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Digital Radiography: Asset for the Hygienist Digital Radiography: Asset for the Hygienist

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Julia Davidson, RDH

Date Added:

1/1/0001


Summary:

The hygiene practitioner plays an integral role in the evaluation of the cosmetic, as well as the functional, needs of the patient. Since time is a valuable commodity for both patients and the dental team, it is imperative that the armamentarium available assists in obtaining an accurate diagnosis in the timeliest fashion. One of these tools—digital radiography—is changing the face of patient care, contributing to safer, faster, and more effective means of dental treatment. The incorporation of digital radiography into the dental practice allows the hygienist to efficiently obtain diagnostic information and then inform and educate the patient—without leaving the dental operatory. With a host of sophisticated, yet user-friendly software applications, today’s digital radiography systems can improve image clarity, contrast, and other limitations that may be of concern with radiographs obtained via conventional methods.

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