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Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Note: This program is full for 2014. However, you may register for the March 7, 2015, session of Mastering Digitial Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program

Would you like to improve your confidence level when taking digital radiographic images? Could you use a refresher on intraoral radiographic technique?

Receive the tips and tricks you need to create diagnostic quality periapical, bitewing and panoramic images during this practical hands-on continuing dental education course. You will gain experience: 1) placing and exposing digital radiographs on a skull, 2) evaluating the images for diagnostic quality, 3) retaking radiographs that don’t meet the diagnostic criteria, and 4) placing digital sensors on each other. You will also review panoramic radiography concepts and will be given helpful tips for proper patient positioning. Experienced instructors will be available to offer one-on-one instruction and immediate feedback on your technique.

Benefits/Objectives

Through hands-on experience, participants will learn how to:

    • assess when and how to use the paralleling and bisecting angle techniques.
    • identify the anatomical features required for a specific radiographic image.
    • determine when it is necessary to re-take a radiograph.
    • apply techniques to eliminate cone cutting, overlapping, foreshortening and elongation.
    • utilize digital sensor positioners.
    • adapt digital sensor placement to improve patient comfort.

Who Should Attend

Dental team members who would like to improve their digital radiographic technique as applied to periapical, bitewing and panoramic images.

 

Educational Method

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience.

Please Note: We will be using Schick®CDR Elite digital sensors with Rinn XCP™sensor holders, and an Orthopantomograph® OP200D panoramic unit from Instrumentarium Dental, Inc., in this course. MiPACS® is the digital software system in use at the School of Dentistry. We will not be discussing digital software in this course. Operational concepts learned on brand-specific equipment can be applied to other systems.

 

Speakers

Robert E. Conlin, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Outreach Division and Division of Radiology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Katie E. Nieber, R.T., Registered Radiologic Technologist, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Katie teaches radiology to dental, dental therapy, and dental hygiene students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. This continuing dental education course is under the direction of Ms. Nieber.

Sandra L. Overstreet, R.T., Registered Radiologic Technologist, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Sandra teaches dental radiologic principles to dental, dental therapy, and dental hygiene students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

 

 

 

 

 

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