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Sinclair College

DEH 1308 Dental Radiology

Scientific principles of radiation, radiographic production and patient management in dental practice. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Dental Health Sciences
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DEH 1202 AND DEH 1203 


  • Identify the parts of the dental x-ray machine and state the effects of each on beam quality and image.
  • Apply technical skills and analyze the need for various imaging techniques.
  • Relate the principles of radiation production to radiation protection.
  • Demonstrate principles of maintenance, film handling and record keeping relative to quality assurance.
  • Identify patient consideration protocols and issues.
  • Interpret and present radiographic findings as normal or abnormal and identify supporting structures, landmarks and artifacts.
  • Collaborate with community partners to develop service-learning lesson plans for oral presentation in diverse community settings.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2