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

An Update on Digital Radiography

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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.

Abstract

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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Video: ScanX Swift by Air Techniques

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Duration: 1:56

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Product Evaluation by Dr. Jeanine Pistilli, DDS for the ScanX Swift by Air Techniques.

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Video: Acteon PSPIX

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Duration: 2:50

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Dr. Todd Snyder's Product Evaluaton on PSPIX by Acteon.

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Video: ProVecta S-Pan by Air Techniques

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Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Duration: 4:27

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ProVecta S-Pan Panoramic X-Ray by Air Techniques. See the system in use at Dr. Rosenfeld's practice.

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Fact or Fiction: Practical Options for Reducing Radiation Exposure

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

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After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•Understand current radiographic protection guidelines.

•Recognize technology changes and the impact of radiation exposure.

•Implement methods to minimize radiation exposure.

•Facilitate the difficult discussion around patient refusal of radiographs.

Abstract

Radiographs are the primary diagnostic tool in the dental office, and diagnostic images are critical to providing patients with the best treatment plans. This webinar provides the dental professional with the latest guidelines and best practices to facilitate positive radiographic outcomes.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Intraoral Radiography: Tips and Tricks for Better Images

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

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After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

•Identify the basic principles of paralleling and bisecting angle techniques.

•Determine the best radiographic technique for each patient.

•Identify common radiographic errors.

•Implement techniques to minimize errors and achieve a high quality diagnostic image on the first exposure.

•Review solutions for common challenges with dental radiology including narrow and shallow palates, tori, missed apices and distal aspects of the canines.

Abstract

Better intraoral images can be achieved through improved positioning techniques. This webinar will focus on the implementation of intraoral radiographic techniques to obtain a high quality, diagnostic image on the first exposure. Three essential techniques (paralleling, bisecting angle, and bite-wing tab) will be discussed.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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An Update on Bitewing Radiography Technology

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

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The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on the use of radiography for caries detection. On completion of this article, the participant will be able to:

1.Review the types of oral radiographs used for caries detection

2.Define sensitivity and specificity

3.Contrast and compare the methodology and results for radiographic caries detection

4.List and describe the methods by which radiation exposure is reduced as well as the relative radiation exposure with different radiographic methodologies for caries detection

Abstract

Unfortunately, dental caries continues to be a primary oral health issue, which requires a comprehensive consideration of caries risks, preventative oral health care by the patient and dental professional, and a series of clinical techniques to determine the presence and extent of caries involvement. Total patient care requires radiographic assessment of dental disease and is considered an essential tool in this assessment. Bitewing radiographs remain the primary diagnostic image for intraoral caries assessment with periapical imaging and extraoral imaging being used as adjunctive tools. Both film-based and digital intraoral bitewing images continue to provide the necessary resolution and evidence-based accuracy for diagnosis, while extraoral techniques require further study.

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

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Dental Radiation Safety: Guidelines for Prescribing Radiographs and Limiting Radiation Exposure

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide the reader with information on dental radiation safety. On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the responsibilities of the healthcare provider in reducing patient exposure to radiation;

2. Review the use and effect of collimation;

3. List and describe the elements involved in ALARA; and

4. Discuss the guidelines for prescribing radiographs.

Abstract

Dental radiation safety is a critical component of patient care. Responsibilities of the healthcare provider include reducing patient exposure to radiation by utilizing appropriate procedures during patient assessment. Exposure to radiation must follow the ALARA principle, meaning that it is “As Low As Reasonably Achievable.” The principles involved include the use of as small an X-ray beam as possible, lead aprons and collars, the fastest film available or digital radiography, and the use of proper processing. Guidelines for prescribing radiographs and limiting radiation exposure have been recommended by professional societies, and should be utilized by the oral health care provider. Dental radiation safety and guidelines for prescribing radiographs and limiting radiation exposure are essential safety measures for patient protection.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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Digital Solutions in Dentistry

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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 imaging solutions. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe the types of digital imaging solutions used in dentistry;

2. List and describe considerations for digital imaging devices;

3. Review desirable attributes in digital radiography; and,

4. Describe technologies used in adjunctive devices.

Abstract

Digital dental technologies have proliferated to offer alternative solutions in digital imaging, diagnostics, and restorative procedures, as well as in other areas. Digital imaging is available for clinical imaging, extraoral and intraoral digital radiography, and as adjunctive devices that may be used for patient education and communication, and as assessment and diagnostic aids.

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

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