Figure 1-60.Maxillary and mandibular radiographic landmarks.
Place all the radiographs in the full mouth
periapical series on a dry, flat working surface with the
dimple side up. On the front of the film mount, enter
the patients name, social security number, rank/rate,
the date, and the name of the dental treatment facility.
Place the mount face down on the working surface.
The two small arrows on the back of the mount should
point toward you. Follow these steps to mount the
1. Check each radiograph and make sure that the
surface with the raised dimple faces you.
2. Mount interproximal radiographs. If inter-
proximal (bite-wing) radiographs are included in the
full mouth series, insert them in the slots provided as
3. Divide the radiographs into maxillary and
mandibular groups. Using the film viewer, locate the
anatomical landmarks discussed earlier. The maxillary
radiographs are inserted in the 7 slots across the top of
the film mount and the mandibular radiographs in the 7
slots across the bottom.
4. Insert the maxillary radiographs. First, identify
the radiograph of the central incisor area. Keeping the
side with the raised dimple facing toward you, rotate the