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Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology

New edition of a popular textbook of dental radiography and radiology for undergraduate and post-graduate dental students and general dental practitioners The volume is now available with an all new online self assessment questions and answers module and an online, regularly updated, summary of the current UK ionising radiation legislation and guidance on good practice for all dental practitioners as well as a summary of the latest UK guidance in relation to the use of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) equipment. The self assessment questions have been specially prepared for each of the 32 Chapters to enable students to assess their own knowledge and understanding as they prepare for examinations. These include a mixture of single best answer and multiple correct answer questions, drag and drop identification of radiological anatomy as well as new examples of various pathological conditions to enable practice of diagnostic skills.


Dental students, postgraduate students, specialist trainees and qualified general dental practitioners - particularly for those preparing for examinations and professional qualifications

Paperback, 488 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4599-8


  • "The book is detailed and comprehensive covers almost all that a general practitioner, undergraduate and postgraduate could want to know about radiology and radiography... The book is well laid out, with each chapter starting with the basics before moving on to more complex areas. This is helpful as it means the information is accessible to all; you can start from the beginning and work through full chapters, or simply access a particular area you are interested in...There is the additional benefit of an online self-assessment module, available once you purchase the book, which contains multiple choice questions, extended matching questions and 'drag and drop' style questions. This would be very useful for anyone revising for undergraduate or postgraduate examinations... I can see why previous editions of this book have been so popular. It is easy to dip in and out of, so knowledgeon particular topics can be easily refreshed. The clear explanations make a potentially arduous topic to revise interesting read. A must have for undergraduates and GDPs alike!"

    British Dental Journal, January 2014

    Great informative book giving all the basics of radiation protection, technique and a helpful section on how to improve image quality with selection of poorly positioned radiographs. I recommend this title for the dental room in X-ray departments and/or dental nurses/students.

    Amazon Review



    1. The radiographic image


    2. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays

    3. Dental X-ray generating equipment

    4. Image receptors

    5. Image processing

    6. Radiation dose, dosimetry and dose limitation

    7. The biological effects associated with X-rays, risk and practical

    radiation protection


    8. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection

    9. Periapical radiography

    10. Bitewing radiography

    11. Occlusal radiography

    12. Oblique lateral radiography

    13. Skull and maxillofacial radiography

    14. Cephalometric radiography

    15. Tomography and panoramic radiography

    16. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

    17. The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance

    18. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities


    19. Introduction to radiological interpretation

    20. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations

    21. The periapical tissues

    22. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease

    23. Implant assessment

    24. Developmental abnormalities

    25. Radiological differential diagnosis - describing a lesion

    26. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws

    27. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws

    28. Bone diseases of radiological importance

    29. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton

    30. The temporomandibular joint

    31. The maxillary antra

    32. The salivary glands

    Bibliography and suggested reading


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