Optimizing Digital Radiography - Solving Challenges
Karen Preston MAEd, RDH, FHEA & Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Digital dental radiology has made major strides since its introduction many years ago. However, in spite of the obvious advantages, there are numerous challenges. This video addresses those challenges and will help you to solve them.
The following and other topics are included in the video:
- Are CMOS sensors different one from the other?
- How to optimize sensor use life expectancy.
- Is phosphor plate technology equal in image quality to CMOS sensors? If so, do you need both?
- Control panel choices and overrides for exposures.
- Proper radiation exposure for specific patients.
- Clinical techniques and tips for intraoral digital imaging.
- Sensor holders – is there really a good and predictable one?
- Improving quality of digital images - enhancement and software tools.
- Techniques and tips for panoramic imaging.
- View choices - TMJ, sinus, internal bitewings, extraoral bitewings.
- Cone beam imaging - exposures, views and artifacts, when needed?
- Radiation protection techniques - Are lead aprons necessary? Who needs a thyroid collar? What is “dose creep”?
In spite of most dental professionals having digital radiography, there are many challenges. This video will help dentists and staff members to reduce or eliminate them.