Online Continuing Education / Digital Radiography / Course Details

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

An Update on Digital Radiography

Categories: Digital Radiography

Author(s): Howard Glazer

Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on digital radiography. On completion of this
article, the participant will be able to:
1. Review the applications for intraoral radiographs
2. Describe the attributes of traditional and digital radiography
3. Contrast and compare options for sensors for digital radiography
4. Review the use of scanners for digital intraoral radiographs.


First introduced in the 1980s, digital radiographic images can now be obtained using sensors and photostimulable phosphor (PSP) plates, respectively direct and indirect methods. The ability to digitally enhance images by adjusting the contrast, brightness, and/or magnifi cation is a signifi cant advantage in comparison to viewing traditional fi lm radiographs. Consideration must be given to the risk vs benefi ts of radiographs for an individual patient before taking these, and if radiographs are required, radiation exposure must be minimized. Digital intraoral radiography has signifi cantly changed the manner in which radiographs are taken and viewed.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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