Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals, 2nd Edition

Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals

2nd Edition

By Eric Whaites, MSc, BDS(Hons), FDSRCS(Edin), FDSRCS(Eng), FRCR, DDRRCR, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Radiology, Head of the Department of Dental Radiological Imaging, King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK


PART 1 INTRODUCTION

The radiographic image

PART 2 RADIATION PHYSICS AND EQUIPMENT

The production, properties and interaction of X-rays
Dose units and dosimetry
The biological effects and risks associated with X-rays
Dental X-ray generating equipment, image receptors and image processing

PART 3 RADIATION PROTECTION

Radiation protection

PART 4 RADIOGRAPHY

Dental radiography ? general patient considerations including control of infection
Periapical radiography
Bitewing radiography
Occlusal radiography
Oblique lateral radiography
Cephalometric radiography
Panoramic radiography (dental panoramic tomography)
Radiographic assessment and localization of unerupted maxillary canines
The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

PART 5 RADIOLOGY

Introduction to radiological interpretation
Dental caries and the assessment of restorations
The periapical tissues
The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease
Implant assessment
Atlas of diseases and abnormalities affecting the jaws
Bibliography and suggested reading.