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DHYG 142   Dental Radiography* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

This course prepares the dental hygiene student to expose, process and critique intra and extra oral radiographs for clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on technique and individual patient radiographic need using standardized As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts. Students process, mount and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value associated with patient care. Radiation production, biology and safety are required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments for optimum patient care.