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1105 Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today’s Dental Team (AGD 165)

1105 Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today’s Dental Team (AGD 165)

1105 Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today’s Dental Team (AGD 165)

Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS
Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 11 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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1105 Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today’s Dental Team (AGD 165)
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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This summary demonstrates how the study of radiation biology began and how radiation safety and protection measures evolved from early research efforts to formally established organizations that examine leading scientific thought and provide guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurement. The subsequent information will provide an overview of radiation biology and the safety and protection measures that can be implemented to reduce radiation exposure to dental patients and minimize occupational exposure.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Discuss the direct and indirect effects of radiation.
Objective 2:
Summarize the short and long-term effects of radiation, the latent period and cumulative effect.
Objective 3:
Describe the Law of Bergonié and Tribondeau and discuss its application to radiation biology.
Objective 4:
Define radiosensitivity and discuss the relative sensitivity of different types of cells, tissues or organs.
Objective 5:
Explain the impact that LET, dose, volume of exposed tissue and stochastic and non-stochastic effects have on radiation damage of human tissues.
Objective 6:
Differentiate between somatic and genetic tissues.
Objective 7:
Define and describe the units of radiation measurement: exposure, air kerma, absorbed dose, equivalent dose, effective dose and radioactivity.
Objective 8:
Discuss the ALARA principle and its relevance to radiation protection.
Objective 9:
Outline the principles of selection criteria and discuss how they impact patient exposure.
Objective 10:
Identify and describe the methods of reducing radiation exposure to dental patients.
Objective 11:
Differentiate primary, secondary and leakage radiation.
Objective 12:
Discuss the radiation safety and protection measures that minimize occupational exposure.
Objective 13:
Identify primary and secondary barriers and how barrier specifications are determined.
Objective 14:
Define the dose limit (DL) for occupationally exposed persons and describe methods to monitor safety habits and compliance with the DL.
Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS

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Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Gail F. Williamson is a Professor of Dental Diagnostic Sciences in the Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received an A.S. in Dental Hygiene, a B.S. in Allied Health and a M.S. in Education from Indiana University. She has served as Director of Allied Dental Radiology and Course Director for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Radiology Courses. A veteran teacher, Prof. Williamson has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. She is a published author and presents numerous continuing education courses on topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology on the national, regional, state and local levels.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 5.00 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 165

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