Improve Dental Imaging in Your Practice: Radiographs & Photographs with Rina Nowka and Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler

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Presenter: Rina Nowka, RDH, MA & Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 130
Subject: Electives Lecture
Breakfast & Lunch Included


Course Description:

Dental imaging historically has consisted of two areas: Radiography and Photography.

Today imaging also consists of image scanning to replace physical impressions (technically a subset of photography/videography).

This course will cover the first two areas.

Photography is an asset that is often overlooked in the dental practice. With today's greater patient expectations, competition, EHR, and continued progress of clinical imaging, photography is needed now more than ever for continued success and growth.

Proper use of photography takes your practice to a higher level of excellence in many ways. You may not realize what you're lacking until you begin to implement photography in your practice. This course will help you take your practice to a higher level!

Photography is necessary for documentation, before and after photos, insurance submissions, cosmetic dentistry, soft tissue pathology, orthodontics and restorative dentistry, patient progress, improving your technique, and preventing complications. Outside of the operatory, photos are necessary for internal and external marketing, teaching, and even for updating your resume/CV.

Both doctors and staff (hygienists, clinical assistants, and administrative staff) should be well trained in the needs, uses, and techniques to use photography most effectively.

You will learn:

  • Why It is essential to use photography in your practice
  • How to use photography for
    • treatment planning and consultation
    • internal and external marketing
    • cosmetic simulation imaging
    • documentation
  • How photography will expand your practice
  • Types of cameras and when to use each
    • (DSLRs, point and shoots, intraoral, and video)
  • Methodology for taking both extraoral and intraoral photos
  • Photography resources
  • Proper photo storage and categorization
  • Patient questions
  • Patient consent forms

Radiography has advanced with the ever- improving advent of digital sensors and software as well as with three dimensional techniques (CBCT).  However, the basic skill of taking excellent radiographs, especially in difficult situations, is an art that requires updating and honing both old and new techniques.

Has it been a while since you’ve taken dental radiographs? Is your technique a bit “rusty”? Are you unfamiliar with working with sensors and digital radiographs?

Radiology will cover:

  • Dental radiation safety review – safe operator practices and factors that contribute to radiation safety
  • Intraoral radiography – principles of the paralleling bisecting and bitewing technique; advantages and disadvantages; common errors – how to avoid and correct the; patients with special needs
  • Radiograph viewing and image interpretation - descriptive terminology, review of caries interpretation, periodontal disease, pathology, periapical disease, foreign objects, dental materials and artifacts
  • Film vs. digital - How to adapt; pros and cons; infection control

About the Speakers

Rina Nowka, RDH, MS

Rina Nowka, RDH, MS

Rina Nowka is a practicing dental hygienist for over 30 years. She received her RDH at Bergen Community College, her Bachelor of Science Degree and her Master of Arts Degree in Health Education from Montclair State University. For 9 years, Ms. Nowka was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at NYU College of Dentistry. Ms. Nowka worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals as a Professional Sales Representative and National Trainer.

She has published in the Journal of Dental Education and has lectured at numerous dental meetings. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Bergen Community College in the Dental Hygiene Department.

Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AAACD

Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler

Dr Feiler is a passionate and interactive presenter dedicated to educating you and your staff to improving your practice success and the health of your patients. Dr Feiler has been practicing advanced surgery in his practice as a comprehensive oral healthcare provider since its inception. Dr. Feiler assists teaching all hands on portions of the many diverse surgical courses at NJHPDI each year. He especially enjoys teaching dentists how to integrate surgical skills as they practically fit into the many areas of multidisciplinary care in general and group practice.

Dr Feiler is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also attained fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler has a large multi-specialty, multi-location group practice he founded over 35 years ago. As a graduate of Rutgers College as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he later taught prosthodontics and oral diagnosis, he has written and continues to write articles and teach all aspects of oral health. This has expanded into founding and directing the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers a variety of continuing education courses for dental professionals

"I absolutely loved it. Ms. Rina was amazing at teaching everything she knows on the subject and I learned how to be a better xray technician!"

        – Mr. Nikauris Abreu, Yonkers, NY

"Dr. Feiler and his staff showed me how easy and useful it is to incorporate photography in my practice."

"Ms. Nowka was very informative and knowledgeable. The whole team was so professional! Also loved the review of how to interpret x-rays!"

        – Ms. Christy Fondevilla, Bedminster, NJ


Dentists: $275   |   Staff $195


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