This change may be explained because the use of bitewing
x-rays for occlusal caries diagnosis has been questioned, since they have been considered more useful for interproximal lesions.
FDCS, Florida Dental Care Study; FMX, full-mouth series of X-rays; PAN, panoramic radiograph; BWX, bitewing
radiograph; PA, periapical radiograph.
radiograph displays the crowns of the maxillary and mandibular molars and premolars, showing the interproximal contacts without superimposition and the alveolar bone level of both jaws.
Intraoral radiography, specifically bitewing
and periapical radiographs, represents the backbone of imaging in dentistry.
Determine if a checklist intervention improves the diagnostic value of bitewing
radiographs and reduces unnecessary radiographic exposure.
Some examples include Benefits of Ultrasonics: Practical Application and Rationale for Hygienists and Dentists; An Update on Bitewing
Radiography Technology; Pathways to Infection Prevention; and Narrow-Diameter Implants: A Minimally Invasive Solution for Overdenture Treatment.
examinations as a part of preventive dentistry--a review; 114, 882 (2004).
radiographs were taken on individual indications only.
A content-based system for human identification based on bitewing
dental X-ray images.
15) For the radiographic examinations, bitewing
radiographs were taken from each side (two radiographs for each child) with bitewing
holders (Jon Han-Shin PF 682, Jon Ind.
The new courses, 1) Performance of an Oral and Head and Neck Examination 4(th) Edition, 2) Intraoral Bitewing
Radiographic Technique 4(th) Edition, 3) Going Green in the Dental Practice, 4) Transitioning From Paper to Electronic Records - A Process Guide, 5) Radiographic Quality Assurance for Film Imaging Systems 4(th) Edition, and 6) Making Pediatric Dentistry Part of General Practice 3(rd) Edition, can be completed online for continuing education credits at www.
8 Many of these new developments are bitewing
radiographs, dyes, fiber-optic light transillumination, and quantitative light (or laser) induced fluorescence.