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2014 Catalog: Assistant Courses

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DA0046: Essentials of Radiology

 
Date: 11/01/2013 - 10/01/2014 Course Status: Available
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor: ERMA CASUSE, MARIE MONTIN Director: ERMA CASUSE
Level: Basic Audience: Assistants
Quota: 10 - 20 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 8.00 (Total CDE)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
Summary:

This course is offered via through Adobe Connect Recordings. Each module will cover a particular aspect of radiology. After you register for the course you'll be able to access the Course Modules through this course page, accessed through your MyCDE area.


Course Modules


Paralleling Tech. Part 1, [2 hrs.]

Paralleling Tech. Part 2, [2 hrs.]


The first and second sessions of this course are designed to offer both untrained and experienced dental assistants an opportunity to learn, update and improve their paralleling technique to increase the diagnostic value of radiographs. During these sessions participants will explore paralleling technique; terminology, film and positioning indicator device [PID] placement, trouble shoot and correct errors. Participants can expect pre-course communication and assignments.



Bitewing Technique [2 hrs.]

The third session is designed to offer both untrained and experienced dental assistants an opportunity to learn, update and improve their technique so bitewings will have diagnostic value. During this session participants will explore bitewing techniques; terminology, criteria for premolar and molar bitewings, head position, use of tabs and film holder, film placement, open contacts. Participants can expect pre-course communication and assignments.



Radiological Protection, [2 hrs.]

The last session of the course is Radiological Protection and is designed to offer both untrained and experienced dental assistants an opportunity to learn and update their radiological protection knowledge and skills in the clinic. During this session participants will examine their radiological protection practices for staff and patients: compliance with radiology certification, terminology, proper use of lead protective devices, effective use of barriers and distance, dosimeter, report adjustments or repairs of x-ray machines. Participants can expect pre-course communication and assignments.

Learning Objectives:

Parallelling Technique Part I and II
Upon completion of these sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principle of paralleling technique.
  2. State the advantages of using the paralleling technique.
  3. Differentia between the horizontal and vertical angulation.
  4. Demonstrate the paralleling technique when exposing radiographs.
  5. Identify and correct errors that affect the quality of radiographs when using the paralleling technique.


Bitewing Technique
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the purpose and use of a bitewing radiograph.
  2. Describe the criteria for premolar and molar bitewings.
  3. Differentia between horizontal and vertical angulation.
  4. Identify and correct technique errors.
  5. Expose and develop bitewings with diagnostic value.


Radiological Protection
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  1. State the importance of radiation safety.
  2. Avoid unnecessary exposures.
  3. Wear and store dosimeter properly.
  4. Demonstrate how to properly use and store lead apron.
  5. Report equipment for adjustments or repairs.




Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to Mary Beth Kinney or to ADA CERP (http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp).

Prerequisites:

None

Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.

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