Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 256 Dental Imaging

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

Corequisites: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , and DHYG 247  

Quarters Offered: Summer

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

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

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20