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Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists /
Evelyn M. Thomson, Orlen N. Johnson.
9th ed.
Boston ; Toronto : Pearson, c2012.
xii, 436 p.
0138019398 (pbk.), 9780138019396 (pbk.)
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Boston ; Toronto : Pearson, c2012.
0138019398 (pbk.)
9780138019396 (pbk.)
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Earlier editions entered under De Lyer.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ESSENTIALS OF DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY, 9/e is a clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text that tightly links oral radiological principles with modern practice. it presents all information needed for introductory courses in dental radiography, preparing students for board and licensing examinations while offering real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Coverage includes: historical perspectives, radiation basics, biologic effects and protection, dental X-ray image receptors, processing techniques; dental radiographer fundamentals, intraoral and extraoral techniques, radiographic errors, quality assurance; mounting and viewing radiographs, and patient management. This Ninth Edition integrates coverage of digital imaging throughout, presents paralleling and bisecting techniques in separate chapters, and adds a new chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities. it also contains many new study questions and improved images.
Table of Contents
Historical Perspective and Radiation Basics
History of Dental Radiography
Characteristics and Measurement 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 Image Receptors and Processing Techniques
Dental X-ray Film
Dental X-ray Film Processing
Digital Radiography
Dental Radiographer Fundamentals
Infection Control
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Patient Relations and Education
Intraoral Techniques
Intraoral Radiographic Procedures
The Periapical Examination-Paralleling Technique
The Periapical Examination-Bisecting Technique
The Bitewing Examination
The Occlusal Examination
Radiographic Errors and Quality Assurance
Identifying and Correcting Undiagnostic Radiographs
Quality Assurance in Dental Radiography
Safety and Environmental Responsibilities in Radiography
Mounting and Viewing Dental Radiographs
Mounting and Introduction to Interpretation
Recognizing Normal Radiographic Anatomy
Recognizing Deviations from Normal Radiographic Anatomy
The Use of Radiographs in the Detection of Dental Caries
The Use of Radiographs in the Evaluation of Periodontal Diseases
Patient Management and Supplemental Techniques
Radiographic Techniques for Children
Managing Patients with Special Needs
Supplemental Radiographic Techniques
Extraoral Techniques
Extraoral Radiography and Alternate Imaging Modalities
Panoramic Radiography
Answers to Study Questions
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