Eric J Whaites

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AIM To provide core information on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology and its potential applications in endodontic practice. SUMMARY CBCT has been specifically designed to produce undistorted three-dimensional information of the maxillofacial skeleton as well as three-dimensional images of the teeth and their surrounding tissues. This is(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop "basic principles" on the use of dental cone beam CT by consensus of the membership of the European Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. METHODS A guideline development panel was formed to develop a set of draft statements using existing European directives and guidelines on radiation protection. These statements were(More)
Conventional radiographs used for the management of endodontic problems yield limited information because of the two-dimensional nature of images produced, geometric distortion and anatomical noise. These factors often act in combination. This review paper assesses the limitations of periapical radiographs and seeks to clarify three-dimensional imaging(More)
The literature regarding external root resorption in relation to orthodontics and its radiographic diagnosis is reviewed, including a summary of the more common radiographic techniques available. Sample cases are presented which demonstrate the need for good radiographic technique and an awareness of the limitations of certain radiographs. A provisional(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to establish the incidence and character of salivary duct strictures by carrying out a 10 year retrospective review. Salivary gland obstruction is most commonly caused either by salivary calculi or duct strictures. These strictures or stenoses develop secondarily to inflammation in the duct wall and may be single or(More)
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an excellent three-dimensional (3D) imaging modality. Traditional dental education has focused on teaching conventional (2D) imaging. The aims of this survey-based study were therefore to evaluate the incorporation of CBCT teaching in both the predoctoral/undergraduate (D.D.S./D.M.D./B.D.S.) and postgraduate/residency(More)
We present a case of haemangioma of the mandible in a 46-year-old woman. The radiological appearance was of a unilocular radiolucency that looked similar to other more common lesions of the mandible. This case shows that a potentially life-threatening haemangioma can present as an apparently benign cyst-like unilocular radiolucency, and highlights the need(More)
OBJECTIVES To perform a radiographic survey of private dental clinics in Damascus, Syria using a postal questionnaire to produce recommendations for improving the quality of dental radiographic services and education in Syria. METHODS Three hundred private dental clinics in Damascus were surveyed using a postal questionnaire (in English and Arabic)(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess, both objectively and subjectively, the effects of different combinations of storage conditions and varying delays in reading on digital images captured using phosphor storage plates (PSPs). METHOD Standardized images were obtained of an aluminium step wedge and a dry mandible in acrylic using GE 1000 and PSPs from the Digora(More)
Aim: To compare diagnostic yield in caries diagnosis from D- and E-speed films.Design: A laboratory study.Setting: A UK dental school between 1992 and 1994.Materials and Methods: 96 extracted teeth containing approximal and occlusal lesions, but representing a low caries prevalence sample, were set in occluding dental arches. Bitewing radiographs were taken(More)