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DEN 106 - Clinical Dental Radiography


Radiation physics and biology; understanding of radiation health, safety and protection; concepts of radiological imaging, production of x-ray, x-ray machine attenuation, recording of radiographic images and diagnostic quality or radiographs, intraoral dental radiographic techniques, film processing and mounting, interpretation of radiographic errors and recognition of anatomical landmarks.  Theory is applied in the laboratory setting on radiographic phantoms and adult patients.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 107 Introduction to Periodontology, DEN 110W Dental Materials

Credits: 2
Hours
1 Class Hour, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Describe the production of x-radiation.
2.  Describe the principles of dental radiographic imaging and the production of a quality radiographs.
3.  Explain the biological effects of radiation.
4.  Describe the safety factors necessary to make radiation as safe as possible for the patient and the dental hygienist.

Intended Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Expose and process quality intraoral films while adhering to all radiation safety requirements.



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