dental radiographs and the dental radiographer wk 5

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dental radiographs and the dental radiographer wk 5
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  1. what is one of the most important uses of dental radiographs?
    • detection
    • for diseases, lesions, and bone/teeth conditions that can't be seen clinically
  2. T/F dental radiographs contain more information than a written record
    true
  3. an initial radiographic exam provides a _________ for the patient
    baseling
  4. does the benefit of disease detection outweigh the risk of small doses of x-radiation?
    yes!
  5. what information is found on dental radiographs?
    • missing/extra/impacted teeth
    • caries
    • perio
    • tooth abnormalities
    • retained roots
    • cysts and tumors
  6. who is the dental radiographer?
    the person that positions, exposes, and processes dental x-ray film
  7. what are the duties and responsibilities of the dental radiographer?
    • position/expose films
    • process
    • mount
    • educate pt
    • maintenance of darkroom/equipment
    • quality control procedures
    • ordering supplies
  8. professional goals of a radiographer
    • protect pt/yourself
    • pt education
    • operator competence/efficiency
    • quality radiographs/care

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