During various stages of life, assessment of patient growth and development and/or assessment of dental or skeletal relationships may be indicated. This could include eruption patterns of primary or permanent teeth or skeletal relationships to correct malocclusion. Table 5 summarizes the recommendations outlined for new or recall child, adolescent and adult dentate or partially edentulous patients in this category.
|New or Recall Patient Recommendations to Monitor Growth and Development or to Assess Dental or Skeletal Relationships|
|New or Recall Patients||Child with Primary Dentition||Child with Mixed Dentition||Adolescent with Permanent Dentition||Adult Dentate Partially Dentate||Adult Edentulous|
|To Monitor Growth & Development or to Assess Dental or Skeletal Relationships||Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment type||Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment type||Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment type
Panoramic or periapicals for 3rd molars
|Usually not indicated||Usually not indicated|