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Dental Radiography

Principles and Techniques

Providing essential coverage of dental radiography principles and complete technical instruction, Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, 4th Edition, is your key to the safe, effective use of radiation in the dental office. The first ever full-color dental radiography resource, this combination of a textbook and a training manual guides you step-by-step through common procedures, with accompanying illustrations, case studies, and interactive exercises to help you apply what you've learned to practice.


Published: March 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3690-4


  • PART 1: Radiation Basics

    1. Radiation History

    2. Radiation Physics

    3. Radiation Characteristics

    4. Radiation Biology

    5. Radiation Protection


    PART 2: Equipment, Film, and Processing Basics

    6. Dental X-Ray Equipment

    7. Dental X-Ray Film

    8. Dental X-Ray Characteristics

    9. Dental X-Ray Film Processing

    10. Quality Assurance in the Dental Office


    PART 3: Dental Radiographer Basics

    11. Dental Radiographs and the Dental Radiographer

    12. Patient Relations and the Dental Radiographer

    13. Patient Education and the Dental Radiographer

    14. Legal Issues and the Dental Radiographer

    15. Infection Control


    PART 4: Technique Basics

    16. Introduction to Radiographic Examinations

    17. Paralleling Technique

    18. Bisecting Technique

    19. Bite-Wing Technique

    20. Exposure and Technique Errors

    21. Occlusal and Localization Techniques

    22. Panoramic Imaging

    23. Extraoral Imaging

    24. Imaging of Patients with Special Needs

    25. Digital Radiography

    26. Cone Beam Computed Tomography NEW!


    PART 5: Normal Anatomy and Film Mounting Basics

    27. Normal Anatomy: Intraoral Images

    28. Film Mounting and Viewing

    29. Normal Anatomy: Panoramic Images


    PART 6: Radiographic Interpretation Basics

    30. Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation

    31. Descriptive Terminology

    32. Identification of Restorations, Dental Materials, and Foreign Objects

    33. Interpretation of Dental Caries

    34. Interpretation of Periodontal Disease

    35. Interpretation of Trauma and Pulpal and Periapical Lesions


    APPENDIX: Mathematical Formulas Used in Dental Radiography




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