from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dental x-ray film with a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic examination of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.

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  • n. A radiograph taken to visualize the crowns of the posterior teeth and the height of the alveolar bone in relation to the cementoenamel junctions, commonly used to examine for interdental caries and recurrent caries under existing restorations.

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  • n. a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography


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bite +‎ wing


  • Say a soldier had a periapical or a bitewing done.

    Spider Bones

  • During the hour-and-a-half flight from West Palm Beach, Fla., to Atlanta, passengers receive slightly more radiation than a dental bitewing.

    The Seattle Times

  • The caries increment (increment DMFS) was extracted from the dental records and bitewing radiographs after 2 years.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles


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