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Safe and Effective Use of Handheld Radiography

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Following safety guidelines and implementing proper technique are integral to the efficient use of handheld X-ray devices.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify strategies to ensure the safe use of portable dental X-ray devices, or handhelds.
  2. Explain the necessary strategies to reduce the risks of radiation exposure while using handhelds.
  3. Discuss the proper technique for capturing high-quality radiographs while decreasing safety risks with handhelds.

This course was issued in December 2019 and expires December 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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