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Radiographic Positioning, Cleaning, Probing & Charting Best Practices Lab

TrainingSession Information
Curriculum Number: RACE 30610 | Provider: Developed
Hours: 8.00 | Credits:     RACE CE: 8.00 - Non-Scientific Clinical
Manager: Krystal Fultz | Manager Email:

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TrainingSession Details

Clinical Dentistry Training for the Technician (RACE #30610)

We know it is not enough simply to have the right equipment and a trained staff of veterinarians. A thoroughly trained team of technicians can turn your dental suite into a highly efficient patient treatment center. Trained to the highest standards, your technicians can clean, probe, radiograph and chart the teeth, then hand the case to the veterinarian for assessment and treatment. This full-day, hands-on lab will teach technicians how to probe and chart a patient’s oral cavity and acquire diagnostic quality radiographs, so doctors can identify pathology and make treatment decisions quickly while the patient is still under anesthesia.  Technicians will also be taught proper operation and maintenance of dental equipment and instruments, helping to preserve your clinic’s investment and ensure the safety and comfort of your patients.  NOTE: Price per attendee is $695.00

Click on the image to view a YouTube video where Dr. Charlier describes our full day clinical training for doctors and technicians.



  • Help participants become familiar with best practices for cleaning, probing and charting

  • Show participants how to recognize common pathology found in probing and how to properly chart it

  • Offer hands-on practice performing supra/subgingival scaling and teeth polishing

  • Provide training in the functionality and care of the dental machine and hand pieces

  • Help participants become familiar with different dental radiography positioning techniques

  • Offer hands-on practice obtaining radiographs of maxillary and mandibular teeth

  • Show how to troubleshoot common positioning errors and understand their causes and resolution

  • Provide training on functionality of the X-ray generator

  • Provide training on imaging software and sensor care

Agenda (Total 8 CE hours)

Radiographic Positioning
Imaging Techniques (30 Minutes)

  1. Parallel
  2. Bisecting angle
  3. SLOB rule

Canine Views (90 minutes)

  1. Demonstrate with skull
  2.  Participants practice each image with skull before moving on to the next image
  3. Images
    1. Maxillary incisors (103-203)
    2. Maxillary canine (104, 204)
    3. Maxillary premolars (105-107, 205-207)
    4. Maxillary premolar (108, 208)
    5. Maxillary molars (109-110, 209-210)
    6. Mandibular molar (310-311, 410-411)
    7. Mandibular molar (309, 409)
    8. Mandibular premolar and molar (307-308, 407-408)
    9. Mandibular premolars (305-306, 405-406)
    10. Mandibular canines (304, 404)
    11. Mandibular incisors (403-303)

Break (15 Minutes)

Feline Views (60 Minutes)

  1. Demonstrate with skull
  2. Each participant practices each image with skull before moving on to the next image
  3. Images
    1. Maxillary incisors (103-203)
    2. Maxillary canines (104, 204)
    3. Maxillary premolars and molar (106-109, 206-209)
    4. Mandibular premolars and molar (307-309, 407-409)
    5. Mandibular canines/incisors (404-304)

Common Positioning Errors (60 Minutes)  Problem, Cause and Resolution

  1. Area of interest not on image
  2. Partial image
  3. Light image with poor contrast
  4. Dark image with poor contrast
  5. Blurred image
  6. Clear circular perimeter
  7. Elongated image
  8. Foreshortened image
  9. Superimposition
  10. Sensor misplacement

Cleaning, Probing & Charting Best Practices

Cleaning (60 Minutes)

  1. Preparation (Chlorhex rinse, B4/After pics, no mouth gags, proper attire/safety)
  2. Execution – tools; sub/supra gingival scaling, polishing, probing, charting
  3. Clean up, maintenance and care

Common pathology/probing & charting (90 minutes)

  1. Review of anatomy; triadan numbering
  2.  Probing technique
  3. Abbreviations “A through X”

Break (15 Minutes)

Dental Machine Use and Maintenance (30 Minutes)

Hands on practice – Cleaning, Probing & Charting (60 Minutes)

  1. Prep
  2. Scaling & Polishing
  3. Probing
  4. Charting