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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DHYG-114 Oral Radiography Lab

Credits 2 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite:  Coordinator’s signature is required for registration; Program Eligibility Requirements; Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092.
This hands-on radiography lab allows the dental hygiene student to become entry-level proficient in the application of the principles of dental radiography.

Course Outcomes
1. The basic principles of radiography techniques for specific intra and extra oral films 2. Necessary factors demonstrating the quality of the beam and image production, including digital radiography 3. Importance radiation protection procedures for the operator and patient 4. The proper selections of appropriate radiographic surveys film size, speed, processing, du0plication and record keeping 5. Quality assurance procedures 6. Proper viewing techniques, basic and simple principles of interpretation 7. A basic understanding of normal anatomical structures 8. The evaluation of radiographic techniques and problem solving to make the proper corrections