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Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 10th edition

  • Evelyn Thomson
  • Orlen Johnson

Published by Pearson (January 6th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

10th edition

Overview

Comprehensive coverage of the theoretical principles and practical skills needed to perform radiographic exams competently and safely
This clear, up-to-date, reader-friendly text tightly links oral radiology principles with modern practice. It presents all of the necessary information for introductory courses in dental radiography, prepares students for board and licensing examinations, and offers real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. The book’s nine sections take readers from radiation basics and the fundamentals of dental radiographic techniques, to management of special needs and an introduction to alternate imaging modalities. The Tenth Edition of Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists retains core fundamentals presented in earlier editions that focus on an in-depth study of key principles, while expanding and incorporating new concepts that reflect the body of knowledge and evidence-based practice advances that influence the prescription, delivery, and evaluation of radiographic examinations.

Table of contents

PART I: RADIATION BASICS

1. Dental Radiography: Historical Perspective and Future Trends

2. Characteristics and Measurement of Radiation

3. The Dental X-ray Machine: Components and Function

4. Factors Affecting Radiographic Quality

PART II: RADIATION BIOLOGY AND II RADIATION SAFETY

5. Effects of Radiation Exposure

6. Radiation Protection

PART III: DENTAL X-RAY IMAGE RECEPTORS AND IMAGE PRODUCTION

7. Dental X-ray Film and Processing Methods

8. Digital Radiography and Image Acquisition

PART IV: DENTAL RADIOGRAPHER FUNDAMENTALS

9. Infection Control

10. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities  

11. Patient Relations and Education  

PART V: DENTAL RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

12. Introduction to Radiographic Examinations

13. The Periapical Examination—Paralleling (Technique

14. The Periapical Examination—Bisecting Technique

15. The Bitewing Examination

16. The Occlusal Examination

17. The Panoramic Examination

PART VI: RADIOGRAPHIC ERRORS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

18. Identifying and Correcting Undiagnostic Radiographs

19. Quality Control and Environmental Safety in Dental Radiography

PART VII: VIEWING AND INTERPRETING DENTAL RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGES

20. Image Orientation and Introduction to Interpretation

21. Recognizing Normal Radiographic Anatomy— Intraoral Radiographs

22. Recognizing Normal Radiographic Anatomy— Panoramic Radiographs

23. Radiographic Appearance of Dental Materials and Foreign Objects

24. The Use of Radiographs in the Detection of Dental Caries

25. The Use of Radiographs in the Evaluation of Periodontal Diseases

26. Describing Radiographic Anomalies, Lesions, and Opportunistic Screening

PART VIII: RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS

27. Pediatric Radiographic Techniques

28. Radiographic Techniques for Patients with Special Needs

29. Radiographic Techniques for Specific Oral Conditions


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