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|DH 244A - Oral Radiology|
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Understand the purpose and use of panoramic imaging and utilize this knowledge on live clients. 2. Understand the principles and application of extra-oral imaging, including types and composition of extra-oral film. 3. Discuss the use and rationale of vertical bitewing exposures. 4. Learn the basic skills required for radiographic interpretation of dental caries. 5. Learn the basic skills required for radiographic interpretation of periodontal disease. 6. Learn the basic skills required for radiographic interpretation of pulpal and periapical lesions. 7. Learn the basic skills required for radiographic interpretation of developmental disturbances and lesions associated with bone. 8. Understand the principles of digital and newer imaging systems as well as utilizing digital radiography and dental practice management systems. 9. Learn the basic skills required to expose radiographs on pedodontic and partially/fully edentulous clients. 10. Understand the importance of quality assurance, and practice radiologic health and safety measures. 11. Understand how to maintain processing equipment to consistently produce quality radiographs. 12. Understand and utilize film and PID placement using both the paralleling and bisection of the angle techniques. 13. Understand the concept of patient management 14. Demonstrate accurate recording of radiographic information in client’s record. 15. Demonstrate strict adherence to all methods for the prevention of disease transmission presented Know Lane Community College’s radiation policies.
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