CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

November 1, 2012

Luncheons for Learning
Are Your Intra-Oral Digital X-Rays Disappointing You?

Peter K. Mah BSc, BSc Pharm, D.M.D., M.S.

FORMAT
One day a month a speaker discusses a dental topic during lunch. The sessions are informal and the group has an opportunity to interact with the speaker during the short discussion period at the end of the lecture. It requires only about one and one-half hour of your time to learn the latest developments in many areas of dentistry. It also offers the opportunity to become better acquainted with your colleagues and their staff since all dental allied personnel and technicians are also invited to attend.

OVERVIEW
To create, improve and maintain high quality intra-oral digital radiographs.

OBJECTIVES
• Understand quality assurance requirements as it applies to intra-oral digital radiographs.
• Develop or modify radiographic techniques to ensure compliance with Federal and State mandated requirements for quality assurance.
• Understand and apply methods to optimize image quality and minimize radiation dose in conjunction with ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Possible).
• Understand how to tailor a specific quality assurance program suitable for your dental office's imaging system, software, and x-ray sources using the Digital Dental Quality Assurance Phantom.

PRESENTER
Peter Mah B Sc, B Sc Pharm, DMD, MS, graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1995 and practiced general dentistry for 10 years before returning to graduate school. In July 2005 he entered the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and graduated with both a Certificate in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Masters Degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in May 2008. In his masters project, he developed a method to derive Hounsfield Units in Cone Beam Computed Technology and continues to work with others to implement this technique into clinical use. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant to industry and healthcare organizations.

Currently, he is employed as Senior Research Associate at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the Research Imaging lab where he continues in many facets of dental radiology research. He will give you a presentation on a quality control device which he and his research partners developed in the research lab to monitor and evaluate the performance of digital intra-oral sensors. This product is licensed from the University of Texas. Dr. Peter Mah is a licensed practising dentist in both Canada and the United States.

TIME
Check-in & Lunch: D.S. Cafeteria,
Private Dining Room, 11:30 AM
Program: Thursday, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

LOCATION
Dental School, Private Dining Room in the Cafeteria The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (back of Dental School and adjacent to Visitor Parking Lot.)

TUITION
Includes Luncheon and Lecture
Individual: $49.50

CREDIT (Course Code: 150861A)
AGD Code: 165 Hours: 1

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