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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DHDA-114 Dental Radiography

Credits 4 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: 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. Co-requisite: DHDA-114L, DAST-120, DAST-121, DAST-122, DAST-123
Division signature is required for registration. The biology physics health and safety of radiology as well as the exposure processing mounting evaluation and interpretation of radiographs.

Course Outcomes
1. Historical background of radiology 2. Historical background of dental radiology 3. Basic principles and concepts of radiation 4. Component parts of the dental e-ray machine 5. Production of x-rays 6. Factors affecting the quality of the beam and image including digital radiology 7. The effects of ionizing radiation on living tissues 8. Radiation bio-effects, health and safety 9. Radiation protection procedures for the operator and patient 10.Selection of appropriate radiographic surveys, film size, speed, duplication, and record keeping 11. Quality assurance procedures 12. Viewing techniques, principles of interpretation 13. Normal anatomical structures 14. Panoramic and other extra-oral techniques 15. Examples of alternative imaging modalities and techniques 16. Evaluation of radiographs and problem solving solutions 17. Legal issues related to dental radiography