Dental Radiography, Principles and Techniques, 4th Edition

Dental Radiography

4th Edition Principles and Techniques

By Joen Iannucci, DDS, MS, Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Section of Primary Care, Director, Sterilization Monitoring Service, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH and Laura Jansen Howerton, RDH, MS, Instructor, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina

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