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The technology of the panoramic radiograph has progressed in the digital era, with exciting potential for clinical advances and increased diagnostic abilities. The panoramic machine now has more images to expose and reduces radiation exposure, especially for children. In this course, we will discuss all things panoramic – from patient positioning to interpretation, as well as up-to-the-minute information on radiation safety for the practitioner and patient.
1) Enumerate the steps for correctly positioning a panoramic radiograph patient.
2) Describe the characteristics of an ideal panoramic image.
3) Identify the pitfalls which produce a poor image and how to correct them.
4) Define when panoramic is, and when it is not, the best image for diagnosis.
Course Number: S1904
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
- Dental Therapist
About the speakers
Dr. Bouchard worked as a hygienist in general, pediatric, and periodontal practices. She taught as a faculty member at Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Boston University Dental School. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School and is currently a general dentist in Florida.
Mary Ellen Sholes, A.A.S.
Ms. Sholes is a Licensed Dental Assistant in Massachusetts. For the past 20 years, she has worked in the Department of General Dentistry in the Oral Diagnosis Radiology Division of Boston University and instructs dental students in clinical radiology. She continues to teach various courses for both Boston University and for the Massachusetts Dental Society.
|Fundamental CE Credits||3.0|
|Elective CE Credits||0|
|Core CE Credits||0|
|Dentist Early Bird Fee||$35.00|
|Staff Early Bird Fee||$25.00|
|Dentist Regular Fee||$45.00|
|Staff Regular Fee||$35.00|