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This course, spread out over 3 days (25th May, 8th & 22nd June), will cover a variety of items related to dental imaging. It is intended for dentists and dental staff involved in taking radiographs. At the end of this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Explain the basics of radiation physics and radiation protection measures.
- Put radiation doses from diagnostic exposures into perspective.
- Explain differences between image detectors.
- Apply different intraoral radiography techniques.
- Position a patient for an oblique lateral radiograph.
- Position a patient for a panoramic radiograph.
- Position a patient for a computed tomography scan (small field of view).
- Identify normal from abnormal anatomy.
- Describe and identify pathology of the jaws on 2D radiographic images.
- Describe and identify pathology of the jaws on small field of view cone beam computed tomography.
- Explain the basics of non-ionizing radiation imaging techniques.
This course does not replace the required training for CBCT users, nor does it provide a certificate in dental and maxillofacial radiology. The aim of the course is to improve the dental professional’s skills and knowledge in the field of dental radiology.