This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.75 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
This course discusses one of the most critical and relevant aspects of the practice of dentistry: radiation safety. Special emphasis with the young patient. This course provides an overview of the most important concepts in radiation physics and radiation biology to introduce the steps that every dental practice must implement in order to decrease the radiation delivery to the young patient. One of the most effective ways to decrease the amount of radiation to our patients is with the use of rectangular collimators. This course presents and discusses this concept in detail. The course also covers the term “background radiation” in days and how we can extrapolate this concepts to explain to parents the amount of radiation of several intraoral and extraoral dental x-ray procedures.
Description of Speaker:
Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is a Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogotá, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. completed a residency program and a master in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- At the end of this program, participants will be able to understand the importance of rectangular collimators in the context of radiation safety
- At the end of this program, participants will be able to describe the amount of radiation of a panoramic film as well as intraoral projection in terms of background radiation
- At the end of this program, participants will know the importance of the national campaign “Image Gently” and the applications in radiation safety for the young patient.
- At the end of this program, participants will be able to relate critical concepts in radiation biology and physics with radiation safety.
- At the end of this program, participants will be able to assimilate the critical importance of having a clear justification before exposing the patient to ionizing radiation.
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Indiana University, and Air Techniques.
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to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.75 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education