Sep 24, 2022
DA 128B - Dental Radiology
An introduction to basic concepts of radiology, including radiation protection, intraoral and panoramic techniques of film exposure, processing and mounting.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply the principles of radiation protection to maintain optimal health and safety to patient and operator during radiation exposure.
- Demonstrate care of all radiation equipment and supplies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the correct maintenance and care of dark room supplies and equipment, automatic processor and manual processing tanks.
- Apply the principles of x-ray production to prepare dental radiographs of high quality utilizing bisecting and right angle (paralleling) techniques.
- Apply the principles of film processing to product dental photographs of high quality utilizing automatic and manual processing procedures.
- Demonstrate at a 75% proficiency level the procedures for the following radiographic views: bitewing, full mouth, occlusal, panoramic, pedodontic and mixed dentition.
- Apply the principles of digital radiography to produce radiographic images of high quality utilizing digital hardware and software.
- Recognize radiographic anatomical structures in the analysis and interpretation of radiographs.
- Apply knowledge of anatomical landmarks to mount film in proper arrangement utilizing lingual and labial mounting methods.
- Recognize the factors, which affect the diagnostic usefulness and quality of finished radiographs.
- 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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