Image 14.1. Dental X-Ray machine
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Image 14.2. Position Indicating Device (PID)
Position Indicating Device (PID)

Image 14.3. Film speed
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Commonly used dental film is available as D (ultra speed), E (ekta speed), or F (insight)
Image 14.4. Film dot
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Dental film is embossed with a raised dot in one of the corners (blue coloration placed by author)

Image 14.5. Opened film cassette
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Film (green) sandwiched between paper and lead blocker
Image 14.6. Back of film package
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The back of the packet has a tab opening used to remove film for processing. This side is placed next to the tongue or palate.

Table of Contents
Dental Encyclopedia
Jan Bellows, DVM, AVDC, ABVP

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1. Introduction
2. Dental Anatomy
3. Endodontics
4. Orthodontics
5. Periodontics
6. Crown Preparation
7. Feline Dentistry
8. Dental Pediatrics
9. Exotic Dentistry
10. Jaw Fractures
11. Radiology
12. Instruments
13. Materials
14. Equipment
15. Professional Teeth Cleaning
16. Developmental Abnormalities
17. Oral Surgery
18. The Dental Chart
19. Dental Terminology
20. Case Study (endo-perio)
21. Case Study (Avulsed tooth)
22. Case Study (Fractured Premolar)
23. Case Study (Interesting Kitty Case)
24. Case Study (Reason to Radiograph)
25. Case Study (Crown reduction)
26. Case Study (Ouch)
27. Case Study (Cystic Mass)
28. Case Study (Oral Nasal Fistula)
29. Case Study (TM Ankylosis)


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