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Panoramic Radiographs: Technique & Anatomy Review

COURSE NUMBER: 533

Shelly Withers, RDH, MS, PhD; Marilynn Heyde, RDH, MPH

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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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 d...

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Overview

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.


Syllabus: Dental Radiology

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.

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  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Apr 2, 2018

  • Last Revision Date:

    Oct 21, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Oct 20, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10, 731

Learning Objectives

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).

Disclaimers

  • 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.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Shelly Withers reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Marilynn Heyde reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Shelly Withers

RDH, MS, PhD

Shelly Withers is Chair of the Dental Hygiene Department at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where she teaches radiology and mentors student research groups. She obtained a BS in Dental Hygiene and an MS in Health Professions Ed...

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Marilynn Heyde

Marilynn Heyde

RDH, MPH

Submission Information

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Recognition

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.