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Exposing the Best Radiographs
Cost: Free for Hope Dental Volunteers. $10 suggested donation for non-volunteers
Date: April 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hope Dental Clinic, 800 Minnehaha Avenue East, Suite 465, Saint Paul, MN 55106
This class is appropriate for Licensed Dentists, Licensed Clinicians and Dental Students.Register
What you’ll learn
It is important for radiation safety of the patient and operator to take the best radiograph the first time. This class will provide you with an update of dental radiographic principles and give you confidence in your skills as a dental radiographer to expose accurate and diagnostic radiographs.
The class will cover the process of planning, placing, exposing and evaluating dental radiographs to expose the best radiograph possible. After a review of radiation safety guidelines and exposure variables, we will practice placing sensors and aligning cones for both the paralleling and angle-bisecting techniques. There will be various film holders available to work and practice with.
Trainer: Heidi Ahlgrim, MEd, BSDH, GDH
Heidi Ahlgrim is a graduate of the University of Minnesota dental hygiene program. She also completed her BS in Dental Hygiene Education and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in private practice for many years and is currently teaching in the dental hygiene program at Normandale Community College.