Taking Better Digital Radiographs: Hands-on Technique Instruction and a Review of Radiographic Findings

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Event Title: Taking Better Digital Radiographs: Hands-on Technique Instruction
and a Review of Radiographic Findings
Event Date: Saturday,  March 21, 2020
Event Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 (Sign-In, Breakfast 7:30-8:00)
CE Hours: 4.5
Course Fee: $159  Enrollment is limited to twelve (12) participants.  Register Here
Once the limit is reached; please contact Ms. Martha Clements to be placed on a waitlist. 623-572-3870 or email  mcleme@midwestern.edu Subject:  Waitlist 
Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists 
Speaker: Presented by Thomas McDaniel, D.D.S., Associate Professor, Preclinical Dentistry
(Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Faculty and Staff)
Conflict of Interest: Dr. McDaniel has no conflicts of interest.
Location: Glendale Hall Room 202 and Radiology Simulation Room, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Course Description:

This course is designed to improve digital x-ray technique for those office team members responsible for taking radiographs.  Participants will gain a better understanding of common structures and landmarks normally found in a full mouth series.  Radiographic appearance of common dental restorations will be reviewed.  Participants will learn to distinguish quality images from those that need to be retaken and to identify commonly occurring technique errors.  Two hours will be spent practicing exposure and evaluation of bitewing and periapical images. Dr. Thomas McDaniel will provide lecture and hands-on instruction.   

Course Objectives:

Learning Objectives:  After attending this complete program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Create improved periapical and bitewing radiographs.
  2. Recognize key structures and landmarks required in radiographic images.
  3. Distinguish quality images from those that need to be retaken.
  4. Identify commonly occurring technique errors and explain how to correct them.
  5. Recognize the radiographic appearance of commonly used restorative materials.
  6. Recognize common radiographic artifacts.

Course Schedule:  Sign-In Glendale Hall Room 204

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Lecture 
9:00 am Hands-on demo
9:15 am Hands-on activity
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Lecture Begins Again
11:30 am-12:15 pm Hands-on activity
12:15 pm-12:30 pm Questions and Answers
Turn in Post-Course Evaluations and pick up Attendance Verification

Contact Person:

Martha C. Clements, MEd, Continuing Education Specialist
Email: mcleme@midwestern.edu   Office Phone: 623-572-3870

Presenter Biography:

Thomas McDaniel, D.D.S.

Thomas McDaniel, D.D.S., is a 1987 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  He came to Midwestern University in 2010 as an Associate Professor in pre-clinical dentistry after 19 years as professor and supervising dentist at both the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Highlands College dental hygiene programs.  Dr. McDaniel enjoys teaching preclinical students at the College of Dental Medicine, especially in the areas of Preventive, Periodontics and Radiology.  In his personal time, Dr. McDaniel's likes to hike and participate in ham radio activities.

COURSE FEE $159    ( Register Here)
Due to increased interest in course, the Enrollment is NOW limited to twelve (12) participants.  
Once the limit is reached, Please contact Ms. Martha Clements if you have any questions about enrollment to be placed on a waitlist. 623-572-3870 or email  mcleme@midwestern.edu Subject:  Waitlist 


There are three ways to register for our continuing education programs:

  1. Online click here: submit completed online registration form and payment process per directions
  2. By mail:   if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to:
    Martha Clements, College of Dental Medicine-AZ Midwestern University,  Office of Continuing Dental Education,  19555 N 59 th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308
  3. By email:  scan completed registration form and emailto  azdentalce@midwestern.edu, providing payment information. Please call 623-572-3870 if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc.  ( click to download registration form)

    Payment Methods: We accept checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa. All checks should be made payable to:  Midwestern University.

Cancellations and Refunds: The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) office reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the MWUCDM-AZ CDE finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration. Full tuition refunds are issued if the participant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded tuition minus a late cancellation fee of $75.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.

Accreditation Information

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.


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