Turbyne & Associates

P.O. Box 738

Auburn, ME 04212

207-786-4033

 

Participant(s) Name(s):

A 3-Day Didactic and Clinical Radiographer Course

For Dental Auxiliaries Preparing to take the DANB Examination

to qualify for a Maine Dental Radiographer License 

 

Program Dates and Location:  Each day is 8:00am to 5:pm

Friday, April 12, 2019, Taylorbrook Dental, 27 Millett Dr., Auburn, ME, 

Saturday-Sunday,  April 13 & 14, 2019, Taylorbrook Dental, Auburn, ME

Registration Deadline:  January 15, 2019

 

Goal:  Participants shall understand and demonstrate effective clinical radiographic skills and film management that will protect the patient, the operator, and produce quality films for dental diagnosis and treatment.

 

Didactic: A pre course study period of 9 weeks will be assigned, which includes the purchase and use of the Textbook: “Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques” 5th Edition, 2016, ordering details, page 2.  Textbook quizzes will be emailed to the instructors for grading.  Students will have access to instructors via email for assignments and questions.

 

Ø  Clinical Course Objectives:  8:00am – 5pm Each Day

1.    Identify X-ray machine components, settings, and activation switches which protect the patient and produce quality films.

2.   Demonstrate equipment identification and film holder assembly.

3.   Demonstrate proper Infection Control Techniques during all radiographic

      procedures, Intra-oral/Extraoral Equipment including 3D Cone Beam and Nomad machines

4.    Demonstrate seating, shielding, film placement of bite-wing radiographs, FMX, and a panorex on a manikin and a patient. (Instructors will activate all x-rays machines)

5.    Demonstrate proper film development techniques for bite-wing and FMX  

 radiographs.

6.    Demonstrate proper film mounting and labeling of bite-wing and FMX

radiographs.

8.  Demonstrate proper labeling of a panorex and duplicate films.

9.  Demonstrate proper documentation of radiographic exposures.  

 

Ø  Course Outline

1.   Introduction and Basic Principals of Radiation

  -Radiation History, Radiation Physics and Characteristics

  -Radiation Biology and Protection

  -Federal/State Radiation Safety Rules

  -State of Maine Dental Radiographer Rules & Regulations

 

2.   Equipment and Technical Basics

          -Dental X-ray Equipment, Dental X-ray Film and Image Characteristics

          -Dental X-ray Film Processing

          -The Darkroom, Manual Film Processing, Automatic Film Processing

          -Quality Control and Equipment Maintenance

 

3.  The Dental Radiographer

          -Dental Radiographs Uses & Benefits

          -Patient Communication and Education

          -Legal Issues and Documentation, Infection Control

 

4.   Introduction to Types of Radiographic Examinations

 -Bitewings, Full Mouth Survey, Panorex, Cephlametric, 3D Cone Beam Technology

 

5.   Introduction to Radiographic Techniques

 -Paralleling,  Bisecting, Bite-wing, and Age-Appropriate Techniques

 

6.   Normal Anatomy for Mounting Intraoral Films

 

7.    Radiographic techniques for the Full Mouth Series (FMX) and FMX patient management techniques and trouble shooting.

 

8.   Film Techniques

 -Occlusal, Endodontic, Edentulous techniques and Patients with disabilities

 -Film Duplication

 

9.    Introduction to Panorex and Cephlametric Radiology

         

10.  Panorex  equipment, operation, patient/operator safety, exposure,

       development

       and record keeping

 

11.  Introduction to Digital Radiography, Extra Oral Radiology, Implant Radiology, 3D Cone Beam

 

12.  Review of the course in preparation for the DANB Exam

 

·         Kit to be brought to the class by each Participant: 

q  The textbook  “Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques, 5th Edition”

      by J. Haring and L. Jansen-Holsworth, 2016.  ISBN 978-0-323-29742-4, 

      We will order the book and have it shipped to your home address.

q  Gloves (1 box, powder free)

q   Masks  (1 box),  Lab Coat, and Safety Glasses

q  Lab Coat

 

 

PROGRAM COST:   $825.00 which includes the book shipped to your address.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

 

Cathy Turbyne, RDH, MS, Ed.D., AGD/PACE Provider #209585    

Dr. Turbyne is the founder and President of Turbyne & Associates, an OSHA/Risk

Management and Human Resource/Business Management Development firm. 

Her 35 years of experience in OSHA and the human resource field, include

site-audits, program and training design,implementation, and maintenance of 

compliance/management programs for health care andindustrial clients.  She is

also an Exam IT Administrator, for the Commission on DentalCompetency

Assessment (CDCA) dental licensure examinations and an Examiner for CDCA

dental hygiene licensure examinations. 

 

Kayla Sikora, CDA, BS, MS, Instructor , is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and has several years experience as an instructor and CDA in the dental field.  She is currently the owner of Sikora and Associates, an educational corporation for dental assistants, a current instructor for the Helping Hands Dental Assisting Program and Turbyne & Associates Radiographer Program.  

Betsy Holt, COA, is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with 25 years in the field of dentistry, 15 ofthose as a Treatment Coordinator in an Orthodontice Practice. Her clinical, communication, andadministrative skills facilitate the Radiographer Program. 

Turbyne & Associates is designated as a approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).  The formal continuing education program of this Provider are accepted by AGD for fellowship, Mastership, and member maintainence credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by state or provencial boards of dentistry.  The current term of approval extends from January 1, 2015 to May 31, 2019.

"DANB is a registered trademark of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB).  

*This course is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB."  

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REGISTRATION FORM  for The Radiographer Program

 

To Register:   Please send this form and a check payable to Turbyne & Associates:   P.O. Box 738,  Auburn, ME  04210-0738, or REGISTER ON-LINE!

 

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Please Check the program date you wish to attend:

 

_____ April 12, 13 & 14, 2019, Friday, Saturday/Sunday, Auburn, ME,

Registration Deadline:  January 15, 2019

 

 

For More Information, please call:  207-786-4033 or

email: turbyne@roadrunner.com  

Updated 01.08.2018