Title

A comparison of paralleling and bisecting radiographic techniques as experienced by dental students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1972

Abstract

Evaluation of 8,726 periapical radiographs made by 158 dental students revealed 9 per cent less technical errors when the students applied the paralleling technique and used the XCP and the Precision x-ray instruments than when they applied the bisecting-angle technique and used the Snap-A-Ray film holder. In applying the bisecting-angle technique, the most frequent errors noted were improper film positioning, incorrect vertical angulation, cone-cutting, and incorrect horizontal angulation. In applying the paralleling technique, the most frequent errors were improper film positioning and faulty horizontal angulation. © 1972.

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