Are you curie-ous about radiation?

This course will discuss the discovery of radiation, how it works and is absorbed in the body, and technological developments over the last century, to enable the clinician to understand the radiological concept and be better able to explain to patients the purpose and importance of acquiring radiographs. (3 credits)

This course will discuss the discovery of radiation, how it works and is absorbed in the body, and technological developments over the last century, to enable the clinician to understand the radiological concept and be better able to explain to patients the purpose and importance of acquiring radiographs. Dental clinicians will learn how to discuss safety protocols with patients. By obtaining qualitative diagnostic radiographs to treatment plan and perform optimal dental treatment, unnecessary health care and dental costs can be reduced. Dental radiographs are also useful for detecting pathology that is undetectable with a clinical oral exam, identifying plaques in the carotid artery, and assisting in human identification in dental forensics.

Educational objectives

  • Define radiation and explain how radiation exposure is measured.
  • Identify x-ray components and their functions.
  • Identify key innovators in the discovery of radiation.
  • Define the ALARA philosophy.

About the Author

Lacy Walker, BS, RDH, CDA, MAADH, FAAOSH, is a registered dental hygienist, speaker, author, and owner of Shared Hygiene LLC, with 25 years of experience in the dental field. She has worked in a psychiatric hospital as well as in cosmetic, DSO, periodontal, and general private practices. Lacy is also the CE director for A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast, a fellow with AAOSH, the public relations chair for the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, and one of the founding members of RDH Connect. Lacy is passionate about the oral-systemic connection and has been published in DrBicuspid, RDH magazine, Dental Academy of Continuing Education, and RDHConnect. Lacy can be contacted at sharedhygienellc@gmail.com, @lacyrdh, @Shygienist, or by visiting sharedhygiene.com.

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$39.00

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate
  • 3 CE credit(s)

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at lwinfield@endeavorb2b.com.

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is $39.00 for 3 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 03-5933-22220. Expires APRIL 2027. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”

    PACE

    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
    Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
    11/1/2022 to 10/31/2024.
    Provider ID# 320452
    AGD code: 130

    AADH

    Endeavor Business Media is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPNW (January 1, 2022–December 31, 2024). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit. AADH code: AADHEBM-189-5-2024-3

    ADA CERP

    Endeavor Business Media 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 dental continuing 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 a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to CERP at ada.org/goto/cerp.

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