Discuss integrating clinical photography and empathetic communication for effective patient education


  • Speaker Bios


    Ancy Verdier, DMD: is the founder of Worcester Periodontics, a periodontal dental practice located in Worcester , MA where he practices periodontology and implant dentistry. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, DMD and Periodontal residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Verdier is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He is also a regular contributor to Tufts Practice Based Research Network.

    Sungyong Ban, DMD: Dr. Ban’s interest in dentistry began back in the days when he was shadowing a dentist at a local community health center. As he watched the dentist work, he started developing a deep appreciation for dentistry. He quickly realized the impact dentistry can have on patients’ ability to chew, smile, and lead better lives. After getting his DDS degree from UCLA (during which he won three awards), Dr. Ban went on to Harvard to receive specialized training and a degree in prosthodontics. With this specialized training he could now realize his dream of helping patients restore their smile and ability to chew properly. Dr. Ban values the multi-disciplinary approach to prosthodontics, enjoying the relationships he builds with other clinicians. He really appreciates the synergy of working with other clinicians to achieve an excellent result for the patient. The relationship with the patients is another things that Dr. Ban enjoys. He views the patient as part of the treatment planning team, clearly communicating the options to the patient in order to ensure active participation in treatment. Through the journey of rehabilitating a patient’s smile Dr. Ban and his patients often develop a close relationship that lasts in the years to come. Dr. Ban is truly dedicated to his craft and any time not spent on prosthodontics is spent with his wife and children. In addition to speaking English, Dr. Ban is also fluent in Korean.


    Timothy Hempton, DDS: is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA.

  • Pricing for Fall 2023

    *Register for Each Individual Session

    ADA MEMBER$75/session


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $99/session

    AUXILIARY STAFF: $45/session


    • (Students MUST register using your Student Email Address)


    Attendees will earn 2 CE per session.

  • Massachusetts Dental Society
Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dental Student; Dentist; Hygienist; Office Staff
  • 2.0
  • Links for each session will be sent out the Monday (2 days) before the webinar. Attendees will earn 2 CE Credits for 2-hour session. For questions please contact: yankeestudyclub@massdental.org
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the first class. You will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancellations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is cancelled. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.