Dental Radiation Safety Certification (Virtual) - November 2021

This course will provide the dental auxiliary with knowledge regarding the production and safe use of ionizing radiation within the dental office. This course will satisfy the Virginia Board of Dentistry's Radiation Certification requirement (18VAC60-30-80).

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Oral Pathology & Radiology

About the Course

Dental Radiation Safety Certification (Virtual)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


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Details

This is a virtual course. To become certified to take dental x-rays in Virginia.

Audience: Open to all

Format: Lecture, Question and Answer Session

CE Credit: Lecture: CEUs - 4
Prerequisite: Attendee must have a working knowledge of the English language and basic science terminology, specifically in the discipline of biology.

Course Description and Topics:

This course will provide the dental auxiliary with knowledge regarding the production and safe use of ionizing radiation within the dental office. This course will satisfy the Virginia Board of Dentistry's Radiation Certification requirement (18VAC60-30-80).

  • The nature of radiation and types of interaction of radiation with matter will be presented.
  • The nature of various natural and man-made radiation and occupational and nonoccupational dose limits will be discussed.
  • The principles of justification, optimization and dose limitation for patient radiation protection will be illustrated by a review of patient selection criteria, imaging modalities, source-to-skin distance, rectangular collimation, filtration, constant potential x-ray machines, kVp, mAs, film and sensor-holding devices, leaded aprons and collars.
  • Risks vs. diagnostic benefits of dental radiographs and the subject of retake radiographs will be covered.
  • Operator (personnel) radiation protection will include the basic methods to reduce occupational exposure, inclusive of position, distance, shielding and radiation dosimetry.
  • Examples of radiation-induced damage will be reviewed, along with a discussion of the known and unknown effects of low-dose radiation.
  • Finally, the need for continuing education on radiation safety and protection as new information is acquired will be stressed, as acquiring knowledge and developing and maintaining skills is a life-long process.


Educational Objectives:
At the end of the course, the attendee should be able to:

• Describe how ionizing radiation is produced in an x-ray generator.
• Discuss the various modes of interaction of radiation with matter.
• Discuss selection criteria for dental radiographic studies.
• Describe occupational and public dose limits.
• Discuss practical principles of radiation protection for the patient and for the operator.
• Describe circumstances under which retake radiographs should be made.
• Discuss effects of low-dose radiation

VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 4.00 continuing education credits.


Instructor

Dr. Laurie Carter

Laurie Carter received her D.D.S. degree and Certificate of Proficiency in Oral Pathology from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry. She also holds both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental Pathology from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR).

Dr. Carter was on the faculty of the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine for 17 years. She is currently Professor Emeritus of the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where she served as Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Director of Advanced Dental Education for 19 years.

She has served as President of the AAOMR, on the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the ADA Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition, as well as an advisor to the latter two organizations. She is the recipient of the AAOMR Arthur H. Wuehrmann Prize for the best manuscript in radiology, and has delivered the H. Cline Fixott, Sr. Memorial Oration. She has received the VCU Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine Professional Achievement Award for excellence in leadership, advocacy and mentoring. Dr. Carter is a Past-President of the Diagnostic Systems Group of the International Association for Dental Research where she developed a symposium entitled Saliva/Oral Fluid-Based Diagnostic Markers of Disease, which was published in Advances in Dental Research. She has over 40 publications in peer reviewed literature to her credit and has authored 5 book chapters.

Her research interests include correlation of radiographic patterns of disease with histopathology, biochemical measurements and biologic behavior as well as correlation of calcified atheromatous plaque in the carotid vasculature with risk for stroke.

Dr. Carter has served as Consulting Editor for JADA Specialty Scan – Radiology for 7 years. She teaches a monthly radiation safety certification program in the state of Virginia and is currently employed as a free lance science writer.


Conflict of Interest

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.

As a continuing education provider, the VCU School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. We are also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


Registration



Remaining Spaces: 80

Registration Ends: 11/11/2021 11:59 PM



PLEASE NOTE: All participants must provide their unique e-mail address (ashley@dentistoffice.com) during registration. To ensure your ability to participate in all aspects of this course, do not use generic office addresses that are shared by multiple recipients (frontdesk@dentistoffice.com).


Registration Fee

Early Registration: $250 (ends 10/8/2021)

Regular Registration: $275

Full Payment is due one week prior to the course.

Checks can be mailed to:

Office of Continuing Education

521 N 11th Street

Wood 116

Richmond, VA 23298


Location

This is a virtual course.


Cancellations and Refunds

The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the Office of Continuing Education finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration.

Full registration refunds are issued if the registrant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded registration minus a late cancellation fee of $75. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. These policies will be listed in the print materials (brochures, fliers, etc.) and on the individual course Web page.

A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.


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