Tuesday - Thursday 8:00-8:50 AM
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
1. Discuss the progress of radiography from its discovery to the present, naming the pioneers and their contributions.
2. Identify techniques that have helped to make x-ray a safe and reliable diagnostic tool.
3. Differentiate between the various atomic and molecular structures important to radiography and the common characteistics of radiation
4. Identify ways x-rays interact with matter.
5. Discuss the major components and functions of a dental x-ray machine.
6. Identify the factors invlved in x-ray generation and the sequential steps that must be followed in operating the x-ray machine.
7. Identify the basic requirements of an acceptable diagnostic radiograph.
8. Differentiate between the effects of variations in milliamperagae, kilovoltage, distance and exposure time on the resulting radiograph.
9. Compare the theories of biological damage and the effect or radiation on somatic and genetic cells.
10. Identify the body cells in order of their radiosensitivity and the factors that determine radiation injuries.
11. List the sequence of events following exposure to radiation and the possible short and long term effects of irradiation, including the effects of oral radiation therapy.
12. Identify the areas of professional responsibility and concern for radiation safety including legislation affecting radiation and define the procedures for maintaining radiation safety and the goals of quality assurance programs.
13. Define the terms used to measure radiation.
14. Differentiate among the terms used in radiatin safety procedures as well as discussing various radiation monitoring devices.
15. Identify the components, identification marks, sizes, customary usage and emulsion speed of intraoral dental films.
16. Discuss the different digital sensors used in dental radiography and their application.
17. Identify various extraoral projections and their application to diagnostic dental radiography.
18. Identify the sequence of steps in processing dental radiographic film.
19. Use and maintain darkroom equipment (film processor safe light, etc.).
20. Compare and contrast between manual and automatic film processing.
21. Identify the major components of processing solutions and explain the function of each.
22. Recognize and identify the major radiographic landmarks of the maxilla and mandible.
23. Differentiate between the terms radiolucent and radiopaque and how the apply to evaluation of dental radiographs.
24. Identify radiopaque and radiolucent dental materials, dental caries, radiopaque and radiolucent pathology and alveolar bone loss.
25. Identify common radiographic errors know how to correct them.
FOUR EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN FOR THIS COURSE.
EACH EXAMINATION WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE FROM THE
FIRST CLASS SESSION.
92-100 = A
83- 91 = B
75-82 = C
65-74 = D
AS WITH ALL DENTAL HYGIENE COURSES, A 75 AVERAGE IS THE MINIMUM PASSING SCORE
Four (4) examinations will be given for this course. Each examinations will be comprehensive from the first class session.
Students missing an examination due to illness or unavoidable contengency will be allowed to make up the examination on the day of their return to school. No grade higher than a 90 will be given for a make-up examination. Students will be allowed to make up only one (1) examination per semester
WATER BOTTLES, CELL PHONES, CALCULATORS OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ROOM DURING ANY EXAMINATION. POSSESSION OF ANY OF THESE ITEMS DURING AN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSTRUED AS ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY.
Dental Hygiene Program grading scale:
92-100 = A
83-91 = B
75-82 = C ( 75 average is minimum acceptable grade for this course)
65-74 = D
MORE THAN TW0 (2) ABSENCES FOR ANY REASON WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF 5 POINTS FROM FINAL COURSE GRADE FOR EACH ABSENCE OVER THE ALLOWED TWO. IN CASES OF ILLNESS OR OTHER CONTINGENCIES, CASES WILL BE HANDLED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. TWO (2) TARDIES WILL BE THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE (1) ABSENCE. STUDENTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS PERIOD TO GET CREDIT FOR A CLASS SESSION. STUDENTS LEAVING CLASS EARLY WILL BE COUNTED AS ABSENT.
STUDENTS MISSING AN EXAM DUE TO ILLNESS WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE UP THE EXAM ON THE DAY OF THEIR RETURN TO SCHOOL. NO GRADE HIGHER THAN A 90 WILL BE GIVEN FOR MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS. STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE UP ONLY ONE (1) EXAM PER SEMESTER
USE: Cell phone use (texting or verbal) is extremely disruptive to your fellow classmates and to the faculty
teaching your course. Therefore, the use of cell phones will not be tolerated, FOR ANY REASON. If you
utilize your cell phone it will be confiscated for the remainder of the scheduled day. Repeat offenders
will be asked to leave the classroom and will be required to meet with the faculty and the chair of the
Dental Hygiene Department. In cases of emergencies, please notify spouses, family and friends to
contact you via the program secretary at 397-4764.
More than two (2) absences for any reason will result in a loss of 5 points from final course grade
for EACH absence over the allowed 2. In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual
decisions may be made. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students must be
present for the entire class period to get credit for a class session. Students leaving class early will be
counted as absent.
Dental Hygiene Honor System:
All Dental Hygiene courses adhere to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of dental hygiene courses are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism
MSU COHSHS Student Conduct Appeals Committee
All Midwestern State University (MSU) students may legitimately appeal a course grade if 1) the student has not be evaluated according to the same criteria as his or her classmates, or 2) an error has been made in grading and/or posting (MSU Student Handbook, p. 37.) In addition, the Office of the Dean of Students has the responsibility to enforce standards of conduct for students as outlined in the MSU Student Handbook (p. 70-80).
When enrolled in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (COHSHS), students are often assigned to community agencies, such as health care facilities, social service agencies, or athletic environments, as part of their academic process. During these experiences, the student is expected to behave in a manner required of professionals working in this environment. COHSHS students may also be required to successfully complete a licensing/certification process following graduation. As a result, students in these programs are often held to a different academic and/or behavioral standard than students in other MSU programs. For example, students may not be allowed to progress in a program if they have been unsuccessful (D or F) in a certain number of courses in the major. In these circumstances, COHSHS faculty and administration, all of whom have had similar professional experience, may make decisions which negatively impact students’ programmatic progress.
COHSHS students have a right to a review of decisions made by the program faculty, which prevent individuals from progressing in their program in a timely manner. However, those who participate in the review must understand the context of the professions involved. Therefore, issues concerning the professional conduct of students in the COHSHS will NOT be brought to the University Grade Committee, but to the COHSHS Student Conduct Appeals Committee. Specifically, the COHSHS Student Conduct Appeals Committee will review faculty decisions related to:
SEE COHSHS WEB SITE FOR A COMPLETE COPY OF THIS POLICY
The Americans with Disabilities Act:
Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504
and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.