Dental X-ray Techniques

Techniques Class I

This course covers the history of radiography with particular attention given to the potential hazards of radiation. State and OSHA safety laws are discussed along with procedures for effecting proper protection. The students learn about the different types of dental x-ray units, x-ray film, and the procedure for exposing a bitewing film.

Dental X-ray Techniques II

Students learn how to expose dental periapical x-ray film using the Rinn Paralleling Technique using the XCP film holder. Film development and mounting are discussed and practiced. Students are given a demonstration of panoramic radiology and gain an understanding of this special procedure.