Key Features

  • Clear and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • More than 600 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-access manner
  • Led by the best known UK textbook author in the subject area who has been heavily involved in the British Dental Association's highly successful on-line course in dental radiography
  • Contains what the Dental Care Professional needs to know and no more, i.e. basic principles of background science, practical details of radiography and an elementary account of radiological interpretation

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

1. The radiographic image

PART 2 RADIATION PHYSICS, EQUIPMENT AND RADIATION PROTECTION

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

3. Dental X-ray equipment, image receptors and image processing

4. Radiation dose, dosimetry and dose limitation

5. The biological effects associated with X-rays, risk and practical radiation protection

PART 3 RADIOGRAPHY

6. Dental radiography – general patient considerations including control of infection

7. Periapical radiography

8. Bitewing radiography

9. Occlusal radiography

10. Oblique lateral radiography

11. Cephalometric radiography

12. Tomography and panoramic radiography

13. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

14. Radiographic assessment and localization of unerupted maxillary canines

15. The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance

PART 4 RADIOLOGY

16. Introduction to radiological interpretation

17. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations

18. The periapical tissues

19. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease

20. Implant assessment

21. Atlas of diseases and abnormalities affecting the jaws

Bibliography and suggested reading

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702051678
Electronic ISBN:
9780702058714

About the author

Nicholas Drage

Nicholas Drage is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff. He qualified from Guy's Dental School in 1989 and, after a year in general dental practice, spent four years in junior hospital posts in various specialities including oral and maxillofacial surgery obtaining his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994. He worked in the Unit of Dental Radiology at Guy’s Hospital for seven years from 1995-2002, firstly as a specialist registrar and then as a lecturer. He obtained his Diploma in Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists in 1997. Nicholas is registered on the General Dental Council’s specialist list for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, has headed up the Unit of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology within the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff since 2002 and is currently a member of the Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (DDMFR) Examining Board of the Royal College of Radiologists. He is responsible for teaching the BDS dental imaging course and lectures on a number of additional post-graduate radiological and radiation protection courses across the UK. He is President–elect of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR).