College of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

Western University of Health Sciences
Price: $175

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Course Description:

Part 1: Provides clinicians, dental hygienists and dental assistants with a guide to creating accurate dental models, as part of their patients’ diagnostic records. The program has been designed to consider the advantages and disadvantages for the various methods of obtaining dental models, including: Impressions, Intra-oral Scanning and Cone Beam CT’s. In addition, the legal ramifications of inadequate diagnostic records are included.

Part 2: Offers clinicians, dental hygienists and dental assistants various photographic techniques to take consistently accurate views as part of their patients’ diagnostic records. The course provides an overview of the basic photographic equipment required for recording extra-oral and intra-oral views. Clear and concise step-by-step instructions together with appropriate images are presented for obtaining the best possible photographic results. In addition, the legal ramifications of inadequate diagnostic records are included.

Part 3: Provides clinicians, dental hygienists and dental assistants with information regarding radiographic images of the dental and skeletal structures, as part of their patients’ diagnostic records. The program highlights common radiographic formats including panorex, lateral cephalogram and posterior-anterior cephalogram, in addition to CBCT scans. Topics covered include guidelines, indications, technique, evaluation and limitations. In addition, the legal ramifications of inadequate diagnostic records are outlined.

Author: Dr. Jeff Berger

CE Units: 6

Course Breakdown and Instructions:

Learning Objectives:

Chapter 3.1
  • Understand how to obtain consistently accurate,  excellent quality dental models for the orthodontic patient
  • Know the pros and cons of various options to obtain dental models
  • Evaluate the dentition via the dental models
  • Interpret the findings to assist in the overall diagnosis of the case and create the appropriate treatment plan
Chapter 3.2
  • Take consistently accurate,  excellent quality clinical photographs
  • Learn how to position the patient for standard orthodontic extra-oral and intra-oral images
  • Identify a way to avoid shadows in extra-oral photographs
  • Evaluate which intra-oral mirrors to use for optimal results
Chapter 3.3
  • Take consistently accurate, excellent quality radiographs
  • Evaluate the dentition, supporting tissues and the skeletal pattern
  • Identify skeletal asymmetry
  • Use the findings to assist with the diagnosis and treatment planning of the case

 

To successfully complete this course, you will need to study the material presented in the course presentation. This is a self-paced course that can be paused and returned to at a later time. Once you have reviewed the course presentation in its entirety, you will need to complete the final assessment below. Lastly, please make sure to submit the required course evaluation.

If you have any course-related questions please contact virtualu@westernu.edu. Your questions will be forwarded to the appropriate content expert and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

Assessment:

You must pass the final assessment with a score of 70% to receive CE credit. After the assessment has been submitted you will have the opportunity to review your incorrect answers.

Practice Assessment

Grading for this quiz does not count towards the final quiz grade. Multiple attempts to this assessment can be made.

Final Assessment

Be sure to complete the Getting it Straight Chapter 3 course presentations before attempting this assessment. You must pass the final assessment with a grade of 70%or higher in order to receive course credit. Multiple attempts of this assessment can be made.

Course Evaluation:

In order to receive CE credit, you must also complete the course evaluation survey.

 

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