20. Dental Radiography Equipment

Dental Radiography Equipment

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image Intraoral X-Ray Film

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Function ent

To use to project the patient’s teeth through x-ray onto the film

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Intraoral x-ray film is used in all phases of dentistry.

image Follow standard precautions and cross-contamination protocol when exposing and processing film for developing. Outer packet and black paper may be disposed of in the garbage. Correct disposal of lead foil must be checked within your state. In some states, lead foil is considered a hazardous waste and must be collected and disposed of properly. For proper recycling protocol, refer to Department of Environmental Health regulations in the state where you practice.

image Package of X-Ray Film

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Function ent

To use to project the patient’s teeth through x-ray onto the film

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Follow standard precautions and cross-contamination protocol when processing film for developing. Outer packet and black paper may be disposed of in the garbage. Correct disposal of lead foil must be checked within your state. In some states, lead foil is considered a hazardous waste and must be collected and disposed of properly. For proper recycling protocol, refer to Department of Environmental Health regulations in the state where you practice.

image X-Ray Film—Various Sizes

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Follow standard precautions and cross-contamination protocol when exposing and processing film for developing. Outer packet and black paper may be disposed of in the garbage. Correct disposal of lead foil must be checked within your state. In some states, lead foil is considered a hazardous waste and must be collected and disposed of properly. For proper recycling protocol, refer to Department of Environmental Health regulations in the state where you practice.

image Extraoral X-Rays—Cephalometric and Panoramic

Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Follow standard precautions and cross-contamination protocol when exposing and processing film for developing.

image Bite-Wing X-Ray Tabs

Function ent

To use to take a bite-wing x-ray projection

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Follow standard precautions and cross-contamination protocol when exposing and processing film. Outer packet, black paper, and Bite-Wing Tabs may be disposed of in the garbage. Correct disposal of lead foil must be checked within your state. In some states, lead foil is considered a hazardous waste and must be collected and disposed of properly. For proper recycling protocol, refer to Department of Environmental Health regulations in the state where you practice.

image Film Holder—Periapical X-Ray (EeZee-Grip)

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Function ent

To position and hold an x-ray in patient’s mouth for periapical x-ray

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image EeZee-Grip Film Holder must be cleaned, bagged individually, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Holder for Digital X-Ray Sensor (EeZee-Grip)

Function ent

To position and hold a digital x-ray sensor in patient’s mouth for periapical x-rays

Characteristics ent

Double ended:

Designed for snug fit to prevent slipping

Practice Notes ent

image Follow standard precautions and cross-contamination protocol when taking digital x-rays. Holder must be cleaned, bagged individually, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Film Holders—Periapical X-Ray

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Periapical x-rays are used for viewing the coronal part of the tooth, root, apex, and surrounding bone and tissue.

image Plastic Film Holders must be cleaned, bagged individually, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Disposable styrofoam holder may be disposed of in garbage.

image Film Holders—XCP

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Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 20. Dental Radiography Equipment
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