Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology [NOOK Book]


This is the 4th edition of this classic textbook, which is used in nearly all dental schools in the UK and in many other countries. The book covers both radiography (producing the image) and radiology (interpreting the image) and presents the subjects in an accessible format. This new edition has been revised with all new line drawings.
  • Covers all the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology

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This is the 4th edition of this classic textbook, which is used in nearly all dental schools in the UK and in many other countries. The book covers both radiography (producing the image) and radiology (interpreting the image) and presents the subjects in an accessible format. This new edition has been revised with all new line drawings.
  • Covers all the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Highly illustrated, with short paragraphs, bulleted lists and flow diagrams present the subject in an accessible format.
  • Clear line diagrams help the student understand the different topics and interpret the radiographs.
  • Starts from basics - simple enough for basic students needs, but contains enough material for the revising postgraduate.
  • Digital imaging updated and treated as part of mainstream dental radiography
  • New section on cone Beam CT
  • Updated throughout including recent classification changes and more examples of advanced imaging
  • Emphasis of chapters on maxillary antra and temporomandibular joint changes to reflect more modern approaches to investigation
  • All line diagrams redrawn

Dental panoramic tomography, radiation protection, caries & the assessment of restorations, dental radiography.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The book is detailed and comprehensive covers almost all that a general practitioner, undergraduate and postgraduate could want to know about radiology and radiography... The book is well laid out, with each chapter starting with the basics before moving on to more complex areas. This is helpful as it means the information is accessible to all; you can start from the beginning and work through full chapters, or simply access a particular area you are interested in...There is the additional benefit of an online self-assessment module, available once you purchase the book, which contains multiple choice questions, extended matching questions and 'drag and drop' style questions. This would be very useful for anyone revising for undergraduate or postgraduate examinations... I can see why previous editions of this book have been so popular. It is easy to dip in and out of, so knowledgeon particular topics can be easily refreshed. The clear explanations make a potentially arduous topic to revise interesting read. A must have for undergraduates and GDPs alike!"

British Dental Journal, January 2014

Great informative book giving all the basics of radiation protection, technique and a helpful section on how to improve image quality with selection of poorly positioned radiographs. I recommend this title for the dental room in X-ray departments and/or dental nurses/students.

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Reviewer: Bart Paul Vandenberghe, DDS, MS, PhD (c)(University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery)
Description: This elaborate and practical teaching manual for future dental professionals covers the subjects essential for developing adequate radiographic and diagnostic skills, through reader-friendly and up-to-date chapters. Previous editions were published in 2002, 1996, and 1992.
Purpose: The main objective is to provide a practical teaching manual rather than a comprehensive reference for dental students. This is nicely accomplished with this practical walk through the essentials for future radiographers. The manual is well structured, up to date, and contains high quality illustrations and diagrams.
Audience: Dental students are the audience.
Features: This is an accurate and well structured overview of current principles in oral radiology. It is comprehensive, covering theoretical and clinical topics in reader-friendly chapters with excellent illustrations and diagrams. It provides all basic knowledge for future radiographers, including an adequate and essential overview of common oral lesions. Experienced practitioners, however, may want to consult more comprehensive books for a more in-depth overview of oral lesions and differential diagnoses.
Assessment: This book is an ideal teaching manual for developing basic radiographic and diagnostic skills. The fourth edition has been revised with extra focus on digital imaging and new diagnostic approaches. All diagrams have been redrawn, new color plates have been added, and the content has accurately been updated. The book remains a strong guide to easy understanding of this rapidly evolving field; however, for more detailed descriptions of certain oral lesions and differential diagnoses, it may be necessary to consult more comprehensive references.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702040375
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences UK
  • Publication date: 12/8/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 488
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Eric Whaites heads up the Unit of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiological Imaging at King’s College London Dental Institute based at Guy’s Hospital in London as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant. He qualified from Guy's Hospital Dental School in 1978. Following a couple of years in general dental practice, he returned to Guy’s in 1981 and the following year obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 1984 he obtained his MSc in Dental Radiology from the University of London and in 1990 obtained his Diploma in Dental Radiology (DDR) from the Royal College of Radiologists. Eric was awarded his Fellowship (FRCR) without examination by the Royal College of Radiologists in 2002 and the following year was awarded FDS ad eundem by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Eric is registered on the General Dental Council’s specialist list for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is a former President of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR), former President of the European Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (EADMFR), former member of the DDR Examining Board of the Royal College of Radiologists and former Regional Adviser on Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Eric is a well known national and international lecturer on all aspects of dental and maxillofacial radiology.
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Table of Contents

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. Image processing.

Part 3 Radiation protection. Radiation protection and legislation.

Part 4 Radiography. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection. Periapical radiography. Bitwing radiography. Occlusal radiography. Oblique lateral radiography. Skull and maxillofacial radiography. Cephalometric radiography. Tomography. Panoramic radiography (dental panoramic tomography). The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities.

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. Development abnormalities. Radiological differential diagnosis - describing a lesion. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws. The maxillary antra. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton. The temporomandibular joint. Bone diseases of radiological importance. The salivary glands.
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