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American Dental Assistants Association Offers X-Ray Update for 2014

Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014

(Chicago) – The latest technology is included in an updated series of 10 modules from the American Dental Assistants Association Foundation. The work in two booklets provides up-to-the-minute knowledge required for effective management of dental radiography in dentistry. Each module addresses an all important aspect of dental radiography contributing to professional growth and security as well as functioning as preparation for a national examination- it is used as a review course for the Radiation Health and Safety Exam of the Dental Assisting National Board.

This renowned yet practical educational work of nearly 100 pages provides considerable information and each module features its own self-quiz. A final exam of 70 questions is also provided and successful completion earns 18 CEUs. Used as an adjunct textbook in many dental assisting programs it is also recognized by some dental boards as a pathway to obtain radiology licensing for dental assistants.

The recent, welcome revision was conducted by Dale A. Miles, DDS, MS, FRCD(C). Dr. Miles is a well-known clinician, educator, test consultant, speaker and author in the field of radiology.

The 10 modules are:

--Understanding Dental Radiation

--Radiation Safety

--Infection Control Techniques in Dental Radiology

--Exposing and Evaluation Dental Radiographic Images

--Processing Radiographic Film

--Mounting and Labeling Exposed Film-Based Images

--Identifying and Correcting Errors Related to Procedures

--Implementation of Quality Assurance for Radiographic Film Receptor Procedures

--Digital Imaging

--New Imaging Technologies Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

--Plus a glossary with a bonus of over 200 words and terms

Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiology with its 18 CEUs is available to members of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) online at no cost and may be purchased by non-members for $100. Special school pricing is available. This course is among the many offerings from the ADAA Foundation as it fulfills its mission to advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, and credentialing and professional activities.


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