Basic Intraoral Radiographic Techniques
Clinical Certification Course for Dental Auxiliary
Registration for this course ends two weeks prior to the course start date.
$295 ISDS Member dentist staff
$525 Non-member dentist staff
Instructors: Dr. Dixon
This course is designed for dental auxiliaries who wish to refine their fundamental radiographic skills, whether for a film-based or digital system on both adult and pediatric patients. The course consists of 1-2 hours lecture, followed by hands-on clinical participation on radiographic mannequins for the remainder of the course. The SIU-SDM radiology department has seven operatories and is equipped with intraoral film and digital sensors, and digital capture for panoramic and lateral cephalometric images.
Topics to Be Discussed:
- Review and Mastery of Radiographic Hygiene
- Review of Radiographic Selection Criteria
- Review and Mastery of the Paralleling and Bisected Angle Techniques
- Review and Mastery of Panoramic and Lateral Cephalometric Techniques
- Mastery of the use of various film/sensor holders, including the XCP® system and Snap-A-Ray®
- Ability to modify the intraoral technique for specific situations, such as narrow palate and small mouth
- Ability to acquire radiographic images for localization purposes, such as endodontic files
- Ability to critically evaluate intraoral and extraoral images