SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2024 7:59:41 AMDE 55A Course Outline as of Fall 1997

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DE 55ATitle:  INTRO DENT RADIO 1  
Full Title:  Introduction to Dental Radiology 1
Last Reviewed:11/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DNA 65A

Catalog Description:
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Instruction in the basic principles of radiography, history, protection and safety guidelines.  Physics and biological effects of radiation for the patient's and operator's protection and comfort.  Types of films, exposures and manual processing techniques on mannequins.  The relationship of dental anatomy and facial structures to the exposure and mounting of films.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction in the basic principles of radiography, history, protection & safety guidelines; the relationship of dental anatomy & facial structures to the exposure & mounting of films.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Explain the properties and principles of the emission of x-rays, the
   biological effects and sources.
2.  Demonstrate knowledge of the history of x-rays in dentistry, and
   identify and apply the various terms applicable to dental radiology.
3.  Identify the components and function of dental x-ray equipment.
4.  Describe the hazards, maximum permissible dose, and demonstrate the
   application of the protective considerations when working with
   x-radiation equipment for the patient operator and additional
   personnel in the office.
5.  Demonstrate knowledge of film composition, the speed and designated
   use for various types of dental film and its inventory.
6.  Describe and apply the technique for placement, exposure, and process-
   ing of dental film to produce three full mouth radiographic surveys
   on a manniquin using the parallel and bisect angle techniques.
7.  Demonstrate manual processing of radiographs, as well as maintain
   the darkroom, tanks and solutions during use to manufacturer's
8.  Analyze the properties and effects of processing solutions.
9.  Demonstrate mounting of radiographs according to accepted dental
   practice standards.
10. Evaluate the quality of films produced with instructor.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Application of X-Ray to Dentistry
II.  Terminology
    A.  Exposure Factors
    B.  Evaluation
III. Operation of Equipment
    A.  Control Panel
    B.  Head Unit
    C.  Production of Radiation
IV.  Patient Positioning
V.   Films
    A.  Types
    B.  Composition
    C.  Processing
VI.  Bite Wing Examination
    A.  Technique
    B.  Evaluation
VII. Periapical Examination
    A.  Technique
    B.  Evaluation
VIII.Mounting Films

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Reading assignments in texts and course syllabus.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 75%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Haring & Lind, Dental Radiology Principles and Techniques, 1st ed., W.B.
Saunders, 1996

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