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Intraoral Imaging Techniques: Beyond the Textbook

Course Number: 660

Problem #1: Small mouth/limited opening

Example: Small mouth, limited opening, cannot get the large sensor and its holder in the mouth.

Solution: Use smaller sensor holders such as sticky tabs (Figure 19). Their use eliminates several millimeters of plastic that position at the sides of many sensor holders. Having the patient hold the sensor in place with their own finger should be avoided.

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Figure 19 - Sticky Tabs
A Sticky Tab system eliminates the bulkiness of other systems, making it easier for the patient. The white (anterior), blue (bitewing), and yellow (posterior) tabs accommodate the aiming rod and ring. The green tab can be held with a hemostat. The red tab can be used as is.