Dental Radiography, 4th Edition

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Dental Radiography, 4th Edition


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.

  • A concise, straightforward writing style makes complex concepts more accessible and helps you easily identify the most important information.

  • Step-by-step procedures combine clear instructions with anatomical drawings, positioning photos, and corresponding radiographs to help you confidently and accurately perform specific techniques, thus minimizing radiation exposure to the patient.

  • Helpful Hints detail common problems you may encounter in practice and provide a checklist to guide you through the do's and don'ts of imaging procedures.

  • Quiz Questions at the end of each chapter assess your understanding of important content.

  • Key terms, learning objectives, and chapter summaries highlight essential information to help you study more efficiently.
  • Interactive exercises, terminology games, and case studies modeled on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) on Evolve reinforce your understanding and help you prepare for examinations.
  • New chapter on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) familiarizes you with emerging practices in dental radiography.

  • Updated chapter discussions and new radiographs keep you up to date on the latest information in digital imaging.

  • UNIQUE! Full-color design and new illustrations and photographs clarify difficult concepts and help you master proper positioning techniques.
  • UNIQUE! A comprehensive appendix provides quick, easy access to all mathematical formulas used in dental radiography.

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



Joen Iannucci, DDS, MS, Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Division of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and Laura Jansen Howerton, RDH, MS, Instructor, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina


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