Description: This is a laboratory course in which dental assisting student demonstrate radiation protective techniques, caring for dental x-ray equipment, exposing, processing, mounting, and evaluating dental radiographs. Exposures are accomplished using dental film, digital imaging, Nomad handheld unit, and photography on manikins (DXTTR) in preparation for exposures on real patients. The student identifies radiographic landmarks and basic caries as well as periodontal disease processes on intraoral and panoramic radiographs with beginning level competence. The student demonstrates the ability to expose DXTTR's radiographs and to produce a set of bitewing radiographs on a live patient. This course is for students who have been admitted to the Dental Assisting Program.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):