LATEST DENTAL INFORMATION & GUIDANCE

GENERAL GUIDANCE

NRPB Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment

Every dentist using X-rays should have and read a copy of this extremely helpful and free publication from the Health Protection Agency.

Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography

Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK) guidance on indications for radiographic investigation, covering the use of radiographs for the developing dentition, endodontic assessment, caries diagnosis, periodontal assessment, and implantology. The latest edition includes digital radiography, CBCT and paediatric radiography.

Radiation Controlled Area and Equipment Handover Form and Guidance (AXREM/SRP, 2018)

To satisfy the requirement of the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR17), it is important that there is cooperation and communication between employers when their representatives visit customer sites, such as during, service, maintenance, updates or applications training of Ionising Radiation Medical Equipment. This form and guidance from the X-ray equipment suppliers' professional body, AXREM, and the Society of Radiation Protection, SRP, will help dental practices and engineers to fulfil these responsibilities.

CONE BEAM CT GUIDANCE

HPA-CRCE-10: Guidance on the Safe Use of Dental Cone Beam CT (Computed Tomography) Equipment

Every dentist using CBCT should have and read a copy of this helpful and free publication from the Health Protection Agency.

HPA-RPD-065: recommendations for the design of x-ray facilities and the quality assurance of dental cone beam CT (computed tomography) systems

This report provides guidance on two important areas of radiation protection related to dental cone beam CT equipment.

SEDENTEXCT - A Euratom project on dental cone beam CT (CBCT)

A Euratom project (1 January 2008 – 30 June 2011) that focused on enhanced safety and efficacy in the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in dental and maxillofacial radiology.

HAND-HELD DENTAL X-RAY EQUIPMENT

PHE-CRCE-023: Guidance on the safe use of hand-held dental X-ray equipment

This report gives guidance on the safe use of hand-held dental X-ray equipment in accordance with UK radiation protection legislation.

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