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FDC2021 Session Directory

Taking Diagnostically Acceptable Radiographs: The Importance of Being a Straight Shooter - COURSE NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO TAKE AT FDC2021

Course Code: C16
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Student


COURSE NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO TAKE AT FDC2021. Please see course C66 by Dr. Nancy Bouchard and Ms. Mary Ellen Sholes for the replacement. The need for quality, predictable, diagnostically acceptable radiographs while minimizing radiation for the patient is at the core of providing evidence-based dentistry. Achieving optimum clinical outcomes can be sacrificed through using radiographs of poor quality. Clinicians have varying levels of experiences and backgrounds in dental radiography and many desire updated instruction on technique with digital sensors or phosphor plates. Newer technologies and aiming devices have evolved and adapting technique often is necessary. Compliance with state requirements often is in accordance with patient safety. This lecture will examine a variety of ways to ensure patient safety while achieving predictable quality radiographic images.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • examine the critical role radiographs play in the assessment and diagnosis of dental disease.

  • recognize advantages, varieties and limitations of digital x-ray systems.

  • identify common errors clinicians experience and solutions to overcome these.

  • examine the products available to help the clinician achieve radiographic success.

  • explore trends in radiographic technology and additional training needed to recognize disease and anomalies in varying image systems.

  • understand the rules and regulations pertaining to state requirements and other governing agencies.

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