MOD IV OVERVIEW 2021 (Click to download)

 

CDAMP MODULE IV. OVERVIEW (Dental Radiology) – BSH-9211

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Physics & Biological Effects of Radiation
  2. Operator & Patient Safety
  3. Radiograph Exposure & Development
  4. Interpretation & Mounting
  5. Imaging Systems

A. “PHYSICS & BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF RADIATION”:

  • Be familiar with the history of x-radiation
  • Identify parts of the Coolidge tube
  • Explain how x-rays are generated
  • Define the properties of radiation
  • Describe ionization
  • Identify units of radiation measurement
  • Describe the biological effects of radiation exposure

B. “OPERATOR & PATIENT SAFETY”:

  • Be aware of importance of radiation safety standards practiced by the manufacturer, dentist, dental assistant, & patient
  • Understand the ALARA Principle and additional ways to reduce radiation exposure while taking dental radiographs
  • Practice aseptic technique while exposing & developing radiographs
  • Describe a Quality Assurance Program

C. “RADIOGRAPH EXPOSURE & DEVELOPMENT”:

  • Identify components of the x-ray unit and their function
  • Identify types of film, their speed, size, and composition
  • Describe proper care and storage of dental film
  • Describe the principles of Bisected Angle and Paralleling techniques
  • Assemble film holders and positioning devices
  • Expose, develop, mount, and label a full mouth radiographic series
  • Familiarize with occlusal and various types of extra-oral radiography
  • Expose film on edentulous, pediatric, and special needs populations
  • Explain special considerations when taking radiographs during endodontic treatment
  • Process films using the time/temperature method
  • Clean and maintain an automatic processor

D. “INTERPRETATION & MOUNTING FILMS”:

  • Identify the placement of films on a mount
  • Know which way the film is placed in a mount or in a digital format

E. “IMAGING SYSTEMS”:

  • Identify different imaging systems