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what is one of the most important uses of dental radiographs?
- for diseases, lesions, and bone/teeth conditions that can't be seen clinically
T/F dental radiographs contain more information than a written record
an initial radiographic exam provides a _________ for the patient
does the benefit of disease detection outweigh the risk of small doses of x-radiation?
what information is found on dental radiographs?
- missing/extra/impacted teeth
- tooth abnormalities
- retained roots
- cysts and tumors
who is the dental radiographer?
the person that positions, exposes, and processes dental x-ray film
what are the duties and responsibilities of the dental radiographer?
- position/expose films
- educate pt
- maintenance of darkroom/equipment
- quality control procedures
- ordering supplies
professional goals of a radiographer
- protect pt/yourself
- pt education
- operator competence/efficiency
- quality radiographs/care