Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 901817.


Content Presenter

Mary L. Berg, BS, RVT, LATG, VTS(Dentistry)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Dental Radiology Made Easy- Tips and Tricks for Great Rads utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Dental radiographs are an essential part of the oral exam. The crown is just the tip of the iceberg. Approximately 42% of dental pathology is found subgingivally. Radiographs will help diagnose pathology that is not visible from the surface and confirm suspect pathology as well as help demonstrate the pathology to the client. Dental radiographs can improve the standard of care in your practice and increase your clinic’s revenue. This course will share methods to make taking dental radiographs a dream.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • outline what constitutes a diagnostic dental radiograph
  • discuss simplified techniques to obtain dental radiographs
  • explain the importance of taking a full series at each COHAT


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

...I loved being able to watch the presentation twice so I could jot down notes, then put the vidoe into action, then watch again to make sure I didn't miss any key points. The images were all very helpful.

...I always have issues taking radiographs in dorsal recumbency, but the pictures of positioning helped me visualize it better.

...I really enjoyed on the instructor explained the x-ray machine and also what % was to be used for certain teeth. Also the little tricks come in handy.

...It was done very nicely and hope to be able to take better dental radiographs because of it

...I've been acquiring radiographs in lateral position and learned how much quicker it will be with a patient in sternal and dorsal recumbency. Eager to try these positions out!


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

Please use this link to view the Withdrawal Policy for this course.