- Evelyn M. Thomson, BSDH, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
- Orlen N. Johnson, BS, DDS, MS, College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska
For courses in oral radiography as part of programs for dental assistants and hygienists.
This clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text tightly links oral radiological principles with modern practice. It presents all information needed for introductory courses in dental radiography, preparing students for board and licensing examinations while offering real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Coverage includes: historical perspectives, radiation basics, biologic effects and protection, dental X-ray image receptors, processing techniques; dental radiographer fundamentals, intraoral and extraoral techniques, radiographic errors, quality assurance; mounting and viewing radiographs, and patient management. This Ninth Edition integrates coverage of digital imaging throughout, presents paralleling and bisecting techniques in separate chapters, and adds a new chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities. It also contains many new study questions and improved images.
Procedure Boxes–highlighting and simplifying critical steps of radiographic procedures
Prepares students to apply textbook theory in the lab
Provides a handy reference for students providing radiographic services in clinical settings
Practice Points–calling students’ attention to the uses of theory in real-life situations
Helps students link theory to practice
Meaningful case studies in each chapter–challenging students to assimilate knowledge and use it to make appropriate real-life decisions
Shows students the realities of work as a dental radiographer
Suggested Activities–including potential lab exercises, out-of-class research projects, essay assignments, and Internet-based investigations
Helps instructors provide creative assignments that accelerate learning and increase mastery
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