Do you ever have a difficult time taking diagnostic quality dental x-rays?
You are not alone. Many people do. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had wide arches, high palates, aligned teeth, no gag reflex and they already had their thirds out? Instead, a good percentage of our patients have crowded archs, shallow palates, malposed or misaligned teeth, chubby cheeks, pushy tongues, and touchy gag reflexes. In addition, many dental x-ray training programs just teach the paralleling technique. They just don’t have time to teach shadow casting or the bisecting technique, skills that are vital especially when using the wired digital sensor. This course provides that instruction and much more.
Who is this course for?
This course is for dental assistants and dental hygienists who are looking for additional skills to take your x-rays to the next level. Taking quality X-rays can be challenging. If you want to would like help overcoming those challenges, this course is for you!
This course is also for dentists who would love to read diagnostic quality x-rays and are excited to provide their staff the training they need in order to achieve them. There are 5 reasons it is more difficult to obtain quality images with the wired digital sensor when compared to traditional film. Understanding those issues is the key to solving them.
What you will learn:
You will learn to envision the production of radiographic images differently. You’ll gain “X-ray vision” in that you can effectively see past the patient's exterior to the teeth and sensor inside the mouth. You will predict what film placement, and PID angulations are required to achieve the image you want. You will learn techniques for improving your patient’s comfort by enlisting their cooperation. You will learn the concepts of bisecting, and see visual demonstrations of how to acquire images using that technique.
“I loved this class! I feel like I learned so much more about radiation safety.”
“It was unique as it focused on 2D and 3D aspects of taking x-rays. I think that it was phenomenal to use exercises to teach the bisecting technique. It was very useful.”
“Helped my staff. Best Radiology class! Thank you Janet!"
Dr. T. Le, DDS
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Helping other dental auxiliaries take better x-rays is one of Janet Simpson's favorite things to do.
Soon after obtaining her RDA license, Janet Simpson was hired by a private company and became an assistant instructor, teaching radiation safety classes on the weekends. As an instructor at the community college level, Janet’s favorite class to teach was dental radiography. It still is.
She enjoys using her clinical and teaching experience to build others up. Helping auxiliaries gain access to education and experience higher job satisfaction is one of her highest objectives.
Janet’s vision for her training company, Dental Fundamentals C.E., is to stay abreast of changes, study challenges, uncover solutions, and connect the learner to increased knowledge and skill. Janet has been recognized as an exemplary online instructor by San Diego Mesa College where she worked as an adjunct instructor for 5 years.
With experience in both general and pediatric dentistry, Janet has enjoyed her roles as dental assistant, clinic coordinator, and team trainer. She is also an experienced trainer in regulatory compliance and infection control requirements.
Janet is passionate about supporting the underserved. She enjoys her work as Clinic Coordinator of Cura Smiles, providing pro bono oral healthcare to those in need in the heart of San Diego.