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Taking Diagnostically Acceptable Radiographs: The Importance of Being a Straight Shooter (AGD 730)

Presenter: Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd


This live webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of how to provide quality, predictable, and diagnostically acceptable radiographs while minimizing radiation to ensure patient safety.


Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd
Marianne Dryer is a dynamic speaker, educator and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention and radiology technique. Marianne’s experience in dentistry spans over 30 years. She is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine.

Marianne was the first year coordinator at Collin College in Dallas Texas for six years where she was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year. She has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College since 2007. Marianne is also a Periodontal Instrumentation Instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc., an educational program for dental and dental hygiene faculty. She has been a strong advocate for introducing ultrasonic instrumentation into dental hygiene curriculums earlier and with more structured, foundational content.





Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to: 

1. Examine the critical role radiographs play in the assessment and diagnosis of dental disease.
2. Recognize advantages, varieties and limitations of digital x-ray systems.
3. Identify common errors clinicians experience and solutions to overcome these.
4. Examine the products available to help the clinician achieve radiographic success.


The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dentistry. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the ADAA does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or technique.

The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices. 

Credits earned upon completion of this course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.

This course has been produced in part by a grant from the Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF).


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