Dental Radiography (DAST 1515)

This lecture course introduces the students to the history and current application of radiation in dentistry. The components, operation and variables of the dental x-ray machine are examined in tandem with the principles of radiation biology, safety and protection for patients and operators. Radiography prescription requirements, chart entries, quality assurance and image management are discussed. Digital and conventional intra and extra-oral radiographic technologies and various imaging techniques are explored. Principles for inspecting and assessing the oral cavity and dentition and the required modifications in exposure techniques are examined.
Course code: DAST 1515
Credits: 2.5
Tuition: $0*
Length: 75 hours

Prerequisites

DAST 1401, DAST 1402, DAST 1403, DAST 1404.
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