Radiation Safety Certification—Refresher

Course Date & Location

  • Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
    9:00—11:00 AM

    Montgomery Township Park & Recreation Bldg.
    1030 Horsham Rd., Montgomeryville, PA 18936


PDHA Academy Member $15.00
ADHA/PDHA Member $25.00
Dentist/Non-Member Hygienist/Staff $45.00

MUST register ONLINE by Dec. 31, 2018 There will be no registrations taken on the day of the course.

NO REFUNDS! If PDHA must cancel the course, your fee will be fully refunded.

Contact Information

Angela McDougal


This course is approved by the PA Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies and is acceptable for Dentists, RDHs, EFDAs. While we make every effort to run courses that will count towards your license renewal, the PA State Board of Dentistry has the final say on what courses they will accept based on the state practice act.

Presented by the Southeast Component of PDHA

Earn 2 CEU Credits

Course Description:

The use of radiography for medical diagnosis is a key component to the oral health professional. Although the dental practice exposes patients to some of the lowest amounts of medical radiation, it is important to stay current on the safety and best practices to protect the patient and the provider. This course will review the science and safety of radiology in accordance to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This course will also provide you with the most current policies and procedures of radiation exposure and practice, and proper disclaimer information to post in the healthcare setting.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:
• Understand radiation science
• Review X-ray imaging techniques and safe practices
• Know how to properly maintain a quality assurance (QA) program, safety plans, and documentation
• Review regulations and policies per the guidelines set by the PA DEP

Speaker, Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP

Laura Crawford is an enthusiastic and passionate dental hygienist residing in central Pennsylvania. As an active member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, Laura is currently serving as a Northwest Component Trustee, Continuing Education Co-Chair for Sector 2 & 3, and the PDHA Membership Chair. She practices chair side for Dr. Eddie Kotary, DMD, and Dr. April Detar, DMD in State College, PA. Laura is also a clinic instructor in the Dental Hygiene program at Pennsylvania College of Technology. She has experience practicing chair side in multiple healthcare settings including, public schools, private practice, community clinic, and community volunteering events. She has also coordinated and implemented dental health fairs in Managua, Nicaragua on two separate occasions.

* Two contact hours of radiation continuing education are required every 4 years by the PA Department of Environmental Protection for all persons who expose radiographs and the owners of x-ray equipment.