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DE0013: Radiology Made Easy

Date: 10/01/2011 - 9/30/2012 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online Location: Online
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 731)
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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

A training DVD has been developed for new dental clinicians as well as dental clinicians who are currently working in the dental profession. The purpose for new dental personnel is to introduce radiology equipment, discuss the concepts of how to obtain quality radiographs and demonstrate techniques for achieving ideal, diagnostic radiographs. Current dental personnel can use the information as a general review and to update and enhance current techniques being utilized by the clinic staff.

This DVD can be viewed in its entirety or each individual section accessed separately as needed to improve technique skills or review a specific concept in dental radiology. It also is a good complementary resource for the IHS textbook, Radiological Health and Safety. The DVD is divided into five major areas of training:

Section 1. Radiology Equipment.
Section 2. Radiographic Techniques.
Section 3. Processing Radiographs.
Section 4. Specialized Techniques.
Section 5. Infection Control.

Learning Objectives:

After review of this DVD and completion of the post-test the clinician will be able to:

1. Identify components of radiology equipment.
2. Demonstrate proper radiation safety procedures when exposing radiographs.
3. Practice appropriate techniques for placement of patient, film, and x-ray equipment when exposing periapical and bitewing radiographs.
4. Identify common errors that result in a loss of diagnostic quality for intra-oral and panoramic radiographs and how to correct for these errors.
5. Describe how to process radiographs using an automatic processor.
6. Demonstrate proper techniques for placement of patient, film and x-ray equipment when taking Panoramic, Occlusal and Vertical Bitewing radiographs.
7. Explain how to use appropriate infection control procedures when exposing radiographs.

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 IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (



Course developed January, 2007; reviewed December, 2010.

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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