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Educational Strategies for Radiology Educators: Classroom and Laboratory Applications

Special Offer Special Rate: Register on or before May 1, 2014 and save $45!
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Date: Thursday - Saturday, July 17 - 19, 2014
Credit: 16 hours
Location: UNC School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $695.00 Dentist
$695.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Dental Ecology

Registration and Fees:
$650 on or before May 1, 2014
$695 after May 1, 2014

The registration fee includes course materials, CE credit and all meals listed in the agenda. All registrations must be received by Monday, July 7, 2014.


Activity Description: This course is designed to align desired radiology program outcomes with accreditation standards. It will focus on measurement strategies and application of learning principles in the classroom and laboratory. Highlights of radiology concepts will be presented, which will include radiation physics/biology, projection geometry, digital radiography, radiographic anatomy, and radiographic interpretation. In addition, laboratory activities will supplement the concepts that are presented.

Activity Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
*Discuss adult learning principles and apply them to educational situations.
*Discuss accreditation standards for radiology and apply them to program outcomes and measurement strategies.
*Develop performance criteria and discuss faculty calibration for grading dental radiographs.
*Discuss the most recent concepts in radiology.
*Apply radiographic interpretation principles.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Morning: 8:30-12:00
I. Education Foundations
a. Learning Principles
b. Teaching Strategies
c. Adult learning
II. Radiology Accreditation Standards
III. Outcomes
IV. Measurement of outcomes

Afternoon: 1-4:30
I. Performance Criteria
a. How do you establish it
b. Group work to establish their own
II. Grading
a. How do you put into a measureable scale
III. Calibration of faculty

Friday, July 18, 2014
Morning: 8:30-12:00
I. Highlights of Radiology Concepts
a. Radiation Physics/Biology
i. Inverse Square Law
b. Projection Geometry
i. Localization
ii. Buccal Object Rule
c. Digital, CBCT and Extra-oral Radiography
i. Panoramic Errors

Afternoon: 1-4:30
II. Problem solving intra-oral technique errors lab
III. Localization Lab
IV. Extra-oral, CBCT lab

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Morning: 8:30-12:00
I. Radiography interpretation
a. Normal radiographic anatomy
b. Caries
c. Perio
d. Other Conditions


Sally Mauriello, RDH, Ed.D. is a Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry. She received her A.A.S. in dental hygiene from Central Piedmont Community College, her B.S. in Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University.

Vickie Overman, RDH, M.Ed. currently serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill and the director of the Preventive-Recall Service. She received her B.S. in dental auxiliary teacher education at UNC in 1981 and a master's degree in adult and higher education in 1983.

Enrique (Rick) Platin, RTR, MS, Ed.D is a clinical professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and General Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. He was trained in radiological sciences at New York Policlinic Medical School and Hospital, received a B.A. in romance languages and physical sciences from Queens College, City University of New York, an M.S. in education from Western Illinois University, and a doctorate degree in health occupations education and adult community college education from North Carolina State University.

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Cancellations and Refunds:
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Monday, July 7, 2014. No refunds will be issued after July 7, 2014.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.