DENT-135 - Dental Radiography

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 33 hours Prerequisites: None Delivery Method: On-campus Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/DENT135.pdf

This course introduces students to the basic science of radiation including its discovery, history and modern use within the dental profession. Participants study the necessary equipment and supplies for the various types of films and images that are utilized in the dental profession. This course teaches students to critique films and explain the cause and effect of various equipment and armamentaria adjustments. Students review tips for gaining patient cooperation and a variety of techniques for exposing films and images intra- and extra-orally. This will include the use of both analog and digital radiography. Students cover how to process films. Once radiographic processing is complete, students are responsible to correctly mount radiographs using anatomical landmarks to help accomplish this activity. Quality assurance and the “As Low As Responsibly Acceptable” (ALARA) principle are also addressed.