Catalog 2016-2017 
    Dec 18, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 116 Radiology

3 credits
This course introduces radiology as a diagnostic aid, and includes the concepts and principles of x-radiation, x-ray generation and radiation protection.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic principles of radiation biology and the uses of x-radiation in dentistry
  • Discuss the concepts of x-radiation generation and radiation protection
  • Discuss radiographic imaging and imaging techniques for periapical and bitewing radiographs
  • Discuss principles of processing, and processing and mounting technique
  • Discuss characteristics and landmarks of periapical and bitewing radiographs