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A dental x-ray film with a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic examination of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.


(Dentistry) a dental X-ray film


or bite′-wing`,

dental x-ray film with a projecting tab that is held between the teeth during radiography to capture structures of the upper and lower jaws in one image.
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Noun1.bitewing - a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiographybitewing - a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
X-ray film - photographic film used to make X-ray pictures
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Of special interest to hygienists are the imaging capabilities of a panoramic unit designed with a robotic arm that adjusts the position of the tubehead to take bitewing images.
Available bitewing radiographs (n = 26 subjects) were read blindly by the examiner (JL) on two occasions to determine intra-examiner reliability for caries diagnosis.
2005 10 examination teeth reported Smales and 11 No Bitewing Number of Wong, 1999 radiographs teeth reported Raadal et 12 No Clinical Number of al.
When the dental facility was added to the clinic in the fall of 2004, dental services joined this list, including dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planing with anesthesia, fluoride treatments, panorex and bitewing X-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants.
Bitewing radiographs were taken for all teeth using the Endo Ray film holder and were developed in a Durr X-Ray Film Processor--XR 04, to ensure standardized conditions.
Bitewing radiographs were taken of all children on the first visit to finalize the treatment plan and FPMs with evidence of radiolucencies seen on the occlusal surfaces at the beginning, or proximal surfaces during the study, were excluded.
A prospective comparison between findings from a clinical examination and results of bitewing and panoramic radiographs for dental caries diagnosis in children.
The self-reported questionnaire was validated by bitewing radiographs taken prior to delivery.
Radiographic examination by means of a panoramic radiographic (Fig 2) and bitewing radiographs showed that all permanent teeth to be present or developing.
Past studies [Raadal and Espelid, 1992; Anderson et al, 2005] established that about 33%-55% more approximal caries could be detected using a bitewing examination even in low caries prevalent areas.
Many oral health care practitioners write records that say, for example, "#3 MOD composite" for a three-surface restoration; "#29 RCT" for root canal treatment; "PR" for prophylaxis; "SC" for a scaling procedure; "HCI" for homecare instructions; "PC" for periodontal charting; "EX" for exam; FI for fluoride treatment and "BWX" for bitewing radiographs in the patient's record.
A reappraisal of the Value of the bitewing radiograph in the diagnostis of posterior proximal caries.