I recently found an app that shows good examples of pantomograph positioning as well as errors in positioning. Before I get to that I’d like to address some issues some people have been running into trying to view the University of North Carolina website on pantomograph positioning. Several people have asked what the password is for the site and I was stumped because I’ve always been able to view the site no problem. Well, I figured out when it asks for a password and it has to do with which link you select. Below is a screen shot of the page when opening. Some people are not seeing the blue box at the bottom (big yellow arrow) and only seeing the links on the top left corner (orange circles).
If you select the links in the orange circles it will ask for a password. You must be able to see the blue box and select the panoramic positioning errors (yellow arrow) to view the animations.
So to help out with that and also provide another option for learning/understanding pantomograph positioning errors I have found an app that is easy to use and bonus it’s FREE. It was created by Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine. It has a written and video demonstrations showing each error and how it occurs. I haven’t quite figured out how to add a link for apps just yet, but all you need to do is a search for ‘dentistry pro consult’ and you should be able to find it just fine.
Please let me know what you think of it (remember it’s just a starting app the school has created, but it’s a really good start). Also, if you are aware of any oral radiology apps (Apple or Android) send them my way so that I can check them out and evaluate.
Thanks and enjoy!