the ____ ____ are necessary for comprehensive patient care. Why?
identify conditions that may go undected
a photographic image produced on film b the passage of xrays through teeth and supporting structures is?
a dental radiograph
what are the uses of the dental radiographs?
detect disease, lesions and conditions
confirm suspected disease
localize lesions and foreign objects
show changes secondary to trauma, caries, perio
what is the primary benefit of dental radiographs?
detections of disease
the benefit of _____ _____ far outweighs the risk of small doses of _____
what is the information found on dental radiographs (8)?
cysts and tumors
who is the dental radiographer?
any person who positions, exposes and processes dental xray film
to be a competent dental radiographer ____ knowledge of dental radiography is essential.
what background knowledge is need of radiography?
in addition to background information waht two things must the radiographer master?
what are the 7 duties and responsibilities of the dental radiographer?
position and exposure of dental xray films
processing of films
mounting and identification of dental radiographs
education of patients about dental radiography
maintenance of darkroom and equipment
implementing and monitoring of quality control procedures
ordering of dental xray film and supplies
what are the 7 professional goals of a dental radiographer?
production of quality radiographs
dental radiographs and the dental radiographer