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
10. Evaluate the quality of films produced with instructor.
I. Application of X-Ray to Dentistry
A. Exposure Factors
III. Operation of Equipment
A. Control Panel
B. Head Unit
C. Production of Radiation
IV. Patient Positioning
VI. Bite Wing Examination
VII. Periapical Examination
|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%
Haring & Lind, Dental Radiology Principles and Techniques, 1st ed., W.B.