Essentials of Dental Radiography: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Evelyn Thomson / Orlen Johnson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
458
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292042435
ISBN
1292042435


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For courses in oral radiography as part of programs for dental assistants and hygienists.

 

This clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text 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.

Features

For courses in oral radiography as part of programs for dental assistants and hygienists.

 

This clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text 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.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Procedure Boxes–highlighting and simplifying critical steps of radiographic procedures

  • Prepares students to apply textbook theory in the lab
  • Provides a handy reference for students providing radiographic services in clinical settings

Practice Points–calling students’ attention to the uses of theory in real-life situations

  • Helps students link theory to practice

Meaningful case studies in each chapter–challenging students to assimilate knowledge and use it to make appropriate real-life decisions

  • Shows students the realities of work as a dental radiographer 

Suggested Activities–including potential lab exercises, out-of-class research projects, essay assignments, and Internet-based investigations

  • Helps instructors provide creative assignments that accelerate learning and increase mastery 

New to this Edition

New! Includes integrated complementary coverage of digital imaging throughout–enabling instructors to teach with film, digital systems, or both

  • Can prepare students for film-based imaging (the established standard of care still required by licensing exams) and for the growing use of digital imaging in practice

New! Separate chapters on paralleling and bisecting techniques–giving instructors more flexibility in organizing their courses, and reflecting experience that these concepts are often best taught separately

  • Helps instructors teach more effectively, while making it easier for students to understand differing, complex concepts 

New! New chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities–including the safe handling and environmentally sound disposal of potentially hazardous materials and chemicals used in radiography

  • Responds to students’, patients’, and physicians’ increased recognition of the ecological impact of oral health practice 

Updated! Concise coverage of extraoral radiography and alternate imaging modalities–with a new “key points” table illuminating seven common techniques, and a new introduction to cone beam volumetric imaging (CBVI) for periodontal implant assessment

  • Enhances learning without overwhelming the student
  • Introduces the CBVI technique that may become a future standard of care  

Revised! Content and pedagogical improvements throughout–including new study questions, redrawn illustrations, and new images

  • Revised to make it easier for students to master complex concepts

Table of Contents

PART I: Historical Perspective and Radiation Basics

1. Characteristics and Measurement of Radiation

2. The Dental X-ray Machine: Components and Functions

3. Producing Quality Radiographs

 

PART II: Biological Effects of Radiation and Radiation Protection

4. Effects of Radiation Exposure

5. Radiation Protection

 

PART III: Dental X-ray Image Receptors and Processing Techniques

6. Dental X-ray Film

7. Dental X-ray Film Processing

8. Digital Radiography

 

PART IV: Dental Radiographer Fundamentals

9. Infection Control

10. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

11. Patient Relations and Education

 

PART V: Intraoral Techniques

12. Intraoral Radiographic Procedures

13. The Periapical Examination-Paralleling Technique

14. The Periapical Examination-Bisecting Technique

15. The Bitewing Examination

16. The Occlusal Examination

 

PART VI: Radiographic Errors and Quality Assurance

17. Identifying and Correcting Undiagnostic Radiographs

18. Quality Assurance in Dental Radiography.

19. Safety and Environmental Responsibilities in Radiography

 

PART VII: Mounting and Viewing Dental Radiographs

20. Mounting and Introduction to Interpretation

21. Recognizing Normal Radiographic Anatomy

22. Recognizing Deviations from Normal Radiographic Anatomy

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

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

 

PART VIII: Patient Management and Supplemental Techniques

25. Radiographic Techniques for Children

26. Managing Patients with Special Needs

27. Supplemental Radiographic Techniques

 

PART IX: Extraoral Techniques

28. Extraoral Radiography and Alternate Imaging Modalities

20. Panoramic Radiography

 

Answers to Study Questions

Glossary

Index