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DES1800 Pelletier Mary Main: Images

A research guide for students in Professor Pelletier's Introduction to Clinical Procedures class.

Dental Images

  • To locate dental images, check a search engine that offers an image database, like Google Images
  • Include dental OR dentistry as part of your search. 
    • You might consider using a wildcard or truncation symbol (*). This symbol is used to help you search all the occurrences of your term without typing each one. For example, dentist* can be used to search for dentist, dentists, dentistry, etc. 
  • You might also want to limit your search results to government agencies or professional organizations. If so, include site:.gov OR site:.org in your search. 
  • Add keywords to your search identifying terms you want to locate, such as implant OR incisor OR molar.
  • If your keyword is a phrase, add quotation marks to it. "Oral health" OR "oral hygiene" are examples of searching by phrase. 
  • A sample search might look like:
    • dentist* OR dental "oral hygiene" "implant*) site:.gov OR site:.org
  • Assess your search results carefully before utilizing the content.