Sep 23, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

DHY 108 - Dental Hygiene Radiology

4 credit hours - Two hours lecture weekly and four hours laboratory weekly; one term.
Discuss the principles and practice of dental radiography. Examine the background of dental x-rays, clinician responsibilities, radiation safety and the biological effects of radiation. Demonstrate x-ray production, processing, mounting, intra- and extra-oral techniques, quality assurance, radiographic selection criteria, radiographic interpretation of anatomy and artifacts, infection control, and patient management. Lab fee $250.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program.

Corequisite(s): DHY 100 , DHY 102 , DHY 104 , DHY 106 .

Course Outcomes:
  1. Explain the basic biology, physics, and characteristics of and protection for radiation.
  2. Discuss the basic responsibilities of a dental radiographer. 
  3. Apply safety control protocols.
  4. Describe basic processing techniques, equipment, and film characteristics.
  5. Demonstrate the correct techniques to acquire various types of dental radiographs.
  6. Analyze radiographs for quality.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to correctly mount and interpret various dental anomalies and anatomy.