1203 - Dental Radiographic Pitfalls and Errors

Author/Editor: Original Authors: Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA and Allan G. Farman, BDS, EdS, MBA, PhD; Revised 2016 and 2019 by Deborah Vernon, CDA

Operator error is the cause of the majority of dental radiograph retakes. Operator error can occur while exposing or processing films and is due to incorrect or improper techniques. A routine and using correct techniques for exposing and processing films is critical to maximizing the information garnered from dental radiographs while minimizing patient exposure to radiation.

CE Credits: 4
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: Currently Under Review


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