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02-5631-17004: Essential Tips for Dental Radiographers

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits (2 CEs).
Cost:$30.00
Questions? Contact Us: Phone: 800-522-1207, Fax: 800-886-3009, or Email: cesupport@dentallearning.org
Published: July 2011
Updated: July 2014, October 2017
Expires October 2019
Pages: 38
Course Instructor: Martin S. Spiller, DMD
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:


Name the main series of dental x-rays.
List all the qualities of excellent x-rays and know the steps to achieve them.
Understand the benefits and drawbacks of implementing digital radiology in a dental office.
Describe proper processing techniques for exposed film.
List common X-Ray Operator errors and ways to avoid them.

No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Course Description

This course begins its discussion with shadow casting techniques, the Clark Shift, and then continues to examine intraoral film placement, descriptions of radiographic surveys, and patient management techniques including how to control gagging. The course discusses film processing principles, mounting, infection control, and common operator errors. It provides information regarding qualities of excellent radiographs and useful techniques that, if mastered, ensure quality x-rays.

This course reviews the requirements for Ohio Dental Assistants which states that all persons licensed to practice as a dental assistant radiographer and required to register with the state dental board shall provide proof to the board at the time of applying for a renewal of registration that in the preceding two years the registrant has completed a minimum of two hours of continuing education in dental radiation technology.


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Contact Hours: 2.00
Price: $30.00

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