Dec 02, 2020  
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2020-2021 Catalog
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DXX 128 - Dental Radiography

Credit Hours: 5
Contact Hours: 6


Prerequisites/Other Requirements: Dental Assisting Certificate  or Dental Assisting, A.A.A.S.  or Dental Hygiene, A.A.A.S.   

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: DXX 128 introduces principles of dental imaging. Topics include physics of ionizing radiation, radiation biology, safety precautions, and equipment management.  The laboratory experience consists of image receptor placement and exposure of radiographs on x-ray manikins. Students self-evaluate images for diagnostic quality.  Clinical experiences include image placement techniques and patient management while exposing radiographs.  Students identify anatomical land marks, processing errors, dental materials, and dental disease on patient radiographs.  

This course is offered in the typical lecture/lab format and is also offered in modules. 

DXX 128A (Dental Imaging Techniques on Manikins) - Lecture topics include physics of ionizing radiation, radiation biology, safety precautions, and equipment management. The laboratory experience consists of image receptor placement, and exposure of radiographs on x-ray manikins. Students self-evaluate images for diagnostic quality.

DXX 128B (Dental Imaging Techniques on Patients) - Clinical experiences include image placement techniques and patient management while exposing radiographs. Students identify anatomical land marks, processing errors, dental materials, and dental disease on patient radiographs.

Course Fee: $150.00

Department Consent: Department Consent Required


General Education Distribution Category Met: None



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