How are radiographs mounted?

Anterior films are always placed vertically. Posterior films are always placed horizontally. The identification dot on the film is always placed in the slot of the film holder (dot in the slot). The film holder is always positioned away from the teeth and toward the middle of the mouth.

When viewing properly mounted X-rays where or how is the dot on the film mounted?

The film packet is positioned so that the raised dot faces the X-ray beam during exposure. After processing the film should be placed in the film mount so that all the embossed dots are either raised (labial mounting) or depressed (lingual mounting) (Fig. 7.2).

What are the two methods of mounting dental radiographs?

Film mounting: placement of radiographs in a supporting structure or holder. Anatomic order: refers to how teeth are arranged within the dental arches. Lingual mounting: radiographs are placed in the film mount with the depressed (concave) side of the identification dot facing the viewer.

What should the dental assistant do if a patient refuses dental imaging?

Document in the patients record the fact that he or she refused recommended dental imaging and explain to the patient the importance of dental imaging.

When mounting of the raised dot is facing you it is viewed as?

Labial Mounting: the dot is raised when viewing as if you are outside the patient, facing in.

What does mounting an xray mean?

A stiff cardboard folder with windows in which radiographs of teeth in the dental arches are placed in sequence for examination and diagnosis. See also: mount.

Who is qualified to mount dental radiographs?

Terms in this set (22) List the individuals who are qualified to mount dental radiographs. -Any trained dental professional (i.e., dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant) who possesses knowledge of the normal anatomical landmarks of the maxilla, mandible, and related structures is qualified to mount films.

What are the different types of dental mounts?


  • Maxillary Anterior Periapicals.
  • Mandibular Anterior Periapicals.
  • Maxillary Posterior Periapicals.
  • Mandibular Posterior Periapicals.
  • What is a dental film?

    Overview. Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth …