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Intraoral Imaging Techniques: Beyond the Textbook

Course Number: 660


Successful imaging is not easy. Intraoral imaging requires knowledge of anatomy of the maxilla and mandible, and of the position of the teeth in the jaws. Despite our best efforts, we may need to expose a panoramic to get what we need. You have learned to modify an intraoral technique based on the position of the teeth in the jaws, and the position of the patient’s head. Remember that the teeth and the sensor must be contained in the path of radiation no matter what instruments are used or where the head is positioned.