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dental08.jpg (9532 bytes)This course is designed to acquaint you with fundamental concepts of dental radiography.  It seeks to familiarize you with the techniques of positioning the patient, the tubehead, and film as well as exposing and processing dental radiographs.  A knowledge of radiography is essential to understanding the dangers inherent in the use of X-rays.  Radiographs are used in helping the dentist to make diagnoses. 

Utmost care must be taken to follow the rules for exposing and processing X-ray films to ensure that diagnostic quality radiographs are produced.

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Study Guide

Lesson 1 - HISTORY, HAZARDS, AND PROTECTION

bullet 1-1 INTRODUCTION
bullet 1-2 PRODUCTION OF X-RAYS
bullet 1-3 RADIATION HAZARDS AND PROTECTION

Lesson 2 - Radiation Biology

bullet 2-1 Radiation Biology

Lesson 3 - PRODUCTION OF DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS

bullet 3-1 INTRODUCTION
bullet 3-2 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCESSING FACILITIES AND MATERIALS
bullet 3-3 FAULTY RADIOGRAPHS
bullet 3-4 MOUNTING AND FILING/DISPOSING OF RADIOGRAPHS
bullet 3-5 ANATOMIC RADIOGRAPHIC LANDMARKS

Lesson 4 - Radiographic Exposure Techniques

bullet 4-1 INTRODUCTION
bullet 4-2 BISECTING (SHORT-CONE) PERIAPICAL EXPOSURE TECHNIQUES
bullet 4-3 PARALLELING (LONG-CONE) PERIAPICAL EXPOSURE TECHNIQUES
bullet 4-4  BITE-WING (INTERPROXIMAL) EXPOSURE TECHNIQUES
bullet 4-5 OCCLUSAL EXPOSURE TECHNIQUES
bullet 4-6 THE PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPH


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015