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bitewing

[′bīt‚wiŋ]
(medicine)
A dental x-ray film having a central wing on which the teeth can close to hold it in place.
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"Dutch Dentists' Decisions to Take Bitewing Radiographs." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 16: 368-73.
Horizontal angulation errors appear on bitewing radiographs as:
(5,6) Other studies show a difference in the diagnoses of caries from bitewing radiographs between dental instructors at different universities, between dental instructors and students, and between dentists and dental therapists.
False positive False negative results odds ratio results odds ratio Visual inspection 0.55 (0.05 to 5.91) 1.42 (0.51 to 3.95) Laser fluorescence device 0.83 (0.09 to 7.66) 1.94 (0.59 to 6.42) Bitewing radiographs * 0.95 (0.27 to 3.35) * Analysis not performed due to absence of false positive results obtained with radiographic method in surfaces with initial spacing.
It also refers to the ability to use this one device to perform all three functions of taking anterior periapical, posterior periapical and bitewing radiographs. This article describes the clinical techniques of assembling the XCP-ORA device and of positioning it intra-orally for taking dental radiographs.
Use of bitewing radiographs or fiber-optic trans-illumination have been shown to be inefficient for the diagnosis of occlusal caries.
Bitewing radiographs taken in 1990 by another dentist indicate that single surface restorative fillings had been placed in three permanent molars.
For adult recall patients with no clinical caries and low caries risk, general and corporate dental practices obtained bitewing radiographs more frequently (every 12 months) than educational institutions (P<0.05).
Periapical and bitewing radiographs both had similar retake rates: 5.6% and 6.9%, respectively.
The patient's general dental practitioner sent an orthopantomogram (OPG) radiograph (Figure 4) and we have taken bitewing radiographs for caries assessment and diagnosis.
* Determine if a checklist intervention improves the diagnostic value of bitewing radiographs and reduces unnecessary radiographic exposure.
Laser Fluorescence pen has also shown better reproducibility for caries in primary and permanent teeth and higher accuracy in detecting approximal caries lesions than bitewing radiographs in primary and permanent teeth.24,25