Aug 17, 2022  
TCC Catalog 2016-17 
TCC Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DES1200L Dental Radiology Lab

1 credit hour(s) | Spring
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or better in DEA0020 , DEA0020L .
Corequisite(s): DES1200 .
Students will achieve proficiency in performing radiographic techniques on a DXTTR manikin prior to exposure of radiographs on patients. Intraoral and extraoral exposure techniques will be covered. Students completing this course will be able to produce technically acceptable interproximal and periapical radiographs with bisecting and paralleling techniques on primary, mixed, complete dentitions or edentulous patients. Students will also expose technically acceptable occlusal, panoramic, facial profile and carpal radiographs. Digital radiography will be included. Automatic processing methods are used and film duplication procedures are practiced. Laboratory exercises include mounting and interpretation of films prior to evaluation. Students will learn to distinguish radiographic pathology from normal oral landmarks. Infection control and quality control will be maintained throughout laboratory exercises. Contact: 45 hours per semester. Additional fee. Dental hygiene students take this course in Summer; dental assisting students take this course in Fall. Does not count toward A.A. degree.