VSPN TECH343-0422: Dental Radiographs

The real time sessions for this course will be presented via Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Course Open: April 11-May 5, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, April 18, 25, and May 2; 8:30-10 PM ET    World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Medical

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Course Information:
This course is intended for veterinary technicians and support staff to learn how to obtain diagnostic dental radiographs. Dental radiographs are an essential part of the oral exam and should be performed on every patient. We will first learn the normal anatomy and terminology of the mouth before diving into full mouth radiographs of a canine and feline. Proper positioning techniques to obtain diagnostic dental radiographs and troubleshooting common problems will be discussed and demonstrated. Tips and tricks to obtain dental radiographs on a brachycephalic breed are demonstrated as well. Different types of dental radiography equipment and radiation safety will be covered as well.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the anatomy of a tooth on a dental radiograph.
  • Practice radiation safety.
  • Obtain diagnostic radiographs.
  • Correct common mistakes of dental radiographs.
  • Orient dental radiographs.
Level and Prerequisites: This basic intermediate advanced specialty VSPN CE course will be open for enrollment to veterinary technicians/technologists and support staff, actively interested in improving the quality of dental radiography in their practices.

RACE Accreditation: This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 18): Anatomy and Terminology of a Dental Radiograph
This week the anatomy of the teeth and mouth will be discussed. This will help with understanding what a dental radiograph consists of. Radiation safety and dental radiograph equipment will be covered.

Week 2 (Real Time Session April 25): Diagnostic Dental Radiographs
Proper angles and positioning of the patient and equipment will be demonstrated. Trouble shooting common mistakes is demonstrated as well.

Week 3 (Real Time Session May 2): Tips and Tricks for Brachycephalic Breeds
Brachycephalic breeds present their own challenges when it comes to dental radiographs. Dental radiographs on a brachycephalic breed will be demonstrated.

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

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Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by March 28, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 18, 2022 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357