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This new edition successfully combines elements of radiographic technique with interpretation information for readers. Five sections cover the concepts of radiologic imaging, radiographic techniques and procedures, special imaging techniques, radiation health, and assessment and interpretation. Based on the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology guidelines published by the American Association of Dental Schools, this unique book features numerous high-quality photographs, radiographs, and line drawings. New information on digital radiography, radiation health, periodontal disease, and image assessment is included, as well as chapter review questions, case-based questions, and workshop and laboratory exercises. To help readers prepare for certification, sample multiple-choice and case-based questions for the National and State Board Certification Examinations are also included.
I: CONCEPTS OF RADIOLOGIC IMAGING Introduction to Dental Radiology 1. Production of X-Rays 2. The X-Ray Machine, Attenuation, and Recording of Radiographic Images 3. Diagnostic Quality of Dental Radiographs II: RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES 4. Radiographic Infection Control Procedures 5. Intraoral Radiographic Techniques 6. Processing and Film Mounting Procedures 7. Analysis of Errors and Artifacts 8. Quality Assurance and Legal Aspects III: PANORAMIC AND SPECIAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES 9. Concepts of Panoramic Radiography 10. Troubleshooting Panoramic Techniques 11. Special Imaging Techniques and Digital Radiography IV: RADIATION HEALTH 12. Radiation Biology 13. Radiologic Health and Protection V: RADIOLOGIC IMAGING INTERPRETATION 14. Normal Intraoral Radiographic Anatomy 15. Radiologic Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease 16. Abnormalities of Teeth 17. Radiologic Diagnosis of Caries 18. Radiologic Diagnosis of Periapical Disease