University of Southern California

Ostrow School of Dentistry

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Oral Diagnosis and Radiology (DIAG)

DIAG 415 Radiographic Techniques (1) Clinical application of radiographic chairside and dark room techniques and quality control.

DIAG 521 Principles of Oral Radiology (2) Introduction to ionizing radiation and its use in the health professions; radiation biology, physics and hygiene; descriptive terms used in radiography, with illustrations; documentation.

DIAG 522 Radiographic Techniques (1) Clinical applications of radiographic chairside and darkroom techniques; quality control and evaluation of the radiograph.

DIAG 523 Oral Maxillofacial Imaging (2, Sm) Clinical application of intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques; emphasis upon radiation physics, biology, safety, film and digital imaging and image interpretation.

DIAG 615 Digital and Oral Maxillofacial Imaging (2-4, FaSp) Introduction to computer based imaging in dentistry. Student will learn to use video cameras, scanners, intraoral sensors and advanced imaging technology. Open to dentistry and dental hygiene majors only. Prerequisite: DIAG 521, DIAG 522.

DIAG 621 CAD/CAM in Dentistry (1) Modern principles of dental Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Manufacturing and will fabricate such restorations in the laboratory.