A patient receives dental surgery March 22 at Smile Rehab Centers, 245 W. State Highway 114 in Southlake. Dentists reach into the patient’s mouth with a drill, a device to lock her mouth open and a water hose to wash away saliva and what’s being drilled off. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

I captured my favorite image of the week on March 22. 

I visited Smile Rehab Centers in Southlake and watched professionals perform dental surgery using innovative technology — a robotic arm.

The images from this day were amazing. The lighting was perfect — I brought a hotshoe flash, but there was so much white and light in that room that it was unnecessary. In this photo, I did my best to keep the patient’s face out of it, as her mouth is visible and she may not want people knowing she received the treatment, while seeing the mayhem of the procedure.

The photo was taken at f/9 to ensure maximum focus and detail at around ISO 1250 to minimize noise while capturing enough light to support the great depth of field.

All-in-all, it was a jaw-dropping experience.

From dental surgery to women in leadership forums, our photojournalist at the Fort Worth Report captures the diversity of events through images of the week. If you have events or photo opportunities, contact community engagement journalist Cristian ArguetaSoto at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or on Twitter.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...