4-35. MANDIBULAR FULL OCCLUSAL
Tilt the head back so that the occlusal plane of the mandibular teeth is at right
angles to the horizontal plane with the median plane (sagittal plane) of the face in a
vertical position. Place the film packet in the mouth with its short axis in line with the
median plane and its posterior border in contact with the mandibular rami. Adjust the
tube to direct the central ray along the median plane so as to be perpendicular to the
film packet. The ray should pass through the floor of the mouth and the body of the
mandible to the center of the film (see figure 4-33).
Figure 4-33. Mandibular full occlusal view technique.