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.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|MAT 011 - Beginning Algebra or MAT 011B - Beginning Algebra with Review of Arithmetic|
|ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II|
|REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II|
|The following courses must be taken along side this course|
|DHG 100 - Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene I. May be taken prior or during course.|
|DHG 111 - Dental Anatomy. May be taken prior or during course.|