Dental Radiography
Prepares dental auxiliary students to operate x-ray units and expose bitewing, periapical, extra oral, and occlusal radiographs. Emphasis is placed on protection against x-ray hazards. Students also process, mount, and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value. In this course students demonstrate competency on a manikin. In addition, students expose bitewing radiographs on a peer, role-play patient. Students gain further experience in exposing radiographs on patients in the clinical portion of their program. This course also provides the background in radiographic theory required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments. Pre-requisites: completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Dental Health Safety, 10-508-101, and Dental and General Anatomy, 31-508-304.
Grading Basis
DENTHYG 10508103
Academic Group
Associate Degree
Academic Organization
Health Related Professions
Enrollment Requirements
Student must be enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program. Prerequisites: General A & P(20806206) or A&P2 (20806208), Microbiology (20-806-273) and Gen, Org & Bio Chem (20806201). Student must be enrolled in all 1st semester Dental Hygiene courses.
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer