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    Apr 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DA 104 Dental Radiology

Prerequisite: DA 101  and DA 102  
2 lectures, 4 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
This in-depth introduction to dental radiography concentrates on the history and characteristics of radiation in dentistry, technical aspects of radiation production, computerized digital radiography, and the components and functions of the dental x-ray machine. Hazards, safety precautions, and infection control are covered. Intraoral and extraoral techniques, landmarks, processing of radiographs and the mounting and viewing of films are emphasized. Regulations and management of clients with special needs are covered. Students assess clients, complete treatment plans, and perform a required number of examinations and radiographic surveys on manikins and selected clients in a laboratory setting. Students are responsible for client recruitment.