Radiology Certification Course

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Course is currently full. Please call (617) 636-6629 to join the wait list.

HANDS-ON COURSE – CLASS SIZE LIMITED

AUDREY J. FURKART, D.M.D., M.S. Former Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology; Former Radiation Safety Officer, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

RICHARD W. SHEA, D.M.D. Former Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiol¬ogy, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Private Practice, West Roxbury, MA

BRIAN M. SHEA, D.M.D. Former Clinical Instructor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Private Prac¬tice, West Roxbury, MA

MICHAEL PUTT, D.M.D. Adjunct Instructor, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Private Practice, Wayland, MA

SHANNON MELOON BALLETTO, C.D.A., B.S. Infection Control Administrator, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

BRENDAN GOUIN, D.M.D. Adjunct Instructor, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Private Practice, Charlestown, RI

Prerequisite:

This is not an introductory course. The applicant should have a working knowledge of dental x-ray machines and their use. Applicants should also be familiar with dental radiology-related concepts and terminology. An optional 15-question pretest is available upon request. Please call 617.636.6629 or e-mail dentalce@tufts.edu for more information.

Lecture session overview:

  • X-ray properties and the generation of X-rays
  • Radiation protection
  • Radiation biology
  • Darkroom procedures
  • Intra-oral radiographic techniques using film and digital sensors
  • Technique/processing errors and troubleshooting using film and digital sensors
  • Film-based and digital extra-oral radiography and panoramic radiography
  • Direct digital radiography for dentistry

Clinical session overview:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of intra-oral techniques
  • Practical exercise using digital sensors on phantoms
  • Demonstration of development and review of films

Please note: Course participants are advised that due to the technical language used in both the written and clinical exams, proficiency in English is strongly recommended. Preference for the clinical session must be specified on registration form. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis. This course meets the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Dentistry. It also meets the requirements for the state of New Hampshire. It provides an excellent review for hygienists and for those plan¬ning to take the DANB examination. Participants are advised to check their individual state board requirements.