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DES1200 Dental Radiology

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2 credit hour(s) | Spring
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or better in DES1020 .
Corequisite(s): DES1200L .
This course for dental assisting or dental hygiene students includes the study of theory and principles used to expose, process and mount dental radiographs. Topics include recognition of normal and abnormal conditions visible on dental radiographs and the identification of hazards and safety precautions pertinent to radiographic procedures. Intraoral and extraoral techniques will be discussed, as well as the types of films, sensors and cassettes that might be used. Digital radiography principles and techniques will be included. Quality control procedures will be followed in both the darkroom and chair-side settings. The course content will be structured to complement laboratory activities. Special emphasis will be placed on infection control. Carpal radiographs will be included as required by Florida law. Contact: 2 hours per week. Does not count toward A.A. degree.

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