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.
I. Quality Assurance
A. Quality film
B. Review patient and staff radiation safety procedures
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
|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%
Torres, H. & Ehrlich, A. Modern Dental Assisting. 5th Ed. W.B. Saunders,
Chasteen, J. Essentials of Clinical Dental Assisting. 5th Ed. Mosby, 1996