Course Content and Outcome Guide for DA 122
- Course Number:
- DA 122
- Course Title:
- Dental Radiology II
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Course DescriptionContinued study of the philosophy and principles of dental radiography with review and preparation for National and State certification examinations.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Satisfactorily complete the Dental Assisting National Board Exam in Radiation Health and Safety.
- Work towards satisfying the practical examination requirement for certification in Oregon by exposing and processing a FMX on a MOCK BOARD patient in a safe and effective manner.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Using diagrams and x-rays, locate and label normal anatomic landmarks.
- Complete regular workbook assignments, unit quizzes and final exam.
- Complete lab projects and a practical exam case.
- Complete lab projects and a MOCK BOARD practical exam case.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Biological effects of radiation
- Normal radiographic landmarks
- Exposure and processing errors
- Recognizing restorations
- Quality control
- Image quality
- Bisecting technique
- Film holders
- Introduction to identification of abnormalities
- Automatic processing
- PCC policy and Oregon rules
- Extra-oral and panoramic radiography
- Patient management
- Legal requirements of record keeping
- Application of knowledge and skills to patient care.
- Explain the biological effects of x-radiation on living tissue.
- Analyze the quality of radiographs relative to quality of the image and placement.
- Identify major oral landmarks on both intra- and extra- oral films.
- Troubleshoot exposure and processing errors and make appropriate corrections.
- Read and interpret dentist's x-ray orders.
- Explain Oregon Rules and Regulations and PCC policies and procedures as it applies to dental radiography.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of bisecting, occlusal, panoramic and extra-oral radiographic techniques and use these techniques as appropriate.
- Discuss patient management considerations associated with medically compromised, disabled, elderly and very young patients.
- Identify and locate various abnormalities, lesions and types of dental work on radiograph at an introductory level.
- Discuss the legal implications in regard to record keeping, patient identification, ownership and referrals.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of film holding devices for taking periapical x-rays.
- Describe the uses, advantages and maintenance of the automatic processor and use it to process patient films.
- Place, expose, process and mount dental radiographs with increasing proficiency and efficiency on both manikins and patients.
- Demonstrate professional courtesy and standards when working with patients and co-workers.
- Maintain accurate and timely records of x-ray exposure in patients' charts.