DA 210 - Dental Radiology 1
Must be enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program. Course covers background, terminology, & physics associated with exposing intra-oral radiographs and digital images. Health, safety measures and legalities are included. Exposing technique, processing, mounting and critiquing are covered in lecture and lab.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Define terminology as presented in this course.
2. Understand ionizing radiation and basic principles of x-ray generation.
3. Understand factors influencing image formation and image receptors.
4. Know the biological effects of radiation.
5. Know radiological health protection and safety measures.
6. Know radiographic film composition.
7. Understand legal issues and guidelines related to dental radiology.
8. Know dark room procedures including: film processing, maintenance of darkroom and darkroom equipment, quality assurance and record keeping.
9. Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance procedures.
10. Know normal radiographic landmarks, artifacts and shadows as they appear on film.
11. Know appropriate radiographic surveys, film type and record keeping.
12. Know intraoral radiographic techniques including paralleling and bisecting.
13. Know correct film mounting procedures.
14. Know correct film viewing techniques.
15. Show understanding of appropriate aseptic techniques in the radiology operatories and darkroom.
16. Have an understanding of radiation as a benefit and hazard to society.
17. Know common radiographic errors (exposure and darkroom).
18. Understand the concept of informed consent prior to taking radiographs.
19. Demonstrate the technique and understand the indications for use of the vertical bitewing radiograph.
20. Know Lane Community College's radiation policies.
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