Handbook for Dental Chair Side Assistants Part 1

Dental Radiology

Author(s): Namita Kalra* and Harsh Vijay Singh

Pp: 165-179 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049695123010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The chapter gives an overview of radiology as practiced in a dental clinic. The radiographs are of two types, mainly periapical and bitewing radiographs. The techniques of radiology are explained in this chapter. The deleterious effects of radiation, radiosensitivity of various organs, recommended radiation dose, film speed, and radiation protection gear are discussed for providing an insight to the students. 

Keywords: Intra-oral Radiographs, Effects of Radiation, Radio-sensitivity, Ionizing Radiation, Film Speed.

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