Intraoral Imaging: Basic Principles, Techniques and Error Correction
COURSE NUMBER: 559
Gail F. Williamson, Professor Emerita
The dental radiographer must have a working knowledge of radiographic image receptors and intraoral radiographic techniques to produce quality images. Occasionally, errors will occur which can result in diagnostically unacceptable radiograp...
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The dental radiographer must have a working knowledge of radiographic image receptors and intraoral radiographic techniques to produce quality images. Occasionally, errors will occur which can result in diagnostically unacceptable radiographic images. When errors do occur, the radiographer must have the requisite skills to evaluate, correct and ultimately eliminate the errors. A review of image receptors and the following troubleshooting steps can help correct and subsequently prevent common errors.
The information in this 12-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet elements of initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students related to dental radiography; (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by federal, state, local and professional organizations; and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to dental radiography. A PDF is available for each module that may serve as a convenient resource.
Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Mar 1, 2018
Last Revision Date:
Nov 1, 2021
Course Expiration Date:
Oct 31, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Describe image receptors used to acquire intraoral radiographic images.
- List and describe the principles of accurate image projection.
- Identify and describe intraoral radiographic techniques.
- Discuss patient management strategies in an effort to avoid errors.
- Identify and correct radiographic image errors.
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- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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