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Child or adolescent

Every 6
-12 months

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Adult dentate or partially edentulous

Caries risk assessment should determine frequency

Every 6
-18 months

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Adult edentulous

Radiographs should not be performed without evidence of pathology

4

Children with primary or transitional dentition

BW every 12
-24 months

If proximal surfaces cannot be examined visually or with a probe

5



Adolescents

BW every 18
-36 months

6

Adult

BW every 24
-36 months

7

21 yr old college student, no prior dental work, how often for radiograph?

Every 2-3 years (24-36 months)

8

6 year old male
New patient
Negative (nonsignificant) medical history
No obvious carious lesions
Interproximal contacts open and can be visualized clinically

What type of radiographs should be recommended?

Radiographs not indicated.

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45 year old male
Recall patient with several missed appointments
Medical history indicates
Takes several medications that may cause dry mouth as a side effect
Poor diet, consumes sugared beverages regularly
History of extensive dental treatment of carious lesions

When should bitewing radiographs be recommended?

Every 6-18 months

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Cervical burnout

rule this out before root caries.

11

If you don't see canal for root, it could be

bifurcation near apex, near pulp champer could be a pulp stone.

12

If you don't see alveolar crest pointed end in anterior teeth,

you could have start of perio

13

Ifincisive foramen is bigger than 1 cm, it could be a

cyst

14

Always see nasopalatine canal with

CBCT

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Lateral fossa

at canine - region between canine and lateral incisors where there is a gentle depression and will appear more radiolucent. When in doubt, look in lesion - if you see trabeculation, it is likely just normal and thinner.