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 Radiology, 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 Practice, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The lecture session includes:
- 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
The clinical session includes:
- Written examination
- Demonstration of intra-oral techniques
- Practical exercise using digital sensors on phantoms
- Demonstration of development and review of films
PLEASE NOTE: NH CANDIDATES SHOULD ENROLL IN SESSION III. NH Candidates will also receive a short homework assignment prior to the course.
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. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis.
This course meets the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Dentistry. Session III participants will also meet the requirements for the state of New Hampshire. It provides an excellent review for hygienists and for those planning to take the DANB examination. Participants are advised to check with their individual state board requirements.