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Identifying Diseases of the Teeth and Oral Cavity through Radiographic Images (AGD 730)

Presenter: Allan G. Farman, B.S.D., EdS, MBA, PhD


By law and by practice, the dentist is responsible for diagnosing conditions of the teeth and jaws.  Nevertheless, the whole team of dental professionals should have knowledge of how basic dental diseases appear on radiographic images.  This knowledge will help the auxiliary to understand the importance of high-quality, diagnostic radiographic images and will, in the long run, make him or her that much more valuable to the dental team.


Allan G. Farman, B.S.D., EdS, MBA, PhD, is a Diplomate of the Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in the Department of Primary Patient Care at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.


After completing this course, the dental professional should be able to:

• Recognize the radiographic appearance of dental caries, periodontal disease, periapical pathology, and healing of extraction wounds.
• Have a basic knowledge of the radiographic appearance of tooth and bone fractures, developmental anomalies and regressive changes of the teeth, and developmental abnormalities of the skull and jaws.


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 the course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.


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