Dental Radiology (DHG 155)

This course enables the dental hygiene student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to produce dental radiographs of diagnostic quality with minimum patient exposure to radiation. Topics of study include the principles of radiation physics, radiation biology, radiation safety, radiographic technique, patient management, quality assurance, patient selection criteria, mounting and evaluation, recognition of anatomic landmarks and common radiographic findings and alternate imaging modalities. A laboratory component provides the student with the opportunity to learn and practice radiology skills on simulation manikins in preparation for operating competently in the clinic environment. This course is subject to a course fee.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
Special Admission Guidelines and admission to the Dental Hygiene Program

Corequisites

The following courses must be taken along side this course
DHG 100 - Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene I and DHG 111 - Dental Anatomy. May be taken prior or during course.
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