DH 181 - Dental Radiography Laboratory II
Credit Hours: 1
Practical application of the knowledge gained in DH 180 will include infection control, supplemental intraoral techniques and panoramic radiography. Hands-on training in identification of anatomical landmarks, dental caries, calculus and commonly used restorative dental materials as seen on intraoral and panoramic radiographic images. Minimum passing grade is "C-."
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- apply principles of professional, legal and ethical conduct, along with effective professional communication skills in all interactions with patients, peers, and other health care professionals;
- apply Infection Control Protocol to prevent cross contamination of equipment, image receptors and instruments in a clinical environment;
- integrate descriptive terminology as it relates to dental radiographic images;
- identify and describe normal tooth anatomy and supporting structures as viewed on intraoral or panoramic images;
- differentiate abnormalities, artifacts or foreign objects viewed on radiographic images;
- describe and categorize the radiographic appearance of dental caries utilizing the radiographic classification of caries;
- identify and describe the radiographic appearance of commonly used restorative materials;
- recognize periodontal disease as it appears radiographically utilizing AAP criteria;
- distinguish trauma, pulpal and periapical lesions as seen on radiographic images;
- select supplemental intraoral techniques; and
- identify patient preparation and positioning errors, and articulate corrective action necessary to improve image.
Prerequisites: All required first semester courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum must be passed.
Corequisites: All required spring semester, first year courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum.
Concurrent Registration: DH 180
Withdrawal from or failure of a required course prevents further progression in the curriculum. General education courses may be taken earlier than indicated but may not be taken later than the prescribed schedule.