Intraoral Radiographic Anatomy
COURSE NUMBER: 601
Gail F. Williamson, Professor Emerita
Intraoral radiography is part of the daily practice of dentistry. Radiographs provide important information to supplement the clinical examination, enabling the dentist to render a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Guidance regarding ...
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Intraoral radiography is part of the daily practice of dentistry. Radiographs provide important information to supplement the clinical examination, enabling the dentist to render a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Guidance regarding the prescription of radiographs can be found in course, Radiographic Selection Criteria (CE584).
This course will focus on the anatomical structures that are recorded on intraoral radiographic images. The clinician must be familiar with the anatomical structures to ensure accurate orientation and/or arrangement prior to interpretation. Recognition of anatomical structures serves as a baseline to differentiate normal structures from abnormalities.
It should be understood that not every structure presented will be seen on every radiographic survey. However, enough structures will be recorded to provide the necessary guidance for arrangement and interpretation.
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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Mar 23, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Mar 22, 2023
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Describe the standard for image orientation, arrangement and viewing of intraoral radiographic images.
- Discuss the typical anatomic structures that are recorded on intraoral radiographic images.
- Identify and describe normal anatomic structures of the maxilla.
- Identify and describe normal anatomic structures of the mandible.
- Identify anatomical structures that are commonly recorded on bitewings.
- Determine if intraoral radiographic images are properly oriented and arranged.
- Given a radiographic image or survey, identify anatomical structures that are depicted.
P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein. 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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