Fundamentals of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology provides a concise overview of the principles of dental radiology, emphasizing their application to clinical practice. * Distills foundational knowledge on oral radiology in an accessible guide * Uses a succinct, easy-to-follow approach * Focuses on practical applications for radiology information and techniques * Presents summaries of the most common osseous pathologic lesions and dental anomalies * Includes companion website with figures from the book in PowerPoint and x-ray puzzles
About the author J. Sean Hubar, DMD, MS, is Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Acknowledgments Section One: FUNDAMENTALS A. Introduction B. History C. Generation of x rays D. Exposure controls E. Radiation dosimetry F. Radiation biology G. Radiation protection H. Patient selection criteria I. Analog film versus digital image J. What do dental x-ray images reveal? K. Intraoral imaging techniques L. Intraoral technique errors M. Extraoral imaging techniques N. Quality assurance O. Infection control P. Occupational radiation exposure monitoring Q. Hand-held x-ray systems Section Two: INTERPRETATION R. Localization of objects (SLOB rule) S. Recommendations for interpreting images T. X-ray puzzles: spot the differences U. Radiographic anatomy V. Dental caries W. Dental anomalies X. Osseous pathology (alphabetic) Y. Lagniappe (miscellaneous oddities) Section Three: APPENDICES Appendix 1: FDA recommendations for prescribing dental x-ray images Appendix 2: X-radiation concerns of patients: question and answer format Appendix 3: Helpful tips for difficult patients Appendix 4: Deficiencies of dental imaging terminology Appendix 5: Tools for differential diagnosis Appendix 6: Table of radiation units Appendix 7: Table of anatomic landmarks Appendix 8: Table of dental anomalies Appendix 9: Table of osseous pathology Appendix 10: Common abbreviations and acronyms Appendix 11: Glossary of terms References Index