Oral Radiology

Oral Radiology Seminar (DXRAY1)

Full Course:  12 ADA CERP/AGD Pace Credits for CE/CPD (EXPIRES 1/31/18); (code 731) or 16 for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE) for CE/CPD Credits
Short Course:  6 ADA CERP/AGD Pace Credits for CE/CPD (EXPIRES 1/31/18)(code 731) or 8 for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE) for CE/CPD Credits
 

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Oral Radiology (DXRAY1)  Topics Include: Physics of Radiation & X-Ray Units, X-Ray Film Systems, Radiation Biology, Digital Systems, Radiation Safety, Projection Geometry & Image Quality, Regulatory Requirements, Principles of Panoramic Radiology, and more.  To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:
Full Course:
DXRAY1
Full Course Price:
$580
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Instructor Bio

Jeffery B. Price, DDS, MS

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Price is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD and is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC, and a visiting faculty member at the Spear Education Center and LD Pankey Institute. Before entering the specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Price practiced general and adult restorative dentistry in Hendersonville, NC, for 24 years. While in practice, Dr. Price completed the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL.  He attained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Price is currently a Senior Editorial Board Member for the ICOI-sponsored journal, Implant Dentistry and is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Dental Education.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported

Courses: 

Topics

Physics of Radiation & X-Ray Units

Objectives: Purpose of learning/reviewing the basics; Nature and characteristics of radiation; X-ray production and Dental X-ray machines.

Patient Selection Criteria

Objectives: Review the FDA/ADA patient selection criteria; Understand the distinction between guidelines and clinical judgment versus regulations; Explain how the selection criteria guidelines are associated with the goal of radiation safety.

Interactions of X-ray Beams with Matter

Objectives: Factors affecting the x-ray beam; Three types of x-ray interactions seen in dental radiography; Factors which influence attenuation of the x-ray beam; and How to manipulate these factors during diagnostic imaging.

X-Ray Film Systems

Objectives: Review the two types of film systems used in dentistry; Explain the properties of film with regards to Composition, Film density and contrast, and Film speed; and Review the basics of film processing.

Radiation Biology

Objectives: Develop an understanding of the biological foundation of risk of ionizing radiation; Understand the real and relative risks of radiographic examinations in dentistry; Understand the importance of developing a plan for patient education of dental radiation; Introduce the topic of protection for the operator and the patient during dental radiographic examinations.

Digital Systems

Objectives: Understand the definition of a digital image; Review the types of digital detectors available today in dentistry; and Explain the basics of digital image processing.

Radiation Safety

Objectives: Learn how to minimize the radiation dose from dental radiography; Understand the basic principles of radiation safety; Discuss radiation safety and the pregnant patient.

Projection Geometry & Image Quality

Objectives: Understand the importance of knowing the principles of projection geometry; Know the primary determinants of image quality; Review radiographic examples of poor image quality; and Introduce the XCP system.

Regulatory Requirements

Objectives: Understand the difference between guidelines and regulations; Learn about enforcement of regulations; Development of a diagnostic reference level for dentistry and how this impacts dentistry; Discuss the components of a Quality Assurance plan.

Principles of Panoramic Radiology

Objectives: Explain the theory of panoramic imaging; Illustrate characteristics of the panoramic focal trough; Discuss the differential vertical and horizontal magnification factors; Discuss the production of %u2018ghost' images; Demonstrate patient positioning errors, motion artifacts and operator errors.

Physics of Radiation & X-Ray Units

Objectives: Purpose of learning/reviewing the basics; Nature and characteristics of radiation; X-ray production and Dental X-ray machines.

Interactions of X-ray Beams with Matter

Objectives: Factors affecting the x-ray beam; Three types of x-ray interactions seen in dental radiography; Factors which influence attenuation of the x-ray beam; and How to manipulate these factors during diagnostic imaging.

Radiation Biology

Objectives: Develop an understanding of the biological foundation of risk of ionizing radiation; Understand the real and relative risks of radiographic examinations in dentistry; Understand the importance of developing a plan for patient education of dental radiation; Introduce the topic of protection for the operator and the patient during dental radiographic examinations.

Radiation Safety

Objectives: Learn how to minimize the radiation dose from dental radiography; Understand the basic principles of radiation safety; Discuss radiation safety and the pregnant patient.

Regulatory Requirements

Objectives: Understand the difference between guidelines and regulations; Learn about enforcement of regulations; Development of a diagnostic reference level for dentistry and how this impacts dentistry; Discuss the components of a Quality Assurance plan.

Patient Selection Criteria

Objectives: Review the FDA/ADA patient selection criteria; Understand the distinction between guidelines and clinical judgment versus regulations; Explain how the selection criteria guidelines are associated with the goal of radiation safety.

X-Ray Film Systems

Objectives: Review the two types of film systems used in dentistry; Explain the properties of film with regards to Composition, Film density and contrast, and Film speed; and Review the basics of film processing.

Digital Systems

Objectives: Understand the definition of a digital image; Review the types of digital detectors available today in dentistry; and Explain the basics of digital image processing.

Projection Geometry & Image Quality

Objectives: Understand the importance of knowing the principles of projection geometry; Know the primary determinants of image quality; Review radiographic examples of poor image quality; and Introduce the XCP system.

Principles of Panoramic Radiology

Objectives: Explain the theory of panoramic imaging; Illustrate characteristics of the panoramic focal trough; Discuss the differential vertical and horizontal magnification factors; Discuss the production of %u2018ghost' images; Demonstrate patient positioning errors, motion artifacts and operator errors.

Course Objective

After completing this course you will have a better understanding and working knowledge of the following topics:

Part A

  • Physics of Radiation & X-Ray Units
  • Interactions of X-Ray Beams with Matter
  • Radiation Biology
  • Radiation Safety
  • Regulatory Requirements

Part B

  • Patient Selection Criteria
  • X-Ray Film Systems
  • Digital Systems
  • Projection Geometry & Image Quality
  • Principles of Panoramic Radiology

Accreditation

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

 
 

California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE)

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider for the California Board of Dental Examiners, License# 2068, Original Issuance Date:  01/27/88; Expiration Date:  01/31/18. Credits satisfy California Dental Education Requirements, as well as most State and Dental Academy requirements.

                                                                                                           

Because each individual agency/academy/state has specific requirements, it is necessary that you consult with the appropriate agency/academy/state regarding final approval of continuing education credits.

  Produced: 2/01/2015      Expires for AGD Credit: 1/31/2018

 

Additional Information

Additional Dental Continuing Education (CE/CPD) options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Oral SurgeryAll-Ceramic vs. Metal-Ceramic RestorationsClinical Complications with Dental Implants, and Root Canal vs. Dental Implants

For up-coming courses, please visit: Dental Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses that are soon to be released.