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This module is part of a 2-volume set. Part 2 of this module explains the dental assistant’s role in dental radiography procedures; including bitewing and periapical full mouth series radiographs, utilizing the utilizing the bisection of the angle technique.

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This module is part of a 2-volume set. Part 2 of this module explains the dental assistant’s role in dental radiography procedures; including bitewing and full mouth radiographs utilizing the bisection of the angle technique (bisecting technique). The bisecting technique refers to the placement of the film and the location of the x-ray head in relation to the bisecting angle which is half way between the angle of the x-ray film and the long axis of the tooth. Film holding devices, such as the XCP (extension-cone paralleling) device are explained in this module, along with the 5 basic rules for performing the bisecting technique.

Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Dental assistant preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Procedure for bitewing radiographs using bite tabs
Step 2.1 - Film placement and exposure
Step 2.2 - End of procedure
Step 3 - Full-mouth radiograph procedure using the bisecting technique
Step 3.1 - Film placement and exposure
Step 4 - Complete the procedure
Step 4.1 - Post-procedure steps
Step 4.2 - Film processing
Step 4.2.1 - Darkroom procedures
Step 4.2.2 - Automatic processing
Step 4.2.3 - Manual processing
Step 4.3 - Radiograph mounting
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for dental radiography procedures utilizing the bisecting technique.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for dental radiography procedures utilizing the bisecting technique.
  • Understand radiation safety protocols for dental radiography procedures.
  • Demonstrate the correct placement and exposure of bitewing radiographs utilizing bite tabs and digital sensors.
  • Understand how to mount bitewing radiographs.
  • Demonstrate the correct placement and exposure of a full-mouth series of radiographs utilizing bisecting technique with bite blocks and digital sensors.
  • Understand the correct procedures for processing film.
  • Understand concepts of mounting radiographs.
  • Know the correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Define and demonstrate correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Describe clinical safety per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Understand the impact of the state Dental Practice Act.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

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