Panoramic Radiographs: Technique & Anatomy Review
COURSE NUMBER: 533
Shelly Withers, RDH, MS, PhD; Marilynn Heyde, RDH, MPH
The purpose of the course is to provide students and clinicians with a review of panoramic imaging techniques in order to take diagnostic images. Topics include equipment preparation, patient preparation, and patient positioning. Taking a d...
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The purpose of the course is to provide students and clinicians with a review of panoramic imaging techniques in order to take diagnostic images. Topics include equipment preparation, patient preparation, and patient positioning. Taking a diagnostic image the first time prevents additional patient exposure to radiation by following the principles of ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable). The course will review normal and abnormal radiographic anatomy and structures, as well as various technique errors and how to correct them.
The information in this 12-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet elements of initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students related to dental radiography; (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by federal, state, local and professional organizations; and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to dental radiography. A PDF is available for each module that may serve as a convenient resource.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Apr 2, 2018
Last Revision Date:
Oct 21, 2021
Course Expiration Date:
Oct 20, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Review normal anatomy observed in panoramic images.
- Determine the cause and appearance of various technique errors.
- Discuss the importance of using radiographs for patient education.
- Understand the benefit of using panoramic radiographs to fulfill the principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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