Continuing Dental Education Course Details
36-22
Limited Seating COURSE

Digital and Conventional Radiology (RAD) for the Dental Assistant

This course will provide training for auxiliary personnel in the technique of accurate intraoral dental radiography. Practical experience will be provided in radiographic technique, darkroom procedures, and mounting intraoral x-rays. The long cone paralleling technique will be emphasized. The bisecting the angle technique will be presented in theory and in practice.

NOTE: You must email the Experience Verification Form to CDE@LSUHSC.EDU in PDF FORMAT NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS before the course in order to be considered fully registered in the course. If you do not return this form by the deadline, you will automatically be transferred to the next course. IF YOU PLAN ON WORKING IN MISSISSIPPI, NOTIFY OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE COURSE.

Next Upcoming Session:

Saturday, July 23, 2022
New Orleans
,
Louisiana
8 clinical hours (4 lecture, 4 participation)
Download a PDF Flier of this course.
Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.
(504) 941-8193
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Course Information:

Description:

Overview & Learning Objectives

In Louisiana, prior to taking dental x-rays, all dental assistants must be in compliance with state laws governing the practice of dentistry. This course satisfies the requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry as defined in Louisiana Dental Practice Act R.S. 37:792. This course is also approved by the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners. A written test given by our faculty completes their requirements. When registering, please let us know if you will be working in Mississippi.

This course will provide training for auxiliary personnel in the technique of accurate intraoral dental radiography. Practical experience will be provided in radiographic technique, darkroom procedures, and mounting intraoral x-rays. The long cone paralleling technique will be emphasized. The bisecting the angle technique will be presented in theory and in practice. Each participant will be required to take a full mouth set of radiographs on a dry skull. An understanding of the factors involved is necessary to achieve satisfactory results. Therefore, theory will be presented only to the extent of the participant's need to understand the reasons for various technique procedures, and the background for the safe and efficient use of dental x-ray equipment. After completing this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Take diagnostic radiographs while minimizing radiation to patient and self
  • Properly place Rinn Instruments intraorally
  • Differentiate which instruments are used for which radiographs
  • Correct errors caused by improper angulation (elongation, forshortening, or overlapping)
  • Should be able to reduce gag reflex on patients
  • Should know which technical factors to change increase or decrease film density/contrast

Presenter(s):

Dale Brooks Hernandez, LRT

Dale Brooks Hernandez, LRT has over 30 years of experience. She is a Radiology Technician at LSU School of Dentistry in the oral diagnosis/radiology department. Mrs Hernandez has taught Digital and Conventional Radiology for the Dental Assistant for 24 years.

Jeaneta Starks, DA

Jeaneta Starks, DA has 20 years of dental assisting experience. She is a Dental Assistant II at LSU School of Dentistry in the endodonic department. Ms. Starks has assisted in the Digital and Conventional Radiology for the Dental Assistant for two years.

Natasha Crossley-Williams, DA

Natasha Crossley-Williams, DA has 27 years of dental assisting experience. She previously worked as a dental assistant at LSU School of Dentistry in the undergraduate, pediatric, prosthedontic, and endodonitic departments. She currently works in the central sterilization room at LSU School of Dentistry.

Fees:

Registration Fee: $325* (Dental Assistant)

* Registration fee includes lab supplies, continental breakfast and snacks. You will receive a link to download the training manual
prior to course.

Schedule:

Sign-In and breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am

Course Starts: 8:00 am

Location:

Address

LSU School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans
,
Louisiana
70119

Location Information

This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.

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Video Conferencing Information

For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.

NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) 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. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee).
We must receive your written cancellation request no later than:
July 9, 2022
Written cancellation requests can be submitted by mail, by fax at 504-941-8403, or email at CDE@lsuhsc.edu. If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.
Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy:
By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu). It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504-941-8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu) if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.
Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
LACDE (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.
New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.
Equality of Educational Opportunity:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
Continuing Education Credit:
CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.
Photography Release:
By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.
Recordings:
Recordings of any portion of this course are not permitted.