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DENT 122 Radiology I/Lab

Credits: 2 (1 Lecture, 1 Lab)

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program

This course is the first part of a two semester course. This semester will provide the foundation for the safe, effective use of radiation in the modern dental office. This course will involve the study of dental radiology and its application. At the completion of this course, students will be able to safely expose an image and understand what our legal and ethical responsibilities are in regards to radiation exposure. Emphasis will be placed on the following foundational knowledge: radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation health and protection. Student learning outcomes will include techniques of intraoral and extraoral radiography, diagnostic quality of dental radiographs and digital imaging, as well as recognition of normal radiographic anatomy. Hands-on experience with digital radiography will be provided via lab sessions. DXXTR manikins will be utilized by the students in lab sessions as well as community patients, which will aid in better understanding and experience in all techniques. This course is both a lecture course and a lab.