New edition of a popular textbook of dental radiography and radiology for undergraduate and post-graduate dental students and general dental practitioners The volume is now available with an all new online self assessment questions and answers module and an online, regularly updated, summary of the current UK ionising radiation legislation and guidance on good practice for all dental practitioners as well as a summary of the latest UK guidance in relation to the use of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) equipment. The self assessment questions have been specially prepared for each of the 32 Chapters to enable students to assess their own knowledge and understanding as they prepare for examinations. These include a mixture of single best answer and multiple correct answer questions, drag and drop identification of radiological anatomy as well as new examples of various pathological conditions to enable practice of diagnostic skills.
• Provides a comprehensive account of the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at undergraduate and postgraduate level
• Clear and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
• More than 1100 illustrations - many of them updated - present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an accessible manner
• Contains recent classifications and advanced imaging modalities including cone beam CT imaging techniques
• An online, regularly updated, summary of the current UK ionising radiation legislation and guidance on good practice for all dental practitioners as well as a summary of the latest UK guidance in relation to the use of Cone Beam CT (CBCT) equipment
• An all new online self assessment questions and answers module. Questions have been specially prepared for each of the 32 Chapters to enable students to assess their own knowledge and understanding as they prepare for examinations. These include a mixture of single best answer and multiple correct answer questions, drag and drop identification of radiological anatomy as well as new examples of various pathological conditions to enable practice of diagnostic skills.
• Includes a new chapter on cone beam technology and numerous examples of advanced imaging throughout the book
Dental panoramic tomography, radiation protection, caries & the assessment of restorations, dental radiography.
From the Publisher
This book gathers its momentum in introducing radiography and radiology to dental students. It has excellent illustrations of the radiographs that enable readers to associate them with the explanations given. The chapters are well compiled and pinpoint the important key messages of radiography and radiology. The author has a good knowledge of dental diseases and oral pathology that he covers in detail. This textbook is a good reference book for those who have forgotten about their radiology training in undergraduate studies. It also makes a good revision book as it never fails to illustrate explanations or interpretations with graphics. I would recommend this book to anyone in the dental team!
Elizabeth Tong, Final Year Dental Student, Barts and the London Hospital, June 2010
Excellent! Clear and straightforward explanations, making a potentially dull subject enjoyable and informative. Not surprised it’s the market leader. I recommend it to all.
I'm not convinced it’s possible to pass finals without this book.
It goes through every aspect of dental radiography from legislation/core of knowledge to basic radiographic anatomy to pathology. There is a wonderful long section on radiolucencies/radio-opacities that has brief summaries of the pathology of all the lesions illustrated. I found this section more useful than my oral med textbooks.
Everything is laid out in lists and short paragraphs with ample pictures. It’s in exactly the format you would be expected to regurgitate it for exams.
You are going to have to buy this at some stage in your career. The sooner the better….
Superbly concise, fantastically organised - I didn't get lost once reading this book! Now a radiography genius, I would recommend it to all Consultants. They could do with this as a handy, quick reference for all X-ray associated problems!
A very well-written text which is essential reading for all dental students and those pursuing further qualifications. I congratulate Eric Whaites for the effort which has gone in to producing this text.
I am a VT now and I still refer back to this book to keep my knowledge up to date and to complete my Key Skills portfolio for the MJDF exam. I don't think you can pass finals without at least getting [the book] out of your dental school library for long periods. You really ought to have your own copy. For those who don't know him, Eric Whaites is THE big cheese in maxillofacial radiography. I had an update lecture on the subject from him and I recommend seeking out his update courses for your Radiography CPD (now a core skill).
This book is invaluable, as a final year dental student I know that when I graduate (fingers crossed I do) this book will remain with me for many years. It is the recommended text for dental radiology and quite rightly so, Whaites is a genius. I found that the sections on radiolucent and radio-opaque lesions of the jaws (cysts and tumours) were a really good kick start with my oral med revision and the beginning section detailing dental legislation is essential knowledge for finals - so read it thoroughly. Anon, Amazon.co.uk
Table of Contents
PART 1 INTRODUCTION
1. The radiographic image
PART 2 RADIATION PHYSICS, EQUIPMENT AND RADIATION PROTECTION
2. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays
3. Dental X-ray generating equipment
4. Image receptors
5. Image processing
6. Radiation dose, dosimetry and dose limitation
7. The biological effects associated with X-rays, risk and practical
PART 3 RADIOGRAPHY
8. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection
9. Periapical radiography
10. Bitewing radiography
11. Occlusal radiography
12. Oblique lateral radiography
13. Skull and maxillofacial radiography
14. Cephalometric radiography
15. Tomography and panoramic radiography
16. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)
17. The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance
18. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities
PART 4 RADIOLOGY
19. Introduction to radiological interpretation
20. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations
21. The periapical tissues
22. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease
23. Implant assessment
24. Developmental abnormalities
25. Radiological differential diagnosis - describing a lesion
26. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws
27. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws
28. Bone diseases of radiological importance
29. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton
30. The temporomandibular joint
31. The maxillary antra
32. The salivary glands
Bibliography and suggested reading