This foundational lecture/clinical course introduces students to the history and current application of radiation in dentistry. The components, operation and variables of 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 and quality assurance are discussed. Digital and conventional intra-oral radiographic technologies and imaging techniques are studied. In the clinical setting, using digital and conventional technology and various imaging techniques, competencies are met through simulated manikin (SIM) practice.
Course code: DENT 1505
Length: 50.0 hours
PrerequisitesMeet Certified Dental Assisting program admission requirements.
CorequisitesAll Term 1 courses DENT 1501, DENT 1502, DENT 1503, DENT 1504
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.