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

Course Description

Provides advanced x-ray clinical experience including extraoral images and images for children and edentulous patients. Includes radiographic experience during private practice internships.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Competently expose full mouth series, panoramic, bitewings, and occlusal images.

  • Safely expose patient images in a PCC clinical setting.

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

  • Demonstrate proper infection control protocols.

Aspirational Goals

That every students is competent at exposing images at industry standard level.

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 competency requirement for certification in Oregon by exposing and processing Full mouth Series (FMS)  and Bitewings (BWXs) on patients in a safe and effective manner. (The number of total patients needed to become competent enough to quality for Oregon Certification will be dependent on student's level of competency at the end of the term.  Some students may need to take more images to attain appropriate competency level.

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

  6. Evaluate image quality.

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

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

  • Safely expose patient images in a PCC clinical setting.

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

  • Do a self-evaluation of exposure errors and practice fixing them.
  • Demonstrate proper chart documentation according to industry standards.

Communication
Hours: 3

  • Safely expose patient images in a PCC clinical setting.

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

Record information in patient charts following industry standards.

Human Relations
Hours: 3

  • Safely expose patient images in a PCC clinical setting.

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

  • Practice student –to- student film placement and more advanced image 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 imaging techniques.
  • Utilize peer evaluation concepts introduced in DA 121.