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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.00||Lecture Scheduled||.50||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||8.75
|Minimum||1.00||Lab Scheduled||1.50||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||26.25
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||2.00|| ||Contact Total||35.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 17.50||Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50||
Instruction in the advanced imaging technique of the extraoral panoramic dental radiology. Emphasis is on evaluation and interpretation of intraoral and panoramic images utilizing recognition of anatomical landmarks, dental anatomy, restorations, and disease processes. Patient dental radiological services are provided by students after competency is demonstrated on manikins.
Course Completion of DE 55A
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Instruction in the advanced imaging technique of the extraoral panoramic dental radiology. Emphasis is on evaluation and interpretation of intraoral and panoramic images utilizing recognition of anatomical landmarks, dental anatomy, restorations, and disease processes. Patient dental radiological services are provided by students after competency is demonstrated on manikin
Prerequisites:Course Completion of DE 55A
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
1. Demonstrate an expanded knowledge of oral imaging, including proficiency in basic and
advanced exposure techniques and identification skills.
2. Consistently demonstrate comprehension of radiation safety as it relates to the patient and
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate intraoral and panoramic radiological imaging on manikins utilizing correct
safety precautions, positioning, exposure settings, and processing or image capture
2. Demonstrate intraoral and panoramic radiological imaging on patients utilizing correct
infection control, safety precautions, positioning, exposure settings, and processing or
image capture techniques.
3. Discuss principles of infection control utilized in operatory preparation, film or sensor use
and processing contaminated film.
4. Implement appropriate radiation protective measures for the protection of the operator and
the patient utilizing the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle.
5. Discuss the use of quality control measures to assure the production of diagnostic images.
6. Discuss safety and environmental responsibilities for dental radiography.
7. Demonstrate anatomical film mounting.
8. Discuss the advantages and disadvantage of panoramic radiography.
9. Define the roles of the dental auxiliary and the dentist in image evaluation, interpretation and
10. Evaluate intraoral and panoramic images for errors based on diagnostic image criteria.
11. Identify normal anatomical landmarks of the maxilla and mandible on intraoral and
12. Identify normal dental deviations from normal anatomy resulting from trauma, disease, and
13. Basic carious lesions on images and factors that would influence interpretation.
14. Describe the appearance on images of restorative materials such as amalgam, porcelain, gold,
cements, and composites.
15. Describe the uses of extraoral imaging and the purpose of each of the extraoral projections.
16. Compare and contrast conventional film and digital imaging with respect to radiation
exposure, equipment, image capture, maintenance and convenience.
17. Describe modifications in technique for special needs patients, and pedodontic patients.
18. Discuss duplication of films.
Topics and Scope
I. Intraoral Imaging*
A. Equipment preparation
B. Patient preparation
C. Infection control
D. Quality assurance
E. Safety precautions
F. Processing or image capture
II. Panoramic Images*
A. Advantages and disadvantages
B. Equipment preparation*
C. Patient positioning*
D. Infection control*
E. Quality assurance*
F. Safety precautions*
G. Processing or image capture*
III. Infection Control*
A. Cross contamination
IV. Quality Assurance*
C. Image receptors
E. Monitoring and record keeping
V. Safety And Environmental Responsibilities*
B. Use and disposal of chemicals and lead
VI. Patient Management*
A. Special needs patients
B. Patient management techniques
VII. Radiographic Landmarks
B. Normal landmarks of the skull
C. Dental anatomy
VIII. Image Evaluation*
B. Corrections of errors
IX. Image Interpretation*
B. Dental caries- basic
C. Restorations and dental materials - basic
X. Extraoral Imaging
B. Types of projections
XI. Duplicating Films
XII. Digital Radiography
B. Types of digital imaging
C. Comparison to conventional film
*These items are introduced in lecture, and the related skill is performed in the lab.
XIII. Laboratory Exercises
A. Production of diagnostic images with proper contrast, density, definition, and minimal
magnification or anatomic distortion.
B. Demonstration of radiographic interpretation to include recognition of basic anatomic
landmarks, dental anatomy, and restorations.
C. Demonstration of panoramic technique.
D. Application of infection control techniques for prevention of disease transmission, safety
precautions following the ALARA Principle (as low as reasonably achievable), and
quality assurance procedures to protect the operator, patient and environment.
1. Reading from text (10-15 pages per week)
2. Quizzes (3-6), midterm, final
1. Skill demonstrations
a. Manikin imaging-supplemental techniques; occlusal, distal-oblique, localization, vertical
and pedodontic bitewings. Student and instructor written evaluation of radiographs.
b. Panoramic image: student placement and manikin
c. Digital survey: student placement and manikin
2. Clinical Experience
a. Patient images: Minimum of 4 full mouth surveys. One of the 4 FMX will be used for
b. Student and instructor written evaluation of radiographs
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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 - 40%
|Evaluations with interpretations||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
|Patient: 4 adult surveys; 1 pedodontic survey; 1 panoramic. Manikin images and digital survey. Student placement practice.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 30%
|Midterm, quizzes, and written and laboratory final||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Modern Dental Assisting. Bird, Doni and Robinson, Debbie. Elsevier. current edition
Dental Radiography, Principles and Techniques. Iannucci, Joen and Howerton, Laura. Elsevier. current edition
Dental Radiography, Principles and Techniques, Workbook and Laboratory Manual. Iannucci, Joen and Howerton, Laura. Elsevier. current edition
Instructor prepared materials