For courses in oral radiography as part of programs for dental assistants and hygienists.
This clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text tightly links oral radiological principles with modern practice. It presents all information needed for introductory courses in dental radiography, preparing students for board and licensing examinations while offering real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Coverage includes: historical perspectives, radiation basics, biologic effects and protection, dental X-ray image receptors, processing techniques; dental radiographer fundamentals, intraoral and extraoral techniques, radiographic errors, quality assurance; mounting and viewing radiographs, and patient management. This Ninth Edition integrates coverage of digital imaging throughout, presents paralleling and bisecting techniques in separate chapters, and adds a new chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities. It also contains many new study questions and improved images.
PART I: Historical Perspective and Radiation Basics 1. Characteristics and Measurement of Radiation 2. The Dental X-ray Machine: Components and Functions 3. Producing Quality Radiographs PART II: Biological Effects of Radiation and Radiation Protection 4. Effects of Radiation Exposure 5. Radiation Protection PART III: Dental X-ray Image Receptors and Processing Techniques 6. Dental X-ray Film 7. Dental X-ray Film Processing 8. Digital Radiography PART IV: Dental Radiographer Fundamentals 9. Infection Control 10. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities 11. Patient Relations and Education PART V: Intraoral Techniques 12. Intraoral Radiographic Procedures 13. The Periapical Examination-Paralleling Technique 14. The Periapical Examination-Bisecting Technique 15. The Bitewing Examination 16. The Occlusal Examination PART VI: Radiographic Errors and Quality Assurance 17. Identifying and Correcting Undiagnostic Radiographs 18. Quality Assurance in Dental Radiography. 19. Safety and Environmental Responsibilities in Radiography PART VII: Mounting and Viewing Dental Radiographs 20. Mounting and Introduction to Interpretation 21. Recognizing Normal Radiographic Anatomy 22. Recognizing Deviations from Normal Radiographic Anatomy 23. The Use of Radiographs in the Detection of Dental Caries 24. The Use of Radiographs in the Evaluation of Periodontal Diseases PART VIII: Patient Management and Supplemental Techniques 25. Radiographic Techniques for Children 26. Managing Patients with Special Needs 27. Supplemental Radiographic Techniques PART IX: Extraoral Techniques 28. Extraoral Radiography and Alternate Imaging Modalities 20. Panoramic Radiography Answers to Study Questions Glossary Index