2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DA 128B - Dental Radiology

Credits: 3
An introduction to basic concepts of radiology, including radiation protection, intraoral and panoramic techniques of film exposure, processing and mounting.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the principles of radiation protection to maintain optimal health and safety to patient and operator during radiation exposure.
  2. Demonstrate care of all radiation equipment and supplies.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the correct maintenance and care of dark room supplies and equipment, automatic processor and manual processing tanks.
  4. Apply the principles of x-ray production to prepare dental radiographs of high quality utilizing bisecting and right angle (paralleling) techniques.
  5. Apply the principles of film processing to product dental photographs of high quality utilizing automatic and manual processing procedures.
  6. Demonstrate at a 75% proficiency level the procedures for the following radiographic views: bitewing, full mouth, occlusal, panoramic, pedodontic and mixed dentition.
  7. Apply the principles of digital radiography to produce radiographic images of high quality utilizing digital hardware and software.
  8. Recognize radiographic anatomical structures in the analysis and interpretation of radiographs.
  9. Apply knowledge of anatomical landmarks to mount film in proper arrangement utilizing lingual and labial mounting methods.
  10. Recognize the factors, which affect the diagnostic usefulness and quality of finished radiographs.
  11. Recognize and correct errors in exposure and processing, which occur in dental radiographs.

Prerequisite: DA 108B  and DA 115B  and DA 118B  and DA 124B  each with a grade of C or higher
Corequisite: DA 119B  and DA 123B  

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