72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class.
Credit for Prior Learning Options Available
Prepares students to operate x-ray units and expose bitewing, periapical, extra oral, and occlusal radiographs. Emphasis is placed on protection against x-ray hazards. Students process, mount, and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value. In this course students demonstrate competency on a manikin. In addition, students expose bitewing radiographs on a peer, role-play patient. This course is aligned to serve students in the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant programs.
Prereq: Oral Anatomy, Embry & Histology, Dental Hlth Safety; Corequisite: DH Process 1 if Dental Hygiene student. If Dental Asst student, Dental Hlth Safety, Dental & Gen Anatomy, Dental Chairside, Materials, DA Clinical and DA Professionalism.