DENTAL RADIATION CONTROL REGULATIONS
- Dental radiation regulations in Alaska have been transferred to the Board of Dentistry, under Occupational Licensing for the State of Alaska. Any questions regarding registration and inspection of dental x-ray equipment should be directed to the Board, at the Division of Occupational Licensing. You may contact the Division by calling Wanda Fleming, License Examiner, Alaska Board of Dentistry (907) 465-2542. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mailing address for the Board of Dentistry is:
Board of Dentistry
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
You may also view regulatory information by going to Title 8, Chapter 36, Section 75 of the Alaska regulations.
- -----In addition to state regulations on use of dental x-rays, there are several federal agencies that have jurisdiction over dental equipment and practices. These include, for example:
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Regulates manufacture and installation of x-ray equipment, and requires submission of Form 2579 upon installation or major repair of the device.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Under the Department of Labor regulates certain practices and establishes worker exposure limits, sign posting requirements, and incident reporting requirements.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Regulates disposal of potentially hazardous materials, such as lead backing on dental film, and silver in used fixer.
The University of Alaska in Anchorage offers training for dental assistants and dental hygienists. The program has an excellent reputation and prepares graduates to fully meet Alaska credentialling requirements.
The DA A110 class met every Thursday between 1:30 -4:30, p.m. in AHS, Room 112. If at any time you have a question please call or send an e-mail message with your request to your instructor BEFORE you begin to fall behind. The instructor for this course is Doyle A. Chambers, DMD, Contact him at email@example.com, or leave a message at (907) 786-6929.
DA A110 Reading Assignments in Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques (Haring & Jansen)
- September 5 -- Chapter 1, 2, 3, and 6 - History, physics, and the X-ray machine.
- Sept. 12 -- Chapter 7, and 9 - Image receptors, processing. (Quiz 1) (infection control has been moved to the following week)
- Sept. 19 -- Chapter 8 and 15 - Generation of X-rays, interactions, exposure factors and image production, and infection control (Quiz 2)
- Sept. 26 -- Chapter 16 & 17 - Principles & techniques of imaging, Intraoral radiography (Quiz 3)
- Oct. 3 -- Chapter 19 & 20 - Bitewings, exposure and technique errors (Quiz 4)
- Oct. 10 -- Chapter 4 & 5 - Biological effects and radiation protection. -Incidents - (Quiz 5)
- Oct. 17 -- Chapter 29, 30, 31, 32- Radiographic interpretation of oral structures and pathology (Quiz 6)
- Oct. 24 -- Chapter 27 & 28 - Normal Radiographic Anatomy and mounting radiographic images
MID TERM EXAMINATION
STUDY GUIDE FOR MIDTERM
- Oct. 31 -- Chapter 18, 21, & 22- Radiographic technique basics, bisecting, occlusal, panoramic and localization techniques (Quiz 7)
STUDY GUIDE FOR QUIZ 7 (Oct. 31, 2002)
- Nov. 7 -- Chapter 23, 24, 25 & 26 - Extraoral radiography,patients with special needs, and normal anatomy. (Quiz 8)
STUDY GUIDE FOR QUIZ 8 (Nov. 7, 2002)
- Nov. 14 -- Chapter 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 - Dental Radiographer Basics, Quality assurance and legal ramifications.
Quiz #9 is on Chapters 23, 24, 25 & 26 - Extraoral radiography, patients with special needs, and normal anatomy. The lecture material from this November 14th class will appear on the final examination (Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 - Dental Radiographer Basics, Quality assurance and legal ramifications, but there will be no separate quiz.)
STUDY GUIDE FOR QUIZ 9 (Given Nov. 14, 2002) Quiz 9)
- Nov. 21 -- FINAL EXAMINATION!! (COMPREHENSIVE)
STUDY GUIDE FOR Final Five Chapters - To be included on FINAL EXAMINATION (Given Nov. 21, 2002)
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Please note that your course outline also lists readings in the text by Olson, which relates to the lab exercises.
Every week except the first, and those weeks with major examinations, there is a Quiz covering the material from the previous week.
The textbooks for this course are:
Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques, W.B. Saunders
Dental Radiography Laboratory Manual, W.B. Saunders
---Last reviewed/updated on November 15, 2002.