Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jun 21, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 326 Radiographic Interpretation

2 credits
This course builds on the scientific foundation established in DHYG 256. The focus along the health-disease continuum shifts toward basic concepts of disease at the cellular and clinical level. Students take radiographs on clinical clients and study the interpretation of radiographs to assist with formulation of the dental hygiene diagnosis.

Prerequisites: DHYG 248 , DHYG 252 , DHYG 253 , DHYG 254 , and DHYG 258  

Corequisites: DHYG 321 , DHYG 322 , DHYG 323 , DHYG 324 , DHYG 325 , and DHYG 329  

Quarters Offered: Winter

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

  • Explain advanced concepts and techniques of intraoral radiographic imaging
  • Identify radiographic images and interpret the findings
  • Complete intraoral and panoramic radiographs
  • Explain advanced concepts and techniques of panoramic radiography
  • Identify problems with panoramic techniques and images
  • Identify normal intraoral radiographic anatomy and landmarks
  • Identify and diagnose periodontal disease and bone loss based on radiographic appearance
  • Explain the localization radiographic technique used to locate foreign objects in the oral cavity

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20