[Oradlist] Teaching Panoramic Technique

Brenda Horrell brendahorrell2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 14 08:39:43 PDT 2005


At Columbia, the students have hands on panoramic technique (patient
positioning and instructions, processing of image, and error analysis) and
interpretation of images in the summer between 3rd and 4th years.  They are
also required to write radiographic reports on the panoramic images that they
take during 4th year.  

Brenda Horrell

--- Michael Shrout <MSHROUT at mail.mcg.edu> wrote:

> A request from Carl Canning:  Some of you may already have recieved
> this - Mike
> **********************************************
> Hello All,
> I am charged with teaching Radiology here at Dalhousie Dental School
> and for the most part enjoy it. 
> One recent challenge has been implementing some method of teaching
> students panoramic technique.
> It has been pointed out by the Curriculum Committee that this is one
> area where our graduates feel ill prepared and that I should make an
> effort to begin to remedy this . 
> I think pan technique has also been listed as a competency for Canadian
> dentists though I understand that may be in the process or have changed
> recently. I don't know whether that may be indicative of a change in
> thinking in this area or not.
> In the six or so years I have been on faculty (part time and full time)
> dental students have had really no hands on instruction with the pan
> machine(s). There is concern among clinic staff and faculty in regard to
> multiple users of the one or two functional machines we have for patient
> care as well as questions about the value of teaching students to use a
> specific machine when they will most likely need to relearn on a
> different one in practice; not to mention the question of whether they,
> or another member of the office staff, will be doing the actual
> exposures in the practice setting.
> Currently all patient pans at the school are done by one of 4 or 5
> rotating DAs who have been trained by our one (part time) RT.
> Could you give me any ideas on how this teaching (preclinical or
> clinical) is approached in your institution and/or any suggestions or
> possible approaches for my situation? 
> .
> Carl
> ps. I'd be happy to provide a summary of responses to anyone who would
> be interested.
> Dr. Carl Canning
> Acting Head, Division of Radiology
> Dalhousie University School of Dentistry
> Halifax, NS
> carl.canning at dal.ca 
> Mike
> _______________________________
> Michael K. Shrout D.M.D.
>   Professor of Oral Diagnosis
>   School of Dentistry
>   Professor of Oral Biology
>   School of Graduate Studies
>   Medical College of Georgia
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