SRJC Course Outlines

4/24/2024 3:17:36 AMDE 55B Course Outline as of Fall 1997

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DE 55BTitle:  DENT RADIOLOGY 2  
Full Title:  Dental Radiology 2
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

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 65B

Catalog Description:
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Instruction in the advanced techniques of dental radiology, anatomical landmarks, dental anatomy pertaining to dental radiography, exposure and processing faults.  Emphasis is on evaluation of the quality of the films both intra- and extra-oral.  Processing and maintaining automatic processors.  Knowledge of panoramic techniques and other related radiographic equipment.

Completion of DE 55A (formerly DNA 65A) or equivalent with grade of C or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction in the advance techniques of dental radiography, anatomical landmarks, dental anatomy pertaining to dental radiography, exposure & processing faults.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of DE 55A (formerly DNA 65A) or equivalent with grade of C or better.
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: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Analyze and identify the process in which a radiograph is used in
   identifying dental caries, pulp disease, and bone sclerosis.
2.  Demonstrate the techniques used in duplicating films to accepted
   dental practice standards.
3.  Demonstrate the accepted technique for patient radiographic position-
   ing, film placement, angulation, and exposure to produce radiographs
   to accepted dental practice standards on patients for diagnosis by a
4.  Describe exposure techniques and surveys for pediatric, mixed denti-
   tion, edentulous, and special needs patients.
5.  Evaluate the need and explain procedures for occlusal, lateral jaw,
   TMJ, panoramic, and cepholmetric exposures.
6.  Develop knowledge and demonstrate the ability to analyze films to
   correct exposure and processing errors.
7.  Analyze and apply or describe techniques and considerations used for
   patient management when exposing patients with anatomical individual
   difference in size, shape or missing dentition.
8.  Distinguish radiographically between normal dental anatomy and
   structures from possible abnormalities or pathological conditions.
9.  Describe automatic processing to manufacturers' recommendations.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Quality Assurance
    A.  Quality film
    B.  Review patient and staff radiation safety procedures
II.  Mounting
    A.  Care and storage of film
III. Bisecting the Angle Technique
    A.  Advantages and disadvantages
    B.  Principles of the technique
IV.  Ownership of Radiographs
V.   Darkroom Processing Procedures
VI.  Evaluation of Radiographs
VII. Extra-oral Techniques and Occlusal Techniques
VIII.Radiographic Interpretation

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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, Field work, 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, Field work, 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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Torres, H. & Ehrlich, A. Modern Dental Assisting. 5th Ed. W.B. Saunders,
Chasteen, J. Essentials of Clinical Dental Assisting. 5th Ed. Mosby, 1996

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