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Event Details
  • Day and 1/2 Program.  Everyone must attend the lecture on Thursday, September 5, at the MDS Headquarters and the clinical session of your choice on Saturday, September 7, at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. 

    Lecture: September 5, Registration: 8:00 am, Seminar: 8:30-4:30 pm, MA Dental Society

    Clinic: September 7, (choose one) 7:30-11:30 am or 10:30-2:30 pm, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

    The radiographic examination plays a vital role in the diagnostic process in a dental office. Participants will expose, process, mount, and evaluate the radiographs on mannequins. This course can be used as a review for dental assistants planning to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) to become a certified dental assistant (CDA), as well as for practicing dental hygienists who wish to update their skills in radiology. Dental assistants who successfully complete this entire program will be qualified to expose radiographs in Massachusetts according to the Board of Registration in Dentistry.

  • • Review the principles of X-ray generation,  image formation and intraoral anatomy
    • Learn to provide infection control and quality assurance
    • Understand intraoral radiographic techniques
    • Learn film processing and duplication and digital and panoramic radiography
    • Determine how to mount and analyze radiographs
    • Provide radiation protection and safety
    • Become familiar with ALARA guidelines and state regulations

    • Take and pass a written examination
    • Perform satisfactory periapical and bitewing radiographs using the paralleling technique
    • Demonstrate how to properly process film and how to mount and label radiographs
    • Become familiar with dental occlusal, panoramic, and cephalometric radiographs
    • Be able to self-analyze and rectify radiographic technical and processing errors
  • Mary Ellen Sholes, former dental radiology technologist, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Auxiliary $240

Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Hygienist
  • 11.0
  • Lunch is included on the day of the lecture only. Clinical sessions are held at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Participants must be 18+ years of age
Financial Disclosure
  • Mary Ellen Sholes has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the class. You will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancelations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason by MDS. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.