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an explanation of what is viewed on a dental radiograph, an important component of patient care
to offer an explanation
an explanation of what is viewed on a dental radiograph; the ability to read what is revealed by a dental radiograph
the identification of a disease by examination or analysis
true or false. The dentist is responsible for establishing a diagnosis. Other members of the dental team are restricted by law from rendering a diagnosis.
both statements are true
What are 3 important reasons of interpretation?
- detection of disease
- detection of lesions
- conditions of the teeth that cannot be identified clinically
true or false. Training is necessary to interpret dental radiographs.
___________and_____________are trained to interpret radiographs
- dental hygienists
are dental assistants trained in the interpretation of radiographs?
they may or may not be
What 5 things must the dental radiographer be confident in to interpret films?
- normal anatomy
- dental restorations, dental materials, and foreign objects
- dental caries
- periodontal disease
- traumatic injuries and periapical lesions
the term______________refers to an explanation of what is viewed on a radiograph, whereas the term____________refers to the identification of disease by examination or analysis.
in dentistry, a diagnosis is made by the dentist after a thorough review of what 5 things?
- medical history
- dental history
- clinical examination
- radiographic examination
- clinic or laboratory tests
radiographs are taken for the benefit of who?
when should radiographs be taken? When and where should they be interpretted?
- at the beginning of the appointment
- reviewed and interpretted immediately after mounting, and infront of the patient
interpretation of patient radiographs can be used as a/an___________tool in the dental setting.
Why is team work important in interpretation and patient education of dental radiographs?
the radiographer can educate the patient by identifying and explaining what is normal on a radiograph, and the dentist can focus on specific problems or areas of concern, to educate the patients about the importance and use of dental radiographs