Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals

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This volume continues to provide a useful reference manual which is ideal for all Dental Care Professionals. Offering a clear, easy-to-follow, comprehensive account of all aspects of dental radiography perfectly tailored to the needs of DCPs, this book is an important resource that renders it essential reading, particularly for those undertaking examinations in dental radiography.

  • Clear and accessible approach to the subject makes learning ...
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Overview

This volume continues to provide a useful reference manual which is ideal for all Dental Care Professionals. Offering a clear, easy-to-follow, comprehensive account of all aspects of dental radiography perfectly tailored to the needs of DCPs, this book is an important resource that renders it essential reading, particularly for those undertaking examinations in dental radiography.

  • Clear and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • More than 600 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-access manner
  • Led by the best known UK textbook author in the subject area who has been heavily involved in the British Dental Association's highly successful on-line course in dental radiography
  • Contains what the Dental Care Professional needs to know and no more, i.e. basic principles of background science, practical details of radiography and an elementary account of radiological interpretation
  • An all new online self assessment questions and answers module
  • Includes a new chapter on cone beam technology
  • Fully updated throughout with many new tables and images
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Editorial Reviews

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Radiography and Radiology for Dental Nurses by Eric Whaites is an excellent resource for Dental Nurses undertaking the post qualification in Dental Radiography and also for other professions complementary to dentistry.

Dental Update, January / February 2006

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.

Amazon

"Given the vast range of topics covered, I feelthis book is aimed more towards those wishing to undertake a radiology qualification rather than all members of the dental team, although it may prove a useful tool in explaining the purpose and safety aspects to dental nurses/ students. Overall Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals is a fantastic resource and I would highly recommend this book to any DCPs taking a radiology course and to dental students and general dental practitioners alike looking to refresh their knowledge or learn more about dental imaging."

British Dental Journal, December 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702045981
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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.

Nicholas Drage is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff. He qualified from Guy's Dental School in 1989 and, after a year in general dental practice, spent four years in junior hospital posts in various specialities including oral and maxillofacial surgery obtaining his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994. He worked in the Unit of Dental Radiology at Guy’s Hospital for seven years from 1995-2002, firstly as a specialist registrar and then as a lecturer. He obtained his Diploma in Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists in 1997. Nicholas is registered on the General Dental Council’s specialist list for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, has headed up the Unit of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology within the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff since 2002 and is currently a member of the Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (DDMFR) Examining Board of the Royal College of Radiologists. He is responsible for teaching the BDS dental imaging course and lectures on a number of additional post-graduate radiological and radiation protection courses across the UK. He is President-elect of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR).

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Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

1. The radiographic image

PART 2 RADIATION PHYSICS, EQUIPMENT AND RADIATION PROTECTION

2. The production, properties and interactions of X-rays

3. Dental X-ray equipment, image receptors and image processing

4. Radiation dose, dosimetry and dose limitation

5. The biological effects associated with X-rays, risk and practical radiation protection

PART 3 RADIOGRAPHY

6. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection

7. Periapical radiography

8. Bitewing radiography

9. Occlusal radiography

10. Oblique lateral radiography

11. Cephalometric radiography

12. Tomography and panoramic radiography

13. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

14. Radiographic assessment and localization of unerupted maxillary canines

15. The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance

PART 4 RADIOLOGY

16. Introduction to radiological interpretation

17. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations

18. The periapical tissues

19. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease

20. Implant assessment

21. Atlas of diseases and abnormalities affecting the jaws

Bibliography and suggested reading

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