Dental Panoramic Tomogram (DPT)

By Prof Keith Horner

Prof Keith Horner examples how he approaches the task of reading and interpreting a Dental Panoramic radiograph.

Use the YouTube link to watch the hints and tips video:


  1. Use a clockwise viewing approach.
  2. Start in the inner section and radiate outwards.
  3. Know where the each anatomical feature should be on your path around the image.
  4. Trace along solid lines on each feature.

This will help those student in all years of the BDS and BSc degrees to identify the normal structures and potential anomalies on the radiographs they have to interpret.


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Daniel Watson

4th Year BDS