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TAFE SA Panoramic Radiography Program

May 20, 2017 @ 09:15 - May 21, 2017 @ 16:00

Image of hygienist performing a full-head x-ray of TAF student

About the Program

This add on program describes the skills and knowledge required to expose, assess and examine a panoramic image. The program includes the preparation of the patient for dental radiography, the selection of equipment requirements, positioning of the patient to obtain the image, positioning of the radiographic film/sensor and operating radiographic imagining equipment safely to produce an image. The course if recognized and accredited by the EPA South Australia and the Dental Board of Australia. The course does not cover panoramic radiodiagnosis. CPD Value: 25 Hours Clinical/Scientific

What You’ll Learn

  1. Apply knowledge of ionising radiation to produce a panoramic image
  2. Determine image characteristics of a panoramic image to minimise the necessity for re-takes
  3. Minimise radiation by maintaining quality in processing
  4. Interpret the request for the prescribed dental radiographic image
  5. Assess and determine the procedure prior to exposing a dental radiographic image
  6. Select and prepare dental radiographic imaging equipment appropriate to the procedure
  7. Position client to obtain radiographic image
  8. Position radiographic film/sensor
  9. Operate radiographic imaging equipment safely to produce image

What you need to be involved in this program:

For Dental Practitioners: you must hold a current Intra Oral Licence.

For Dental Assistants: this course is part of the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography Skills Set), it is important that you have a current Intra Oral Licence.

Successful completion of the Panoramic course will be dependant upon successful completion of the Intra-Oral component of Certificate IV

To Register


Positions are are strictly limited to 16 positions


May 20, 2017 @ 09:15
May 21, 2017 @ 16:00
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