[Oradlist] Intraoral X-ray phosphor viewing screen

Allan G Farman agfarm01 at louisville.edu
Sun Oct 4 17:25:20 PDT 2009

I seem to remember reading in a book many years ago that these were available around 1912 in the USA. AGF

Allan G. Farman, BDS, PhD, MBA, DSc, Diplomate ABOMR

Prof. Radiology & Imaging Science
Univ. Louisville School of Dentistry: SUHD
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>>> "Sanderink, GCH." <G.Sanderink at acta.nl> 10/04/2009 02:17 PM >>>
Dear all,
In the dental museum of University Museun in Utrecht, The Netherlands, they do have an ones of these mirrors (including the original box) on display. Actually, the diameter of the ``mirror`` is slightly bigger than the one of Douglas. 
I doubt that these stil lwere in use in the 1950s.
Best regards
Gerard Sanderink
Dept Oral Radiology 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
g.sanderink at acta.nl 


Van: oradlist-bounces at lists.ucla.edu namens S. Julian Gibbs
Verzonden: zo 10/4/2009 5:41
Aan: Oral Radiology Discussion Group
Onderwerp: Re: [Oradlist] Intraoral X-ray phosphor viewing screen

ORADlisters in general and Douglas Benn in particular--

The device you pictured is a mouth mirror with the glass replaced by a
phosphor screen.  It was typically called an intraoral fluoroscope.
Apparently some dentists were using them in the 1950s.   I can vaguely
remember a class discussion at Emory with Dr. S. P. Vail (an early member
of AAOMR) warning us not to use them.  I also vaguely remmbr an
illustration in an old dental radiology textbook.

S. Julian Gibbs, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Emeritus
Dept. of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University

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