Providing essential coverage of dental radiography principles and complete technical instruction, "Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, 4th Edition," is your key to the safe, effective use of radiation in the dental office. The first ever full-color dental radiography resource, this combination of a textbook and a training manual guides you step-by-step through common procedures, with accompanying illustrations, case studies, and interactive exercises to help you apply what you've learned to practice.
PART 1: Radiation Basics 1. Radiation History 2. Radiation Physics 3. Radiation Characteristics 4. Radiation Biology 5. Radiation Protection PART 2: Equipment, Film, and Processing Basics 6. Dental X-Ray Equipment 7. Dental X-Ray Film 8. Dental X-Ray Characteristics 9. Dental X-Ray Film Processing 10. Quality Assurance in the Dental Office PART 3: Dental Radiographer Basics 11. Dental Radiographs and the Dental Radiographer 12. Patient Relations and the Dental Radiographer 13. Patient Education and the Dental Radiographer 14. Legal Issues and the Dental Radiographer 15. Infection Control PART 4: Technique Basics 16. Introduction to Radiographic Examinations 17. Paralleling Technique 18. Bisecting Technique 19. Bite-Wing Technique 20. Exposure and Technique Errors 21. Occlusal and Localization Techniques 22. Panoramic Imaging 23. Extraoral Imaging 24. Imaging of Patients with Special Needs 25. Digital Radiography 26. Cone Beam Computed Tomography NEW! PART 5: Normal Anatomy and Film Mounting Basics 27. Normal Anatomy: Intraoral Images 28. Film Mounting and Viewing 29. Normal Anatomy: Panoramic Images PART 6: Radiographic Interpretation Basics 30. Introduction to Radiographic Interpretation 31. Descriptive Terminology 32. Identification of Restorations, Dental Materials, and Foreign Objects 33. Interpretation of Dental Caries 34. Interpretation of Periodontal Disease 35. Interpretation of Trauma and Pulpal and Periapical Lesions APPENDIX: Mathematical Formulas Used in Dental Radiography GLOSSARY INDEX