Radiology for the Dental Professional / Edition 9

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Overview

A complete guide to radiology principles and techniques, Radiology for the Dental Professional, 9th Edition helps you develop imaging skills through practical application. Detailed step-by-step procedures demonstrate proper techniques; photos and illustrations improve comprehension and readability. Written by Herbert H. Frommer, DDS, and Jeanine J. Stabulas, RDH, BS, MPH, this book will help you interpret radiographs, and troubleshoot and prevent common errors. For students, it's an ideal introduction to radiology; for dental hygiene/assisting professionals, it's a great review!

  • A logical organization starts with the basics and makes it easier to progress through the material.
  • Procedures boxes show detailed radiography procedures with illustrations and photos to demonstrate proper techniques.
  • Common Errors boxes explain mistakes in radiographic techniques and describe how they can be resolved.
  • Advantages/Disadvantages boxes compare and contrast the good and bad elements of radiographic techniques.
  • Detailed outlines and educational objectives at the beginning of each chapter identify the information that you are expected to learn.
  • Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted upon first mention in the text.
  • Expanded coverage of digital imaging techniques.
  • Patient Management and Special Problems chapter improves coverage of nervous patients, patients with special needs, pediatric patients, and specific problems such as endodontic issues and third molars.
  • New illustrations depict techniques and show the latest technology.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher Smith, DDS (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is the eighth edition of a book covering all aspects of dental radiology, beginning with basic principles and continuing with clinical applications. The chapters have been reorganized and the text and number of illustrations have been increased. This edition is in paperback, making it convenient for easy use in the clinic or elsewhere. The seventh edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: This book presents the principles of radiology and their clinical application in dentistry. Each of the 26 chapters is specific to one aspect. The book is essential for any clinician (dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant) who is involved with taking and interpreting a dental radiograph.
Audience: The first edition was published in 1974 and was intended for use in the training of dental assistants and dental hygienists. Through the years and subsequent editions, the book has been accepted and used by dental students and practitioners as well. It is now considered one of the principle textbooks on dental radiology. Both authors are well regarded in their fields and have long been actively involved in dental education.
Features: All aspects of dental radiology are presented with ample illustrations, both clinical photos and diagrams. Each chapter is concise yet thorough, beginning with a chapter outline, a list of educational objectives, and a list of key words pertinent to the theme of the chapter.
Assessment: Even though the title of this book has been changed, it represents the eighth edition of a textbook on dental radiology. Popular demand within the profession keeps it in print and technical advances in the field require periodic revisions. With this edition a second author has been added, one with a dental hygiene background, which further enhances the book's appeal and relevance. This book can easily serve as the primary textbook on the subject, as well as a convenient reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323064019
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 668,215
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ionizing Radiation and Basic Principles of X-Ray Generation 1

2 The Dental X-Ray Machine 21

3 Image Formation 37

4 Image Receptors 53

5 Biologic Effects of Radiation 67

6 Patient Protection 87

7 Operator Protection 105

8 Film Processing: The Darkroom 113

9 Infection Control in Dental Practice 149

10 Intraoral Technique: The Paralleling Method 165

11 Accessory Radiographic Techniques: Bisecting Technique and Occlusal Projections 211

12 Panoramic Radiography 233

13 Extraoral Techniques 263

14 Radiography of the Temporomandibular Joint 277

15 Digital Imaging 287

16 Advanced Imaging Systems 309

17 Quality Assurance 323

18 Patient Management and Special Problems 331

19 Film Mounting and Radiographic Anatomy 359

20 Principles of Radiographic Interpretation 393

21 Caries and Periodontal Disease 401

22 Pulpal and Periapical Lesions 421

23 Developmental Disturbances of Teeth and Bone 435

24 Bone and Other lesions 457

25 Legal Considerations 469

Appendix 477

Glossary 491

Index 513

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