||In this course dental assisting students expose full-mouth series, both film-based and digital, extra-oral and specialized radiographs on adult and child patients. Emphasis is placed 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.
- Illustrate proper x-ray unit and digital equipment operation.
- Expose full-mouth radiographs on patients to include permanent, primary and mixed dentitions using both film-based and digital techniques.
- Illustrate safe radiation exposure procedures and infection control practices.
- Process and produce diagnostic radiographs.
- Mount and evaluate full-mouth survey films and digital images.
- Document procedures in patient chart.
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