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List 5 conditions that would indicate the need for dental radiographs on the child patient.

(1) Detection of caries and periodontal disease

(2) The assessment of growth and development and the need for orthodontic intervention

(3) The detection of congenital dental abnormalities, such as anodontia and supernumerary teeth

(4) Evaluation of third molars

(5) Diagnosis of pathological conditions such as abscess or other infection

Under which of these conditions would dental radiographs most likely NOT need to be exposed?

When the proximal surfaces of the teeth are visible clinically.

According to the evidence-based selection criteria guidelines listed in Table 6-1, which of these intervals is recommended for posterior bitewing radiographs on a 10-year-old child recall patient who presents with good self-care and no evidence of clinical caries?

12-24 months

Each of the following need to be considered when deciding what size image receptor to use on a child EXCEPT one. Which one is the EXCEPTION?

Amount of plaque present

Which image receptor size would be the easiest to position for a bitewing radiograph on a 5-year-old patient?


Which of the following is the best reason to use the largest size intraoral image receptor that the child will tolerate?

To image an increased amount of the tissues

Which of the following is the suggested number and size of projections to use for a 3-year-old patient with primary dentition?

Two bitewing and two occlusal radiographs

Which of the following is the suggested number and size of projections to use for a 10-year-old patient with transitional (mixed primary and permanent) dentition?

Two bitewing and 10 periapical radiographs

Which of the following is the suggested number and size of projections to use for a 15-year-old patient with permanent dentition?

Four bitewing and 14 periapical radiographs

When a child patient cannot tolerate intraoral placement of the image receptor for exposure of the periacpical radiograph, which of the following may sometimes be an acceptable substitute?

Both b and c

Panoramic and Lateral Jaw

If well tolerated, which of the following techniques will provide the best-quality images on the child patient?


What slight change in the angulation is usually required when using the bisecting technique on a child patient?

Increase the vertical angulation

Which of the following image receptors is recommended for an occlusal radiograph on an 8-year-old patient?


The exposure settings for children under the age of 10 years should be

Reduced by one-half the exposure used for adults.

The exposure settings for children between the ages of 10 and 15 years should be

Reduced by one-third the exposure for adults

The exposure settings for children over the age of 16 years should be

the same exposure as used for adults

Allowing the child patient to observe a sibling or parent undergoing the radiographic procedure may help to alleviate fear of the unknown and promote cooperation. This patient management strategy is called modeling.

Both statements are true.

When taking a series of periapical radiographs on an 11-year-old patient, placing and exposing, which of the following first will most likely aid in gaining the patient's confidence and cooperation?

Maxillary central-lateral incisors