Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
DA 125
Course Title:
Dental Radiology III (Lab)
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
60
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

Provides advanced x-ray clinical experience including extra-oral and x-rays for children and edentulous patients. Includes radiographic experience during private practice internships. Prerequisites/concurrent: DA 114, DA 115, DA 119, DA 135, and DA 152.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Be prepared for Oregon's practical examination certification requirement by exposing and processing a FMX on a board patient in a safe and effective manner.

  • Safely expose patient radiographs in a PCC clinical setting.

  • Efficiently and safely expose a variety of diagnostic dental radiographs in a workplace setting.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be evaluated on their performance in their internship sites on the radiography skills, knowledge and professionalism expected of a dental assistant. Attendance will also be considered as part of the grade.

Satisfy the practical examination requirement for certification in Oregon by exposing and processing two FMX's on a patient in a safe and effective manner. (The number of total patients needed for this requirement will be dependent on student's success in completing an acceptable FMX to send in for certificate application. Some students may not need two patients) 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Radiation safety

  • Intra-and extra-oral techniques

  • Patient management

  • Professionalism

  • Producing a quality image

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Place and expose radiographs with increasing proficiency and efficiency on both manikins and patients.

  2. Monitor and maintain the equipment in an orderly manner.

  3. Demonstrate consistent application of the principles of safety.

  4. Demonstrate courtesy and comply with ethical, legal and professional standards when working with patients in both the campus clinical lab and at the internship site.

  5. Expose radiographs on patients seeking treatment at the internship site as directed and under supervision of the sponsoring dentist.

  6. Evaluate film quality.

  7. Research new techniques within the field of Radiology and write a research paper.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

  • Safely expose patient radiographs in a PCC clinical setting.

  • Efficiently and safely expose a variety of diagnostic dental radiographs in a workplace setting.

  • Self-evaluation of exposure errors and how to fix them.
  • Demonstrate proper chart documentation according to industry standards.

Communication
Hours: 3

  • Safely expose patient radiographs in a PCC clinical setting.

  • Efficiently and safely expose a variety of diagnostic dental radiographs in a workplace setting.

  • Record information in patient charts following industry standards.

Human Relations
Hours: 3

  • Safely expose patient radiographs in a PCC clinical setting.

  • Efficiently and safely expose a variety of diagnostic dental radiographs in a workplace setting.

  • Practice student €“to- student film placement and more advanced radiograph exposure for patients utilizing patient management techniques for the radiographic patient introduced in DA 121.
  • Utilize peer evaluation concepts introduced in DA 121.
  • Utilize team building concepts introduced in DA 111 while performing more advanced radiographic techniques.
  • Utilize peer evaluation concepts introduced in DA 121.