Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology

Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology

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By (author) Eric Whaites

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 488 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 28mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 044310168X
  • ISBN 13: 9780443101687
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 842 ills.
  • Sales rank: 134,377

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This is a comprehensive textbook of dental radiography and radiology for undergraduate dental students, postgraduate students and qualified practitioners.

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Eric Whaites heads up the Unit of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiological Imaging at King's College London Dental Institute based at Guy's Hospital in London as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant. He qualified from Guy's Hospital Dental School in 1978. Following a couple of years in general dental practice, he returned to Guy's in 1981 and the following year obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 1984 he obtained his MSc in Dental Radiology from the University of London and in 1990 obtained his Diploma in Dental Radiology (DDR) from the Royal College of Radiologists. Eric was awarded his Fellowship (FRCR) without examination by the Royal College of Radiologists in 2002 and the following year was awarded FDS ad eundem by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Eric is registered on the General Dental Council's specialist list for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is a former President of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR), former President of the European Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (EADMFR), former member of the DDR Examining Board of the Royal College of Radiologists and former Regional Adviser on Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Eric is a well known national and international lecturer on all aspects of dental and maxillofacial radiology.

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction. The Radiographic Image. Part 2 Radiation Physics and Equipment. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays. Dose units and dosimetry. The biological effects and risks associated with X-Rays. Dental X-ray generating equipment. Image receptors. Image processing. Part 3 Radiation protection. Radiation protection and legislation. Part 4 Radiography. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection. Periapical radiography. Bitwing radiography. Occlusal radiography. Oblique lateral radiography. Skull and maxillofacial radiography. Cephalometric radiography. Tomography. Panoramic radiography (dental panoramic tomography). The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities. Part 5 Radiology. Introduction to radiological interpretation. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations. The periapical tissues. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease. Implant assessment. Development abnormalities. Radiological differential diagnosis - describing a lesion. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws. The maxillary antra. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton. The temporomandibular joint. Bone diseases of radiological importance. The salivary glands.