Program: Radiography for the Dental Auxiliary
Course Description: The lecture portion of the class is based on the theories and principles of dental radiography, including radiation safety and equipment, infection control procedures, film exposure and processing; including analysis and correction of errors. Recognition of anatomical landmarks, interpretation and efficient mounting of radiographs will be evaluated. Paralleling and Bisecting techniques along with an introduction and demonstration of digital radiography will be addressed. The participant will demonstrate competency in exposing, processing and mounting a full set of radiographs.
Lecture: 14 hours
Lab: 1-2 hours completed at the participant’s dental office
Radiography Certificate of Training received upon successful completion of the didactic lecture and lab portion.
Brief History of Radiographs, production of x-ray radiation
Radiation Basics, benefits and hazards, genetic and somatic effects, ALARA concept
Equipment, intraoral film components and steps of manual/automatic processing: chemicals and solutions
Explain and Identify paralleling and bisecting techniques
Digital Imaging Discussion: Indirect and Direct
Guidelines for Infection Control
Normal Anatomy and Film mounting,
Radiographic records, labeling and storage