CDE: A Review of Dental Radiographic Guidelines, X-Ray Machines, Radiation Biology and Protection with an Update on 2019 X-Ray Regulations

Feb, 2019
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Penn Dental Medicine, Room B-13

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Registration Fee: Free
CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
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Course Description

The topics covered in this lecture will be basic dental radiographic guidelines as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration, the newer DC X-ray machines, digital radiographic techniques, radiation biology and protection as well as a review of the 2019 changes and new requirements in the Pennsylvania Code of Regulations ( Chapter 221): X-rays in the Healing Arts.

Educational Objectives

  • Orient faculty and staff to the 2019 changes and new requirements in the Pennsylvania Code of Regulations Chapter 221: X-rays in the Healing Arts.
  • Recognize basic radiation biology principles in the context of interactions in dental intraoral, panoramic and CT imaging
  • Identify safe practices for patients and staff during dental x-ray imaging including proven methods for reduction of patient radiation dose.


Mel Mupparapu, DMD, MDS, DABOMR Mel Mupparapu is a professor and Director of Radiology at Penn Dental Medicine. A graduate of Penn Dental Medicine, Dr. Mupparapu is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and was a past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. A former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of numerous technology-related grants, Dr. Mupparapu published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and 4 book chapters.

Dennise Magill, MS, DABR Dennise Magill is a Senior Medical Physicist working with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Medical Physics and provides accreditation, regulatory and technical support to the imaging departments at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Health System, Penn Dental Medicine, and Penn Veterinary Hospitals. Her research interests are in patient and staff radiation dosimetry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.