||In this course dental assisting students expose full-mouth series, both film-based and digital, extra-oral and specialized radiographs on adult and child mannequins. Emphasis is on protection against x-ray hazards and record-keeping. Students will also process, mount and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value. In addition, they will use radiographs to explain dental health and treatment plans. Lab sessions will allow students to develop radiographic skills, and clinic sessions create an opportunity for students to enhance their efficiency in radiographic technique.
- Demonstrate x-ray unit and digital equipment operation.
- Expose full-mouth radiographs on patients or mannequins to include permanent, primary/mixed dentitions using both film-based and digital techniques.
- Demonstrate safe radiation exposure procedures and infection control practices.
- Process and produce radiographs and images of diagnostic quality.
- Mount/critique correct full-mouth survey films and digital images.
- Produce radiographs using specialized films and techniques.
- Perform accurate patient film record-keeping and patient management.
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