Radiology Certification for Dental Auxiliaries

Thursday, June 18 – 21 & June 27, 2015

This course teaches the essential concepts of dental radiology for dental assistants. This course has a lecture session and a half-day or full day clinical component. Participants will learn the intra-oral and extra-oral techniques and safeguards of dental radiology.

Course objectives:

  • Characteristics and qualities of the X-ray tube and the beam.
  • Production and properties of X-rays.
  • Radiation biology and protection.
  • Infection Control protocols.
  • Selection of the radiographic techniques.
  • Film and sensor placement (Paralleling and bisecting the angle technique).
  • Darkroom and film processing, mounting and duplication.
  • Characteristics and evaluation of dental radiographs including panoramic radiographs.
  • Quality assurance and recognizing and correcting errors for both film and digital images.

In the four-hour clinic session, participants will take a written exam; take satisfactory periapical and bitewings using digital sensors on a manikin. They will become familiar with processing and mounting of films and self-analyze radiographic technical and processing errors.

In the full day clinic session participants will take a written test, will have additional training on sensor and film placement and exposure.

This course meets the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Dentistry. The full day clinic, Clinic E, course also meets the requirements for the state of New Hampshire.

This is a hands-on course and includes lunch on the day of the lecture.

Choose a clinic session when you register, as space is limited.
Participants must be 18+ years of age.

Date Thursday, June 18th
Lecture 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, June 20th
Clinic A: 7:30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.
Clinic B: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, June 21st

Clinic C: 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Clinic D: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, June 27th (NH only)
Clinic E: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Price MA: $250
NH: $325
CEU MA: 12
NH: 16
Faculty Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD, Dip. ABOMR
Mary Ellen Sholes, AAS

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