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Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals, 2nd Edition

Author Information
By Eric Whaites, MSc, BDS(Hons), FDSRCS(Edin), FDSRCS(Eng), FRCR, DDRRCR, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Radiology, Head of the Department of Dental Radiological Imaging, King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK

"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

Key Features
Presents the subject in an accessible format - highly illustrated, with short paragraphs, bulleted lists and flow diagrams
Clear line diagrams help readers learn to interpret the radiographs
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
Written 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 dental nurses

New to this Edition
Digital imaging techniques are embedded in the main text and a short chapter on Cone Beam CT has been added to render the book fully compatible with recent changes in practice

Table of Contents

The radiographic image

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 and image processing

Radiation protection

Dental radiography – general patient considerations including control of infection
Periapical radiography
Bitewing radiography
Occlusal radiography
Oblique lateral radiography
Cephalometric radiography
Panoramic radiography (dental panoramic tomography)
Radiographic assessment and localization of unerupted maxillary canines
The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

Introduction to radiological interpretation
Dental caries and the assessment of restorations
The periapical tissues
The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease
Implant assessment
Atlas of diseases and abnormalities affecting the jaws
Bibliography and suggested reading.