DENT 55A Dental Roentgenography (2)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: DENT 51
and DENT 62
Instruction in the basic principles of radiography, history, protection, and safety guidelines. Physics and biological effects of radiation, for the patient's and operator's protection and comfort. Types of receptors, exposure and autoprocessing techniques on manikins. Composition and preparation of solutions. The relationship of dental anatomy and facial structures to the exposure and mounting of relationship of dental anatomy and facial structures to the exposure and mounting of films. Lab Fee is required.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain and demonstrate the principles of radiation, infection control, safety and quality assurance as they apply to dental radiology
- Outcome 2: Demonstrate the paralleling and bitewing radiographic technique using the principles of radiographic safety to produce diagnostic quality radiographs on a manikin at the novice level
- Outcome 3: Discuss, identify, and demonstrate current dental radiography technology using the resources available at CCSF in the dental assisting program.