Jan 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog
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DA 211 - Dental Radiology 2

3 Credit(s)

Must be enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program. Continuation of DA 210. Provides basis for occlusal film projections, digital radiology, 3D imaging and extra-oral radiographs. Students apply all skills learned in Fall term, and progress to exposure of dental images on clinical patients.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Accurately utilize terminology as presented in this course and DA 210
2. Use understanding of ionizing radiation and basic principles of x-ray generation to adhere to ALARA standards
3. Demonstrate understanding of factors influencing image formation and image receptors to avoid non-diagnostic films
4. Utilize radiological health protection and safety measures
5. Adhere to legal guidelines related to dental radiology
6. Accurately utilize exposing, processing, and mounting procedures for indirect and direct digital radiography
7. Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance procedures and record keeping
8. Identify normal radiographic landmarks, artifacts and shadows as they appear on images to determine diagnostic from non-diagnostic
9. Utilize appropriate intraoral radiographic techniques including paralleling and bisecting based on anatomy
10. Utilize appropriate aseptic techniques in all radiology procedures and clinic areas
11. Demonstrate knowledge of the equipment, benefits and procedures used in digital radiography
12. Demonstrate knowledge of the equipment, benefits and procedures used in 3D imaging
13. Understand the different types of extra-oral radiographs and exposure techniques
14. Expose various occlusal projections
15. Demonstrate correct use of NOMAD imaging system
16. Demonstrate knowledge of exposing and interpreting panographs
17. Understand and utilize the concepts of dealing with special needs clients
18. Know Lane Community College's radiation policies



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