Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

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 using phosphor plates, scanning phosphor plates and mounting digital intraoral images, interpretation of radiographic errors and recognition of anatomical landmarks.  Theory is applied in the laboratory setting on radiographic phantoms and adult patients.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  DEN 101 Dental Hygiene I, DEN 103 Oral Anatomy & Physiology, DEN 108 Infection Control in Dentistry, DEN 109 Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I

Corequisites:  Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 107 Introduction to Periodontology, DEN 110W Dental Materials, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, CLT 208/209 Pathogenic Microbiology/Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory 

Credits: 2
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.
  5. Expose and scan quality intraoral images while adhering to all radiation safety requirements.