Develop your imaging skills with Radiology for the Dental Professional, 10th Edition. With a wealth of features that underscore practical application, you will not only learn the proper step-by-step techniques for safe and effective dental imaging, but you'll also learn how to evaluate and, if applicable, interpret the images. This full-color 10th Edition boasts new content on digital imaging, expanded information on radiation safety and infection control, plus updated new photos of the latest techniques and technology. New chapter summaries and review questions further reinforce your understanding and application skills, and feature boxes help you troubleshoot and prevent common errors. Overall, it's the ideal radiology introduction for anyone pursuing a successful career in the dental professions!
Approachable writing style simplifies complex concepts for easier reading and comprehension.
Step-by-step illustrated procedure boxes detail key skills and competencies.
Common Errors features explain mistakes and provide strategies to prevent or resolve them.
Advantages/Disadvantages boxes summarize the pros and cons of each radiographic technique.
Key terms are listed on the chapter opening page, highlighted in text, and defined in back-of-book glossary.
NEW! Content on digital imaging has been added throughout the text, as well as expanded information on radiation safety, infection control, and more.
NEW! Full-color design with updated photos and illustrations includes all-new images of techniques and the latest equipment.
NEW! Expanded focus on radiographic interpretation and evaluation equips you to help provide optimal patient care.
NEW! Chapter review questions help you assess your understanding of chapter material and identify strengths and areas for improvement.
NEW! Chapter summaries review key concepts and skills and serve as checkpoints for comprehension.
1 Ionizing Radiation and Basic Principles of X-Ray Generation 2 The Dental X-Ray Machine 3 Image Formation 4 Image Receptors 5 Biologic Effects of Radiation 6 Patient Protection 7 Operator Protection 8 Film Processing: The Darkroom 9 Infection Control in Dental Practice 10 Intraoral Technique: The Paralleling Method 11 Accessory Radiographic Techniques: Bisecting Technique and Occlusal Projections 12 Panoramic Radiography 13 Extraoral Techniques 14 Radiography of the Temporomandibular Joint 15 Digital Imaging 16 Advanced Imaging Systems 17 Quality Assurance 18 Patient Management and Special Problems 19 Film Mounting and Radiographic Anatomy 20 Principles of Radiographic Interpretation 21 Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease 22 Pulpal and Periapical Lesions 23 Developmental Disturbances of Teeth and Bone 24 Bone and Other Lesions 25 Legal Considerations Appendix: Common Error Summaries Glossary Index