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It's Radiology Week! Here is a breakdown of what students learn weeks 2-4:
Week 2
Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization:
CLASSIFICATION OF PATIENT CARE ITEMS, INSTRUMENT PROCESSING AREA, PRECLEANING AND PACKAGING INSTRUMENTS, METHODS OF STERILIZATION, STERILIZATION MONITORING, HANDPIECE STERILIZATION
Foundations of Radiography, Equipment, and Radiologic Safety:
DISCOVERY OF RADIATION, RADIATION PHYSICS, THE DENTAL X-RAY MACHINE, X-RAY PRODUCTION, TYPES OF RADIATION, CHARACTERISTICS OF RADIOGRAPH BEAM, RADIATION EFFECTS, RADIATION MEASUTREMENTS, RADIATION SAFETY
Dental Film and Processing Radiographs:
DENTAL FILM HOLDERS, DENTAL FILM, TYPES OF FILM, FILM PROCESSING, PROCESSING ERRORS
Extraoral & Digital Radiography:
PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHY, EXTRAORAL RADIOGRAPHY, DIGITAL RADIOLOGY
Week 3
Principles and Techniques of Disinfection:
ENVIRONMENTAL INFECTION CONTROL
Intraoral Radiography:
FULL MOUTH SURVEY, INTRAORAL X-RAY TECHNIQUES, PARALLELING TECHNIQUE, BISECTING TECHNIQUE, BITEWING TECHNIQUE, OCCLUSAL TECHNIQUE, PATIENTS WITH SPECIAL MEDICAL/ DENTAL NEEDS, RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE ERRORS, MOUNTING DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS
Week 4
Legal Issues, Quality Assurance, and Infection Control
X-ray patient day

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