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Dental Radiography - Advanced

Course Number: 31-508-310
Credits: 1
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Description: 31-508-310 DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY - ADVANCED...builds on principles and skills developed in Dental Radiography. Dental assisting students expose full mouth series, extra-oral and specialized radiographs on adult and child patients. Emphasis is placed on protection against x-ray hazards. Students will also acquire and evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic value. In addition, they will use radiographs to explain dental health and treatment plans to patients. (Prerequisite: 10-508-103, Dental Radiography Applications; all other 2nd semester classes; Corequisite: 31-508-311, Dental Assistant Clinical Advanced; all other 3rd semester classes)
Total Credits: 1

Course Competencies

  1. Expose full mouth images on patients to include permanent, primary/mixed and/or edentulous dentitions
  2. Process images of diagnostic quality
  3. Produce extra-oral images
  4. Produce images using specialized techniques

Course details are from the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change after 5/23/2022.