Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists

Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists

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For one/two-semester courses in Oral Radiology, and introductory and advanced courses in dental radiographic techniques.This easy-to-read text combines theory and basic application of dental radiography with practical hints for dental hygiene and dental assisting students. A clear writing style and emphasis on radiographic techniques make this text perfect for use in both the classroom and more

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 198.1 x 259.1 x 18.5mm | 1,138.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0130932310
  • 9780130932310

Table of contents

I. HISTORY AND RADIATION BASICS. 1. History of Dental Radiography. 2. Characteristics of Radiation. 3. The Dental X-Ray Machine-Components and Functions. 4. Producing Quality Radiographs. II. BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF RADIATION AND RADIATION PROTECTION. 5. Effects of Radiation Exposure. 6. Radiation Protection. III. DENTAL X-RAY FILM AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES. 7. Dental X-Ray Films. 8. Dental X-Ray Film Processing. 9. Identifying and Correcting Faulty Radiographs. 10. Quality Assurance in Dental Radiography. IV. RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND MOUNTING RADIOGRAPHS. 11. Normal Radiographic Anatomy. 12. Mounting and Viewing Dental Radiographs. V. INTRAORAL TECHNIQUES. 13. Intraoral Radiographic Procedures. 14. The Periapical Examination. 15. The Bitewing Examination. 16. The Occlusal Examination. 17. Radiographic Techniques for Children. 18. Radiographic Techniques for the Endentulous Patient. 19. Digital Radiography. VI. EXTRAORAL TECHNIQUES. 20. Extraoral Radiography. 21. Panoramic Radiography. VII. DENTAL RADIOGRAPHER FUNDAMENTALS. 22. Infection Control. 23. Patient Relations and Education. 24. Managing Patients with Special Needs. 25. Regulations and Legal Aspects. VIII. RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION. 26. Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation. 27. Periodontal Disease. 28. Dental Caries. Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. more