Radiation: A Review of Radiographic and Processing Techniques for Dental X-Rays, 3rd Edition

About the Course:
This basic-level course reviews intraoral and extraoral film, projections, digital receptor types, and the use of intensifying screens. In addition, the course describes multiple radiographic techniques and challenges, including common radiographic mistakes, working with patients with a severe gag reflex, dimple-down techniques, and focal lengths, and reviews processing techniques, safelights, white-light leakage, film baths, and temperature. The course also addresses the importance of standardized, consistent film mounting for accurate interpretation of patient x-rays. The dental office may find this information helpful in training new staff members as well as training or retraining seasoned personnel; dental professionals can also review the material to enhance diagnostic accuracy and reduce patient exposure to radiation.

Course Objectives:
  1. Identify different types of radiographic equipment.
  2. Describe common radiographic techniques and challenges.
  3. Describe darkroom, film processing, and film mounting techniques.
About the Author:
Ronald M. Mancini, DDS, maintains a private dental practice in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA), and the Southern Maryland Dental Society (SMDS). Dr. Mancini has held several positions with the SMDS, including those of trustee, president, vice president, treasurer, and editor, as well as serving as a delegate and head of the delegation to the MSDA House of Delegates.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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