Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Revised and updated to include the latest trends in research and clinical methods, the seventh edition of Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists presents a clearly written treatment of one of the most important techniques used in dental diagnosis. Providing a balance of both essential fundamental theories and the day-to-day clinical procedures practiced in the office, it is an in-depth introduction to dental radiography.


  • 93 new radiographs, diagrams, tables and photographs.
  • Revised writing style is clear and easy to understand.
  • Chapters organized into eight manageable sections.
  • Objectives and Key Terms begin each chapter.
  • Chapter-ending review questions with answers.

Table of Contents

History And Radiation Basics
History of Dental Radiography
Characteristics of Radiation
The Dental X-Ray Machine—Components and Functions
Producing Quality Radiographs
Biological Effects Of Radiation And Radiation Protection
Effects of Radiation Exposure
Radiation Protection
Dental X-Ray Film And Processing Techniques
Dental X-Ray Films
Dental X-Ray Film Processing
Identifying and Correcting Faulty Radiographs
Quality Assurance in Dental Radiography
Radiographic Anatomy And Mounting Radiographs
Normal Radiographic Anatomy
Mounting and Viewing Dental Radiographs
Intraoral Techniques
Intraoral Radiographic Procedures
The Periapical Examination
The Bitewing Examination
The Occlusal Examination
Radiographic Techniques for Children
Radiographic Techniques for the Endentulous Patient
Digital Radiography
Extraoral Techniques
Extraoral Radiography
Panoramic Radiography
Dental Radiographer Fundamentals
Infection Control
Patient Relations and Education
Managing Patients with Special Needs
Regulations and Legal Aspects
Radiographic Interpretation
Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation
Periodontal Disease
Dental Caries
Answers to Review Questions
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