Lectures and demonstrations are coordinated with laboratory practice on mannequins to develop mastery of digital dental radiographic techniques as well as processing, mounting, and evaluating films. Other topics include radiographic interpretation, radiographic landmarks, and localization techniques. Emphasis is placed on patient and operator protection and equipment function. Patients are scheduled near the end of term when students exhibit acceptable skills. (Prerequisites: ADED 100C and ADED 134C; corequisites: ADED 136C and ADED 114C)
A grade of C or higher is required in BIOL 195C, BIOL 196C, BIOL 202C, CHEM 125C, and in ADED courses (unless course syllabi state otherwise) to progress in the Dental Hygiene program. Courses with virtual/online labs are not accepted.